$3,195 pp - includes: double occupancy aboard the Rocio del Mar liveaboard, 6 days of diving (up to 22 dives), and all meals aboard the ship. Additional fees include transport to/from the boat (docked in Cabo San Lucas), $28 National Park Fee, $15 Hyperbaric Chamber Fee, gratuity, and $100 Nitrox for the week (optional) (fees subject to change).
Divers should plan to board the boat at 4pm on December 3rd. Dinner will be served at 7pm and the boat will depart around 11pm that evening. The boat will arrive on San Benedicto Island around 6am on December 5th for your first day of diving. The boat will depart the islands after the last dive of the day on December 10th. Divers will disembark in Cabo San Lucas in the morning of December 12th after breakfast. Departure flights out of SJD can occur anytime on December 12th.
+$300 REEF Program Fee per diver will be added to each package to cover the cost of the group leaders, seminar and survey materials.
A special opportunity to spend a week diving in a hotspot of sharks and rays with world-renowned shark photographer, Marty Snyderman, and noted shark expert, Andy Dehart. Andy and Marty are leaders in the field of shark conservation and photography*. They will conduct daily seminars on sharks and other megafauna, as well as tropical eastern Pacific reef fish ID. They will also share stories and photos from their exciting ocean adventures.
Socorro Islands are part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago, located 250 miles off Baja Mexico's southern shore. These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Schooling hammerhead sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, marlin, oceanic white tips sharks, whale sharks and mantas. Mantas are the claim to fame for the Socorro Islands These magical animals use the submerged sea mounts as aggregation points and cleaning station. The rocky reefs are also home to an array of tropical eastern Pacific fish species; over 150 fish species have been documented in REEF surveys. Note that this is considered an advanced diving destination.
*More about Andy and Marty: Andy’s passion for sharks began when he saw his first one at the age of five. He’s been working with sharks for nearly 20 years, having encountered more than 40 different species. Andy serves as the He is a Shark Advisor for Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, sharing his expertise to provide a better understanding to these revered and feared creatures of the deep. Marty is regarded as one of the world's best shark photographers. He strives to create an emotional connection between a viewer and his subject. He views himself as a spokesperson for animals and ecosystems that cannot speak for themselves, to do what he can do to raise public awareness and effect change.