Socorro Island is one of four small islands which make up the Revillagigedos Archipelago, located off the far Pacific Coast of the Baja Pennisula in Mexico approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The four islands of San Benedicto Island, Socorro Island, Roca Partida and Clarion are otherwise known just as Socorro. The Archipelago of Revillagigedo is a remote and untouched destination that is sometimes called Mexico's "little Galapagos" because of it's many endemic plant and animal species and unforgettable diving experiences. The Revillagigedos Islands are also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The diving in Socorro is characterized mostly by encounters with large pelagic species of sharks, rays, and even Humpback whales. Huge schools of hammerheads, white tips, silver tips, and silkies can be seen at dive sites in certain times of the year. Massive oceanic Mantas greet divers in such a friendly manner that they will circle around the group during safety stops out in the blue, or play just above diver's heads, enjoying the bubbles on their underside. Humpback whales breeding and birthing in these waters during the Winter months of January to March, before they head back to the north Arctic for summer months. Very often mothers and calf pairs are seen resting near the surface. Whale sharks are seen at the islands, and they most common during early December or early May.

All liveaboards operating here to Socorro Islands depart and return to Los Cabos San Lucas on the very southern tip of the Mexican Baja Peninsula. From here the islands are an approximately 26-28 hour sail from port across the open sea, so it is recommended to prepare yourself if you suffer from motion sickness. But trips only run from November to May, this is the best time for making the long crossing, as sea and weather conditions tend to be more calm. From November to December and April to May water temperatures average 26 C, and between these months during the cooler season, water temps get down to 22 C. But as there are currents and cold water up-welling along the dive sites, temps can drop below these temps in layered thermoclines.

Featured boats

MV SeaEscape is a diving liveaboard managed by a diver family knowing very well what you are looking for. They run 2 different itinerariesbased on the season; Guadalupe Island from August to October and Socorro Islands from November to April.

Nautilus Explorer is a professional superior vessel running by Nautilus Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in the famous Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez and Guadalupe Island according to the best dive season. it can accommodate up to 25 guests.

Solmar V is a professional live-aboard dive vessel that has been based off Cabo San Lucas since 1984. It offers liveaobard trips to Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Island, it can cater a max. of 22 guests onboard.

Southern Sport is operated by a professional Mexico local liveaboard operator with years of experience in diving, it offers dive liveaboard trips to Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island according to the dive seasons. It can accommodates up to 18 guests.

Coming trips

14/07/2017 to 22/07/2017

Socorro

Nautilus Under Sea (formerly Undersea Hunter) is a professional deluxe vessel running by Nautilus Fleet, it offers dive liveaboard trips in the famous Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez and Guadalupe Island according to the best dive season, it can accommodate up to 18 guests.

01/11/2017 to 09/11/2017

Socorro

Solmar V is a professional live-aboard dive vessel that has been based off Cabo San Lucas since 1984. It offers liveaobard trips to Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Island, it can cater a max. of 22 guests onboard.

04/11/2017 to 17/11/2017

Socorro

With clear, deep blue waters, abundant sea life, white sand beaches and inspiring vistas, the Sea of Cortez - known as the Gulf of California - is a breathtaking destination for amazing scuba diving onboard Rocio Del Mar

11/11/2017 to 19/11/2017

Socorro

Solmar V is a professional live-aboard dive vessel that has been based off Cabo San Lucas since 1984. It offers liveaobard trips to Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Island, it can cater a max. of 22 guests onboard.

19/11/2017 to 27/11/2017

Socorro

With clear, deep blue waters, abundant sea life, white sand beaches and inspiring vistas, the Sea of Cortez - known as the Gulf of California - is a breathtaking destination for amazing scuba diving onboard Rocio Del Mar

21/11/2017 to 03/12/2017

Socorro

Solmar V is a professional live-aboard dive vessel that has been based off Cabo San Lucas since 1984. It offers liveaobard trips to Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Island, it can cater a max. of 22 guests onboard.

22/11/2017 to 29/11/2017

Socorro

Southern Sport is operated by a professional Mexico local liveaboard operator with years of experience in diving, it offers dive liveaboard trips to Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island according to the dive seasons. It can accommodates up to 18 guests.

22/11/2017 to 01/12/2017

Socorro

M/V Valentina offers comfortably diving liveaboard trips to SEA OF CORTEZ from the beautiful BAY OF LA PAZ, and to Socorro Islands from Puerto Los Cabos in Winter season.

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