Socorro for non-divers

16-Nov-2006

Socorro for non-divers - an incredible opportunity to join a unique natural history expedition

  We invite you to voyage out with us to the remote oceanic Biosphere Reserve of Islas Revillagigedos this coming January. This volcanic archipelago commonly but mistakenly known as Socorro Islands is the most pristine humpback whale breeding ground in the world and the Nautilus Explorer is one of only 2 liveaboard diveboats with permits to enter the Reserve.

Every winter 1200 "Alaskan" humpback whales congregate in the archipelago to "strengthen their genetic stock". Divers on the Nautilus have previously had incredible in-water encounters with adult males and females as well as inquisitive calves. Watching surface breaches is commonplace during the winter months and we have even seen 40 ton males the size of train locomotives crashing into each other and fighting to establish dominance. Guests on this trip will have the opportunity to accompany our naturalist and search out and watch these whales daily from a skiff or inflatable.

Captain Mike Lever explains that "aside from fantastic whale watching opportunities, this remote archipelago offers the opportunity for non-divers to swim and snorkel with giant manta rays, dolphins, sharks, turtles and huge biomasses of fish in very BLUE 70 degree water. I am not aware of any other natural history or whale watching trip that offers these kinds of opportunites. And by the way, I personally guarantee that anyone who is nervous about sharks will be enthusiastically jumping in the water with them by the end of this trip!!"

This adventure is offered in conjunction with one of our peak season diving expeditions to the Islas Revillagigedos. Extra staff will be onboard to look after the needs of both divers and non-divers. 10 nights, boarding in San Jose del Cabo (Cabo San Lucas) on January 15th, 2007 with stateroom berths priced at USD2950 pp dbl occ.

We hope you'll join us.
Captain Mike