Socorro Vortex is the most exclusive option available for your Socorro and Revillagigedo Island diving adventure with 140 ft and only 14 guests on board.
Diving in Socorro has become a popular diving experience on live aboard format, divers form all around the world visit Socorro Island every year for a unique diving experience.
Located approximately 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San lucas in the Pacific Ocean Socorro is part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago and has been compared to Galapagos Island in Ecuador and Cocos Island in Costa Rica.
Socorro diving offers big animal encounters, such as Giant mantas, humpback whales, playful dolphins, tuna, over 7 shark species plus, occasional orcas encounter giving you the best animal diving on earth!
The Revillagigedo Archipelago consist of 4 islands –Socorro, Roca Partida, Clarion and San Benedicto. They are wild, remote and unpredictable.
DIVING IN SOCORRO ISLAND
Diving in the Socorro Islands became popular around year 2000 among divers, underwater photographers, videographers and wild life enthusiasts. It’s our second stop in the Socorro Vortex diving in Revillagigedo adventure.
Socorro Island is 30 miles south of San Benedicto and with a size of 10 by 9 miles has been a Mexican naval station since 1957.
Socorro Vortex dives in Socorro includes The Acuarium, Punta Tosca and Cabo Pearce.
All of this rated some of the best spots in the world.
Diving in San Benedicto
Home of “El Boiler” dive spot, San Benedicto is the third largest Island in the Revigagigedo Archipelago.
El Boiler is a large pinacle that reaches from the depths to within several feet of the surface. Its small enough to swim around several times in one dive and is large enough to be a favorite gathering point of the world-famous Giant Pacific Manta, this diving spot is perfect for up-close and personal encounters with them.
Giant mantas can grow to a wingspan of over twenty feet, yet they are gentle creatures. On a regular dive in San Benedicto we can also have humpback whales, whale sharks, and schooling hammerheads encounters.
El Boiler in San Benedicto Island is one of the best places for diving with mantas around the world.
Divers may observe many mantas who come here to be cleaned by the endemic clarion angelfish.
On the other side of the island is “The Canyon”. Here, we commonly dive with mantas, dolphins, hammerhead sharks, Galapagos sharks and silky sharks.
DIVING IN ROCA PARTIDA
Roca Partida is our last stop in our Revillagigedo diving liveaboard adventure. Roca Partida is the perfect dive spot for hammerhead encounter, white tip sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, giant manta rays, dolphins, an occasional whale shark and even humpback whales visiting from Alaska.
At about 40 ft our divers can explore large caves where groups of white tip sharks can be found sleeping most of the time.
Depending on weather conditions, our divers can dive around the pinnacle a couple times or just hang out in one area and watch the pelagics swim by.
Seasons & Conditions
The Revillagigedo Islands 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.