SOCORRO ISLAND OFFERS WORLD CLASS DIVING AND UNFORGETTABLE MEMORIES...
Known worldwide as the “Mexican Galapagos” the Socorro Islands is the kind of place where anything can happen. The volcanic archipelago located approximately 240 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is listed as a Hope Spot and critical to the health of the ocean by Dr. Sylvia Earle. Its remote location makes it only accessible by liveaboard. The archipelago is not an area to visit for macro as it focuses on large marine animals, concentrations of fish, sharks and the biggest mantas you can ever dream of. The underwater topography consists of boulders and walls and is not great for coral but the encounters with large marine animals won’t have you missing anything. Today, the set of islands is now part of a protected biosphere reserve and sanctuary. The islands and marine ecosystem is subject to considerable research and conservation by a variety of conservation organizations and non-profits. The Socorro Island Conservation Fund and the Guadalupe Island Conservation Fund both work with the Mexican government to patrol any illegal shark poaching in the region, which is of particular concern. These efforts make it a dream place for divers from all over the globe. Best season November-May. We frequently encounter several species of shark including the Scalloped Hammerhead, Silvertip, Galapagos, Tiger and Whitetip reef. Additionally, between February and April we have the opportunity to see Humpback whales. And if that is not enough, Socorro is one of the best places on earth to see giant Pacific Manta rays, and let's not forget the dolphins and big schools of fish. Socorro is truly a divers paradise!
GREAT WHITE SHARK HEAVEN, GUADALUPE ISLAND'S POPULARITY IS RAPIDLY GROWING... 100' VISIBILITY MAKES THIS PLACE THE BEST ON EARTH TO DIVE WITH THE GREAT WHITE SHARK.
"Isla Guadalupe" as the local fishermen call it, is rapidly becoming one of the best locations for Great White Shark encounters in the world, not only because of its consistant shark sightings, but because of the fantastic water visibility, where you can expect to have on average 60-100 ft. Over 170 different great whites have been identified at Guadalupe. They visit the island to prey on the schools of tuna and the sea lions and seal populations that inhabit the island. The season for Guadalupe is July- October.