Socorro Islands - Citizen Science Research Expedition

Colorado Dive & Travel Adventures
Colorado Dive & Travel Adventures
Public group


San José del Cabo

· San José del Cabo

How to find us

You must RSVP, we only have 12 spots.

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The Revillagigedo Archipelago is located 400 km SW of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula and attracts large pelagic species, making for spectacular diving encounters. The archipelago consists of 4 islands: San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarion. The abundance of large marine species has earned the islands the title of the ‘Mexican Galapagos’.

The area is famous for up close and personal encounters with giant Pacific manta rays, up to 7 species of shark, wild bottlenose dolphin, whale sharks and humpback whales who come here to breed and calve annually (both seasonal). Other marine life includes yellowfin tuna, wahoo and thick schools of jacks.

Our research vessel, the M/Y Sharkwater is a 134-foot research and expedition-ready vessel, originally built as a Japanese fishing boat, but has been repurposed for the good of our oceans. Small group, no more than 12 participants, experience with hands on participation.
Fins Attached Mission

To conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem.

We believe in the preservation of our world’s precious resources and that through the protection of the oceans apex predators, marine ecosystem balance can be maintained for the benefit of all living things on earth.

The health of any ecosystem is controlled largely by its apex predators. So, while our work aims to impact the marine ecosystem as a whole, much of our research is focused on the apex predators of the marine environment, which are sharks.

Our organization is comprised of scientists, companies, organizations, and people concerned with the health of the world’s oceans. The scientists that represent Fins Attached range in backgrounds from divers to Ph.D marine biologists.

As a result, we direct our efforts in the following categories:

Shark Research
Shark Conservation
Public awareness and education
Advocacy – Affecting international policy to protect our oceans.

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Pricing per cabin*:
Owner Suite (double occupancy): $3895
Double Cabin (double occupancy): $3695
Triple Cabin (triple occupancy): $3395

8 days, 7 nights aboard the M/Y Sharkwater Research Vessel
Hotel/airport to boat transfers
All meals and drinks, and snacks
6-days of diving and research
Nitrox (certification required) - may be completed onboard
Tanks and weights

Not included:
Airfare (DEN to SJD) - fly in March 4, fly home on March 13
Hotels in San Jose del Cabo the night before, and one night after we return
Marine park fee ($150 total)
Rental dive equipment
Meals not specified
Trip insurance (recommended), dive accident insurance (required)
Crew gratuities

Payment Schedule:
Deposit: $1000 to reserve your space
Final Payment: Balance is due on December 1, 2020

Passport requirement – must have 6 months remaining until expiration date upon return to USA.

For all dive trips, consider purchasing travel insurance, and dive accident insurance. Both are recommended, and are made available to purchase!


Price is per person and based on double or triple occupancy and items specified. Space is subject to availability, price subject to change without notice and not guaranteed until deposit is received. Cost for airfare cannot be guaranteed until paid and ticketed. Some restrictions may apply.

* Credit card payments can expect an additional 3% to be added to the final invoice for all payments made with credit cards. This fee covers the cost of PayPal. Checks are always welcome.

If interested, contact Andy Skuntz, at Colorado Dive + Travel Adventures, email [masked], or call at[masked].

Trip flyer, terms and conditions, and a trip application will be provided. Complete the application, and return it to Andy via fax or email, then an invoice for the deposit will be provided.