Socorro Islands Liveaboard Diving

Remote Liveaboard Diving With Friendly Giant Pacific Manta Rays And Dolphins, Plus Sharks and Humpbacks

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Liveaboard Diving in Socorro Islands

Socorro Island liveaboard diving is best from November to May, which is Socorro liveaboard safari season. The Socorro Islands, known as Revillagigedo Archipelago, are only accessible by liveaboard and known for friendly manta rays and dolphins, plus seeing many shark species and humpback whales too.

The Socorro Islands are also known as Revillagigedo Archipelago, and are a group of four volcanic islands. These volcanic islands include underwater seamounts that are far offshore and ideal for diving due to the currents that bring an abundance of marine life.

Scuba diving in the Socorro Islands is a pelagic lover’s paradise. Be aware of the strong currents around the Socorro Islands, which makes diving in Socorro suitable for advanced divers only.

The Islands of Socorro attract large groups of giant oceanic manta rays, which are possibly the world’s friendliest mantas as they love to swim close beside divers. Not only will you enjoy close encounters with manta rays, but you are also likely to see very friendly bottlenose dolphins too (see video below). These dolphins are also known to approach and play with divers, rather than swim away.

As well as seeing mantas and dolphins, there is also the chance to see whale sharks too in the winter months (November to May), but November is best for whale sharks in Socorro.

When you’re on a Socorro Island liveaboard, there’s also the chance to watch huge humpback whales breach the surface too. These humpback whales come to the Socorro Islands between November and May to breed and calve. You may be even lucky enough to see a humpback mother and a calf too.

Socorro is also known for sharks, such as whitetip reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, silky sharks, oceanic whitetip sharks and hammerhead sharks too.

The visibility around the Islands of Socorro range from 15-50 metres (49-164 feet), and water temperatures range from 21-28°C (70-82°F).

The Socorro Islands are part of a protected biosphere reserve, where many conservation organisations work to preserve the wildlife found here.

Diving Socorro Islands – Dec 2021

Table of Socorro Liveaboards

This list of Socorro liveaboards is in descending customer rating order, so the liveaboards with the highest customer rating will be at the top of the list. To filter this table for the features that are important for your Socorro liveaboard trip, select from the list of filters below.


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Review: MV Nautilus Belle Amie; Book: MV Nautilus Belle Amie 9.5 Exceptional from £258; $315; €294
Review: MV Rocio del Mar; Book: MV Rocio del Mar 9.5 Exceptional from £238; $290; €271
Review: MV Valentina; Book: MV Valentina 9.4 Superb from £328; $400; €374
Review: MV Nautilus Gallant Lady; Book: MV Nautilus Gallant Lady 9.2 Superb from £312; $381; €356
Review: MV Nautilus Explorer; Book: MV Nautilus Explorer 8.9 Fabulous from £258; $315; €294
Review: MV Nautilus Under Sea; Book: MV Nautilus Under Sea 8.8 Fabulous from £258; $315; €294
Review: MV Quino el Guardian; Book: MV Quino el Guardian 8.7 Fabulous from £237; $289; €270

Note: The above “Price Per Day” was correct at the time of producing this article, as was the exchange rate used to convert the GBP cost to US Dollars and Euros. For an up-to-date cost for your chosen liveaboard, please visit the “Book” link above.


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