Giant Pacific manta rays, sharks and whale sharks are just the beginning of the remarkable sea life at the Revillagigedo Islands (sometimes called the “Socorro Islands”). Recently, our company president Don Hirschaut, had the opportunity to revisit the Revillagigedo archipelago (home to Socorro, San Benedicto, Clarión and Roca Partida Islands) a chain of islands of volcanic origin located approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean. This location has sometimes been called the “Mexican Galapagos” for its unique ecosystem. Traveling aboard the state-of-the-art Nautilus Explorer dive boat, the 8-day journey allowed participants to experience some of the most memorable marine animals in the world in a setting of dramatic…
About 200 miles from Los Cabos, Baja California Sur lie the Revillagigedo Islands, a unique archipelago sometimes described as the “Galapagos of Mexico.” The volcanic islands of the chain include Socorro Island, San Benedicto Island, Clarion Island and Roca Partida—and host some of the most breathtaking underwater sea life in the world. Recently, Don Hirschaut, president of CaboVillas.com (Earth, Sea & Sky Vacations) took an unforgettable journey to get up close and personal with the islands’ giant manta rays, sharks and more. Here, he shares his experience exploring this fragile and beautiful ecosystem.