You can see giant mantas in many places around the world. But nowhere else boasts a population of giant mantas that literally seek out interaction with divers and snorkellers. While mantas are the main reason to voyage out to Socorro, there are lots of other animals to see, including schooling hammerheads and silky sharks, plus 10 other species of sharks, bottlenose dolphins that consistently hang out with divers at certain dive sites, large schools of pelagic fish, and, in season, humpback whales.
Nautilus Belle Amie
The Belle Amie is the newest and largest of the Nautilus liveaboards. She feels like a five-star floating boutique hotel, boasting spacious salon and dining areas, as well as a second open-air bar on the sun deck, an expansive dive deck and, of course, a hot tub.
This lovely liveaboard to Socorro features 1 triple room, 8 twin rooms, 6 ‘hotel room’ feel superior suites with one or two beds and 2 premium suites.
The boat is built from heavy steel and designed for ocean crossings giving it greater stabilisation. For sun-worshippers there is a large sun deck.
The main benefit of this itinerary is it is one of the best places in the world to see massive marine life:
- Giant Mantas
- Humpback whales
- Hammerhead sharks
- Silky sharks
- Whale Sharks