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This year marks our 24th season diving the Socorro Islands, and we are still amazed at the pristine quality and consistent big animal encounters we find here, year after year.  

This year was no exception when we returned in November.  Tons of giant mantas, sharks galore, stunning wild dolphin encounters, and that was before the whale sharks made their appearances. 

In January, the water temp is now cooler and we welcome the annual migration of Humpback Whales to calve and reproduce.  We see them constantly from the boat, and hear their underwater song while diving (a different song each year).  Captain Gerardo has already reported whale sightings at Roca as of last week! This is a great sign and we are hoping for some memorable encounters with these gentle giants this season.

Check out this video to see how our guests and crew brought in the 2017 New Year at these legendary islands.

To see the 2017 New Year Video Trip Report, click here


Whale Season was sold out, but some space has just opened up on our April 23 to May 1 trip!

A little late in the whale season but frequently, late births in April make for some incredible encounters as the mother waits for the calf to grow strong enough to make the long journey north to their home waters. 

The water normally starts to warm up at that time of year and the wild dolphin activity typically is “off the hook”! These encounters are among the best in the world.  Manta and shark activity is also consistent at this time of year  

Shortly after the holidays we received a small cancellation making some prime time Socorro Islands space available this year. We now have 5 spaces available on our April 23 - May 1 Socorro trip, and we will offer the following while they last

For this trip only, we will offer:

  • A SPECIAL FLAT RATE of $ 3800 which includes the 16% IVA tax. 
  • One FREE hotel night
  • FREE Round-trip Airport Transfers
  • FREE Upgrade to Superior Cabin (while they last)
  • Total Savings of almost $ 700 USD! 

These offers, and cancellations, are RARE, so if you'd like to join us at a peak time to visit the Socorro Islands, please call 310-455-3600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP.   These are going to go fast!


We ran an Instagram Photo Contest during our 2017 Great White Shark Season at Isla Guadalupe. (#solmarvcoolestgwshark)

Little did we know that the 2016 shark season would be one of the best EVER! According to the Guadalupe National Park biologists, there was a 20% increase of new sharks many of which were juveniles or adolescents. This made for a very high octane season indeed.

Spaces are going fast for 2017 so call us at 310-455-3600 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you want an experience you will never forget!

The images passengers shared with us during our Instagram contest were stunning.  Please join us in congratulating George T. Probst.  George wins a free trip back to the island to photograph some more sharks!  Here's the shot, and hope to see you onboard this year.  

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