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Socorro Island is a volcanic island located in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Mexico. The island is known for its remarkable diving opportunities, with liveaboard diving in Socorro Island being a popular way for divers to explore the stunning underwater topography and diverse marine life. The underwater topography of Socorro Island is characterized by an array of underwater canyons, pinnacles, and walls, making it an ideal destination for adventurous divers. The island is also home to several deep-sea trenches, including the Socorro Trench, which plunges to a depth of over 3,000 meters. The rich biodiversity of marine life found in the waters surrounding Socorro Island is a major draw for divers. The island is known for its large pelagic species, including giant manta rays, humpback whales, and various species of sharks, including hammerhead, white tip, and silky sharks. Other marine species that can be spotted in the waters of Socorro Island include dolphins, whale sharks, and schools of colorful fish. Liveaboard diving on Socorro Island provides divers with the opportunity to explore the island's underwater wonders over multiple days. With comfortable onboard accommodation, divers can spend their days diving in the crystal-clear waters, and their nights relaxing under the stars, surrounded by the natural beauty of Socorro Island



When To Go Diving

The best time to go liveaboard diving in Socorro Island is from November to May, which is the peak diving season. During this period, the water temperatures are warmer, the visibility is better, and marine life is more abundant. From November to January, the water temperatures are cooler, ranging from 20°C to 23°C (68°F to 73°F). However, this is also the time when humpback whales migrate to the area, offering divers the opportunity to see these majestic creatures up close. From February to May, the water temperatures start to warm up, ranging from 23°C to 27°C (73°F to 81°F). This is also the time when the giant manta rays and several species of sharks, including hammerhead and silky sharks, are more frequently seen. The visibility is generally good during this period, ranging from 20 meters to 30 meters (65 feet to 100 feet)


What to see

The crystal-clear waters surrounding the island are home to a variety of large marine species, including giant Pacific manta rays, humpback whales, bottlenose dolphins, and several species of sharks such as hammerhead, silky, and Galapagos. Divers can also spot green schools of jacks and snappers, and pelagic fish such as tuna, wahoo, and sailfish. The highlight of Socorro Island diving is the opportunity to see the majestic giant oceanic manta rays, which can grow up to 7 meters in wingspan and are known for their graceful movements underwater

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