GIANT MANTAS AT SOCORRO ISLAND
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Guest Blogs – January 22nd
Dropped off the boat and descended onto a pod of curious dolphins. Hammerheads in the distance, drive-by’s from a couple of tiger sharks, a little octopus swimming around the rocks, silvertips all over, some mantas gracefully checking us out, the dolphins playing, lobsters (including a slipper lobster) hanging around and saying hi, and so much more!
– Chesli Gress, Anacortes, WA
Guest Blogs – January 21st
Descended 20 feet down and turned around to be met by an enormous chevron manta ray. Squeals emitted from my regulator as I attempted to get everyone’s attention. It was an incredible experience to be so close to this huge majestic creature. Looking into its eyes while it stares back curiously. After the first manta went on its way we continued our dive . Halfway through we were met with at least 5 other mantas, both chevron and black.
Chelsi Gress, Anacortes, WA
Guest Blogs – January 20th
Great captain, dive masters and crew!!! All are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Best group of dive masters and crew I have every had on any liveaboard.
Steve Cope, USA
Guest Blogs – January 19th
Roca Partida. Wow the water is so clear! It feels like flying trough space! I found my first octopus today. I was very popular with the little puffer fish as well. What a day! Again, the crew and captain of the Belle Amie helped me to have one of the best days of diving I think I have ever had.
Guest Blogs – January 17th
The dives have been fantastic thanks to the guides and crew. Each day is better than the previous which is amazing because I would not have thought I could have a better day from my first. Food, Wow, Thank you Chef!!!! I don’t know how he does it and most important Adriana and Lauirentina have been fabulous. They provide wonderful service and a personal touch.
Guest Blogs – January 16th
I realized an old dream, diving with a school of hammerhead sharks. It was exciting. But even better, in the same dive two beautiful mantas…. Thank you!!!!
Jose Gomes Brito, Brazil
Where is Socorro?
Socorro Island is one day sail south of Cabo San Lucas, which is located at the south tip of Baja Mexico.
We specialize in big animals diving at the cleaning stations of San Benedicto, Socorro and Roca Partida.
When should you go?
Socorro features the friendliest giant mantas in the world, humpbacks, wild pelagic dolphins and up to 10 species of sharks. Surface weather is similar to southern California climate. Very warm during the day, and chilly at night.
Featured Socorro trips
Nautilus Odysseys Ep. 12 – Dreaming of Dolphins
Nautilus Odysseys Ep. 13 – Here Comes The Sun