Great chances of swimming with dolphins, sharks and even whales
Air & Nitrox tanks available, CCR compatible
Join the Nautilus Belle Amie Liveaboard for an incredible experience! SCUBA dive Socorro Island with curious and friendly giant Mantas, play around with pods of dolphins, swim with Hammerhead, Silky, Galapagos and other types of sharks and if you are lucky, maybe Humpback whales.
The special ecosystem around the Revillagigedo Archipelago has earned it the reputation of "the Galapagos of Mexico". That is, full of beautiful and outgoing marine life, which seem to seek human companionship. The 4 islands that make the archipelago, San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Pertida and Clarion and the waters around them, have been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, a marine reserve and a national park and therefor are protected from fishing and hunting.
The park is home to many reef and pelagic species - large number of Giant Manta Rays, more then 10 kinds of sharks, Bottlenose dolphins, and between January and April also Humpback whales.
Trip itinerary: Day 1: Gathering in Cabo San Lucas, at the Nautilus hospitality suite. Transfer, boarding and departure at 8pm.
Day 2: At sea. During sail dive briefings and orientation will be conducted. Overnight anchorage at San Benedicto is. and cocktail hour.
Day 3: Full day of diving with Manta rays! 4 dives around San Benedicto. Mexican Tacos and Manta ID.
Day 4: Diving Socorro Is. 3 dives + night snorkel with Silky sharks. Evening presentation.
Day 5: 4 more dives around Socorro. Shark behavior and presentation.
Day 6: The Rock! 4 dives at Roca Pertida. Evening presentation.
Day 7: 4 more dives at The Rock. Chase the Ace: win jackpot - help conservation! Evening presentation.
Day 8: Return trip to Cabo San Lucas. Gift shop open, cocktails and slideshow of trip.
Day 9: Scheduled arrival back at port by 8:30am.
All meals (continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner and dessert)
Snacks, soft drinks, tea and coffee
On-board facilities (hut-tub, lounge, etc...)
End of trip DVD
$65 USD-park and port fees (payable on-board by card or cash)
Staff gratuities, usually $300 USD per guest
Nitrox blends and/or rental gear
Arrival: Fly into SJD airport. We recommend arriving to Los Cabos at least a day before your cruise departure, to avoid missing the departure due to delays. Upgrade your trip with the Smart Dive Travel Platinum Package to add round-trip airport transportation and 1-night accommodation in Cabo San Lucas, if needed, contact the Smart Dive Travel Consultants to customize the package for you.
Nautilus Liveaboards requests all guests to arrive at their hospitality suite at the Tesoro Resort in Boulevard Paseo de la Marina s/n, Lote 9 y 10 in Cabo San Lucas. Suite opens at 12pm and free shuttles to the Belle Amie will leave at 8pm.
The ship is planned to return to Cabo San Lucas at about 8:30 am. Therefore, it is recommended that you book any flights on that day for later than 12pm.
Dive insurance is mandatory. Dan or DiveAssure are recommended.
60 days before the trip, Nautilus will send you a link to a Passenger Information Form. A fully completed form is required for boarding the Belle Amie.
Cancellations received 1 year or more before departure may be changed to a different date with no extra charges, or be fully refunded, minus a $100 USD administration fee. Any booking cancellations received less the 12 months before departure date are non refundable. If the ship can be filled without the cancelled berths, you'll have the option of changing the date of the booking without any fees.