The Pacific coast of Mexico is home to some truly thrilling dive spots, which are best discovered while liveaboard diving. Big fish diving, in particular, is at its best around Isla Guadalupe, the Socorro islands and the Sea of Cortez.
Located 165 miles west of Baja
California, Isla Guadalupe is one of the most exciting
adventures for both divers and non-divers alike as it is one of the
best places in the world to go cage diving with great white sharks
(August to October). 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San Lucas,
Island is one of four islands that make up the Revillagigedo
archipelago, Mexico's largest marine park. Much like Isla
Guadalupe, Socorro is only accessible by liveaboard and hosts some
of the most coveted marine species to grace the ocean, from
dolphins to whale sharks (April to June), humpback whales (January
to April) to ginormous bait balls (May to June), as well as ten
species of shark and both species of manta ray. Needless to say,
Socorro is certainly worth the voyage.
Closer to the coast, the narrow stretch of sea between Baja
California and mainland Mexico has so much marine
life Jacques Cousteau referred to it as "the aquarium of the
world", otherwise known as the Sea of Cortez. Cruise across its
waters to snorkel with orcas and dive with over 850 marine species
(think: seals, whales and hundreds of mobula rays). Combined with
the Pacific's more remote destinations, liveaboard diving in Mexico
is the ultimate diving adventure.