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Socorro Island

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Socorro Island, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
+1 604-241-1918
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Oceanic mantas and dolphins!

Went on a 1 week liveaboard booked through SeaCrush and it was one of the best dive trips I have... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
carolebulle2
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Paris, France
beautiful life sea!

beautful life sea ! great to appreciaite cabo nature, i will recommend everyone to visit this... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
john v
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Volcanic in origin, these islands serve as an oasis amid the Sea of Cortez, 250 miles off the Baja Peninsula coast. The raw lava flows and active volcanoes in these islands resemble the lost world of "Jurassic Park," which seems fitting as these outpost islands, including Roca Partida, beckon not just to giant mantas, but to a host of big animals. The manta behaviour here is unique in the world. The 12-to-16-foot giant mantas of Socorro seek out intimate interactions with divers. Dolphins, whale sharks, humpback whales, silky sharks, hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks and more can also be found here, depending on the time of year. Socorro is accessed by liveaboard dive boats, and promises to be the trip of a lifetime.
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Socorro Island, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

Went on a 1 week liveaboard booked through SeaCrush and it was one of the best dive trips I have done! The team was super professional, they knew the sites perfectly because they have been going there for more than 25 years. On almost every...More

1  Thank carolebulle2
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

beautful life sea ! great to appreciaite cabo nature, i will recommend everyone to visit this island for the best nature experience

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Fantastic recent trip on liveaboard MV Valentina. Great guides, crew and marine life. Giant pacific mantas, numerous whitetip reef sharks, silkys, Galapagos and hammerheads.

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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Never a bad dive. Doesn't matter which live aboard you go with as you'll see the same pelagic creatures. Only difference is how well the boats are appointed, some better than others and some boats did 4-5 dives a day. I was disappointed as it...More

2  Thank John W
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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

I had the privilege of spending 8 days and 5 full days of scuba diving off the Nautilus Explorer in the Revillagigedo island chain of Socorro, Roca Partida and San Benedicto. This was, without doubt a bucket list experience. The scuba diving was exceptional with...More

1  Thank Charles C
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Reviewed January 5, 2018

We dove with the Nautilus Belle Amie. The boat and crew were FANTASTIC. The manta interaction was wonderful. Lots of white tip sharks, some hammerheads, occasional tiger and Galapagos sharks and fun snorkeling with silky sharks. There were schooling fish in places. The bottom life...More

1  Thank arlyb2017
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Reviewed December 28, 2017

plenty of ocean life and impresive wild life, the socorro island will transport youto a different dimension of what cabo usually has to offer, in the night there may be a lot of nightlife and discotheques in cabo but if you want to get away...More

Thank Nathan W
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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Traveled to the Revillagigedos Archipelago (AKA Socorro Island) in May with my daughter aboard the Nautilus Explorer. We couldn't have asked for a better dive experience. First, the trip over was great (compared to our Guadalupe crossing a few years back). Weather and seas, calm,...More

5  Thank DaveM5509
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NautilusSaff, Manager at Socorro Island, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2017

I am so glad you had a wonderful time! The silky shark diving is a pretty magical experience, it makes for a very memorable night! I hope you come back for a visit soon!

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Reviewed May 4, 2017

I went there to dive on board of Solmar V, unforgettable trip: big mantas played with us and enjoyed our bubbles, dolphins appeared out of the blue; we met curious silkies, Galapagos sharks looking grumpy, visited 'shark store' on Roca Partida, where small white tip...More

2  Thank filutek
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Reviewed April 10, 2017

These are simply incredible dive sites for advanced divers. Giant Pacific mantas and sharks are the drawing card here. Their supporting actors are dolphins and whales. Be prepared for strong horizontal and vertical currents.

3  Thank JRJ645
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Natalia R
August 1, 2018|
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Response from NautilusLiveaboards | Property representative |
Hi Natalia, we invite you to meet at our hospitality suite located in Cabo San Lucas. It is a 45 minute ride from the SJD - San Jose del Cabo airport.
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Pheonix91
June 16, 2018|
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Response from NautilusLiveaboards | Property representative |
The crossing to Socorro is open ocean so there is movement, 1 out of ten crossings are like glass, 1 out of 10 crossings is quite rough and the remaining typically have some slight motion. Once we are tucked in behind an... More
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