Revillagigedos Archipiellagos Mexico
On this Dive Travel adventure we visit three of the four volcanic islands making up the Revillagigedo Archipelago, 250 miles off the southern coast of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, in the Pacific Ocean. Its here we encounter the magnificent giantPacific manta rays, (Manta Birostris) the largest of the rays. These beautiful mantas love swimming and interacting with humans as much as humans love the interaction with them. These gentle, graceful giants of the sea have wing spans up to 7.6 m or 25 feet across and can weigh approximately 2,300 kg (5000 lbs.).
To get there first, we fly into San Jose Del Cabo, rent a car and drive nearly 40 minutes to Cabo San Lucas, a lively resort town nestled on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula, overlooking the Sea of Cortes. Here we tour the town and the topside scenery, take flight on an ultra-lite plane as it soars over the resort town, the famous rock arch, marina, and cruise ships lined up at the port. A boat ride around the beaches reveals sea lions sunning themselves on the rocky beach areas. Here we dive with sea lions.
Later we board the luxury dive boat, Nautilus Explorer, for an eight day diving adventure 250 miles south to the islands. The Nautilus Explorer is packed with accommodations and amenities. The vessel's hull form, passive stability system and bulbous bow provides for a remarkably easy ride while heavy-duty commercial grade systems ensure that you have a smooth-running voyage. A water level platform aft of the dive deck provides easy entry into dive skiffs, kayaks and Laser sailboat.
Imaginative and fresh cuisine is one of the cornerstones of the Nautilus Explorer's business. Soups are homemade; Bread, pastries and desserts are baked onboard and there are always lots to eat with up to 4 meals a day, a choice of entrees and plenty of snacks (including some that aren't good for you!). The Explores menu combines North American and European tastes and also a touch of Mexico.
The Nautilus Explorer offer accommodation to suit all price levels and preferences ranging from a luxurious premium suite on the hot-deck to a cost effective triple occupancy stateroom on the lower deck.
At the islands we find the mantas, hammerhead sharks, and a variety of other sharks and marine life. The beautiful rocky volcanic pinnacles sticking up from the ocean floor make up the Revillagigedo Archipelago Islands of Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida.
We also witness humpback whales rising to the surface during their annual mating pilgrimage. Sit back and enjoy this incredible stunning video from the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean off Mexico.