Socorro Island Diving Expedition 2024

Revillagigedo Archipelago (Socorro Islands) Diving Expedition 2024

May 21 ~ May 30, 2024

Incredible… is probably the most accurate word to describe the Revillagigedo Archipelago, more commonly known as Socorro. This region is home to volcanic pinnacles with gnarly currents that bring big fish action - mantas, tunas, whale sharks, and numerous mammal encounters like dolphins and whales. Without question, the best manta encounters in the world are found here, where divers have close intimate connections with these gentle giants. Socorro has one of the largest underwater biomass compared to the rest of the world, and is the largest marine protected area in North America. Located 290 miles from the tip of Baja California, Socorro is considered the lesser-known brother islands to the Galapagos, but not as often visited. Truly, these islands are the wild wild Pacific. We will be visiting during the best season, with 100ft+ visibility, no hurricane threat, and comfortable subtropical temperature range. Ocean Safari will make the voyage to explore Socorro Islands with one of the most experienced local operators in Mexico. Come join us aboard the solidly built and beautiful 130ft liveaboard, M/V Valentina, with her top-notch service and amenities. Let’s adventure into one of the most spectacular underwater wonders of the world; this 10-day experience will be a once-in-a-lifetime expedition!


Expedition Itinerary:

May 21 (Tue): Depart from Los Angeles in the morning to Cabo San Lucas. Transfer to port and relax in the sunny Sea of Cortez before boarding at 4pm. Set sail early evening.

May 22 (Wed): 280 miles crossing into the wild Pacific Ocean, late evening arrival.

May 23~28 (Thur~Tue): 4 tanks dive daily. We will visit all the prime sites in the archepelligo like San Benedicto Island, Roca Partida, and Socorro Island.

May 29 (Wed): Full steam ahead and make our way back to Cabo San Lucas.

May 30(Thur):  Arrive at Cabo San Lucas and disembark at 8am. Transfer to the airport. Fly back to Los Angeles and arrive at LAX in the afternoon...home sweet home!


Expedition Includes:

- 17% Mexico VAT tax
- 10 days aboard the 130’ ocean-going live aboard M/V Valentina
- Three gourmet international meals per day, snacks, soft drinks and draft beer during the expedition.
- 24 dives with the world's biggest mantas, pelagic dolphins, and varieties of sharks
- Tanks and weights.
- Manta and shark and marine mammals behavior education.
- 3 to 4 In-water professional local divemasters.
- Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service.



- International air tickets
- Airport transfer in Cabo
- Onboard telecommunications
- Onboard alcoholic beverages.
- Nitrox ~20 USD per day for 6 days
- Chamber fee ~30 USD
- Fuel surcharge ~pending on fuel price, currently 100 USD
- National Park fee ~100 USD per day for 6 days
- Travel and dive insurance
- Crew Gratuities


Only 18 spots available


Costs: (based on Double Occupancy)






1st Deposit


Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit


Sept 14 2023

Final payment

Balance remaining

Dec 14, 2023

* For credit card payment please add 3% 
(trip insurance is available thru Ocean safari, please ask)


Cancellation Policy:

Before Sept 14, 2023, 1st deposit forfeited, No refund on first deposit.
After Sept 14, 2023, 1st and 2nd deposit forfeited (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).
After Dec 14, 2023, no refund (unless replacement can be found then 1st deposit forfeited only).