Socorro Big Animal Trip 2017

  

 Socorro Islands Underwater Photo Workshop 2017

Experience the best place in the world for mantas, sharks, dolphins and humpbacks, on the Rocio del Mar! Fly into Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico for amazing liveaboard diving in the beautiful Socorro Islands. March 25 - April 2 will be led by Erik Lukas. April 4-12 Trip will be led by Mark Strickland.

 

March 25 - April 2, 2017 OR April 4 - 12, 2017

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For only $3,495

Why Join This Trip?

✓ Daily photo workshop

 ✓ Leaders who care about their guests' experiences

✓ Amazing boat, staff, food and crew!

✓ Four guided dives per day (conditions permitting)

✓ Timed to offer the best opportunity to see hammerhead & silky sharks, humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, large schools of fish besides THE GIANT MANTAS

✓ Beer and wine included

Why Travel With Bluewater?

We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value

Gear discounts and other benefits

Great support if flight/weather issues occur

✓ "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki


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Trip Overview - This trip is timed to offer the best opportunity to see hammerhead & silky sharks, humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins and large schools of fish. Of course many giant mantas will also be present. Sail and dive in comfort on the incredible Rocio del Mar.

Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

 

Trip would be led by a professional underwater photographer and dive travel expert and underwater photo instructions would be give to guide everyone. Beginner photographers are very much welcome to join and learn. Price includes local beer and house wine. You can read a wonderful report of this trip here

Read the great reviews of the Rocio del Mar! Read the reviews on diving Socorro here

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Dive Overview - These islands are a spectacular magnet for a wide range of big pelagic animals. Schooling Hammerhead sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, marlin, oceanic white tipsharks, whale sharks and mantas.

Diving Conditions in March/April - Water temperature will be around 74-80 degrees F. Hammerheads, silky sharks, whale sharks, humpback whales, dolphins, schools of fish and more will be aplenty.

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Inclusions

✓ Daily photo workshop with Mark Strickland on the April 4 trip

 ✓ Your accommodation and housekeeping

✓ All meals, snacks and beverages

✓ Four guided dives per day (conditions permitting)

✓ Tanks, air and weights

✓ Breakfast on the day of disembarkation

✓ Local beer and wine

 ✓ All taxes

Exclusions

National Park Fees: $28

Hyperbaric chamber mandatory contribution: $15

Nitrox: $120 for the week

 ✗ Fuel surcharge: $100

✗ Gratuity


Daily Photo Workshops - Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter, and composition. Help underwater is also given.

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Trip Schedule

 > Arrive a day before departure and stay the night in a nearby hotel.

> Day 1 - Rocio Del Mar will be ready for embarkment by 8:00am, and will depart at 9:00am.

> Day 2 - Rocio del Mar arrives to San Benedicto around 6:00 a.m. Start Diving! 4 dives scheduled.

> Day 3 – San Benedicto, 4 dives scheduled.

> Day 4 – Roca Partida, 3 dives scheduled.

> Day 5 – Roca Partida, 3 dives scheduled. 

 > Day 6 – Socorro Island, 4 dives scheduled.

> Day 7 – San Benedicto, 4 dives scheduled. At the end of this day we will start our departure to San Jose del Cabo.

> Day 8 – Arrive at San Jose del Cabo. Guests may sleep on the boat.

> Day 9 - Disembark after breakfast, April 2nd or 12th.

 

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Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

 

About the Rocio Del Mar - Rocio Del Mar offers 10 comfortable guest staterooms on two decks. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds. See photos of the Rocio Del Mar...

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

 

TESTIMONIALS ON THE TRIP LEADER, MARK STRICKLAND

"Over many decades of diving, I've gone on a number of photo workshops on liveaboard trips, but none come close to the standard set by Mark Strickland! Every day we had an hour or more discussion about some aspect of underwater photography, including some specialized topics that helped a lot, plus an image review of three or four shots each diver had taken that day. Mark's critiques were always constructive and our photos got steadily better. Mark is also a great guy, fun to travel with, fun to dive with. He never minded being asked for help, either! All in all one of the best trips ever! And we for sure will go on another of his trips soon!" - Tom Baker

 "I'm a better shooter as a result of Mark's instruction" - Mark Hatter

"Mark was patient, knowledgeable, organized, and friendly. He had a concern for all of us--travel-wise and photography-wise. He was one of the best." and "Mark and Adam made me tremendous fan of Blue Water Travel and will absolutely guarantee that I will book another trip with them again. You guys more than rock." - Dr. Ray T.

 

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Flight Information

> Trip attendees should fly in and out of Cabo San Lucas, Baja, Mexico (airport code SJD). Flights should arrive the day before the trip starts (March 24th or April 3rd).

> Return flights should be made anytime on the last day of the trip (April 2nd or 12th). There will be a shuttle at the boat around 9-10am for transport to the airport and the cost is $20 per person.

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Payment Schedule

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Socorro Underwater Photos from Previous Trip

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