Mexico

Socorro Giant Mantas

The giant pacific mantas which you will meet at Socorro are the largest of the rays and we believe they are the most majestic creatures in the ocean. They swim by moving their wing-like pectoral fins, which can grow up to 7 meters wide, but usually average about 5 - 6 meters.

At Socorro, these giants choose to interact with divers! They come in very close - less than 1 meter! - make eye contact with you and then swim along beside you - totally on their terms. What is even more extraordinary is that the local population of bottlenose dolphins have learned to mimic the behavior of the giant mantas. It is very likely that these wild dolphins will also move in close and intimate to divers during your trip.

 

Mid January to April

Socorro is all about amazing interaction with our favourite giant mantas. No other mantas in the world behave like this. We don't know why but we LOVE it!! And the mantas clearly love us back. Aside from the usual interaction with mantas, dolphins and 10 kinds of sharks, 1200 humpback whales migrate down from Alaska at this time of year to mate and breed.. You will see loads of whales on the surface and you will hear them singing when you are in the water. Most incredible of all is the opportunity to snorkel with the whales and sometimes even see them during a dive. Please note that cooler waters and humpback whales go hand-in-hand and you can expect water temps 73 - 74 degrees.

 

Trips Available:

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Critters to be found in the Revillagigedos Islands, Socorro

  Giant Manta Ray,  Manta birostris

Giant Manta Ray, Manta birostris

  Bottlenose Dolphin,  Tursiops truncatus

Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus

  Pacific Crown-of-Thorns,  Acanthaster ellisi

Pacific Crown-of-Thorns, Acanthaster ellisi

  False Killer Whales,  Pseudorca crassidens

False Killer Whales, Pseudorca crassidens

  Needle Sea Urchin,  Diadema mexicanum

Needle Sea Urchin, Diadema mexicanum

  Octopus,  Octopus sp

Octopus, Octopus sp

  Pacific Green Sea Turtle,  Chelonia agassizi

Pacific Green Sea Turtle, Chelonia agassizi

  Roca Partida,  lava plug

Roca Partida, lava plug

  Whitetip Reef Sharks,  Triaenodon obesus

Whitetip Reef Sharks, Triaenodon obesus

  Whale Shark,  Rhincodon typus

Whale Shark, Rhincodon typus