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Mantas, Sailfish, Sharks & Baitballs: Solmar V Liveaboard Photo Expedition May 23-June 1st
Mantas, Sailfish, Dolphins, Sharks & Baitballs:
Non-stop Pelagic Action in the Socorro Islands, Mexico
Aboard the Solmar V Liveaboard May 23rd - June 1st, 2014
The Revillagigedos Islands, also known as the Socorro Islands, are located 250 miles offshore southwest of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. They form an oasis for pelagic life amongst their volcanic shores. Many hammerhead and silky sharks, giant manta rays, dolphins, sailfish, schools of jacks and tuna come to feed, mate and get cleaned by small pandemic Clarion Angelfish.
These animals tend to be quite friendly towards divers at times, allowing for fantastic interactions and blue water photo opportunities.
Optical Ocean Sales has organized a trip to go at a perfect time of year to find baitballs; schooling small fish that the predators encircle and feed on. These swirling “balls” of fish are attacked above and below water by sailfish, sharks, and dolphins - and are a mass of action for underwater photography.
This is also the time of year that huge schools of silky sharks are found at Roca Partida Island. These schools can literally block out the sun with their immense numbers.
Our expedition will be on the Solmar V, a luxury liveaboard, which has been sailing these waters for many years, with probably the most experienced and friendly crew around. Best of all, our head guide will be Erick Higuera, a biologist and photographer, who just won the Beneath the Sea “Stan Waterman Award for Underwater Video” for his film “Baja”. He has worked for many years on the Solmar and has extensive experience in the islands.
He will be joined by Optical Ocean Sales owner Jack Connick (making his 4th trip to the islands), to help you get the most of your underwater photo opportunities.
Departing beautiful Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, we have arranged special package pricing to include all the extras!
- 8 nights/9 days aboard the Solmar V, with 6.5 days of 4 tank dives
- Twinshare cabins
- Fantastic meals, snacks and all beverages; including beer and wine
- Tanks weights & weights (special pricing on other rentals)
- Unlimited Nitrox
- Port & Park Fees
- Hotel the night prior to departure
- Roundtrip Airport Transfers (airfare not included)
*Deposits are non-refundable, but transferable to another person.
1/2 Interim payment due Sept 15th, 2013, final payment due Jan 15th, 2014.
Note; Optical Ocean Sales, LLC is not a direct seller of dive travel; we work with the travel experts at Reef & Rainforest Travel to arrange the best photo dive expeditions possible.