The Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly called Socorro Islands, is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – at the tip of the Baja peninsula. These islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide.

The Revillagigedos Islands consist of 4 islands – San Benedicto Island, Socorro Island, Roca Partida and Clarion. We simply call them Socorro. They are wild, remote and unpredictable and have been called the Mexican Galapagos. This area is famous for up close and personal encounters with the Giant Pacific manta ray, which can grow to 22 feet from wingtip to wingtip.

 

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Los Cabos (SJD) or La Paz (LP). Spend the night in the hotel of your election. 
Day 2
Arrive to the marina at 9:00-10:00 hrs. Departure when everyone is ready and everything is settled to San Benedicto (24hrs).
Day 3
Arrival to San Benedicto. Diving all day (2-3 inmersions).
Day 4
Dive at San Benedicto. At the end of the day, departure to isla Socorro (4 hours)
Day 5
Dive at Isla Socorro. Inspection of the boat by the Marina mexicana. Si las conditions are appropriate, the boat departs to Roca Partida.
Day 6
Dive in Roca Partida, from 3 to 4 inmerssions. At the end of the day, we’ll agree rather to stay one more day or depart to another dive spot. 
Day 7
Second day in Roca Partida At the end of the day. navigate to San Benedicto (7-10 hrs)
Day 8
Dive in San Benedicto until 15:00 hrs (3 inmersions). The boat will depart to Cabo San Lucas at 16:00hrs
Day 9
Arrival to Cabo. Dinner with the group at 20:00 hrs. 

Info

 

The four islands are:
Island Square Area Highest Point Elevation
San Benedicto 5.94 km; 2.25 miles Bárcena 310 m; 1018 feet
Socorro 132.06 km; 51 miles Mount Evermann 1130 m; 3700 feet
Roca Partida 0.14 km; .05 miles The entire island 34 m; 111 feet
Clarión 19.80 km; 7.5 miles Monte Gallegos 335 m; 1100 feet
While no tourist facilities exist, there are no reliable sources of potable water, there are still visits every year. The seas around Socorro are popular for SCUBA diving where sharks and manta rays are seen. Most visitors are on live-aboard boats or expedition type vessels. This helps prevent the introduction of non-native, invasive, species.The islands are home to many unique plant and animal species and are often referred to as Mexico’s “little Galapagos”. Isla Socorro is the most diverse in flora, fauna and topography. They were established as a Biosphere Reserve on June 4, 1994.

Animals and species

Giant Mantas, hammerhead sharks, white sharks, whale sharks, dolphins, sea lions, thousands of coral reef species, hundreds of invertebrates and coral fish are part of the incredible biodiversity of the islands.

Open Season

ALL YEAR

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