Schedule: Year round with seasonal destinations
Capacity: 14 Passengers
Length: 140ft (42.67m)
Compressors: Nitrox Membrane
Voltage: 110 and 220 volts
Safety Aides: EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)
As an ex-Coast Guard Vessel, and the newest addition to the Pelagic Fleet, the Socorro Vortex was recently renovated as a luxury dive boat and has 7 cabins that can accommodate 14 passengers. All cabins are en-suite and have air conditioning. Master cabin on the upper deck has double beds. On the main, there are 2 junior suits with beds that can be converted and suit either for double occupancy or twin share as well as 4 cabins on the lower deck.
The yacht has all necessary diving facilities: 2 zodiacs to get to remote dive sites, nitrox filling station and also rebreather support for certified divers.
We journey 250 miles south of Los Cabos into the eastern Pacific Ocean to the Revillagigedos Islands—more commonly known as the Socorro Islands—to dance with the Giant Pacific manta ray, cavort with dolphins, dodge seven different species of sharks and thrill to an occasional lucky interaction with the migrating humpback whale population. This is remote, adventure diving at its finest.
The Sea of Cortez is one of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth, containing over 850 species of reef fish, as well as the famous flying mobulas and an assortment of schooling pelagics and tropicals. We've been diving the Sea of Cortez for over 25 years, and we call it home.
In August and September we are based in Ensenada, Mexico and follow the ultimate apex predator to Guadalupe Island, 180 miles offshore. This is rapidly becoming the world's best location to dive in custom-built cages with great white sharks. Because we use hookah instead of scuba tanks on these trips, you do not need to be a certified scuba diver to enjoy the rush of going eyeball to eyeball with a 16' great white shark.
Socorro Islands (November - June)
9 days (longer trips avail)
Guadalupe Island (August - October)
- 3 meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, beer, and wine with dinner (any other alcoholic drinks are extra), tanks, weights and weight belts.
- Additional dive equipment rental can be rented before leaving port. (must be pre-arranged)
- Airfare, airport transfers, $15 chamber fee, nitrox and 16% Mexican tax.
All trips depart promptly at 4:00 p.m. and return the night prior to return date on schedule above. Clients stay on board that night and disembark after breakfast the next day which ends up being the return date on the above schedule.