Spring Season Secrets!
the best kept diving secret at the Socorro Islands is "Spring
Season" which runs from mid April through early June. Although
it's a short period of time, it's really one of the best times
to dive Socorro, and the preferred time to visit by many diving
- Water Temp gets much warmer - up
to 78 -80 degrees (F), often with great blue water viz
- High Possibility of Whale Shark
- Superb Giant Manta action
- Spectacular Wild Dolphin encounters
- Schooling Silkies - plus 6 other
types of Sharks
So what's the "secret" of Spring
Season in Socorro? The wild dolphin encounters (like our Manta
encounters) are rarely found in other diving areas around
the world. The key to both encounters is the amount and duration of
close interaction with these large, acrobatic animals.
At our Giant Manta (up to 20+ ft.wingspan)
Hotspots, you'll have very close (less than 3 feet), repetitive
open water encounters with the mantas. Simply put, this type
of manta encounter is hard to find anywhere else in
The dolphin encounters are NOT (like most
dolphin encounters around the diving world) a fleeting glimpse
of a dolphin or two out in the blue. Nor are they trained dolphins
responding to commands.
At Socorro, these wild dolphins seem
as interested in divers as we are in them. Encounters are often
long, sustained, and close. Move slowly and let the dolphins
approach you (a good bit of advice for all big animal encounters)
but the dolphin encounters at Socorro are once-in-a-lifetime
- just like the mantas.
Besides the chance of seeing huge
Whale Sharks and up to 7 different species of sharks - the Silky
Sharks seem to "cluster" and school during this time
of year - probably due to mating. You may find groups of
10 - 15 and sometimes hundreds in a school. Again - a unique
part of our Socorro Spring Season.
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