Socorro Liveaboards - Bluewater Dive Travel

Socorro Liveaboards

Socorro liveaboards offer some of the most exceptional and unforgettable scuba diving experiences in the world. Diving in the Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorro Islands, is a wide-angle adventure filled with giant manta rays and shark encounters. Think huge schools of fish, dolphins, breaching humpback whales, whale sharks, and other pelagic marine life all in one destination! 

The only way to dive in Socorro is via liveaboard since there are no hotels on most of the islands and no place where you could get off the boat and walk around. There are a number of liveaboards to cater to all kinds of budgets.

Most Socorro liveaboards sail from November to May which is the prime season to scuba dive. In the off-season, most boats head to the Sea of Cortez, another great place for big animal encounters, or Guadalupe, known for cage diving with great white sharks. (Note that Guadalupe is closed for diving indefinitely.)

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A profoundly thrilling experience, Socorro liveaboard diving is some of the best on the planet. Comparable to Galapagos, scuba diving on Socorro's liveaboards is more budget-friendly and offers exceptional big animal encounters.

Socorro diving season

November-May is the diving season in Socorro, and the liveaboards' itineraries correspond. During these months all the mantas and sharks are plentiful.

The best time to dive Socorro would depend on what you want to see as many of the marine animals are seasonal. Manta rays are present pretty much throughout the main diving session although they can be seen in abundance in the spring months. Humpback whale is also present around this period of time, although sightings are not guaranteed.

November to May is a great period of time to dive with whale sharks in Socorro.  

For another great location to encounter whale sharks, check out diving in the Galapagos.

  • Diving Season: November-May is the diving season in Socorro, and liveaboard itineraries correspond.
  • Nearest Airport:  Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) at San Jose Del Cabo. This is where most boats depart from.
  • Water Temperature: Water temps range from 21-23C (70-74F) in the winter and 24-28C (76-82F) in late fall and spring. 
  • Wetsuit: Usually, a 5mm wetsuit with optional hooded vest works well at Socorro. Note that dive gloves are not permitted at Socorro by law.
  • Required Diving Skill Level: Advanced or min. 50 dives. The currents can be strong at some sites.

See more information in our in-depth guide to diving in Socorro Island.

LIveaboards in the socorro islands

Bluewater Travel can help you book a liveaboard in Socorro and over 40+ other destinations in the world at the same price or even lower than booking any other way. We know the boats, cabins, diving, and logistics better than anyone else in the industry. Email us today or leave us a message through the live chat box to start planning your dream dive vacation on a  Socorro liveaboard! 

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New to liveaboards?

Let's help you get started with our Guide to Liveaboard Diving.

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