Giant Mantas | Revillagigedo Islands
PROBABILITY OF ENCOUNTER
The Revillegigedo Archipielago, alongside Cocos Islands and Galapagos Islands, is the ultimate blue wilderness frontier in terms of biodiversity and big animal encounters. Located about 240 miles south of Los Cabos this collection of islands San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro and Clarion sit in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. There are several liveaboard operators that visit this place and commonly offer an eight day liveaboard, with six days of diving, and visit San Benedicto, Roca Partida and Socorro in one trip.
Depending on the conditions the liveaboard will move around the island to find the best diving and visibility, but usually Roca Partida is where everyone gets blown away. During November through May, the main attraction in the Revillagigedo are the giant mantas, resident bottle nose dolphins, schooling hammerheads and a variety of shark species like silky, galapagos an silver tips. If you are lucky enough during these winter months you can also encounter humpback whales in the water. The pinnacle of pelagic encounters in Mexico happen in this place, you will not regret visiting these pristine islands.