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Diving in Socorro Islands
When to go to Socorro Islands
Diving in Socorro Island is possible during the whole year, as divers can watch different species depending on the season. The period from November to May is preferable for liveaboard safari diving and from January to April for watching humpback whales. Water and air temperatures are of 21-23C/69-73F. Diving during all of the rest months is suitable to observe sharks and manta rays and temperatures are of 23-26C/73-78F. Currents are moderate. Visibility is around 20-30m/65-98ft.
What to see
Diving in Socorro Island is spectacular. Dive sites are presented by pacific fish: bottlenose dolphins, wahoos, marlins, tuna, mackerel, humpback whales, yellowfins, angelfish and huge manta rays and more than 10 kinds of sharks. It includes hammerhead, silky, dusky, oceanic white-tip, silver-tip, Galapagos, tiger and whale sharks. Divers have a unique chance not only to spot the creatures, but to establish eye contact, make photos, watch them and even swim along with them.
Scuba diving in Socorro Islands
Socorro Island is a small, but very popular island in Mexico. It has a volcanic origin and belongs to the Revillagigedo Archipelago. This place is remote and wild, attracting adventurous travelers ready to explore new things and get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday routine. Holidaymakers will not find any prominent places of interest and sightseeing is not the island’s peculiarity. Scuba diving in Socorro Island should be on a “must-do” list of every diver. The destination is famous for its fantastic diving conditions and the abundance of species that divers can encounter. The big concentration of giant pelagic creatures inhabiting underwater world around the island provide unforgettable experience and impressions. Divers can dive in crystal clear waters and examine multiple rising pinnacles, boulders, vertical walls, dramatic drop-offs, rock formations and steep slopes. Scuba diving around those beauties gives a perfect opportunity for divers to interact with huge marine species and make unbelievable photos. Nowadays, the area’s ecosystem is being protected by the Mexican government and Socorro Island Conservation Fund. All of the organizations try to preserve local biosphere and increase the population of reef fish around Socorro Island. Depths of dive sites range between 10-30m/32-98ft and diving is advisable for divers of novice and advanced levels. Dive sites are accessible by boat.
Most popular dive sites
There are plenty of dive sites representing diving in Socorro Island. Scuba diving can be performed in such interesting dive sites as Roca Partida, San Benedicto, the Boiler, the Canyon, Socorro and Cabo Pearce dive sites.