Manta Scuba Diving

Manta Scuba Diving

Manta SCUBA Diving is a SCUBA diving company based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. MANTA offers expeditions and instruction in diving and specializes in world-class personalized service, taking small groups of divers and private trips to the beautiful, natural settings in the Sea of Cortez.

MANTA's divemasters have performed thousands of dives all over the Sea of Cortez. All of their staff speak English, are PADI-certified and are trained in first aid. They use only the safest, most modern equipment certified by U.S. and Mexican authorities. They love Baja California and the Sea of Cortez, and hope you will allow them to share the beauty of this remote paradise with you.

Some of the packages and diving expeditions offered require a minimum number of divers. For smaller groups, please contact us and we will try and organize a larger group for your dive.

Departure times are 8:30am or 1:30pm. Night dives depart at 6 or 8pm, depending on the time of year. Please be sure and arrive 30 minutes prior. All expeditions are one-day trips, usually run in the summer.

For longer expeditions, Solmar V Expeditions are available.

Solmar V Socorro Islands Live-Aboard

Solmar V is a 112-ft luxurious live-aboard dive vessel, the only one of its kind departing from Cabo San Lucas, well within range of the most exciting diving locations in the Sea of Cortez and Socorro Islands. The Socorro Islands, correctly called Revillagigedos Archipielago, are located 250 miles due south into the Pacific from the tip of the Baja Peninsula. These islands have been compared to Galapagos or Coccos in their quality of big-animal encounters. They have been called the "Mexican Galapagos." There are a large number of sharks - hammerhead schools, white tips, silver tips, silkies, duskies, galapagos and (occasionally) tigers.

giant mantasThese islands are famous for unbelievable encounters with giant mantas. The winged giants are up to 22' across, and it is common to be in the water with 5 to 12 at once.

Wild bottlenose dolphins are encountered regularly, and from January through March these islands are home to a large population of humpback whales that come here to breed and calve. In the last few years, the frequency of underwater encounters with these gentle giants has increased dramatically. Whale sharks, giant tuna (the world record yellowfin is from these waters), wahoo and many other big sea creatures are here, as well as tropicals found nowhere else in the world.

The Socorro Islands are accessible from November through mid-June (weather conditions preclude diving the rest of the year). The water temperatures are 78-82 F from November through the beginning of January, and again in late April-May. In late January through the beginning of April, the water is just a little cooler, down to 70-74 F.

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