Socorro Vortex

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • 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.

Socorro Islands

A pristine archipelagoand the largest marine park in America that will blow you away withthe dancing giant pacific mantas, over ten shark speciessuch as tiger sharks, galapagossharks, silkies, silvertips, whitetips and huge schoolsof hammerhead sharks, as well as seasonal migratory species like pilot whales,sailfish, marlin, false killer whales, humpback whales, andmaybeeven orcas.
Best time to visit Socorro Islands is from November till June.

Guadalupe Island

Considered as the best place for great white shark cage-diving inthe world due to its water conditions, its major shark population, and 100% guaranteed encounters since it all started back in 2004. That’s not all, you’ll be mesmerized by theisland itself, and will enjoy regular panga rides to the elephant seal, sea lion, and the indigenous Guadalupe furseal colonies. Besides our two surface cages,jump in the submersible cage that will take you on an intimate voyage to the shark’s natural behavior 30ft below the surface.
Best time to visit Guadalupe Island is August through October.

Dive Courses

Equipment Rental

9 Days trip prices:
BCD / Regulator / Wetsuit-$75 USD each
Hooded vest-$45 USD
Mask / Fins / booties 2.5mm-$35 USD each
Snorkel-$15 USD
Dive Computer-$ 145 USD
10 Days trip prices:
BCD / Regulator / Wetsuit-$85 USD each
Hooded vest / booties 2.5mm-$50 USD
Mask / Fins-$45 USD each
Snorkel-$15 USD
Dive Computer-$ 145 USD
11 Days trip prices:
BCD / Regulator /Wetsuit-$95 USD each
Hooded vest-$55 USD
Mask / Fins / booties 2.5mm-$50 USD each
Snorkel-$20 USDDive Computer-$ 170 USD


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Charging Station
  • Camera Station
  • Library
  • 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

Year Built 1981
Renovated 2019
Lenght 27 meters
Beem 8.3 meters
Max Speed 21 knots
Engines 2xMTU 12V40000 2750hp @ 2100rpm
Generators CAT 3306 125KW 440V 60Hz plus 55KW and 20KW backups
Maximum guests 14
Number of cabins 7
Satellite Phone Yes
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
  • Nitrox
  • Beach Towels
  • Cabin Towels
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Deck Towels
  • WiFi internet

Cruise Price Excludes

  • 16% VAT
  • Chamber Fees (15 USD).
  • Gratuities
  • Airport Transfer (20-35 USD)
  • Nitrox Course (235 USD)
  • Private Dive Guide
  • Scuba Diving Courses
  • Laundry / Pressing Services
  • Socorro Islands

    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

  • Guadalupe Island

    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