Shark Diving at Socorro Islands

We started in 1998 with a simple idea - charter a boat and bring along some friends to find the greatest shark diving adventure on the planet.
 

Shark Diving at Socorro Islands

Giant Manta Ray at Socorro Islands

Introduction:

The Socorro Islands, correctly called Revillagigedos Archipielago, are located 250 miles due south into the Pacific Ocean from the tip of the Baja Peninsula, Mexico. These islands have been compared to Galapagos or Cocos in the quality of Big Animal encounters they provide. They have in fact been called "Mexican Galapagos". There are a lot of sharks - huge hammerhead schools, white tips, silver tips, silkys, duskies, galapagos & occasionally tigers. We have counted up to 7 species of shark on JUST ONE DIVE!

Boats:

We have three boats to serve you on this wonderful expedition. Our newest addition The Nautilus Belle Amie, along with the Solmar V and Nautilus Explorer.

Nautilus Belle Amie


Nautilus Belle Amie The Nautilus Belle Amie has a steel hull and super structure built with the highest standards and craftsmanship. This beautiful ship has everything! With 2 Premium suites on the main deck that can be combined into 1 VIP suite. The upper deck has 6 Superior suites with ocean views. The lower deck has 8 Staterooms and 1 quad berth. She has a enormous interior dining room and lounge area. There is a huge sun deck on top with a bar and hot tub.

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MV Solmar V


Solmar V The SOLMAR V holds 22 divers when full. Our trips will take a maximum of 16 passengers. Solmar V is a luxury live aboard for the discerning great white shark cage diver! More creature comforts to suit your needs.

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Nautilus Explorer


Nautilus Explorer For a small ship, the Nautilus Explorer feels "plenty big" (or so our guests tell us). There is ample room to find a quiet place to read, chat, fill out your divelog or journal or work on editing the images you shot that day - whether in the separate dining room, main salon or one of the upper sundecks.

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Shark Diving at Socorro Islands

Expedition Brief:

These islands are famous for unbelievable encounters with Giant Mantas. These winged giants are up to 22 feet across and it is common to be in the water with 5 to 12 of these winged giants at once. This may seem like an exaggeration but it definitely is not! They seem to enjoy interaction with scuba divers thinking we are giant cleaner fish and once they arrive stay with our divers all day long. It has been said by many well-known underwater photographers that "there is no better place in the world to photograph giant mantas. The water is blue, there are plenty of mantas and they even seem to pose for your camera".