Superb cruise Magic Silky and Hammerhead Shark Rays To do again. A huge memory from the crew and a huge thank you to Maria who was great.
Very nice cruise in SOCCORO
Did x 2 trips back to back in Socorro. Went to see mantas, and they were everywhere, every dive, all over the place! Plus 1 week w Dr Guy Stevens (Manta whisperer). I wasn't even expecting this: dive with humpback whale mama and baby!! It's very rare, but our trip got sooo lucky!
I had a great time in Socorro with Nautilus / Seacrush. The quality of service on board is impeccable. The very dynamic and welcoming team (the tips we leave are well worth them) We go there to see the big stuff and we are very well served. I wanted to see oceanic manta rays, there were and not just a few. They are indeed larger than those I have seen in the Maldives (the reef mantas there). Be careful not to go there for the corals, the colors and the little one, it is very blue hence the 2 stars less. But it's sensational to see all these sharks of all kinds, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, galapagos sharks, dolphins, manta rays galore. In the end, it's a bit expensive compared to Egypt or the Maldives, but you pay for the assurance of seeing big all the time with each dive. So it's worth it but not within reach of all budgets. You dive between 20 and 30m and sometimes in the current you need a minimum of diving experience. The food was top notch. No complaints. Plan 2 to 3 hours before or after the cruise to embark off the marina to see humpback whales duck or mobula jump out of the water.
Socorro is the Must to dive with big ... dolphins, Galapagos sharks, silky, White tips galore and especially ocean manta rays galore. Good visibility, brief exceptional destination to recommend. However, not with this company which favors beginner American divers for the choice of the route. Indeed we only did one day at Roca Partida the best site because some divers had only 30 dives under their belt which is insufficient to dive in the blue and in the current. In addition, the effective ratio of crew members 11 to the number of divers 25 is insufficient, which explains too large groups of 8 or 9 divers and what is not safe no diving buddy affected so each dives more or less alone with the group of 8/9: unheard of! Terrible food, no atmosphere on board, not even an evening on 12/31! Nice crew but in number the divemasters are also taking turns driving appendices. comfortable boat nonetheless.
From the moment you arrive in Los Cabos, you know you are in for an extraordinary adventure. Off the West Coast of Mexico, Socorro, also known as the "Revillagigedo Archipelago", is well-known among scientists who go there to study oceanic mantas and whale sharks. Many species of sharks, including hammerheads, are also present. From January to April, it is humpback whale season! Enter a fantastic world of volcanic islands and spectacular marine life... welcome to Socorro!
The Guadalupe and Socorro Conservation Funds have supported scientific research and conservation work in the Sea of Cortez, at Socorro, Clipperton, and Guadalupe Islands since 2004. They also support various charities such as Dive into the Pink and PADI Project Aware.
For pelagic lovers and advanced divers who have seen it all already, this experience is for you. Also available on board are kayaks, paddle boards, an open air movie theater, and a hot tub.
NOTE: There is a crossing journey of 24 to 28 hours from/to Cabo San Lucas.