Socorro Island

Socorro liveaboard diving aboard Rocio del Mar
Destination At A Glance
Water Temperature - 
20°C to 26°C
Ideal Season - 
November to April.
Visibility - 
Air Temperature - 
22°C to 30°C
The volcanic Socorro Islands provide divers with an exhilarating mixed bag of adventures.

The Revillagigedos, more commonly called the Socorro Islands, are a group of four islands located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. These rugged and remote volcanic islands are home to a vast array of wildlife, including many endemic plant and animal species, and have been compared to the Galapagos Islands and Cocos for the big animal encounters that divers can expect here. The best known creatures are the huge, pacific manta rays that are famous for their close interaction with divers. But mantas are not the only big attraction, the rich waters surrounding the islands of Socorro, San Benedicto, Roca Partida and Clarion are a magnet for some of the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world, including schooling hammerheads, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, jacks, marlin, oceanic white tips and whale sharks. Add to that the seasonal appearance of around 1200 humpback whales from December through to March and you have a dive destination widely regarded as among the best in the world.

Read our exciting Trip Report from one of our Exclusive Tours to Socorro

Built to a very high standard, the 35 metre Nautilus Explorer operates a varied schedule encompassing Socorro, Guadaloupe, Clipperton Atoll, San Benitos and Baja and the Sea of Cortez. She is an ocean going vessel, managed with great care and attention to detail by her Canadian owner operator.

Accommodation for 22 guests is in nine state rooms and two suites, all with air conditioning and private bathrooms. Nautilus Explorer is a really well designed ship, purpose built for divers with excellent facilities and even a hot tub on her upper deck!

With a vessel of this quality, her itineraries are adventurous and often pioneering. As an agent we always know that our clients will be well looked after on board Nautilus Explorer.

Key Facts
  • 22 guests in eleven double cabins, each with en suite shower, WC and air conditioning

  • Nitrox diving

  • Comfortable, very well managed liveaboard, offering a high standard of service

  • Varied and exciting itinerary from Canada to Mexico

While there are no Resorts listed in this area, please take a look at some of the exciting Liveaboards operating in these waters. Click on the Liveaboards tab to find out more.



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