Mobula Rays &
Pelagic Wildlife

Baja California Sur, Mexico

Expedition overview

Get ready for an unforgettable adventure: join Oceans Nation and the Dive Ninjas team on an exclusive expedition to the heart of Baja California's Sea of Cortez. Witness up-close a breathtaking natural phenomenon firsthand: get into the water with aggregations of mobula rays that form groups numbering into the thousands!

Out in the blue, we can expect the unexpected. Not only will we swim with thousands of mobula rays, we’ll also have chances to encounter killer whales, humpback whales, megapods of dolphin, blue whales, fin whales, sperm whales, whale sharks, and many more marine giants.

In addition to three days with the mobula ray and pelagics, we will explore the marine ecosystems of La Paz where we may encounter sea lions, sharks, rays, sea turtles, bait balls, macro life, and much more.

This expedition is for scuba divers and/or snorkelers and is limited to only 6 participants. Scroll down for more details and register online today to secure your spot on this once in a lifetime adventure.

A portion of expedition revenue will be donated directly to ocean non-profit: Only One.

  • Dates: May 3rd - 9th 2024
  • Group size: 6 people + expedition leader
  • Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Experience the largest ray migration on Earth

Every year tens of thousands of mobula rays visit the coast lines of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico’s Baja California peninsula. The congregations of rays are one of the most incredible natural spectacles on our planet, an event so stunning that it has been featured in BBC’s Blue Planet and in numerous National Geographic documentaries. Imagine diving down into a school of thousands of these beautiful creatures as they soar through the ocean, witnessing their acrobatics as they jump from the water by the hundreds, and snorkeling above the massive schools as they glide effortlessly through the water in unison. This is Mexico’s annual mobula ray migration and there is nothing else like it on Earth.​

Expedition leader

Matthew David Kaplan

What's included?

✓ All dives

✓ 6-night stay

✓ 3 days snorkeling with mobulas & pelagics

✓ 2 days scuba diving or snorkeling in La Paz

✓ Food & drinks featuring private chef during mobula segment of expedition (5 days / 4 nights)

✓ Filming, editing and storytelling masterclass by Matthew David Kaplan

✓ Your footage will be featured on Oceans Nation's Instagram community, reaching an audience of more than 2.6 million followers

✓ Learn from the Mobula Conservation Project team and help protect the mobula and their marine habitats

What's not included?

✗ Flights

✗ Airport transfers (we'll help you coordinate)

✗ Gear rental

✗ Food during La Paz portion of expedition

✗ Gratuity for crew (12-15% recommended)


Early bird price: $3,195 (until January 31st)
General price: $3,495

Note: $500 USD deposit to book a spot, fully refundable 60 days prior to the trip.


Your home for the mobula segment is a picturesque private beachfront property with spectacular views and all the comforts of home— Air conditioning, WiFi, American satellite TV, patios with lounge chairs & hammocks to unwind while taking in the ocean breeze. The gorgeous Sea of Cortez is only a few steps across a white sand beach from your door.  Best of all it’s located on the edge of a small fishing town, far away from the hoards of tourists and big cities creating a unique experience to really enjoy the natural beauty of Baja.

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