Nautilus Dive Adventures Launches Socorro ‘Dive Now, Pay Later’ Offer

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In the wake of global Covid-19 restrictions, Nautilus Dive Adventures relaunched its diving trips to the island of Socorro in November, and its divemasters have subsequently reported some of the best wildlife encounters in 15 years.

Socorro has remained largely untouched while the world has been under lockdown, allowing marine life to flourish. With Baja California recently being awarded a 'Safe Travels' Stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC), 'now has never been a better time to visit', says the team.

In anticipation of 'the best diving season yet', Nautilus Dive Adventures has announced a ‘Dive Now, Pay Later’ offer for all of its December 2020 trips. The scheme allows guests to pay their deposit to secure a spot on the liveaboard, and then pay the rest of the balance over the course of the year.

Nautilus Dive Master & Marine Biologist, Rodolfo, said: 'To describe our dives, letters wouldn't be enough. Because of that, in my six seasons here I can tell you that mantas were everywhere, sharks as well. But if you need specifics, I can tell you that tiger sharks and hammerheads were a common thing. Whale sharks showed up everywhere - Roca Partida gave us the presence of a great, beautiful and amazing 35-40ft female which circled us more than four times in the same dive. There are no words to describe these magical encounters, you need to come and live the experience.'

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Whale sharks are spotted around Socorro during December (Photo: Michael Bogner/Shutterstock)

Located 235 miles south of Cabo in Baja California, Mexico, Socorro is the largest of four islands that make up the Revillagigedo Archipelago, North America’s largest marine reserve. Hailed as the ‘Galapagos of Mexico,’ Socorro hosts some of the world’s most sought after marine species, including giant manta rays, bottlenose dolphins, whale sharks (November to December; April to May), humpback whales (January to April), huge bait balls (May to July) and a ten different species of shark.

Nautilus Dive Adventures has stated that it is operating 'under extreme caution' during the virus crisis, and has invested heavily in crew training, equipment and measures to keep everyone onboard as safe as possible. This includes the development of a 60-page virus protocol document that staff have been trained in, and which has been shared with government officials, along with Nautilus’ own ideas on processes and procedures while liveaboard diving.

For more information on liveaboard diving in Socorro, visit nautilusliveaboards.com/socorro/ or contact the team by telephone at +1-888-434-8322 (toll free) or +1-604-241-1918, or using the Nautlius Liveaboards contact page.

 

 

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