Giant Mantas | Revillagigedo Islands

This was my third trip to the Revillagigedo Archipelago, and it has certainly changed for the better since my first dive some 20 years ago. The mantas are still there in great numbers and have not lost their curiosity of divers and their aection for their bubbles, but the other sharks are more plentiful and more curious of divers.
— Scuba H20 Magazine

PROBABILITY OF ENCOUNTER

90%

RECOMMENDED SEASON

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

Description

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.

 



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Recommended Operator

Sol Mar V contact inquiry@solmarv.com

SeaScape contact info@clubcontamar.com

Closest Airport

San Jose del Cabo (SJD)

Recommended Accomodations

Liveaboard

Transportation

Shuttle service from Los Cabos (SJD) airport to marina.