Rocio Del MarDive the Socorro Islands Aboard the Rocio Del Mar

February 15-24, 2026

The Revillagigedo Islands (also Revillagigedo Archipelago) are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their unique ecosystem. The islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species. Socorro Island is the most diverse in flora, fauna, and topography.

The islands lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico's southern shore. When embarking on a trip to the Socorro Islands, we plan to dive the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida. Due to the distance to Clarion, this is only dived on longer expeditions.

These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Animals include schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, friendly bottlenose dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tip sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays.

Manta Rays are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands. The island where they predominately congregate is San Benedicto. The magical dive site called "The Boiler" is a submerged sea mount and cleaning station. More than a half dozen mantas frequent this pinnacle regularly. The mantas in the Revillagigedo Islands are friendly and enjoy the presence of humans. This is truly an exceptional place to experience the manta magic.

Humpback whales visit during the winter months of mid-February through mid-April. We often hear the sounds of the singing mating males as they provide escort underwater. Surface sightings are common during this time.

This destination can only be dived by a liveaboard dive vessel. It takes approximately 26-28 hours one way to reach the islands. This is an excellent dive destination for large pelagics due to the islands' open ocean nature, which sometimes includes currents and choppy conditions. The underwater topography consists of rocky outcroppings, boulders, and some incredible walls. There is not much in the way of coral, as this is a cooler water destination.

Manta ray 1ITINERARY

10 Days / 9 Nights / 6 Days of Diving

Below is our scheduled diving itinerary. Weather and sea conditions may alter this itinerary, and if unique animal sightings arise, we may suggest options to divers.

Day 1 - Embark in San José del Cabo / Dinner and departure at approximately 7 pm

Day 2 - At Sea

Day 3 - Isla San Benedicto / 4 dives

Day 4 - Isla Roca Partida / 3 dives

Day 5 - Isla Roca Partida / 3 dives

Day 6 - Isla Socorro / 3 dives / Check-in with the Naval Station

Day 7 - Isla Socorro / 4 dives

Day 8 - Isla San Benedicto / 3 dives

Day 9 - At Sea

Day 10 - Arrival in San Jose del Cabo and disembark at 8:30 am


January 75F (24C)
February 75F (24C)
March 75F (24C)


  • $4195* per person, double occupancy
    • Eight cabins on the main deck - four on the port and starboard side. 6 cabins feature two single beds with reading lights. 2 cabins feature a double bed with lots of storage space underneath. Adjustable reading lights to focus the illumination without disturbing your cabin-mate. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western-style toilets, lavatories, and above-height windows. Each cabin is carpeted and air-conditioned. There are room-length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.
    • There are two staterooms on the second deck behind the bridge on the port and starboard side. Each features a full-size lower bed and a single-size bed on top with adjustable reading lights.

Included in the trip cost:

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights / 6 Days of Diving on the Rocio Del Mar
  • All taxes and port fees
  • All meals, beverages (including complimentary beer and wine) and snacks
  • Tanks, weights


Whale Dalphin 3Not included:

  • Airfare to San José del Cabo, MX (SJD)
  • Transfers to and from the boat to Airport/Hotel
  • National Park Fees – 1811 MX pesos per day of diving (10866 pesos) *
  • Nitrox Fees (recommended) - $140 USD for all dives
  • Crew gratuity (Typically 10%-15% of the fare)
  • Dive courses
  • Dive equipment (if you don’t own your gear, you can always rent from us at Sea Level Diving)

*National Park Fees are subject to change without notice. The fee is determined upon the day of departure.

$1,000 deposit to reserve your spot (Due upon booking)

25% of the cost due 2/10/2025

Additional 25% of the cost due 08/10/2025

Full balance due by 11/10/2025

DAN Diver Medical Insurance is mandatory. Use the banner below to join DAN to get their medical insurance, we recommend their trip insurance too. 

2018 joindan leaderboard 728x90 px





*Add 3.5% if paid by credit card.