YUCATAN PENINSULA – ITINERARY 8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS – ARCHIPELAGO ALACRANES AND LOS PICOS – 24 DIVES
DATE: 5th TO THE 12th OF SEPTEMBRE 2018
Alacranes is a protected area, is the biggest coral reef in the Gulf of Mexico and is located at 68 miles from Puerto Progreso.
It’s composed from 5 littles islands where different species of bird like to nest. We can find 34 types of corals, more than 100 of fishes but also turtles, mollusks, marine mammals. We can also dive on shipwrecks. The whole biodiversity is created by the position of the archipelago and because of the nutriments brought by the currents. The beauty of the place made by the white sandy bottoms, the crystal water and the enormous natural resources, give us the feelings to dive into a pristine unexplored reef.
Picos del Norte is a series of seamounts 60 miles offshore, north of Cancun. Big pelagic gather here along with giant mantas that use the pinnacles as cleaning stations.
Depth of the dive site:
- Granelero: Ship wreck that used to be a towing vessel, is located at 35 meters depth in a sandy area and the deck is at 25 meters.
- Los Picos: It’s a wall that goes to 60 meters and the top of the reef is between 20 and 3o meters.
- El Chalan 1: It’s with a sandy bottom where you can find a wreck of a barge located between 15 and 30 meters.
- El Chalan 2: It’s a wreck that used to be a wood fishing boat and is still well preserved. It’s located between 12 and 20 meters. It’s a site with moderate to strong current.
Wednesday 5: transfer to puerto progreso and embarking at 7 on the caribbean kraken
Briefing at 8 pm.
diner at 8.30 pm, navigation in the early morning to reach Alacranes.
Thursday 6: Perez Island (4 dives)
Friday 7: North Area (4 dives)
Saturday 8: Caribbean Area (4 dives) + night navigation to reach Granelero
Sunday 9: Granelero (2 dives) +Navigation to reach the picos
Monday 10: Manta Valley and picos 1 (4 dives)
Tuesday 11: Picos 2 (4 dives)
Wednesday 12: Picos 2 (2 dives)+ navigation to reach Cancun, transfer to the airport or to the hotel
LENGTH: 30 METERS
WIDTH: 6 METERS
NUMBER OF CABINS:
-9 DOUBLES CABINS
-4 WITH OWN BATHROOM
-5 WITH SHARED BATHROOM
SPEED: 9 KNOTS
CREW: 1 CAPTAIN, 1 assistant, 1 CHEF, 1 assistant chef, 2 sailors, 2 GUIDES
ANNEXE: 2 DINGUIS WITH 75CV ENGINE AND LADDER
YEAR OF FABRICATION: 1972
YEAR OF RENOVATION: 2016
Price: $2,370 usd