Giant manta ray being cleaned by Clarion angelfish and others at Socorro Island in Mexico
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Mantas & More: Diving at Socorro Island, Baja Sur

Diving at Socorro Island in Baja California Sur MexicoLocated approximately 240 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean, the Revillagigedo Islands are a mecca for scuba diving enthusiasts. This group of 4 islands (San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarión Islands) has been called the “Galapagos of Mexico” for the astonishing abundance of marine life surrounding them. One of the most popular spots for divers is known as “The Boiler.” This submerged seamount serves as a much-visited cleaning station for many large pelagic species including giant manta rays. Recently, CaboVillas.com President, Don Hirschaut and CFO, Michelle Hoffman, had the opportunity to revisit these pristine islands for an incredible live-aboard diving experience with the outstanding team of Nautilus Diving, which offers tours departing from the Cabo San Lucas marina.

Here, they share some great photos and video from their experience…

Diving in Baja California Sur Mexico
CaboVillas.com owners, Don Hirschaut and Michelle Hoffmann
Giant manta ray being cleaned by Clarion angelfish and others at Socorro Island in Mexico
Giant manta ray being cleaned by Clarion angelfish and others at Socorro Island
Diving at the Giant manta ray at the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico
Clarion angelfish
Diving in Baja California Sur Mexico
A liveaboard diving trip with the team of Nautilus to visit the Revillagigedo Islands is a truly unforgettable experience for divers
diving at the Socorro Island in Baja California Sur Mexico Giant manta ray at the Revillagigedo Islands
Dolphins play near divers at Socorro Island

Diving in Baja California Sur at Socorro Island

Diving in Mexico at Socorro Island

Diving at the Giant manta ray at the Revillagigedo Islands in Mexico Socorro Island
Trumpetfish
Giant manta ray at the Revillagigedo Islands
Giant manta ray at the Revillagigedo Islands
Scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas Mexico
Moray eel

Scuba Diving in Baja California Sur Mexico Scuba Diving Tours in the Sea of Cortez Baja California Sur

Diving in Revillagigedo Islands Mexico
camouflage at the Revillagigedo Islands

See Don’s Previous Socorro Island Trip Reports:

To plan a Live-Aboard Diving Trip to Socorro Island, Visit:
Nautilus Live-Aboard Diving

Local Dive Trips in the Cabo San Lucas Area…

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