The Magic of Socorro
Director: Blane Henderson / USA / 2021 / 5 min /
The Magic of Socorro was filmed during an eleven day dive trip to the Socorro Islands Nov 2020. Socorro, also known as the Revillagigedo Archipelago, is located about 250 miles west of the Mexican Baja and is composed of four islands, Socorro, San Benedicto, Roca Partida and Clarion. A designated UNESCO World Heritage site, the Socorro Islands are assessable only via a live-aboard dive boat. Magical encounters occurred on every dive. We were visited by large oceanic mantas, some with wing spans up to 20 feet (6 meters), that seemed to love being tickled by our bubbles. Wild yet playful dolphins also appeared on two dives seemingly seeking interaction. Curious and abundant sharks: Silvertips, Scalloped Hammerheads, Galapagos, Silkys, Tigers, and on one occasion a Whale Shark! This is truly an epic world class diving location that should be on every serious diver’s bucket list!