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Socorro Vortex



Socorro Vortex
From USD 667 per day
Length
42m
139 ft
Max 14
Nitrox
Wi-Fi
LOWEST PRICE GUARANTEE
At a glance...
  • Visits Socorro islands, Guadalupe
  • All cabins with private bathrooms, TVs, Wifi
  • Complimentary alcohol
  • Helipad for emergencies
  • Large boat with aluminium hull

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The Socorro Vortex is a re-purposed Canadian coastguard vessel now running liveaboard diving tours to the locations of Mexico’s finest underwater experiences: Socorro and Guadalupe. Re-designed by the legendary Peter A Hughes, this 140 ft (42m) liveaboard aims to appeal to the most sophisticated and demanding of scuba divers.

Every space on the boat is roomy and furnished to a high standard. There in an air-conditioned lounge on the main deck. The upper deck has open-air dining and lounging spaces, and there is also a sun deck with comfortable sun loungers. There is a range of air-conditioned cabins all with en-suite bathroom facilities.

Complimentary services include free high speed internet and wi-fi, an open bar policy, and free nitrox.. In fact, Socorro Vortex is a nitrox-only liveaboard, emphasizing its focus on diver safety. Nitrox certification is available on board. There is even a helipad for emergencies!

Gourmet dining, top-of-the-line beds, linens, towels and bath robes all evidence the efforts made to provide the highest quality liveaboard experience to the maximum of 14 lucky divers.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
Socorro diving experience: Advanced Open Water and minimum 50 logged dives. Guadalupe diving experience: Open Water and minimum 10 logged dives.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, alcoholic drinks, dives (as detailed in the cruises above), experienced English-speaking divemaster(s), nitrox for EANx-certified divers, tanks, weights and weightbelts.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment, diving computer, nitrox certification, dive insurance, re-compression chamber fee (US$ 15), 16% Mexican IVA tax. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash or credit card).

Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from the airport/hotel, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.

How to get there: Socorro: Socorro Vortex departs in the afternoon (around 16:00 hrs) from Cabo San Lucas for diving safaris to the Socorro islands. Guests fly into Los Cabos International Airport, approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas. You should plan to arrive the day before departure or no later than 13:00 hrs on the day of departure. The boat will spend the last night of the trip in the harbor and so guests may depart from 09:00 hrs on the last day.
Guadalupe: For liveaboard trips to Guadalupe Island, Socorro Vortex departs from Ensenada, Mexico. Most guests arrive in San Diego, California, the night before departure and stay at the recommended hotel (Hampton Inn, downtown San Diego). On the day of departure a luxury coach will pick guests up from the recommended hotel and transport you to Ensenada. Alternatively you can be picked up in Tijuana, and transferred to Ensenada. The boat returns to port at around midday and the coach will arrive in San Diego between 16:00 - 18:00 hrs. It is recommended that flights are scheduled for after 20:00 hrs on that day.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section.

Non-diver rate: None

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): Please contact us if you do not wish to share a cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 6 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Luxury stateroom free of charge (total 7 guests).

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 12 guests and 2 extra people can join the cruise in a Luxury stateroom free of charge (total 14 guests).


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
There are 7 cabins: 4 Luxury Staterooms (queen bed or 2 single beds) on the lower deck, 2 Junior Suites (king bed or 2 twin beds) on the main deck, and 1 Master Suite (California king size bed) on the upper deck. All cabins have air-conditioning and en-suite bathroom.

All the cabins have:
  • Air-conditioning (individual control)
  • Windows or portholes
  • En-suite bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels
  • Flat screen TV and content
  • Reading lights
  • Wardrobe/bureau, shelves and mirror
  • 2 flat pin sockets for 110V electricity
  • Bedding and luggage space
No. of bathrooms / showers - 7 / 9 - hot water

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