Reachable only by liveaboard, diving in Socorro is synonymous with pelagic action. Expect to see manta rays, whale sharks, humpback whales and hammerheads at this far flung Mexican island.
Socorro and the Revillagigedo Archipelago are 250 miles (400km) from Cabo San Lucas. This island, well known for its giant oceanic manta rays, is actually a destination for lovers of all big marine life. On a good trip, you might see dolphins, whale sharks, hammerheads, silkies, silvertip sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks, tiger sharks and humpback whales. Underwater landscapes are volcanic in nature with visible geothermal activity. There are no hotels on the islands, and it takes around 24 hours to reach the archipelago. Diving the Socorro Islands is therefore only possible from a liveaboard. Most itineraries last 7 to 10 nights, and the best time to dive here is from November to May.