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March 25, 2010 3:03 PM Pacific (GMT -8)
Socorro Islands, Mexico
Famous for manta rays and hammerheads. The mantas here actually seek out divers for physical contact. Stroking is allowed (without gloves) but no riding. The hammerheads are skittish but plentiful. The islands in this archipelago are Socorro, San Benedicto, Roca Partida (a pinnacle), and Clarion (the farthest away and rarely reached). Roca Partida is on a par with the best shark dives in the world - seeing 7 species on a single dive is not uncommon. The islands are volcanic, remote and uninhabited. Diving is by liveaboard only (a 22-hour trip from Cabo San Lucas, Baja). No night diving. Not recommended for new divers.

Lat/long: 18? 75' N, 110? 95' W Time zone: Mountain, GMT -7 (observes daylight savings time)
Int'l airport: Los Cabos Int'l (SJD), San Jose Del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico Nearest chamber: Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Local/regional flights: Not required Official language(s): Spanish
Electricity: 110V 60Hz    Other common: English
Weights & measures: Metric Official currency: Peso
Public water supply: Not safe    Other common: US$
Biting insects: None
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