Underwater Mexico

Socorro is unlike anywhere I’ve ever dived before – in one of my first dives there I saw dolphins, mantas, heaps of sharks and fish and a whale shark!

Lauren - Original Traveller

Lauren Nelson

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Australia, Africa, South America, Mexico and The Far East.

My travels

Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Snorkelling with humpbacks in Tonga
  • Diving in the Galapagos and Cocos Islands
  • Meeting gorillas in Uganda
  • Trekking in the Himalayas and Patagonia

Best Moments

  • Nearly being run down by two orcas in the Sea of Cortez, they were playing with a pelagic ray flicking it out of the water and I was concerned that they might try the same with me!
  • Having to move to avoid being slapped by extremely friendly mantas in Socorro
  • Reaching Machu Picchu after a tough 4 days hiking on the beautiful Salkantay trek
  • Watching the sunrise from the summit of Volcan Acatenango with incredible views over the nearby smouldering Volcan de Fuego and the whole of southern Guatemala

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Struggling across the border at Paso de Jama from Argentina to Chile on the way to the Atacama desert - it was my first introduction to trying to do anything at altitude (13779ft) after a long overnight bus journey, it didn't go too well!

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Sailing from Lombok to Flores on a glorified floating shed - totally worth it for the Komodo dragons, amazing reefs and my first manta!

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