Memorable Diving Expedition to the home of the Giant Manta Rays – the Socorro Islands
All aboard the ship Sea Escape for once-in-a-lifetime diving expeditions to Socorro Islands and the Revillagigedos Archipelago!
Live aboard the Sea Escape for 6 days and encounter the unique wildlife of the Revillagigedos Archipelago, which can only be encountered when scuba diving in Mexico.
Located in the Pacific about 22 hours sailing south-west of Cabo San Lucas, the Revillagigedo Islands are a group of four volcanic islands: Clarion Island, Isla San Benedicto and Socorro Island, plus an islet called Roca Partida. The Mexican Government established the islands as a biosphere reserve in 1994, and UNESCO is currently considering whether to give the islands a World Heritage status. This is fitting because of the chain’s one-of-a-kind ecosystem, which gave it its nickname – “the little Galapagos.”
With the Ko’ox Diving team you’ll head out to San Benedicto, Roca Partida and Socorro, the home of the Giant Manta Rays. These magnificent creatures have no teeth or sting and feed on plankton, making them the perfect companions for both beginner and advanced divers. There are a diffusion of other species to approach and sometimes interact with too, including Giant Stingrays, Hammerhead Sharks – which can sometimes be seen in schools of sixty or more by day – as well as Silky, Galapagos and Whale Sharks. Humpback Whales, tuna, turtles and five different types of mackerel haunt the deep blue waters, while fleet schools of Bottlenose Dolphins flit past, and Blue Lobsters hunt the sands beneath. Rarely seen elsewhere, the abundance of beautiful marine life is unique to the Revillagigedo Islands.
Revillagigedo Islands Expedition in Detail
The Sea Escape is the only ship of its kind with a hyperbaric chamber on board. This powerful and reliable vessel will set sail from the port of Cabo San Lucas on Thursday May 16th and return on May 23rd.