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Summer Baja Trip
International Overnight Program forAdults & Families
Summer Baja Trip
International Overnight Program forAdults & Families
About Summer Baja Trip
International Camp for Adults & Families

Our Summer Baja trip an 8-day SCUBA and snorkel trip to Baja, Mexico. This program is usually open to only to young adults; however, for the 2021 trip, the program will also be open to families and older adults. Participants must be 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult or be 18 years or older and a high school graduate to travel independently. All participants must hold a current passport at the time of the trip and eligible participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, participants must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the trip starting. SCUBA participants must hold an open water SCUBA certification and be 14 years or older.

In 2007 we launched our first ever Summer trip to Baja to the small resort of Palapas Ventana situated between the towns of La Ventana and El Sargento on the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. The resort is owned and operated by a former SEACAMP San Diego employee and is just 8 ½ miles by boat from the island of Cerralvo, which has great diving and snorkeling. (Palapas Ventana Website).

Now Open!
Program Tuition2500$adult 13 years or older

$2300 for kids 7 – 12 years old

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Summer Baja Trip Information

Session Dates: August 7 – 14, 2021

International SCUBA and snorkel trip to Baja, Mexico. Session is open to participants 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult. To travel independently participants must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate. All participants must hold a current passport at the time of the trip and all eligible participants must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. All participants must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the trip starting. SCUBA participants must hold an open water SCUBA certification and be 14 years or older.

The session is limited to 20 participants. Enrollment is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Program Details

Now enrolling online only. A partially refundable $500.00 deposit is required to secure participants spot in session.Program is limited to no more than 20 participants.

Program open to participants 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult or be 18 years or older and a high school graduate to travel independently. All participants must hold a current passport at the time of the trip and adults must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Additionally, articipants must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the trip starting. Proof of negative must either be emailed to seacamp@seacamp.com or provided upon joining the group at the airport or Palapas Ventana.

U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico are required all airline passengers to the United States ages two year and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation form a licensed health care provided of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Policy applies to U.S. citizens, as well as foreign nationals, regardless of vaccinations. Please note, this policy could change the time of trip. Also, a positive COVID-19 test may require participant(s) to stay Mexico.

Get ready for Summer Baja Trip! The following 2021 schedule is subject to change due to weather/water conditions and may include a snorkel trip to La Paz if whale sharks have been sighted! In addition to the scheduled activities students will also enjoy the Palapas Ventana amenities – kayak, stand up paddle (SUP), relax in a hammock, play ping pong, share photos/videos of the day and identify species.

Day 1, Saturday, August 7, 2021
Arrive in Cabo San Lucas (SJD) and join the staff from SEACAMP San Diego for a shuttle to Palapas Ventana. Move into casitas and enjoy introductory snorkeling on our beach. After dinner the Palapas Ventana Staff teaches “Spanish for the panga” to prepare for your boat trips.

Day 2, Sunday, August 8, 2021
We head to Cerralvo Island in our pangas for a full day of SCUBA and snorkeling in the pristine water. We will have a picnic lunch on the island with some time to snorkel, hike or explore. After dinner the SEACAMP Biologists present “The Marine Life of the Sea of Cortez.”

Day 3, Monday, August 9, 2021
This is another full day at Cerralvo Island. We will dive new spots and explore blue water for dolphins, whales, billfish, turtles, mantas, and whale sharks. After dinner we enjoy a night snorkel on the Palapas Ventana reef that highlights our nocturnal marine creatures.

Day 4, Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Kayaking and/or SUP excursion for snorkeling and picnicking. Then it’s off to cooking class where we will prepare a Mexican treat and have a feast! Next. we will have a chance to sit back and enjoy local entertainment!

Day 5, Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Another full day at Cerralvo Island where we will dive new spots and explore blue water for dolphins, whales, billfish, turtles, mantas, and whale sharks. After dinner and free time.

Day 6, Thursday, August 12, 2021
During a morning snorkel we collect specimens for a touch tank presentation, then learn some information about the animals we have collected. In the afternoon, we will have an opportunity to present the fish and invertebrates that you have seen, studied, and collected. After dinner we head out for a night dive or snorkel.

Day 7, Friday, August 13, 2021
Pangas (boats) will take us out for our last day on the water, a day of SCUBA, snorkeling, fishing, blue water exploration and of course…fun!! Afterwards, dinner and a final evening get-together.

Day 8, Saturday, August 14, 2021
After Breakfast at Palapas we head out.
Final Goodbyes. Come back soon!!
Fly back to United States.

*Please note that schedule is subject to change*

Summer Baja Trip Tuition:
$2500.00 per student – $500.00 deposit payment is required with enrollment. The balance of tuition is due by July 1st along with required paperwork including travel information. Tuition balance along with registration/travel forms for participants enrolled after July 1st are due one week after enrollment in session.

Tuition Includes:
Meals in Mexico, housing, activities, gear, supervision, SCUBA and snorkel equipment and dive masters. Includes transportation to and from Cabo San Lucas airport (SJD) – restrictions apply.

Tuition does not include flights to and from Mexico. Participants are responsible arranging travel. Nor does it include any travel Visas or required COVID-19 testing.

Cancellation Policy:
Deposit and tuition may be partially refundable. Cancellations prior to April 30 are subject to a $250.00 cancellation fee. Cancellations between May 1 and and June 30 are subject to a $500.00 cancellation fee. All payments are non-refundable after July 1. All cancellations must be submitted in writing and must be received in the above time frames to seacamp@seacamp.com. Cancellation Policy applies to all enrollments regardless of enrollment date.

Registration Forms cannot be found online. All forms will be sent after enrollment via email to the email address provided at enrollment. All Registration Forms are required for each participant. Before forms are submitted, please make sure all signatures and initials are filled out correctly. We cannot allow participants to attend program, if participant or parents/guardians refuse to sign the Registration Forms or modify the Registration Forms.

All required paperwork – Registration Forms and Travel Information Form must be returned with final payments on or before July 1st. Please mail forms to SEACAMP San Diego, PO Box 711310, San Diego, CA 92171 or email forms to seacamp@seacamp.com.

Travel to Baja, Mexico is not included in tuition and must be arranged by participants. Participants must have a valid passport to travel internationally. Below are the flights SEACAMP San Diego personnel will be traveling on. To be served by the complimentary arranged shuttle flights must arrive into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) before 3:00pm and depart Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) after 1:00pm. If flights do not meet these requirements, participants will have to arrange own shuttle to/from Palapas Ventana. SEACAMP personnel flight information subject to change by airline. Participants must have a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours of the trip starting. Proof of negative must either be emailed to seacamp@seacamp.com or provided upon joining the group at the airport or Palapas Ventana. Per U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico, all airline passengers to the United States ages two year and older must provide a negative COVID-19 viral test taken within three calendar days of travel. Alternatively, travelers to the U.S. may provide documentation form a licensed health care provided of having recovered from COVID-19 in the 90 days preceding travel. Policy applies to U.S. citizens, as well as foreign nationals, regardless of vaccinations. Please note, this policy could change the time of trip. Also, a positive COVID-19 test may require participant(s) to stay Mexico.

Arrival – Saturday, August 7, 2021:
Flight should arrive into Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) before 3:00pm to be served by the complimentary arranged shuttle.

SEACAMP Staff Flight:
Flight from San Diego International Airport (SAN) to Los Cabos International Airport  (SJD):
Southwest Flight #1213 departing SAN at 9:55am and arriving SJD at 1:10pm

Departure – Saturday, August 14, 2021:
Flight should depart Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) after 1:00pm to be served by the complimentary arranged shuttle.

SEACAMP Staff Flight:
Flight from Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) to San Diego International Airport (SAN):
Southwest Flight #1214 departing SJD at 1:40pm and arriving SAN at 2:55pm

Participants can also travel to/from La Paz Airport with shuffle arranged and paid to Palapas Ventana Resort. Shuttle from La Paz International Airport (LAP) and Palapas Ventana Resort is $210.00+tax round trip shuttle. Maximum shuttle capacity is 11 people.

Participants and SEACAMP personnel will be housed at Palapas Ventana in small casitas. Please visit the Palapas Ventana website for more accommodations information. Individual travels will likely share housing with other travelers. All eligible travelers are required to be fully vaccinated by the start of the trip.

The Palapas Ventana Restaurant is where participants will have breakfast and dinner most days. The restaurant will also provide lunch to be eaten in the field. The restaurant is on the eastern tip of the property and overlooks Cerralvo Island and the Sea of Cortez. It offers the finest Mexican/American cuisine. Besides a moderately sized dining room and large patio, there is also a bar, a ping pong room, and an internet café. In addition, there is a small pool for participants to cool off in the evening.