Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
In the event of cancellation by the operator for any reason, there will be no reimbursement so the operator states that it is mandatory for all guests to have travel insurance coverage for this event.
Dive experience: Socorro Islands - Advanced Open Water Divers and min. 60 logged dives required. Sea of Cortez - open water license only.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beer and wine, transfers to/from the boat from recommended host hotel, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 9 divers for Socorro trips), lost diver radio locators (deposit required), standard tanks, weights and weightbelts, Mexican taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Natural park and port fees (Socorro: (US$ 570 per trip, Sea of Cortez : (US$ 78 per trip), scuba equipment rental (US$ 225 per week), SMB, dive and travel insurance. With effect from 1 April 2022, a fuel surcharge of US$ 200 per person will apply to all Socorro cruises. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (credit cards are accepted for nitrox and rental gear only, all other payments must be in cash).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (spirits), nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 200 per week), torch, transfers from the designated international airport to host hotels. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Socorro Islands: these liveaboard diving charters depart in the morning from Cabo San Lucas. Guests fly into Los Cabos International Airport, approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas. You should plan to arrive the day before departure. Free of charge transfers to the boat are available from the host hotel: Tesoro Los Cabos Hotel at 7:45 am on the day of departure. The boat departs at 8 am. It returns to port at 8 pm on the penultimate day. At 8 am the shuttle will transfer all guests to San Jose del Cabo Airport.
The last dive of the trip will be at around 5 pm. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
Guadalupe:Island: Cassiopeia departs from Ensenada, Mexico at 12 noon. Most guests arrive the night before departure and stay in the Holiday Inn Express in San Diego Old Town, or Hotel Palacio Azteca in Tijuana. On the day of departure a luxury coach will pick guests up at 8 am (San Diego) and 8:30 am (Tijuana) and transport you to Ensenada. Guests not staying at these hotels must make their way there for pick up. The boat leaves Guadalupe at 1:30 pm on the penultimate day and arrives at port on the final morning and the coach will depart at 8 am to Tijuana and San Diego host hotels, then the San Diego International Airport.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section.
Non-diver rate: None.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 70% of the normal published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 10 guests, and 1 additional person can join the cruise in a Deluxe Stateroom free of charge (total 11 or more guests). Pay for 16 guests, and 2 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge (total 18 or more guests).
Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 23 guests, and 3 additional persons can join free of charge (total 26 guests).