SEA OF CORTEZ WHALES AND WILDLIFE
The Sea of Cortez
The Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly known as the Socorro Islands is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula. These islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide. The Revillagigedos Islands consist of 4 islands – San Benedicto Island, Socorro Island, Roca Partida and Clarion. They are wild, remote and unpredictable and have been called the Mexican Galapagos. This area is famous for up close and personal encounters with the Giant Pacific manta ray, which can grow to 22 feet from wingtip to wingtip.
There are lots, and we mean lots, of sharks in the Revillagigedos Islands - schools of hammerheads, white tips, silver tips, silkies, threshers, galapagos and occasionally tiger sharks.
There are several hammerhead cleaning stations that we visit each trip, Whale Sharks swimming alongside bottlenose dolphins on a regular basis, a large population of humpback whales that come here to breed and calve, and we have not even started talking about the Giant Mantas. As if that was not enough our trips often include playful dolphins on almost all trips, large tuna, wahoo, thick schools of jacks, over 10 species of sharks, and many other big critters along with endemic tropical fish found nowhere else in the world.
Join m/v STORM FOR THE BEST BIG ANIMAL DIVING ON EARTH!!
The LUXURY advantages to diving and Whale watching aboard m/v STORM in the Sea of Cortez.
- Our trips have a Max of 8 divers so we cater the dives to you, NOT the other 20 people on the boat.
- We go to the further out sites that most operators wont spend the fuel to go.
- We use both our tender and main vessel for diving, not just tenders.
- Custom menus and no stress schedules, we do all custom everything all the time.
- We do tech diving, sidemount diving, double tanks, rebreathers, you name it we can handle it.