Marlins & More - Baja 2019

Last year, I went on the best marine-based trip of my life: to Baja California. The marine life and action was just incredible. In 2019 I’m going back, and running it as an expedition for a maximum of 5 people to join. The trip is headlined by encounters with whale sharks, california sea lions, mobula rays, and striped marlin, and will take place from 27th October to 8th November 2019.

Whale Sharks, Sea Lions, Mobula Rays, and Striped Marlin…

Encounters with the whale sharks, sea lions, and mobula rays are virtually guaranteed, and you will come away from the first few days with memory cards bursting at the seems! The marlins is the most unique aspect of the trip - this is the only place in the world where you can reliably get in the water with marlin, in an event which was discovered by our guides just a couple of years ago. In a few years time, you might see these fish on Blue Planet 3, for now, you have a chance of getting in before the crowds and experiencing one of the rarest, and most exhilarating marine encounters there is. The marlin aggregate in the area for a few weeks of the year to feed, chasing down sardine bait balls far offshore. Last year, they were joined by sea lions and the action was heart-pulsatingly (if that’s even a word) exciting!

Not Your Average Dive Trip…

We will be based out of two locations, first a camp on the beautiful, island marine reserve of Espiritu Santo, then a small fishing village a few hours North of La Paz. I am partnering with Nomad Diving who are expert guides and who understand the needs of the most discerning photographers and underwater enthusiasts. This is not your average dive trip, we will work hard to get you in the best spots, at the best times, and give you maximum freedom to achieve your goals. 

An Expedition For The Adventurous…

This expedition is tailor-made for underwater photographers, but also adventurers. This is not a luxury trip, but the service, and experience, will be 5 star. In fact, you don’t even need to be a scuba diver to join. The marlins is a snorkelling/freediving experience as the action is so fast, and at Isla Espiritu, you can snorkel/freedive and get just as much from the experience.

If you are interested and would like to find out more, drop me a line: thephotographer@henleyspiers.com