Socorro Island

About Socorro Island

With the only way to see Socorro Island is by liveaboard, and only a handful of liveaboards making the trip, this may be the most uncrowded diving you will ever experience.  There is nowhere else in the world where giant manta rays and bottlenose dolphins swim right up to, and interact with, divers. Experience a one-of-a-kind encounter with these curious creatures. While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 12 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.


Embarking on a journey to Socorro Island is an exhilarating plunge into the heart of the Pacific Ocean’s hidden treasures. Situated in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, these remote volcanic isles are a haven for marine enthusiasts seeking encounters with some of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Divers are lured by the promise of close encounters with majestic manta rays, humpback whales, and schools of hammerhead sharks. The crystalline waters surrounding Socorro provide a canvas for underwater exploration, with vibrant coral reefs and dramatic underwater seascapes. Beyond the aquatic wonders, the rugged cliffs and untouched landscapes of the islands create a picturesque backdrop. Remote and teeming with marine biodiversity, Socorro Island promises an expedition filled with extraordinary encounters, making it a must-visit destination for those yearning to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of life beneath the waves in one of the world’s most secluded marine sanctuaries.