by David Serradell
TIPS FROM BACKSCATTER'S AUTHORIZED PHOTO CENTER - NAUTILUS, CABO MEXICO
My name is David Serradell and I am the Backscatter Authorized Photo Pro working on Nautilus Liveaboards in Baja California Sur.
SeeCreatures, the Nautilus Dive Center located in Cabo, is an Authorized Backscatter Photo Center where the Backscatter trained staff will meet you before each trip to Socorro. You will find a fully stocked photography shop where we can provide you with any gear that you may need for the trip, as well as any gear available to rent for the time you will be onboard. We also offer 1-on-1 photography workshops not only at the shop but also onboard, providing you with personalized coaching during the whole trip.
If you are an underwater photographer, I hope you will enjoy this guide about how to photograph the beautiful mantas of Socorro. Personally, having the chance to visit these incredible islands regularly brings me the amazing opportunity to keep learning from these creatures and improve my photography. This is the perfect place to perfect your wide angle photography with great water conditions, good visibility, and large photogenic pelagic animals.
Positioned in the Pacific, 240 nautical miles off the southwest coast of Baja you can find a magical place like no other: the Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorro Islands. This protected group of four volcanic islands (Socorro, San Benedicto, Roca Partida & Clarión) is home to some of the most amazing pelagic species, such as giant oceanic mantas and different kinds of sharks.