Where rare manta interactions become common occurrence

Wow. Just… Wow. It’s been a long time coming to get to this point in my life, career and journey of exploring new places, countries, the world and the ocean. Out of all the places that I have been so far, which have been many, the Archipelago Revillagigedo has been, and will continue to be, the most intense diving experience of my life so far… and I only got to dive a handful of time.
This is/was my first experience being aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie and all that I can say is that I am in love. The only way I can describe the life out here is as simple as this: If you have been diving in the Similan Islands in Thailand… this is exactly what you would get, except on steroids… with Dolphins… and about everything else that you could only dream about. The rich, beautiful, and bountiful life encapsulates you from beginning to end with sightings of (chevron, oceanic, and black) Manta Rays, several pods of dolphins that either pass you by or turn right around to play and say hi. It’s almost hard to remember that these sightings any where else would be a rarity but here it’s almost common occurrence.
And the sharks, I cannot forget about the sharks. The number of white tips was mind boggling, along with these massive beasts the Tiger and Galapagos Sharks, which were the size of cars, would elegantly and gently float right by you as if you were not even there.
This is the “Narnia” of diving. From an outsider’s perspective looking to get closer to what the ocean and diving really has to offer the world, I implore and invite you, for those who get a chance to read this, to come and experience this wonderful place with us here aboard the Belle Amie and Nautilus.
– Divemaster Alexander


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