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AMERICAN CROCODILE EXPEDITION

 

 

Expedition:

 Diving with crocodiles, manatees and  reef diving at Chinchorro.

Location:

 Chinchorro Banks, Quintana Roo, Mexico.
Accommodation:  Hotel in Xcalak & fisherman's cottage in Chinchorro.
Experience Level:

Snorkeling experience only for croc dives. Open Water certification required for optional scuba dives.

   

2017 Dates:

 Aug 20-25   FULL

2017 Price:

 $2895 per person double occ (while in Xcalak).  $3195 single occ.

2017 Trip Leader:

 Andy Murch
   

2018 Dates:

 Aug 25-30   4 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2018 Price:

 $2995 per person double occ (while in Xcalak).  $3295 single occ.

2018 Trip Leader:

 TBA

 

WHAT'S INCLUDED:

5 nights accommodation in Chinchorro and Xcalak.

1 day scuba diving in Xcalak.

3 morning reef dives in Chinchorro Atoll (to collect invasive lionfish to use as bait).

3 days of snorkeling with crocodiles in Chinchorro.

Tanks, weights and experienced dive master for all scuba dives.

All meals while at Chinchorro Atoll.

Breakfast and lunch while in Xcalak.

Transfers to/from Cancun Airport.

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Flights, personal dive gear rental, crew gratuities.

 

 

READ THE 2016 CROCODILES OF CHINCHORRO TRIP REPORT

READ THE 2015 CROCODILES OF CHINCHORRO TRIP REPORT

READ THE 2014 CROCODILES OF CHINCHORRO TRIP REPORT

Spend some quality time with the lizard king!

Chinchorro Atoll (Banco Chinchorro) is the largest atoll in the western hemisphere. It is also the best place in the world to get close to American crocodiles. The spectacular viewing and photographic opportunities at Chinchorro are the result of years of careful planning and experimentation to make this the best and safest encounter that it can be. Join us in Mexico for an expedition you will never forget!

 

 

Enjoy the pristine reefs of Xcalak and Chinchorro!

In addition to three days of crocodile encounters, we will also have an opportunity to enjoy some of the best diving in the Mexican Caribbean. The coral reefs around Xcalak are in excellent condition and range from shallow patch reefs (where we sometimes see manatees) to deep walls covered in healthy sponges and large stands of black coral.

ITINERARY:

 

Day one: Meet in Cancun at 12 noon and drive to Xcalak. Overnight hotel in Xcalak included.

 

Day two: Morning two tank dive in Xcalak looking for West Indian manatees and diving with schools of tarpon. Afternoon free to relax and explore the area.

 

Day three: Early departure for Chinchorro. Single tank dive on the reefs of Chinchorro. Then snorkel with crocs all afternoon.

 

Day four: After breakfast we will head out on another dive and then go to the Island to look for the giant iguanas and walk around the fishermen´s camps. Then back to snorkel with the crocodiles until dark.

 

Day five: Same as above except that we will depart around 3pm for Xcalak.

 

Day Six: Depart for Cancun.

 

Join me for the adventure of a lifetime

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INTO THE WILD!

This crocodile diving adventure is an expedition in the true sense of the word. We are heading far off the tourist track where you won't find luxuries like wifi and lattes.

We will be sleeping in a simple fishermen's cottage near the island. If you fancy the notion of kicking back in a hammock where all you can hear is the sound of the ocean then this is the trip for you.

If you've been there and done that and like the idea of roughing it a little in order to get in the water with an animal that few people will ever encounter, this will be an adventure you'll never forget!

 

 

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Join us for an adventure you will never forget!

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Andy Murch Trip Leader

Andy Murch

EXPEDITION LEADER

Andy Murch is a fanatical big animal diver.

He has photographed and dived with more sharks than most people on this planet and he's very good at it.

Andy's images and shark stories have appeared in hundreds of books and magazines around the world from titles as varied as Canadian Geographic, Scuba Diving, FHM, Digital Photography,  and the Journal of Zoology.

Andy is the Creator of the ever expanding Shark and Ray Field Guide on Elasmodiver.com

 

When not running big animal expeditions or on photographic assignments, Andy lives and dives on Vancouver Island, Canada

 

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