Discover the diving wonders in Mexico
Many of you will be delighted to hear we’re now offeringg trips to Mexico. We have teamed up with Nautilus Liveaboards to bring you some thrill-seeking diving adventures in Socorro, Guadalupe, the Sea of Cortez and San Ignacio Lagoon. For many, the excitement of diving with great whites draws them to Mexico. But for others, it’s their population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers.
Mexico has it all. From its bursting marine life, gorgeous reef fish and its many species of sharks. With so much to see and explore, you’ll never get bored. You can also witness whale shark migrations, fierce bull sharks and playful sea lions. It has good diving conditions no matter what time of year. When conditions are sub-optimal there’s a staggering 100m visibility and consistently warm water (78˚F/26˚C).
Socorro boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. While mantas are the main reason to visit Socorro, there are lots of other animals and places to see. The schooling hammerheads, silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks area an incredible sight. In addition you can also experience bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.
Great white shark encounters at Guadalupe Island are nothing short of spectacular. For our adrenaline junkies the shark cage diving is out of this work. It’s simply the best destination in the world for calm clear water and consistently high probability of multiple shark encounters per day. The sheer number of sharks in the bay that we cage dive in is amazing. On many dives, we see two to three great whites, although in July and August we have seen up to 47 sharks on one trip. Guadalupe Island is home to at least 366 individually identified sharks and still counting.
The Sea of Cortez
The Sea of Cortez is an interesting place. Whale sharks are still resident seasonally off La Paz. Humpback whales still show up every winter. And the huge schools of panamic fish are as abundant as ever before. You can see hammerhead sharks at El Bajo and Los Animas and mantas at La Reyna although not as abundantly as before. You can also discover the stunning number of whale sharks at Bahia de Los Angeles in the northern sea of Cortez.
San Ignacio Grey Whales Experience
You can extend your trip and visit Camp Tio Timo with the San Ignacio Grey Whales Experience. With Nautilus and Baja Expeditions, you’re invited to share in this unforgettable experience. Imagine a 49-foot long grey whale, no more than an arms length away, raising its great head from the water to look you directly in the eye. There’s a remote lagoon in Baja California where these dreamlike encounters are a reality, and a visit there will touch your soul. A choice of accommodation with ensuite bathrooms and showers inside the tents. It’s only a 2 hour charter flights from Cabo San Lucas. This is the ultimate camping experience for any whale lover or thrill seeker.
If you would like to start planning your next diving experience, why not check out our website? You’ll also find lots of inspiration from our 21 Itineraries for 2021. Packed full of itineraries recommended by our staff.