2022 Socorro Giant Mantas

  • 20 Nov 2022
  • Socorro Islands


  • Due within 10 days of registration to hold your reservation.
Socorro Giant Mantas 2022

Rainbow Divers


Scuba Meet


Undersea Expeditions

November 20, 2022
8 nights on board Nautilus Belle Amie

Mantas & dolphins & sharks, oh my!

Registration will begin 12 months before the trip

Often referred to as the "Mexican Galapagos", the Revillagigedos Islands of Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida offer the big animal encounters that are possible in the eastern Pacific.

We'll board the boat in easy-to-reach Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, for a one day crossing to these islands to dive and interact with the friendliest giant mantas in the world. 

Socorro is big animal diving at its best - dolphins, tuna, whale sharks (Nov-Dec), hammerheads, up to five other species of sharks and, of course, giant manta rays. They are known as the 'Friendly Giants' because not only do they measure up to 21 feet across, but they are famous and unique in the world for up-close and intimate interaction with divers. Shark sightings are also very good with sightings of silky, galapagos, hammerhead, white tip and silver tip sharks. Whale sharks are also a possibility in November, the beginning of the Socorro season.

The great thing about Socorro is that no two dives are exactly alike. Whether its a game of acrobatics with a dolphin, hovering in awe as a school of hammerheads fills your field of view, or simply being mesmerized by three or four giant mantas circling you, you're sure to experience that unforgettable dive that dreams are made of!

Some dive sites in the Socorro Islands can be challenging due to currents and blue water ascents. Call us if you would like to discuss the scuba skills you'll need to experience this diving adventure of a lifetime!

Price, DBL Occupancy:

  • Standard stateroom: $3495
  • Superior suite: $3995
  • Premium suite: $4595
  • Add 5% government tax
  • Add $375 pre-paid Marine Park fee


  • $300 to register
  • $1000 due Jan 1 2022
  • $1000 due Mar 1 2022
  • Balance due May 1 2022
  • 8 nights accommodations
  • 6 days of guided diving, 3-4 dives per day 
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
  • Most non-alcoholic beverages
Not Included:
  • Optional dive gear rental
  • Nitrox
  • Crew tips
  • Airfare
  • Airport taxes and departures fees
  • Visa and entry fees
  • Pre and post cruise hotel accommodations
  • Any items of a personal nature
  • Travel or dive accident insurance

Getting There and Back:

Boarding and departure take place the evening of Nov 20 to begin the long open ocean crossing to the islands. You can arrive Los Cabos, airport code SJD, on the 20th or sooner. Many airlines offer direct service to SJD. For your return we will arrive into port early morning Nov 28 and you can schedule your flight for anytime after 12 noon. We can recommended accommodations for before and after the trip.

About Rainbow Divers

Rainbow Divers is a 501(c)7 non-profit mutual benefit organization, and can only organize activities and trips for its members. Membership is cheap and comes with a bunch of new lifelong friends at no extra charge. So if you’d like to participate in this trip, please join us.

Payments are due within 10 days of sign up, and are generally non-refundable. If you sign up and your plans change there may or may not be someone interested in taking your spot. If you cancel without having made all payments it is your responsibility to find someone to pay your obligation in full. It is a very good idea to carry trip insurance to cover such an eventuality.

Trip payments may be made by PayPal or by personal check. PayPal will accept credit card payments, regardless of whether you have a PayPal account. The price is the same regardless of payment method.  Please consider using PayPal, as electronic payment greatly simplifies the work of our volunteers.  Please send PayPal payments to paypal@rainbowdivers.org

Divers are required to carry valid, in-force dive accident insurance, such as may be obtained from Divers' Alert Network (DAN).

Divers must agree to NCRD's Event Terms and Conditions to participate in this trip.

Event Terms and Conditions.pdf

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