Socorro Big Animal Group Trip March 2020 | Bluewater Dive Travel

Socorro Big Animal Group Trip March 2020

  

 

Socorro March 2020 Group Trip

Join Bluewater Travel's Katie Yonker to experience the best place in the world for mantas, sharks, dolphins, and humpbacks, on the Rocio del Mar! Fly into San José Del Cabo, Mexico for amazing liveaboard diving in the beautiful Socorro Islands. 

March 18 - 27, 2020

Led by Katie Yonker

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9 Nights for $3,895, double occupancy

 

Why Join This Trip?

  • Amazing boat, staff, food, and crew!
  • Four guided dives per day (conditions permitting)
  • Timed to offer the best opportunity to see humpback whales, hammerhead & silky sharks, dolphins, large schools of fish besides THE GIANT MANTAS
  • Beer and wine included
  • Great support from Bluewater Travel if flight/weather issues occur
  • Repeat customer and photo gear discounts, and other benefits

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Trip Overview

This trip is timed to offer the best opportunity to see giant mantas, dolphins, humpback whales, hammerheads, silky sharks, and large schools of fish. Sail and dive in comfort on the incredible Rocio del Mar. Price includes local beer and house wine.

 

 

 

The trip begins in San Jose Del Cabo and ends in San Jose Del Cabo. Here's a sample day-by-day itinerary of this trip:

  • Day 1 (March 18) - Rocio Del Mar will be ready for boarding at 5:00pm, dinner at 7:00 pm, and will depart that evening.
  • Day 2 - Rocio del Mar arrives in San Benedicto. Start Diving! 
  • 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 - Socorro Island
  • Day 8 – San Benedicto, 4 dives scheduled. At the end of this day, we will start our departure to San Jose del Cabo.
  • Day 9 – Arrive at San Jose del Cabo. Guests may sleep on the boat.
  • Day 10 (March 27) - Disembark after breakfast by 8:30 am.

 

 

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 whitetip sharks, whale sharks, and mantas.

 

Diving Conditions in March/April

Water temperature will be around 72-79 degrees F. Hammerheads, silky sharks, humpback whales, dolphins, schools of fish and more will be aplenty.

To learn more about what you can expect from this Socorro trip check out this trip report. You can also read the great reviews of the Rocio del Mar & the reviews on diving Socorro here.

 

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Inclusions

  • 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
  • Port fee

 

Exclusions

  • National Park Fees: $28
  • Nitrox: $120 for the week
  • Dive insurance (mandatory)
  • Transfers to and from the boat
  • Gratuity
  • Possible fuel surchage of $100 if the cost of fuel surpasses 20 Pesos per liter. Should this occur, all guests will be notified prior to boarding.

 

 

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About the Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar is one of the best liveaboards sailing in the area, offering 10 comfortable cabins for up to max. 20 divers. 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.

 

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Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

 

Check out this page to see more details and customer reviews on the Rocio Del Mar.

 

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Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

 

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ABOUT THE TRIP LEADER

Bluewater Trip Leader Katie Yonker

Katie Yonker is the Director of Operations for Bluewater Travel. Her interest in scuba diving started many years ago while on vacation in the British Virgin Islands. Though not yet certified, she was mesmerized by the marine life below the surface. As soon as she returned to Los Angeles, she swapped her mask and snorkel for a regulator and BCD (and a mountain of other dive equipment) and hasn't looked back since! 

Katie is no stranger to the Southern California waters, but prefers to travel around the world and experience new cultures, food, and marine environments. Her most memorable dive moment was swimming 20 feet from humpback whales off the coast of Moorea. At the top of the list for her next dive vacation: returning to Raja Ampat. Learn more about Katie here.

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FLIGHT INFORMATION

Trip attendees should fly in and out of San José Del Cabo, Mexico (airport code SJD). Guests can arrive on the morning of March 18 before boarding the boat that day. Transfers to and from the boat are not included in the price. You will have to hail a taxi to get to the port.

Return flights should be made anytime on the last day of the trip.  Rocio crew will help arrange group taxis back to the airport . 

Recommended nearby hotels to book for extra nights include the Tropicana Inn, Hotel El Ganzo, or El Encanto Inn & Suites. You can get 10% off at El Encanto Inn by mentioning that you will be staying on the Rocio Del Mar.

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PAYMENT SCHEDULE

Deposit: $900

Payment 2: $1,400, 9/1/19

Final payment: $1,595, 12/1/19

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WANT TO EXTEND YOUR TRIP?

We can help with that! See more of Mexico before or after your trip with Bluewater in Socorro. Flying all that way merits a multi-destination vacation! La Paz is an amazing destination nearby that offers a range of additional unique experiences. Here are some examples of packages we can add on to your trip reservation:

 

7 NIGHTS AT THE 5 STAR COSTA BAJA RESORT & SPA

Price: $2,087 per person based upon double occupancy.

The Hotel CostaBaja Resort & Spa is the first and only luxury hotel & spa in the city of La Paz. This boutique hotel offers a selection of ocean, mountain and marina views. North of the hotel is Espiritu Santo Island, where you will find the greatest marine life in the world and the best sport fishing within Baja Sur.

  • 7 nights in a king or twin room
  • Full buffet breakfasts
  • 5 days of 3 tank dives
  • Lunches & drinks on the boat
  • National park permit fees 
  • Roundtrip Cabo transfers
  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Costa Baja Resort La Paz Costa Baja Resort La Paz

Costa Baja Resort & Spa

 

7 NIGHTS AT THE 3 STAR LA CONCHA BEACH RESORT

Price: $1,803 per person based upon double occupancy.

A beach resort offering a peaceful and mellow atmosphere on the Sea of Cortez. Over a hundred sea view rooms are featured in La Concha Beach Resort. Located in front of the ocean and with full view to the beach and pool, the accommodations include from essential details to luxury amenities.

  • 7 nights in a king or twin sea view room
  • Full American breakfasts
  • 5 days of 3 tank dives
  • Lunches & drinks on the boat
  • National park permit fees
  • Roundtrip Cabo transfers
  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

La Concha Beach Resort La Paz La Concha Beach Resort La Paz

La Concha Beach Resort

 

7 NIGHTS AT THE 4 STAR HOTEL CATEDRAL 

Price: $1,670 per person based upon double occupancy.

Hotel Catedral La Paz is a new concept of accommodation to suit the needs of today's travelers. It is part of the historic center of the city, surrounded by major attractions next to Our Cathedral Lady of La Paz. With its sophisticated contemporary modernist architecture, Hotel Catedral La Paz it focuses on every detail to offer its guests an excellent service and quality, both in the rooms and its gourmet restaurant.

  • 7 nights in a king or twin sea view room
  • Full breakfasts
  • 5 days of 3 tank dives
  • Lunches & drinks on the boat
  • National park permit fees
  • Roundtrip Cabo transfers
  • Free WiFi: Yes
  • Swimming Pool: Yes

Hotel Catedral La Paz Hotel Catedral La Paz

Hotel Catedral La Paz

 

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GOT QUESTIONS? READY TO BOOK?

Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Socorro Underwater Photos from Previous Trips  

 

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