2nd – 12th March 2023
Cost: From £3600 per person * (see below)
- Return Flights
- 1 night hotel accommodation on the way out
- 9 day liveaboard
- Up to 4 dives per day
- All food and soft drinks
- Marine park fees
Update: there are now only 2 spaces left! This can either be in a twin female share, a twin male share or a mixed room triple share (currently 1 male in there).
The Socorro Islands (Archipiélago de Revillagigedo) are 4 remote little dots in the vast Pacific Ocean, San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarión. They are the tips of volcanoes that form part of a submerged mountain range providing a home to some of the oceans large pelagics, Mantas, Whales, Sharks and Dolphins. Diving here will blow your mind.
Nautilus Explorer is our flag ship featuring an all new super-large dive deck and water level platform combined with picture windows around the main salon and separate dining room. We love the Explorer and she looks fantastic with her recent stretch to 132 feet in length, new air conditioning and interior updates.
Specifications and features:
Launched in 2000, Lengthened to 132 feet in 2018. Features million-dollar window views in dining room and lounge. 13 en-suite staterooms and suites, 10 crew. Internet access and satellite phone, High capacity water makers, Freshwater hot tub, Air fills, nitrox, rebreather friendly. Fully-stocked extensive bar (single malts, micro brews, a great selection of wine)
Plenty of seating for everyone on the sun deck.
The Wheelhouse Deck
Premium and superior suites. All with large windows, desks and wardrobes.
Hot tub – with after dive drink service! – (once you have an alcoholic drink, diving is done for the day.)
Newly lengthened in 2018. Huge water-level platform. Improved and expanded dive deck. Main salon. Dining room.
8 staterooms and 1 triple.
Where is Socorro?
The Socorro Islands are roughly a days sail south of Cabo San Lucas, which is located at the south tip of Baja Mexico. The islands are 240 miles (390 kilometers) off the Baja Peninsula, due to this remote location, the islands are a haven for the big animals diving at the cleaning stations of San Benedicto, Socorro and Roca Partida.
The world’s friendliest giant mantas
You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers.
The behaviour these giant mantas exhibit is almost inexplicable. These gentle giants with a wingspan up to 20 feet (6m) consistently approach divers for intimate eye-to-eye encounters. If you are able to be calm and still in the water, you are almost sure to experience what we call “manta love.”
While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.
What is the diving like at Socorro Island?
After an overnight voyage we arrive at these Jurassic Park-like islands and with a little luck from mother ocean will experience interactions with our giant mantas unlike anywhere else.
The mantas of the Socorro Islands love divers, they love to swim with divers, love to feel our bubbles hitting their bellies and then they quiver with excitement. Socorro is also home to humpback whales, dolphins and up to 10 types of sharks.
*PRICE PER PERSON
There are different costs depending on which room you are in, some of these rooms are more like hotel suites rather than your standard boat room!
£3600pp – Triple Mixed Cabin Share (1 room, 3 people update, 1 space gone already)
£4700pp – Single Rooms (2 available SOLD – both gone already)
£3950pp – Twin Stateroom (12 people, 6 twin rooms update, 4 gone already)
£4350pp – Suites: Rosario Double Suite; Dofleini Double Suite; Nautilus Twin Suite (SOLD – all 3 suites gone already)
£4850pp – Emerald Premium Suite – (SOLD gone already)
25 spaces available
Your amazing holiday includes:
This package includes: Return flights from London. 1 night hotel on day of arrival, 9 nights full board accommodation. All food, tea, fresh coffee water and soda. 12ltr cylinder and weights.
Extras: Nitrox $100 for the trip
Wi-Fi is available for a flat fee of $100 US per device for the entirety of the trip. (at time of print 2020)
For details of the rooms please open this brochure
Fly out, Chill out, overnight at hotel.
Enjoy our See Creature Dive (check dive) locally to Los Cabos
Boarding onto Nautilus begins at 8pm
At sea. Evening arrival at San Benedicto Island. Safety Briefing, Diver Orientation, Manta 101
4 dives at San Benedicto, home to the friendliest giant mantas in the world!. Manta ID
3 dives at Socorro Island
Night Snorkel with Silky Sharks under floodlights. Manta ID
4 dives at Socorro Island. Shark Behaviour briefing. Manta ID
4 Dives at Roca Partida. Manta ID
Dive at Roca Partida
Sail back to Cabo San Lucas
Disembarkation at 8:30am
All dive sites are subject to weather conditions.
If you would like to make a booking we will require a £500 non-returnable deposit per person to secure your space.
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