Why we love it
From the moment you arrive in Los Cabos you know you are in for an extraordinary adventure. Off the west coast of Mexico, Socorro or the ‘Revillagigedo Archipelago’ is well-known by scientists who go there to study oceanic mantas and whale sharks. Many species of sharks including hammerheads are also present. Between January and April, it is humpback whales season! Enter a fantastic world of volcanic islands and a spectacular marine life… welcome to Socorro!
The Guadalupe and Socorro Conservation Funds support since 2004 scientific research and conservation work in the Sea of Cortez, at Socorro, Clipperton and Guadalupe Islands. Support of various charities such as Dive into the Pink and PADI Project Aware.
Who is it for?
For pelagic lovers, advanced divers who have seen it all already. Also available on board: kayaks, paddle boards, open air movie theater, hot tube
Prices and Dates
- 8 nights on the boat (for most trips) with daily room service and towels
- All meals (continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert)
- Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
- Use of kayaks
- An underwater dive guide
- End of trip DVD
- Onboard facilities such as the hot tub and lounge
- Marine Park Fee of per dive day to be paid upfront
- Port Fee of per person payable in cash on board
- Transfers between the airport and meeting spot
- Alcoholic beverages
- Dive gear rental and Nitrox
- Wi-Fi access
- Socorro Island is part of the Revillagigedos, a group of small islands off the coast of Baja California, Mexico.
- Depending on the season, you get to see oceanic mantas, bottlenose dolphins and up to 10 varieties of shark - schooling scalloped hammerheads, solitary giant hammerheads, Galápagos, whitetip reef, silver-tip, silky, tiger and oceanic whitetips, and also in season humpback whales, whale sharks and bait balls
- Dive sites: all dive sites are located in Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida. Sites may change due to ocean conditions
- All dives are planned and executed without deco stops
- There is a crossing journey of 24 to 28 hours from/to Cabo San Lucas.
- Season: from November to July: oceanic mantas, bottlenose dolphins and up to 10 species of sharks all these months. From January to April: Humpback whales. November-December and May to July: whale sharks.
- Currents: currents can be strong, and the sea, choppy.
- Visibility: 20 to 30 m (66 to 98 ft) on most days. Sometimes 15 meters(50 feet) or 45 meters(feet)
- Water Temperature: 23° to 26°C (73° to 79°F) with a peak of 28°C (82°F) in November.
- Depth: deep dives mostly
- Dive operator with over 25 years of experience in the area
- 3 boats
- Guests dive into three different groups according to their level and preferences in guidance
- Dive course possible with additional costs - ask us.
- Maximum divers per group: 10
- English speaking crew
- Equipment Recommended: 5 to 7 mm wetsuit, dive computer, surface marker buoy (SMB), and a whistle. Go for the nitrox.
- Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
- Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: San Jose del Cabo, Baja California, Mexico
Visas, flights, and more!
- Many countries’ residents do not require a visa to stay in Mexico for up to 180 days.
- Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country on Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism website.
How to get there
- International flights to San Jose del Cabo, SJD, Mexico. We always recommend arriving and leaving one day before/after.
- Another option is going to Mexico city and take an internal flight with Interjet (usually 2 flights a day, starting at one way) or Aeromexico (usually 6 flights a day, starting at one way).
- Make sure you have enough time for transfers between terminals &/or airports.
- Bring sunscreen, a hat, mosquito repellent, a rash guard, and a sweater or light-weight jacket