Our trip will begin at the Nautilus suite located on the marina in downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. We’ll set sail that evening for Isla San Benedicto, the closest of the 3 islands. The crossing to San Benedicto takes around 24-26 hours giving us plenty of time to settle in, catch up with friends, and learn all about the incredible encounters that are waiting for us. Award winning underwater photographer & conservationist, Jay Clue, will be on hand to give a presentation about the current conservation work & manta identification projects going on in the area with the Pacific Manta Research Group. He’ll also show you how to get involved during the trip – and maybe even have the chance to name a manta! The itinerary for the trip will take us through the Revillagigedo Islands from San Benedicto to Socorro and our personal favorite, Roca Partida! We’ll aim to hit all the best dive sites that make this area so famous including El Cañon, The Boiler, Roca Partida, Cabo Pearce, and more! With up to 4 dives per day you’ll have chances to encounter friendly giant oceanic manta rays, over 10 species of sharks including scalloped hammerheads, silver tips, white tips, black tips, silkies, Galapagos, dusky, tiger sharks, whale sharks, as well as bottlenose dolphins, false killer whales, massive yellowfin tuna, humpback whales, and more. And for those interested we’ll be doing a special silky shark night snorkel one evening too! After 5 full days of diving we will begin our journey back to Cabo San Lucas. On the return crossing Jay and the team will be on hand to help with photo editing tips, manta ray identification submissions, and more. Then we’ll wrap up the trip with our version of the infamous Crap Photography contest.