The Mystery Dive Spot is “Revillagigedos Archipelago”
or commonly called “Socorro Islands”
The Revillagigedos Archipelago, well known for diverse big animal diving is the northern most island group of the Panamic Pacific. Other islands in this region include Galapagos, Cocos, Malpelo and Clipperton. The Revillagigedos Archipelago is made up of: Roca Partida, Socorro, Clarion, and San Benedicto islands. Almost due South of Cabo San Lucas by about 250 miles, the islands are uninhabited except for a small navy garrison on Socorro and Clarion islands.
Manta Birostris, known as the Giant Pacific Manta, grow up to 9m wide (avg 6.7m). Primarily plankton feeders, they use cephalic fins on the head to guide plankton into their mouths. Females give birth to 1-2 pups that measure about 1.2m after a few months gestation. These gentle giants allow divers up close at the Socorro Islands Click here for some amazing video.
The ‘Elasmorbranchion’ or shark population is very diverse. It is common to see: Silky, Galapagos, Hammerhead, Silvertip, White tip, and Tiger sharks. These beautiful animals take advantage of the marine preserve which surrounds the islands.
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Solmar V , 112 foot luxury yacht has been providing adventure charters to Socorro for the last 18 years. The professional and experienced crew is known for putting divers up close and personal with big animals. Other charter destinations include Guadalupe Island for cage diving with Great White Sharks, as well as Baja: Above and Below, a special Sea of Cortez charter specifically designed for divers traveling with non-divers.