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Baja California & Sea of Cortez Whale Watching Voyage
7th - 18th Feb 2019 US$5,180

Espiritu Santo Island Sea Kayaking, Trekking & Snorkelling
( 6 days £515)

Grey Whales of San Ignacio Lagoon
( 7 days from £1,190)

Mayan Temples & Yucatan Wildlife & Marine Life Adventure
5 days privately guided from 990

Pure Cenotes of the Yucatan
home to probably the World's Best Cave & Cavern Diving
4 days from 755 / $895

Sea of Cortez - Dive Liveaboard
8 days US$2,590

Whale Sharks of Isla Mujeres - Research & Photography Experience
July & Aug 2018 & 2019
1,890 / $2,490
team includes global Whale Shark expert Dr Chris Rohner

Socorro Giant Manta Ray Dive Liveaboards
(9 days+ from $2,695)

Mexico is a country of incredible land and marine diversity. On land the country boasts landscapes ranging from deserts and mountains to tropical rainforests. Mexico's coastline takes in the vast Pacific Ocean and two contrasting seas: the rich Sea of Cortez and the warm Caribbean bordering the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Yucatan is close to the vast monuments of the ancient Maya civilization and the world's second largest barrier reef stretches for more than 300km along the Latin American coast. It is also where the World's largest known annual aggregation of Whale Sharks occurs. July and August are the peak periods for this which is when Aqua-Firma's expert team of whale shark researchers can take you in search of close encounters with these beautiful and harmless giants. As well as providing some of the best opportunities to snorkel with whale sharks, you can if you wish help our researchers in surveys by taking digital images of each shark's unique spot pattern. Your participation will automatically help to fund their work. Click HERE for details.

Both Mexican coasts offer some of the most rewarding marine life encounters our planet has to offer. Each winter on the Pacific Coast of Baja California, Grey Whales migrate down the North American coast to the shallow warm waters of several lagoons along the Baja Peninsula. They give birth here to their fragile (but still sizeable) calves in relative safety from pods of Orcas which predate them in their open ocean and Alaskan feeding grounds. We can take you out to the grey whales in small boats and it's not unusual for young whales to do a little human watching themselves, examining boats and some rubbing themselves against them.

Down this coast Humpback Whales, Sealions, Elephant Seals and Mobula Rays are also seen in good numbers. Across the Baja Peninsula, the Sea of Cortez offers chances to spot the largest animal on the Planet, the Blue Whales, with sea kayaking, camping on remote islands and snorkelling with sealions being some of the wide range of activities we offer based in the rugged Espiritu Santu Islands.

Far out into the Pacific is Mexico's closest thing to the Galapagos Islands. Marine life is again our main interest here at the seamounts of Revillagigedo Archipelago. This area is best known by the volcanic island of Socorro and for Giant Manta Rays whose wingspans reach as much as 6.7 metres. These graceful sea giants gather in large numbers and often beautifully clear water here. Humpback whales are a feature of these seas early in the year; as well as congregations of hammerhead, silky and other sharks.

Inland, we can introduce you to some of Mexico's spectacular deserts and mountains, lush forests and awe-inspiring monuments built by the Mayan Culture that dominated the region for over 1000 years. Although the Mayan empire has long since faded, its people and colourful culture make up part of a mosaic of fascinating languages and cultures that represent Mexico in all its diversity.

Journeys can easily be extended across Mexican borders. South of the Yucatan is Belize where snorkelling and diving on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef is wonderful based either or isolate cays or liveaboard yacht. There are also some very well protected areas of forest here, rich in wildlife.

San Ignacio Lagoon - Dive Liveaboard - Diving holiday - Snorkelling holidays - Free Diving - Research & Conservation experience - Dr Simon Pierce - Andrea Marshall Queen of the Mantas - Mozambique - Chechen Itza - Cancun - Hotel & Accommodation - Self Drive


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