Known as the Mexican Galapagos Islands, the Revillagigedo Archipelago is located a little more than 180 miles from Los Cabos. Four volcanic islands belong to this group, called Socorro, Clarion, San Benedicto and Roca Partida.The archipelago is a scuba diving paradise, featuring an endless variety of giant marine animals, including whale sharks, humpback whales, and manta rays. There are also numerous species of sharks, such as reef sharks, hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, and even great white sharks.
From Los Cabos you can take a tour swimming with whalesharks which will take you to the feeding grounds of this giant of the sea, where you can swim alongside them. Don't forget to bring your waterproof camera to take fantastic photos during this incredible experience.
Sightings of humpback whales and dolphins are also a common occurrence. From January to the end of April you can see humpback whales, especially by the western side of Socorro Island. On occasion, scuba divers have been able to swim with humpback whales for up to 25 minutes.
Giant manta rays are frequently seen close to San Benedicto Island, where there’s an underwater canyon that reaches a depth of 120 feet. At this site there is a large population of these friendly and curious marine creatures, and you’ll get to see some of the biggest manta rays in the world. Without a doubt, scuba diving in the Revillagigedo Archipelago is a unique experience not to be missed out on when you visit Los Cabos.
Scuba Diving in the Revillagigedo Islands
- Janine Dávila Madrid