- Camera Station
- Charging Station
At 140 feet, this former Canadian Coast Guard vessel was built for adventure and hardcore worldwide expeditions. Everything on the Vortex has been custom made and handpicked to meet the highest standards. This truly is the liveaboard for the discerning diver, offering first-class, deluxe accommodations for both Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island dives. Doubtlessly, the Vortex is now the fastest and most exclusive liveaboard for Socorro and Guadalupe, having quicker crossings and offering the ultimate experience, in and out of the water.
1 Master Suite
There is one Master Suite with a California King size bed located on the upper deck. The suit feature air conditioning with individual controls, a private bathroom, sink and shower plus top-of-the-line mattresses, pillows and comforters.
2 Junior Suite
There two Junior Suites located on the upper deck with either 1 King or 2 Twins beds. The suits feature air conditioning with individual controls, a private bathroom, sink and shower plus top-of-the-line mattresses, pillows and comforters.
3 Luxury Stateroom
There four Luxury Staterooms with 2 single or one Queen size beds located on the lower deck. All Staterooms feature air conditioning with individual controls, a private bathroom, sink and shower plus top-of-the-line mattresses, pillows and comforters.
Dining on the Socorro Vortyex liveaboard, you can expect a range of international and Mexican dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients possible. Pre-breakfast before dive 1 is followed by a hit breakfast cooked to order, with a 3 course lunch and dinner served buffet-style. Beer and wine during meal times are free of charge.
Best time to visit Socorro Islands is from November till June.
Best time to visit Guadalupe Island is August through October.
9 Days trip prices:
10 Days trip prices:
11 Days trip prices:
- Air Conditioned Saloon
- Sun Deck
- Shaded Deck Area
- Charging Station
- Camera Station
- Camera Rinse Tank
- Dive Tenders
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service
- Audio & Video Entertainment
- Airport Transfer
- Free Wi-Fi
Socorro Vortex is offering year round diving cruises around Revillagigedos Archipelago and Guadalupe Island.
Boat Features & Safety Equipment
|Max Speed||21 knots|
|Engines||2xMTU 12V40000 2750hp @ 2100rpm|
|Generators||CAT 3306 125KW 440V 60Hz plus 55KW and 20KW backups
|Number of cabins||7|
|Safety Equipment||life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB|
|Communication||VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio|
|Navigation||Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS|
|Tenders||2x22 ft Zodiacs
Cruise Price Includes
- Environment Tax
- Fuel Surcharge
- National Park Fees
- Port Fees
- Hotel Transfer
- Alcoholic Beverages
- Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner
- Drinking Water
- Soft drinks
- Soft Drinks at Meal Times
- Tea & Coffee
- Welcome Cocktails
- Wine with Dinner
- Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals) and Snacks
- Diving Package
- Beach Towels
- Cabin Towels
- Complimentary Toiletries
- Deck Towels
- WiFi internet
Cruise Price Excludes
- 16% VAT
- Chamber Fees (15 USD).
- Airport Transfer (20-35 USD)
- Nitrox Course (235 USD)
- Private Dive Guide
- Scuba Diving Courses
- Laundry / Pressing Services
For individuals with advanced SCUBA diving experience, theSocorro Islandsare aSCUBA diving adventure not to be missed! Located in the eastern Pacific Oceanapproximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – at the tip of the Bajapeninsula – these islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Eacuador orCocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide.
Our trips to the Socorro Islands are scheduled November - Junebecause wehave found these months to be the best for favorable weather conditions and toencounter the large pelagics that roam this area. Specifically from midJanuarythrough mid April the Socorro Islands are home to a large population of humpbackwhales that come here to breed and calve. Whale sharks are a special treat at theislands; they find us in November/December and late April/May/June. The giant Pacificmanta, pods of wild bottlenose dolphin, extremely large tuna (the world record yellowfinis from these waters), wahoo and thick schools of jacks are all encounteredunderwater on a regular basis throughout the entire season. Add to the mix visitinghammerhead cleaning stations plus sometimes encountering up to seven species ofsharks on a single dive, and you have the opportunity to experience some of the bestbig animal diving in the world!
Socorro Islands Itinerary (9 Days Trip Example)
Pre-Trip:Fly to Cabo San Lucas (Airport Code SJD, San Jose del Cabo)
DAY 1:Embark / Crossing (25 hours)
DAY 2:Checkup dive at San Benedicto
DAY 3:Four dives in San Benedicto
DAY 4:Three dives in Roca Partida
DAY 5:Three dives in Roca Partida
DAY 6:Four dives in Socorro
DAY 7:Four dives in San Benedicto
DAY 8:Crossing (25 hours) / Arrive back Marina in late evening
DAY 9:Disembark/Check-out Liveaboard by 9:00 am
Agust through October we offer our Great White Shark cage diving adventure.Our Great White Shark Cage Diving Experience is a5 day trip departing fromEnsenada, Mexicoto Guadalupe Island. This is cage diving at its most exciting usingsurface supplied air (hookah) instead of SCUBA tanks. Therefore, it is not necessary tobe a certified scuba diver in order to participate in these trips. For those individuals whoare scuba divers we also offer diving in a submersible cage. This allows us to descenda little further into the world of the great white shark and provides a completely differentperspective to the cage diving experience. One of our dive-masters escorts two diversat a time on these dives and we rotate all certified divers who wish to experience thesubmersible cage as many times as conditions will allow.
Guadalupe Itinerary (5 Days Trip)
Pre-Trip:Fly to San Diego (SD) or Tijuana (TJ)
DAY 1:Shark Shuttle to Ensenada / Embark / Crossing (22 hour)
DAY 2:Cage diving at Guadalupe
DAY 3:Cage diving at Guadalupe
DAY 4:Cage diving at Guadalupe / Crossing (22 hour)
DAY 5:Disembark / Shark Shuttle to SD/TJ / Stay in SD or Fly Home