Socorro Island

Socorro liveaboard diving aboard Rocio del Mar

Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
20°C to 26°C
Ideal Season - 
November to April.
Visibility - 
Air Temperature - 
22°C to 30°C
The volcanic Socorro Islands provide divers with an exhilarating mixed bag of adventures.

The Revillagigedos, or more commonly called the Socorro Islands, are a group of four islands (Socorro, San Benedicto, Roca Partida and Clarion) located in the eastern Pacific Ocean, approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. These rugged and remote volcanic islands are home to a vast array of wildlife, including many endemic plant and animal species.  

With deep, rich waters surrounding them, the Socorro Islands are a magnet for ocean pelagics, including schooling hammerheads, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, jacks, marlin, oceanic white tips and whale sharks.  But perhaps the most famous of the creatures to be found here are the huge pacific manta rays that appear to enjoy close interaction with divers and their bubbles. The Socorro Islands are also well known for the seasonal appearance of humpback whales from December through to March.

It is this combination of remoteness and diverse wildlife that can make the Socorro islands such an exhilarating place to dive.  

Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2016 - click through to their website for more informaiton and fabulous images!

Read the Trip Report from our April 2016 Exclusive Tour to Socorro: click here


The Nautilus Belle Amie is a 41m steel hulled liveaboard purpose built for divers. She spends part of the year diving with the great whites of Guadalupe Island and the rest of the year with the giant mantas, sharks, dolphins, humpbacks and whalesharks at the Socorro Islands.

Belle Amie is a modern boat with super high tech communications, email and 'internet at sea' and has high safety standards. A wide beam and deep draft make her a very stable vessel and ideal for the ocean crossings between the Mexican mainland and the islands. She is run by a dedicated and professional crew who will aim to exceed your expectations.  

Key Facts
  • Belle Amie is a spacious, comfortable and stable vessel. 

  • She offers trips to Guadalupe Island (July to November) and the Socorro Islands (November to July). 

  • Different cabin categories and flexible cabin configurations give great choice for all budgets. 


While there are no Resorts listed in this area, please take a look at some of the exciting Liveaboards operating in these waters. Click on the Liveaboards tab to find out more.



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