Filming in Socotra offers a surprisingly wide range of scenery. The capital of Socotra, Hadibo, gives visitors a taste of mainland Yemen. Delisha beach is home to the rusting Golf Dove oil tanker. Hoq’s cave is home to impressive stalagmite and stalactite formations within its winding tunnels that go deep into the cliffside where it is located. Dixsam Plateau, situated within the island’s interior, looks like an alien landscape with its red rocks, thousands of dragon’s blood trees and flocks of endemic birds. Amak Beach features the massive sand dunes of Sahek and Hayf. Finally, Shuaab is an untouched beach paradise, accessible only by a boat ride through awe-inspiring rock formations and pods of playful dolphins. Rusted T34 tanks left behind by the Soviet Union along the island’s coast add yet another surreal and photogenic quality to the island’s scenery. There is no other filming island filming location like Socotra in the world.
Pioneer Media can also arrange filming itineraries around specific interests on the island such as scuba diving, cultural or anthropological study, scientific discovery, fishing, and politics.