Schooling Sharks | Revillagigedo Islands
PROBABILITY OF ENCOUNTER
The Revillegigedo Archipelago, 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 the months of May and June, the action for manta rays and hammer heads diminishes other events begin to unfold in the island. During these months large congregations of silky, galapagos, and silver tip sharks begin to stir in the water. The warm water also brings in large schools of yellow fin tuna and if you are lucky, in the distance you will spot baitballs surrounded by dolphins, striped marlin, sailfish, silky and even thresher sharks. These phenomenons are dependent on water temperatures and very good karma, this is why this season is also riskier in terms of probability of encounter.