Socorro Mexico group trip 2021- reserve your space

Socorro Island, in the Revillagigedo Islands of Mexico!

Group trip- escorted by Cindi LaRaia
April 22- 30, 2021
9 days aboard the Nautilus UnderSea


Socorro Island, Mexico 2021

Bait ball season!!!

Socorro is all about amazing interaction with our favourite giant mantas.
No other mantas in the world behave like this. We don’t know why but we love it!!
And the mantas clearly love us back. Research indicates that there are more giant mantas
and more biomass at Socorro during bait ball season than any other time of year.

Everything intensifies with more sharks – including schooling silky sharks –
schooling hammerheads, whale sharks, lots of tuna and other pelagic fish and even pilot whales. You can expect water temps in the mid – high 70’s.

$3460.00 twin share per person

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Sharks in Guadalupe Mexico 

We cannot forget to mention:

Great White Shark Cage Diving
in Guadalupe Mexico


Cage diving with a Great white shark at Guadalupe Island, Mexico
is an opportunity for everyone, divers and non-divers alike, to get extremely close
to these magnificent apex predators.

It doesn’t matter if you are a super experienced diver who has seen almost everything,
a first-time shark diver or a non-diver braving our shark cages,
all are welcome!
We cater to a wide variety of dive skill levels and interests –
ultimately, it is always about the diving experience.

This trip offers a rich and natural experience of shark encounters
by using submersible cages to descend down into the shark’s world.

Voyages are typically 5 nights/6 days. Number of shark-dives on the trip is virtually unlimited.

Only Guadalupe Island can boast shark viewing in beautiful clear blue water with 125 feet or more visibility.


The simple truth is that there are loads of great whites at Guadalupe,
and a surprising number of them choose to interact with the shark boats.
322 individual white sharks have been identified just in the bay that you will dive in, and still counting!

Partial proceeds of every trip go towards supporting shark scientists, research and conservation efforts, and the continuing effort to identify and learn more about this population of animals.

7 great white sharks are typically seen at a time on 3 out of 4 submersible dives a day.

The island itself is 25 miles long and provides a sheltered and calm anchorage during the 3 dive days.

This is what makes Guadalupe Island
the best great white shark diving on the planet.

Email us for more information

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Shark week- Cage dive- Farallon Islands

~Because it’s Shark Week~

Book your trip to the Farallon Islands in California to Cage Dive with Great White Sharks!


Cage dive with the Great White Sharks!
Farallon Islands, off San Francisco, California.
Home to One of the World’s Most Significant White Shark Populations.

One Day San Francisco Great White Shark Adventure

The Farallon Islands – Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary
The one-day shark adventures depart from Pier 40/South Beach Harbor, next to AT&T Park in San Francisco.  They typically depart for the Farallones before sunrise so we can be on location and have our shark cage in the water during peak sighting times.


Getting to and from the Farallones is half the fun.
You’ll travel to the Farallones aboard the Derek M Baylis, a specially-designed 65 ft sailing research vessel.  The Baylis provides a safe, comfortable and environmentally-friendly platform for research and education.  She’s the same vessel utilized by the Sanctuary’s long-time white shark researchers.

Typical travel time to the islands is about three hours.
During the trip offshore, we’ll serve breakfast and our certified naturalist will fill your brain
with shark facts and Sanctuary trivia. We may even show some shark videos!

The official viewing season is from September 15th until November 30th.
Cost per person: $475 for Topside Observer, $825 for Cage Diver.

Email us for more information

Dive and Africa Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

True North Adventure Cruises- Australia 

True North Adventure Cruises
The preferred way to explore Australia.


An adventure with the multi-awarded, True North Adventure Cruises,
is not just another expedition-cruise!
They curate activity-based itineraries that are designed to satisfy
the world’s most discerning travellers.

Multiple adventure boats provide guests with greater opportunity
to do what you want, when you want and, to add yet another dimension
to adventure, most cruise options feature an on-board helicopter!

The purpose built True North is able to explore the upper reaches of
shallow river systems – guests need only step out of their cabins
to experience wilderness and, the latest in computer controlled
motion stabilizers ensures a comfortable ride.

ImageThey specifically exclude sea-days and feature unparalleled access
to stunning coastal environments and,
unequalled opportunity to truly experience the destination.

Their itineraries are intended to be life changing
and it is little wonder that their guests often remark
“that is the best holiday that I have ever had!”

Click here to view more on a True North Adventure.
Or email us for more information.

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Shark week is almost here- book your shark trip now

Shark Week is almost here!!!
July 28th-August 4th.

Sharks, Sharks, and more Sharks!
We Love Sharks!

Great White Sharks, Hammerheads, Tiger Sharks and more……

Here are all of the AMAZING shark trips that we offer at Dive Discovery.
Click each link to see more details of each shark diving trip.

Great White Shark – Up to 20 ft (6.1 m)
Great white sharks live in almost all coastal waters
with temperature between 54 and 75 °F.
They prey on marine mammals, fish & seabirds yet have no known natural predators other than, occasionally, the killer whale.
It has a robust, large, conical snout. The upper and lower lobes on the tail fin are approximately the same size.

Flying Great White Sharks in South Africa.

Great White Shark Cage Diving

Farallon Islands, USA
Guadalupe, Mexico
Gansbaai, South Africa
Seal Island – False Bay, South Africa
South Australia

Hammerhead Sharks
Hammerhead sharks are consummate predators that use their oddly shaped heads to improve their ability to find prey.

Their wide-set eyes give them a better visual range than most other sharks and their mallet-shaped head can more thoroughly scan the ocean for food.
It can grow up to 20 feet in length and weigh up to 1,000 pounds, although smaller sizes are more common.
Found in temperate and tropical waters worldwide, far offshore and near shorelines, hammerheads are often seen in mass summer migrations seeking cooler water.

Cocos Islands
Galapagos Islands
Socorro Islands

More Sharks!

Tiger Sharks &
Other Sharks

Tiger Shark – Up to 16 ft (5 m)
Tiger Sharks are found in many tropical and temperate waters throughout the world, and are especially common around central Pacific islands.
Its name derives from the dark stripes down its body that resemble a tiger’s pattern, which fades as the shark matures.
Although a relatively rare phenomenon, the tiger shark is responsible for a large percentage of fatal attacks.

Whale Sharks – Up to 46 ft (14 m)
The whale shark is found in tropical and warm oceans and lives in the open sea, with a lifespan of about 70 years.
Whale sharks have very large mouths for filter feeding. The head is wide and flat with two small eyes at the front.
Whale sharks are grey with a white belly. Their skin is marked with pale yellow spots and stripes which are unique to each individual.

Gardens of the Queen, Cuba
Sardine Run, South Africa
South Africa
South Africa & Safari
Swimming with Whale Sharks, Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Email us for more information regarding these magnificient species of fish!


Dive and Africa Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Only 1 male twin share spot left! Scuba dive All Raja Ampat in 2020. Book now

All Raja Ampat 2020
Group Trip
May 10-20, 2020

**1 male twin share berth available**
Reserve your space before it goes.


Scuba Dive
All Raja Ampat
aboard Damai 1

Experience drifting along miles of exquisitely hued reef,
brimming with activity.

Visit sites that are so pristine and packed with growth.

Exotic sea life and macro critters abound.
Photo opportunities border on overwhelming.

The pulse of marine life thrives in Raja Ampat.
See the kaleidoscope of corals.

Learn more


To reserve your space on this trip, email us.

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Dive and Africa Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Sao Tome & Principe Islands – Africa – Special Offer

Hurry up!!! The whales are coming!!
Whale season, chocolate, and hiking in Sao Tome and Principe,
off the coast of Gabon in Africa.
2 itineraries below, one with special offer.
Add on safari in Gabon available.


4 Night Humpback Whale Special Offer:
(1 night on São Tomé Island + 3 nights on Príncipe Island )
Offer valid for stays between 22nd of June and 30th of September 2019
COST: 1599 Euro
*Sharing a double room;
*Does not include tourist tax of 3 Euro per person per night.

See more details

humpback whale in São Tomé and Príncipe

Dining area - Sundy Praia - Príncipe Island Resort

Discover Principe- 8 Days
Valid until 31 Oct’19

Príncipe is a tiny paradise of natural wonders.
Originally formed by a volcano, the island’s geology has been eroded over millions of years,
leaving spires of rock bedecked with lush rainforest.
Today this is one of the most exciting new adventures to await travellers to Africa.

Explore forests walks in the biosphere and local culture of the island
to the best ocean swimming and pristine beaches with turtles hatching … and much more.

See more details

Dive and Africa Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Silver Bank Humpback Whales 2020

Swim with Humpback Whales in 2020
Silver Bank, Dominican Republic

ImageA journey to the Silver Bank is an adventure that will
awaken your consciousness and inspire your soul.

A voyage with Conscious Breath Adventures takes you to experience one of the premier
congregations of humpback whales found anywhere,
in the Sanctuary for the Marine Mammals of the Dominican Republic.

With thousands of whales gathering here every winter to mate and calve,
you will see a dazzling display of behaviors from the deck of our tenders and
eye to eye as you slip quietly into the sea to interact with these graceful giants in their ocean home.

Swimming with humpback whales in their natural environment, on their terms,
during a Soft-In-Water Encounter, is an ultimate wild animal interaction
and spending a week in this exceptional sanctuary is a journey unlike any other.

The whales will make you laugh and they may make you cry, but they will always touch your spirit. A journey to the Silver Bank is an adventure that will awaken your consciousness and inspire your soul.

See more details

Email us to find out more


Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Sardine Run- Great adventure and adrenaline- book now

Are you looking for a last minute adrenaline adventure?
Fast, exciting, unpredictable?

Get your air tickets to South Africa now.

The Sardine Run is almost here in South Africa!
From June 11th- July 27th, 2019.

Do not miss this breathtaking experience,
also known by the BBC as, “the greatest shoal on Earth”!

Learn More


The Sardine Run
June 11, 2019- July 27, 2019

6 Nights / 5 Days Sardine Run Diving Package
Double bed rooms and twin bed rooms available
USD 2266.00 twin share
USD 2420.00 single
*** Rate subject to change, based on current rate of exchange.

We highly recommend at least a 6 nights / 5 days Ocean Safari
to offer the best possible chance to see quality action with the predators!
Remember nature does what nature does!

All meals are included. Dinner bed and breakfast at the lodge. Lunch on the boat.

Please note, this is an Ocean Safari, not a dive trip per say.
Most of the action happens quickly, you must be ready to jump in on snorkel asap before the bait ball’s dissipate! Scuba happens when the Bait Balls are in tact, large and there is time to get back on the boat and don tanks!

WE are the only operator that is able to offer a “home base knowledge” package for the Sardine Run as we are based in Port St John’s all year round and are ideally located to offer you a superb, fun filled trip, coupled with highly experienced sardine run specialist teams of skippers and dive guides.

We offer a boat based adventure for everyone, whether a diver or non diver.
All nature lovers, bird watchers, photography enthusiasts, dolphin and whale enthusiasts, snorkellers and scuba divers will thoroughly enjoy this incredible event of nature, which has been likened to the land based “Wildebeest migration of the Serengeti” and the marine equivalent of this has since been called
“The Greatest shoal on earth”.

Please take a look at our sardine run trip info and join us for an experience of a lifetime
in the most beautiful and scenic place of Port St John’s, Wild Coast, Transkei, the gateway to the sardine run.

**We can add on Great White Shark viewing in PEAK Breaching season and a big game safari

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to reserve your space on this great adventure of a lifetime!


Dive and Africa Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925

Milne Bay- Papua New Guinea Group trip March 2020- Reserve your spot today 

1 Twin Share cabin left!!
Don’t miss your opportunity to join us on this group trip,
aboard the Oceania in Milne Bay, Papua New Guinea.
Escorted by Cindi LaRaia

March 10-20, 2020
$5,080 per person


“Land of the unexpected”.
Beautifully diverse underwater topography!

I am absolutely thrilled to be going back to the Milne Bay area
and can’t wait for you to join me on this amazing group trip!

This trip will excite lovers of both pelagic fish as well as the smaller reef dwellers.
Manta rays are seen regularly as well as hammerhead sharks and barracuda.
Milne Bay is also famous for its muck diving.
Critters in this area can include Ghost Pipefish, Spanish Dancers,
mantis shrimps, frogfish, juvenile batfish, mimic octopus,
Dwarf Lionfish… the list goes on and on.
The underwater topography is beautifully diverse,
from shallow sandy bottoms to huge coral laden boulders
to wall dives that resemble underwater mountain ranges.
Milne Bay diving is well rounded, with something for everyone.

PNG is truly a land of untouched splendor and diversity
to touch the hearts and souls of the most intrepid traveler.

COST: Queen/ Twin pricing:
$4,990 per person + $90 Environmental & Safety Fees = $5,080 per person

10 nights ensuite accommodation on board MV Oceania as reserved,
all meals and snacks, unlimited tea and coffee, 8.5 days diving, up to 4 dives per day,
filled tanks, weight belt and weights, return airport transfers to and from Gurney airport/Alotau,
light laundry service daily.

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For more information or to reserve your space on this group trip,
contact us at:

Dive Discovery
P.O. Box 9807
San Rafael, CA 94925
(800) 886-7321
(415) 444-5100
or Email Us