Undersea Productions Published on Apr 7, 2017
The Revillagigedo Archipelago (unfortunately impossible to pronounce by most English speakers) is more commonly known as the Socorro Islands, and has been on our bucket list since we first heard the name mispronounced many moons ago.
Socorro is actually one of four islands in the archipelago, located around 240 nautical miles southwest off Mexico’s Pacific coast. It’s a bloody long way off shore—a full day’s steam for the liveaboards dive boats that work the area. Solmar V was our ship of choice for this expedition. The volcanic islands would be almost impossible to land on even if you were allowed to, but this inaccessibility has helped protect the area’s marine life. The islands’ barren landscapes gives no indication that the underwater scenes are absolutely humming.Add to favorites