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Underwater Photo Location: San Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands

Underwater Photo Location: San Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands

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Giant Mantas, great walls and lots of sea life
Facts about San Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands
  • It is in Mexico
  • San Benedicto, Revillagigedo Islands is in the Pacific.




by Juan Cortes
Snorkeling with giant mantas. San Benedicto Island, Revillagigedo, Mexico. Canon G12 Ikelite housing. Natural light.

by Fred Remers
This close encounter with a manta ray took place in the Archipelago Revillagigedos by San Benedicto Island on a dive site called the Boiler. It was taken with a Canon T3i in an Ikelite housing with an Ikelite DS-125 strobe.

by Fred Remers
Eye to eye with a manta ray. Photo taken in the Archipelago Revillagigedos by San Benedicto Island on a dive site called the Boiler. It was taken with a Canon T3i in an Ikelite housing with an Ikelite DS-125 strobe.

by Christian Nielsen
Image shot on San Benedicto Island, Socorro. Fantastic diving with friendly manta's. This was a shot that I planned from home (getting a bit above). Turned out to be rather difficult (light, visibility, composition). Well here is the result.

by Christian Nielsen
Big trevally on the fantasttic divesite, the boiler, San Benedicto Island.

by Christian Nielsen
My wife and a friendly manta in silhouette. The Boiler, San Benedicto Island.

by Christian Nielsen
Black manta with accompanying remora's. The boiler, San Benedicto Island. A very special place :-)

by Christian Nielsen
Clarion angel fish. Find these in the Socorro Islands, and the manta's are close. The only fish cleaning manta's in this area. San Benedicto Island, the boiler

by Christian Nielsen
Whitetip in the grandiose and dramatic scenery of San Benedicto Island.

by Christian Nielsen
Beautiful manta and happy divers at "the Boiler", Socorro. Fantastic rock. I like the volcanic layers you can see in the image. A unique place.

by Christian Nielsen
Another manta shot. Hope I don't bore you. But I really like these animals, even though it is difficult to capture their beauty in a photo.

by Christian Nielsen
Beautiful manta at "The Boiler".

by Christian Nielsen
2 manta's, one diveguide and a spectacular rock. Doesn't get much better :-)

by Christian Nielsen
Big manta and diver on "The Boiler", San Benedicto Island.

by David Valencia
These were sailfish finishing a baitball and moving to another. We kept having to jump into the boat, find them, and jump in again. They would attack the bait for awhile, but would move on. One of my friends jumped in with scuba for a different look.

by David Valencia
We were "blue water hunting", looking for things in blue water. It only took these silky sharks a few minutes to show up. More and more accumulated and in the end we had close to 200 hundred silkies. It was impossible to fit them all in the frame.

by David Valencia
This diver and I watched numerous sailfish and even striped marlin feed on this tiny baitball. In our experience, there is more action on the smaller baitballs.

by David Valencia
This striped marlin and dolphin tag-teamed the bait until it was no more. They didn't attack it like you would expect. They moved slow and deliberate, as if the bait knew they didn't have a chance.

by David Valencia
These are false killer whales that frequent isla san benedicto. They can be very friendly and curious of divers. This day we ran into a huge aggregation of more than 200 individuals. Most were too busy to pay us any attention, but these two did.

by David Valencia
This friendly black manta played behind the boat for hours. It allowed everyone to jump in and have a play. He stayed on the surface the entire time.

by David Valencia
Baitball action with silky sharks and yellowfin tuna.

by David Valencia
This Giant Pacific Manta stops at a cleaning station to get cleaned by the bright orange Clarion Angelfish. You can see the parasites on the skin of the manta as well as the remora.

by David Valencia
A rare sighting of a thresher shark milling around underneath a baitball. This was taken while freediving.

by David Valencia
During a feeding frenzy in a baitball this silky shark forgot to wipe his mouth...

by David Valencia
Giant Pacific Black Manta swimming with snorkeler. This manta hung out for hours looking for the attention of all divers.

by David Valencia
Silky shark and yellow fin tunas in the background.

by David Valencia
A creative look at some baitball action in San Benedicto. This is a Silky shark moving through a huge baitball in a feeding frenzy.

by David Valencia
Here are some very friendly bottle nose dolphins. It's a mother, a juvenile, and a newborn. I encountered them in blue water a few miles from San Benedicto Island.

by David Valencia
Giant Pacific mantas chasing one another during a courtship dance.

by David Valencia
A Tiger sharks leads a school of hammerheads straight to me...

by David Valencia
Our lucky night....A night dive with a whale shark.

by David Valencia
A giant pacific manta stops at a cleaning station. The bright orange clarion angelfish clean parasites and dead skin.

by Alejandro Topete
Manta Ray and the sun, Revillagigedo Mexico

by David Valencia
A Giant Pacific Manta swims over a cleaning station. The manta will stay in this location swimming circles and getting picked clean.

by David Valencia
Giant Pacific Mantas are very friendly. This one was very social and stayed with us the entire dive.

by David Valencia
A Giant Pacific Manta flies above the reef.

by David Valencia
An interesting take on a the bait of a baitball. These jacks swam to the shelter of the camera to avoid the demise of the rest in the background. Silky sharks and yellowfin tuna devoured the rest.

by David Valencia
A Yellowfin Tuna was running from some false killer whales. The tuna was hiding under our arms and legs as the false killer whales swam circles around us.

by Mark Thomas
Pacific bottlenose dolphins. Isla san Benedicto.

by Alejandro Topete
Manta Ray Dance, San Benedicto Mexico

by David Valencia
A floating board creates some open water refuge for these juvenile jacks. The Silky Sharks, Yellowfin Tuna, and Dolphins attacked this baitball.

by David Valencia
Silky shark in the very early morning. As the water warms around Mexico's Revillagigedos, silky sharks become more prevalent.

by Wolfgang Zwicknagl
Diving with the giant Mantas of San Benedicto

by Eric Addicott
Bottlenose Dolphin taken with Sony RX-100 at Socorro Islands.

by Mark Thomas
Giant Pacific Manta. Revillagigedos Islands.

by Craig Mcinally
"Bubble Job" These resident giant mantas seek out divers and seem to enjoy the feel of bubbles.

by Eric Addicott
Giant Manta at The Boiler, San Benedicto Island, taken with Sony RX-100 compact, single strobe and wide-angle lens.

by Steve Laycock
Loving the bubbles , Manta at the Boiler

by Lindsey Mobley
2016 Socorro Islands.Beauty is in the eye of the beholder with this Giant Pacific Manta Ray. This is actually a screenshot that I got from one of my videos off of my PnS camera (TG-4)

by Alejandro Topete
Bird inside,Boiler San Benedicto México

by Alejandro Topete
Giant Mantaray,Isla San Benedicto, México

by Alejandro Topete
Mantaray with Jacks, San Benedicto México

by Alejandro Topete
Baby Silver Tip, San Benedicto Island México

by Conor Culver
Curious Silky Shark
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