Socorro Aggressor

 

Destination: Mexico

Guadalupe & Socorro (4 & 7-8 Nights) | From $437++/night

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The Socorro Aggressor is a spacious 135-foot yacht with a wide beam, built and powered for comfort, safety, and stability. Two different itineraries will be offered throughout the year and which includes Socorro & Guadalupe.

 

Why You'll Like Socorro Aggressor

  • Travels to Socorro & Guadalupe during the best time of the year
  • Guadalupe itinerary: Experience the world's best encounters from the safety of a cage.
  • Socorro itinerary: See massive schools of fish, giant manta rays, and up to 10 species of sharks 
  • Fullboard accommodation
  • Local beer & wine included
  • Nitrox available
 

 

Location

Socorro: The yacht departs from Cabo San Lucas, which is about a 45-minute drive from the San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD).

Guadalupe: The yacht is docked at Cruise Port Marina in Ensenada.

 

Dive Overview

Socorro is best known for the wonderful encounters with giant pacific manta rays, where the mantas come to the divers and are happy to stay throughout entire dives. This isn't all you will see, there are up to ten species of sharks including whale sharks, silkies, silver tips, white tips and sometimes tiger sharks.

Guadalupe Island has clear water and reliable Great White shark sightings. You can experience the world's best encounters from the safety of a cage.

[See: Guadalupe Dive Travel Guide & Socorro Dive Travel Guide]

 

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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Socorro Aggressor Accommodation Overview

Comfortable accommodations for 26 guests include 13 spacious master and deluxe staterooms each independently airconditioned, a private head and shower, porthole view window, mirrored cabinet, hair dryer, fresh towels, and volume controls. Each stateroom has a 32-inch flat screen TV offering a selection of movies, TV shows, and documentaries. 

 

Socorro Aggressor's Deluxe Stateroom Socorro Aggressor's Master Stateroom

Deluxe (LEFT) & Master (RIGHT) Staterooms

 

Cabin Details

  • Master Stateroom (#9) 
  • A comfortable stateroom with a queen bed, picture window, private bathroom and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player USB/110V outlet, bathrobes, fresh towels and hairdryer.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (#1-8, 10 & 11)  and 2 Twins or a King (# 12 & 13)
  • A comfortable stateroom with two single beds, private bathroom and shower, individual climate control, monitor with media player USB/110V outlet, bathrobes, fresh towels and hairdryer. Port hole in #1 - 8; picture window in #10 - 13.

 

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General Facilities

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Socorro Aggressor's sun deck Socorro Aggressor's dive deck

Socorro Aggressor's Sun Deck (LEFT) & Dive Deck (RIGHT)

 

Socorro Aggressor Boat Features

  • Beautiful spacious salon
  • Satellite telephone
  • Library of movies, magazines, fish books, novels, and games.
  • Large sun deck with shading
  • Jacuzzi
  • Chaise lounges and deck chairs
  • Bar
  • Complete photo/video center
  • Charging station and large camera table

 

Socorro Aggressor Dive Facilities

  • Dive deck
  • Nitrox available
  • Full line of rental equipment available 

 

Food & Drinks aboard Socorro Aggressor

The menu aboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of local Mexican cuisine. You will wake up to fresh fruits, hot entrees, cereals, and juices. Lunches are buffet-style, featuring hot soups, homemade breads, salads, and sandwiches and/or entrees. Dinners are chef prepared and served each evening and include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert.

The Aggressor’s selection includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. You may bring your own preferred brand of liquor.

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Socorro Aggressor Liveaboard Deck Plan

Socorro Aggressor's deck plan

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Schedule, Rates & Availability

Socorro Aggressor Schedule & Rates

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Prices are per person in USD based on the lowest priced cabin.

[See also: Cabin Options & Rates and Inclusions & Exclusions] 


Socorro Aggressor Rates

All rates are per person in USD.

Dates

Deluxe

Master

December 25, 2018 - June 8, 2019 Socorro (8 nights)

$3,495

$3,495

August 3, 2019 - November 11, 2019 Guadalupe (4 nights)

$3,395

$3,395

December 3, 2019 - January 4, 2020 Socorro (8 nights)

$3,495

$3,495

January 5, 2020 - June 5, 2020 Socorro (8 nights)

$3,595

$3,595

August 1, 2020 - November 8, 2020 Guadalupe (4 nights)

$3,495

$3,495

October 5, 2020 - October 11, 2020 Guadalupe (6 nights)

$3,800

$3,800

November 13, 2020 - January 5, 2021 Socorro (8 nights)

$3,595

$3,595

January 6, 2021 - June 15, 2021 Socorro (8 nights)

$3,695

$3,695

August 1, 2021 - November 8, 2021 Guadalupe (4 nights)

$3,595

$3,595

November 18, 2021 - January 4, 2022 Socorro (8 nights)

$3,695

$3,695

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Inclusions

  • Accommodations aboard the yacht
  • Diving
  • Compressed air tanks, weights & belts
  • All meals and snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, local beer, and wine

 

Exclusions

  • Airfare (international and domestic)
  • Insurance
  • Equipment rentals
  • Nitrox fills
  • Certification or specialty courses
  • Hotel stays/day rooms
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Crew gratuity
  • Port/park fees, fuel surcharge, taxes (when applicable)

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rates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates, rates, and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at 310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Destinations

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Socorro Dive Overview

Socorro, San Benedicto, and Roca Partida are three volcanic islands that make up the Revillagigedo Islands. These islands are most commonly known as Socorro.  Located 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, it takes 24 hours to travel to this magnificent area. Socorro is best known for the wonderful encounters with giant pacific manta rays, where the mantas come to the divers and are happy to stay throughout entire dives.  This isn't all you will see, there are up to ten species of sharks including whale sharks, silkies, silver tips, white tips and sometimes tiger sharks.  Dolphin encounters are always thrilling and from January through March these islands are home to a migratory population of humpback whales that come to breed and have calves.  Whale sharks are seen mainly in November/December and April/May. Divers may also observe many different behaviors of manta cleaning stations, Bottlenose dolphin, wahoo, tuna, marlin and smaller creatures like eels, nudibranchs, and octopi. This is wild and unpredictable diving at its best! 

  • Socorro map
  • All dives from the dive tenders (3 tenders)
  • Water temperature: 73-76F, 21-23C
  • 5 - 7 mm wetsuit  recommended

 

Socorro Sample Itinerary (8 Nights)

  • Day 1 - 7:45 am - Pick up from the host hotel, the boat departs shortly after 8 am. Travel all day and night.
  • Day 2 - Arrive at Socorro around 10 am, 3 dives
  • Day 3 - Up to 4 dives
  • Day 4 - Up to 4 dives
  • Day 5 - Up to 4 dives
  • Day 6 - Up to 4 dives
  • Day 7 - Up to 4 dives, the yacht departs that evening back to Cabo San Lucas.
  • Day 8 - Arrival at approximately 8 pm
  • Day 9 - 8 am - after breakfast the shuttle will transfer all guests to the San Jose del Cabo Airport.

 

Guadalupe Dive Overview

The best great white encounters in the world happen at Guadalupe Island. The 4-night Guadalupe itinerary provides an adventure to shark seekers who enter surface cages or submersible cages to experience seeing great whites up close and personal. The Socorro Aggressors anchorage is in a sheltered bay where the action will take place in clear blue water which usually has over 120 ft visibility. The yacht stays here for 3 dive days where guests will rotate entering the cages every hour while seeing several sharks during each dive. 

  • Guadalupe map
  • All dives in the shark cages use a surface supplied air source or hookah. 
  • Water temperature: 67-73F, 19-22C
  • Equipment needed is a mask, booties, gloves, hood and a 5-7 mm wetsuit.
  • All dives are from cages attached to the mothership. A dive tender is available for shore excursions. The three tenders are 18 feet long.
  • 4-night charters: Guests rotate every hour in and out of the shark cages with at least 3 offered per day.

 

Guadalupe Sample Itinerary (4 Nights)

  • Day 1 - 8 am - Pick up from the host hotel, Holiday Inn Express San Diego, California - Old Town. 
  • At 8.30 - 8.45 am, pick up from the 2nd host hotel in Tijuana. Guests will arrive in Ensenada, Mexico at approximate 11:30 am, then board at 12 pm.
  • Day 2 - 8 am - 5 pm cage diving
  • Day 3 - 8 am - 5 pm cage diving
  • Day 4 - 8 am - 1:30 pm cage diving, departure to Ensenada, Mexico
  • Day 5 - 8 am - Check out, departure to Tijuana and San Diego host hotels then the San Diego International Airport.

 

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Boat Specifications

  • Length: 135 feet
  • Beam: 27 feet
  • Speed: 10-12 knots 
  • Maximum guests: 26
  • Number of cabins: 13
  • Number of bathrooms: 13
  • Number of crew: 11
  • Navigation: Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounders, Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Communications: Multiple VHF radios, Long Range Single Side Band Radio, Satellite Phone

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-6 & UTC-7
  • Local Currency: MXN (Mexican peso)
  • Language Spoken: English
  • Electricity: 110 V
  • Payment Onboard:  Cash, Visa, and MasterCard
 

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

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Underwater Gallery 

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Socorro Underwater Photos:

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Guadalupe Island Underwater Photos:

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