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Socorro Island

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Socorro Island, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
+1 604-241-1918
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Trip of a Life Time

Traveled to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (AKA Socorro Island) in May with my daughter aboard the... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
Corona, California
Fantastic diving

I went there to dive on board of Solmar V, unforgettable trip: big mantas played with us and... read more

Reviewed 5 May 2017
Ottawa, Canada
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Volcanic in origin, these islands serve as an oasis amid the Sea of Cortez, 250 miles off the Baja Peninsula coast. The raw lava flows and active volcanoes in these islands resemble the lost world of "Jurassic Park," which seems fitting as these outpost islands, including Roca Partida, beckon not just to giant mantas, but to a host of big animals. The manta behaviour here is unique in the world. The 12-to-16-foot giant mantas of Socorro seek out intimate interactions with divers. Dolphins, whale sharks, humpback whales, silky sharks, hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and more can also be found here, depending on the time of year. Socorro is accessed by liveaboard dive boats, and promises to be the trip of a lifetime.
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Socorro Island, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
+1 604-241-1918

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Traveled to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (AKA Socorro Island) in May with my daughter aboard the Nautilus Explorer. We couldn't have asked for a better dive experience. First, the trip over was great (compared to our Guadalupe crossing a few years back). Weather and seas, calm,...More

3  Thank DaveM5509
NautilusSaff, Manager at Socorro Island, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2017

I am so glad you had a wonderful time! The silky shark diving is a pretty magical experience, it makes for a very memorable night! I hope you come back for a visit soon!

Reviewed 5 May 2017

I went there to dive on board of Solmar V, unforgettable trip: big mantas played with us and enjoyed our bubbles, dolphins appeared out of the blue; we met curious silkies, Galapagos sharks looking grumpy, visited 'shark store' on Roca Partida, where small white tip...More

2  Thank filutek
Reviewed 11 April 2017

These are simply incredible dive sites for advanced divers. Giant Pacific mantas and sharks are the drawing card here. Their supporting actors are dolphins and whales. Be prepared for strong horizontal and vertical currents.

1  Thank JRJ645
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This was my 10th trip to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (RA); my 9th trip on the Nautilus Explorer (NE) (the other trip was last year on the Nautilus Belle Amie). We left San Jose del Cabo in the evening from the Hotel Ganzo. This is a...More

3  Thank DiverMiguelito
Reviewed 4 February 2017

I went to Socorro Islands on SOLMAR V. The crew was fantastic going the extra mile to make our trip unforgettable. Great accommodation and delicious food. Diving was spectacular! We interacted with mantas and dolphins and we got to see at least seven different species...More

Thank Susmansim
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have just returned from a week of scuba diving on the Nautilus Explorer with a fantastic crew. The diving was phenomenal! I am a beginner diver but found that I was still able to keep up with all the higher level divers. The dive...More

2  Thank Foreverirish12
NautilusSaff, Designer at Socorro Island, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review! We would like to use your review in our brochure, would you please be able to send me an email at design@nautilusliveaboards.com with your first name and the first letter of your last name (to match the rest of...More

Reviewed 21 December 2016

The Socorro Island Trip the trip of a lifetime. Everything about the boat, the crew, and the diving was great. We traveled by shuttle to the El Ganzo Hotel during the afternoon of Dec 5. The boat was docked immediately in front of the hotel,...More

2  Thank Phil S
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Amazing trip on the Solmar V liveaboard. We had amazing encounters with giant manta ray that just love the bubbles hitting them from below like a spa! Other amazing sharks, hammerheads, silky sharks and Galapogos sharks as well as the reef sharks. Worth the long...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Had a wonderful time. did the nine night trip aboard the Nautilus Belle Amie. the diving was great. Dove with Giant Manatas, Hammerhead sharks, piles of white tip sharks and Galapagos sharks, The service was great, the rooms were great and the food was good.

2  Thank robertariley
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We visited Socorro at the end of November 2015. Unfortunately we were caught up in the tail end of a hurricane that delayed our departure. The crew kept us regularly updated and handled the situation well. It was a very very rough crossing but the...More

2  Thank Sorted69
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2 April 2017|
Response from Mary E | Reviewed this property |
I don't think this is a snorkelling destination. It is definitely not a reef diving destination, that tend to be shallower and therefore good for snorkelling. We spent most of our dives at around 20m for the big stuff which... More
1 February 2017|
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Response from Mary E | Reviewed this property |
Also as per Phil S do not under estimate the sea going to the islands. Our boat was full of experienced divers that don't get seasick and some were struggling as its that lumpy! So take some tablets just for the ride there... More
19 November 2015|
Response from redhorsegoggles | Reviewed this property |
Belle Amie....the second boat and larger boat of the people who ren the Nautilus explorer