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Socorro Islands

Located about 450km (279 miles) from Los Cabos, Mexico, Socorro is the largest of four volcanic islands in the Pacific that form the Revillagigedo Archipelago.

Located about 450km (279 miles) from Los Cabos, Mexico, Socorro is the largest of four volcanic islands in the Pacific that form the Revillagigedo Archipelago. The site is only accessible via liveaboard.

The Socorro Islands are UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for at least ten shark species and numerous pelagic giants. Socorro islands form one of the most unique diving places that is inhabited by so many species of pelagic fish and mammals.

Roca Partida (Split Rock)
It is a tiny island measuring 100m (328 feet) in length and 8m (26 feet) in width, however it is a home to vast marine diversity. The name, Roca Partida, is based on the fact that two island’s peaks rising from the ocean are split by a low-lying rock area. The marine life is here quite phenomenal, Galapagos, silky, whitetip reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, marlins, and dolphins are present as well as large schools of jackfish, wahoo, and tuna. Sometimes whale sharks are also spotted.

San Benedicto
It is an uninhabited island measuring 4.8km (2 miles) in length and 2.4km (1 mile) in width. It is probably one of the best places in the world to dive with giant manta rays, some with a wingspan of up to 8m (26 feet). A submerged pinnacle, called the Boiler, is used by mantas as a cleaning station all year-round. Schools of jacks, hammerheads and bottle-nose dolphins are also present here. In another part of the island called, The Canyon, large schools of hammerheads, Galapagos, silky, dusky and white-tip sharks can be seen.

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Socorro Islands (photo by Paolo Lora)
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Socorro Islands (photo by Paolo Lora)
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Socorro Islands (photo by Ross)
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Socorro Islands (photo Paolo Lora)
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