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Archipielago de Revillagigedo, a diver’s Paradise

The Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as Socorro Islands or Revillagigedo Islands, is a group of four Mexican volcanic islands located 400 kilometers off the west coast of Baja California, in the Pacific Ocean. The richness of its waters creates a significant habitat for pelagic creatures and the biggest ocean predators which make of it a paradise for lovers of the marine world.

The only way to get to these islands is by boat, on liveaboards where you will spend the greatest diving holidays amongst gray sharks, silky sharks, tiger sharks, whitetip sharks, the largest whale sharks in the ocean, blacktip sharks and huge schools of hammerhead sharks, in groups of up to 60 specimens in some occasions. With Squalo Divers you can arrange a fantastic experience for diving in Revillagigedo, the action starts the moment you arrive in La Paz, the best place for scuba diving in México.

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So if you want to live an invaluable approach to nature, you should also know that many divers are also attracted to Revillagigedo by manta rays, divers can swim with them peacefully. Sea mammals also stop by this archipelago during their migrations. It is common to navigate between islands while you have the company of bottlenose dolphins, with which you can dive later. During winter, humpback whales found in these islands an ideal habitat for breeding and reproduction while traveling to the cold waters of Alaska.

What’s more, you will also find the largest ocean tuna, mackerel schools of thousands of specimens and even colorful tropical fish such as triggerfish, Moorish idols, trumpetfish or the precious clarion angelfish, a Revillagigedo endemic fish.

This video is just a taste of what you will live with us at Archipielago de Revillagigedo:

As mentioned before the Revillagigedo Archipelago is a group of smaller islands which are also great scuba diving areas:

San Benedicto Island

This is the third largest in the Revillagigedos group and is often the first place to be visited on liveaboard diving trips to the Socorro area. Here you will get a taste of the creatures that will dominate your conversation and underwater photo collections.

Socorro Island

Socorro Island is the largest of the four; it lies about 30 miles south of San Benedicto. The island is about 10 miles across and is surrounded by exciting dive sites such as Cabo Pearce, The Aquarium, Roca O’Neil and Punta Tosca. Dolphins, hammerheads, mantas and other sharks are commonly spotted here.

Roca Partida

Ranks as the smallest of the four Revillagigedo Islands; the pinnacle is small enough that it’s possible to swim around it several times during one dive. For divers, Roca Partida is a world-class dive and is often compared to Darwin and Wolfe Islands in the Galapagos.

Clarion Island

About 240 miles west of Socorro lies another body of land, the second largest in the Revillagigedo Islands. One of the unique features of this place is the constant presence of the clarion angelfish, named for being endemic to these islands.

Dive with us in Archipielago de Revillagigedo and uncover a fantastic world. For more information on our upcoming expeditions contact us at info@squlodivers.com or call us +52 998 251 4068.

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