Diving In Socorro Islands

Socorro Island diving has become one of the most popular live aboard diving experiences in the world, Socorro is part of the Revillagigedo archipelago, this group of islands is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the tip of the Baja peninsula.

Socorro islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide, such as giant mantas, humpback whales, playful dolphins, tuna and over 7 shark species give you the best animal diving on earth! On occasion we also see orcas, false killer whales, bait balls and plenty of other surprises!

The Revillagigedo Archipelago consist of 4 islands – San Benedicto Island, Socorro Island, Roca Partida and Clarion. They are wild, remote and unpredictable.

In Solmar V we have 9 & 11 days trips available, contact us and discover why this 112 ft vessel is the perfect combination between luxury and adventure and find out why is the favorite among the Socorro Island visitors.



Seasons & Conditions

Socorro Islands diving trips are only available November through June due to weather conditions. During all these months, giant mantas, playful bottlenose dolphins and sharks are plentiful.

The water temps are 75F – 80F in November, December, and sometimes into January and also in late April, May and June.

In mid-January, February, March and the beginning of April the water varies between around 70F – 74F. The humpback whales visit Socorro during these cooler water months. You can hear these gentle giants singing on almost every dive and as previously mentioned, underwater encounters with these whales are increasing every year.

Socorro is one of the best places in the world for big animal diving. To learn more check out Bluewater Travel Article

Trip Reports

Watch any of our Trip Reports since 2010. We have them organized by month and year, so you can see how it went!


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