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INTERNATIONAL OCEAN EDU-ADVENTURES

DIVE WITH A PURPOSE

CITIZEN SCIENCE SHARK EXPEDITION

Join the amazing crew of the Quino El Guardian, the MERITO Foundation, and Dr. James Ketchum of Pelagios Kakunjá on one of the most wild and inspiring dive adventures of your lifetime!

The Revillagigedo Archipelago is one of few remaining pristine marine oasis in the world filled with diverse and abundant wildlife such as sharks, humpbacks whales, giant pacific mantas, friendly dolphins, abundant tuna, sea turtles, many species of seabirds and more!

Participate in scientific research by catching, identifying and taggins sharks; Enjoy daily presentations on shark ecology, migration, and conservation; Be part of the initiation of long-term collaboration project between the MERITO Foundation and Pelagios Kakunjá for ocean, climate and environmental education of students from Baja.

'April 2020 (dates to be determined soon, stay tuned)'

Revillagigedo Archipelago (known as Socorro Islands)

$3300 per person 

INTERNATIONAL OCEAN EDU-ADVENTURES

The trip of a lifetime!

The Revillagigedo Archipelago

Is a UNESCO Heritage Site commonly known as Socorro Islands located in the eastern Pacific Ocean 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. This archipelago is made of four remote islands and their surrounding waters: San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarión, all part of submerged mountain range, with the four islands representing the peaks of volcanoes emerging above sea level. The islands provide critical habitat for a range of wildlife and are of particular importance seabirds.

These islands are also spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Animals include schooling Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Dolphins, Silky Sharks, Galapagos Sharks, cloud of Jacks and Barracuda, Tuna, Wahoo, Oceanic White Tip Sharks, Whale Sharks, and Manta Rays. Humpback whales can often be seen mid-February through April. Besides diving these amazing productive waters, participate in important research being conducted by Pelagios Kakunjá that seek to converse sharks and pelagic species by understanding their moments, migratory patterns and population dynamics in the Mexican Pacific.

Lead scientist

Dr. James Ketchum

Holds a Ph.D. in Ecology from UC Davis. He has studied sharks and migratory pelagic species since 1996 using telemetric studies and is co-funder of Migramar and Pelagios Kakunja, both which work towards conservation of these species through international research networks. More recently, James has been leading studies on different shark species at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park and the Revillagigedo Biosphere Reserve, where he is assesing the relevance of no-take zones for the conservation of sharks and the effects of scuba diving on the abundance and behavior of these marine top predators.

Due to remoteness and length of the expedition, we recommend you purchase insurance for diving accidents and for travel during live abroad (cruises). Below are some companies that provide this type insurance:

 

DIVE & TRAVEL INSURANCE COMPANIES

www.diversalertnetwork.org/insurance/

www.diveassure.com

www.scubains.com

Contact us for more information or to book your trip at

rocio.lozano@meritofoundation.org