GIANT MANTAS AT SOCORRO ISLAND
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Guest Blogs – February 19th
A graceful black and silver giant appears sweeping in slowly, curious about our visit. Our divemasters instruct us to be still. This enormous beauty will come to us if she sees fit. A second manta of the black variety appears and joins his friend. They are checking out our presence with caution or curiousity, and seeking out a swim through our bubbles. The excitement and joy delivered at their presence is beyond words.
– Jay, Montgomery, USA
Guest Blogs – February 18th
May we just say kudos to the all the dive staff for getting us non-sea legged divers into and out of the skiffs with no major injuries on calm seas… let alone rocky seas. Its always a comfort to see them on the dive deck ready to hold our arms and steady us…. Also for driving the skiffs in all directions… and distances… to pick us up after amazing dives with our DMs Mirko, Ramon, and Ronald.
-Jen, New Jersey
Guest Blogs – February 17th
Best liveaboard ever! I have been diving for over 15 years and this company stands above the rest. The captain and crew repeatedly go out of their way to ensure you are having a great time. The food is delicious, the diving is phenomenal, the boat is spacious, this is an experience to remember. Mantas soar within inches while sharks swim beside you at the same time.
Adam from San Jose, CA
Guest Blogs – February 16th
last dive today. We went to the Canyon on our last dive of the day. We had a lot of sharks at the cleaning station. Hammerheads, Silvertips, White tips and a few very big Galapagos sharks. What an amazing dive for a shark lover like me.
Divemaster Stein, Belle Amie
Guest Blogs – February 16th
The moment the manta turned her wings toward me I could feel my heartbeat…. It was absolutely fascinating to see how easily she was able to come to a full stop right above me with such little movement of her massive being. As she was stopping 4ft right above me I turned on my back and had the most amazing “Manta Moment”.
Jen – New Jersey
Guest Blogs – February 15th
A school ( 10+ ) of Hammer Heads swam by today … wow!
There was a wall of fish on Roca Partida …
Hammerheads!!!! Giant Mantas!!
All the things…. What a day – and it’s only dive one ???? Thanks Ramon… you are the best!
– Arin – New Jersey
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