Join us in January 2019 as we head out for a very special Citizen Science Shark Research Expedition to the remote volcanic islands of the Revillagigedo Archipelago. A protected marine reserve and UNESCO World Heritage Site located 250 miles due south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It is an almost Jurassic Park looking group of islands that are consistently rated as ‘the best big animal diving location in the world’ and one of the Top 3 Diving Destinations in the world alongside it’s big brother to the south, the Galapagos Islands. During the trip we will visit the islands of Socorro, Roca Partida, and San Benedicto. This is a place where dreams come true.
A place where giant mantas growing upwards of 7 meters (23 feet) wide actively seek out divers for intimate encounters. A place where pods of friendly dolphins are known to join the group and spend the dive playing with divers. A place home to over 10 different species of sharks. We’re not talking the random sighting either. We are talking huge schools of sharks and up-close encounters with some of the Pacific’s best. Schools of scalloped hammerheads, solitary giant hammerheads, whale sharks, Galápagos, white tip reef, silver tips, black tips, silky, dusky, and even tiger sharks. Sound good? Well you might want to sit down because it’s about to get even better…
Team Ninja cordially invites you to take a walk in the shoes of a shark scientist and marine biologist on this amazing expedition. Our Citizen Science program is a chance for divers to participate in exciting marine research activities with some of the worlds foremost experts. And, our scientist onboard for this trip is one of the biggest names in shark research, Dr Mauricio Hoyos Padilla. Mauricio and his team at Pelagios Kakunjá have been pushing the boundaries of our understanding of these beautiful creatures and has a wealth of knowledge of not only sharks but the vast biodiversity found only at these islands.
Over the course of the trip you will find yourself learning to tag and track, take skin samples, deploying baited remote underwater video systems, working on photo identification, and discovering so much about the beautiful creatures that inhabit these islands. Mauricio will host evening talks on everything from biology, anatomy, conservation, , and even their work exploring the depths of the islands with a submersible! And no pressure – each diver is invited to contribute to the research process as little or as much as he/she wants during the trip. You are completely welcome to skip the research and just enjoy the dives if you prefer.
This is a limited offer trip with only
16 spaces available. We recommend that you act fast, our last Socorro Research trip sold out in only 10 days. Scroll down for more details on the trip, as well as photos from our past trips, then register online now to secure your space. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or +1-973-619-9007 with any questions or to reserve your space.
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