Socorro Vortex

Destination: Mexico

Guadalupe & Socorro Islands (4-15 nights) | From $740++/night

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The Socorro Vortex is an impressive 140-foot vessel that has been redesigned to set the standards of luxury  liveaboard diving in Socorro and Guadalupe. The Vortex is doubtlessly the most exclusive and fastest liveaboard in the area today. 

 

Dive Overview

Socorro is all about big animal encounters! It's famous for personal encounters with the giant manta ray. Common shark sightings include hammerheads, white tips, silver tips, silkies, duskies, Galapagos sharks, and occasionally tigers. Whale shark sighting are  common in November and December. You may also see bottlenose dolphins and humpbacks (December-April).

Guadalupe is THE place to go to see the mighty great white sharks in action! 

[See: Socorro Islands & Guadalupe Dive Travel Guides]


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Accommodations

Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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Socorro Vortex Cabin Details

The new Socorro Vortex caters to 14 guests and offers first-class, deluxe accommodations.

  • 4 Luxury Staterooms (2 singles or 1 queen)
  • 2 Jr Suites (2 twin beds or 1 king)
  • 1 Master Suite (California king size bed)
 

 

Socorro Vortex Luxury Stateroom Socorro Vortex Luxury Stateroom

Luxury Stateroom

Socorro Vortex Jr. Suite Socorro Vortex Jr. Suite

Jr. Suite

Socorro Vortex Master Suite Socorro Vortex Master Suite

Master Suite

 

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General Facilities

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Socorro Vortex Dining Area Socorro Vortex Dining Area

Dining Area

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Living Room (LEFT) & Self-propelled Ocean Cage (RIGHT)

 

Socorro Vortex Boat Features

  • Salon / Bar
  • Dining Room
  • Sky Bridge (dining + grill)
  • Sundeck
  • Complimentary - High-Speed Internet and WiFi
  • Complimentary Bar
  • Helipad
  • Submarine Capability

 

Food & Drinks Aboard Socorro Vortex

Gourmet dining with a complimentary selection of the best Baja California beer and wine.

 

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Socorro Vortex Liveaboard Deck Plan

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Schedule, Rates & availability

Socorro Vortex Liveaboard Schedule & Rates

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Prices are in USD, per person and do not include 16% Mexican Tax. All park and docking fees are included.

[See also: Inclusions & Exclusions]


INClusions

  • Accommodations and guided dives
  • All port fees and fuel surcharges 
  • All meals, drinking water, beer, and wine 
  • Weights, tanks, and air fills
  • Socorro Vortex is a nitrox only vessel, and nitrox is complimentary
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Socorro Islands: Complimentary transfer from Host Hotel to Socorro Vortex on day of departure only
  • Guadalupe: Transfer via Luxury Motor Coach round trip from San Diego to Ensenada. If there are any passengers that opt to fly to Tijuana, there is a pickup point there as well.


Exclusions

  • $15 local hyperbaric chamber donation, payable in cash (applicable only on Socorro Islands trips)
  • Nitrox certification 
  • Scuba gear rental (Guadalupe trips - available in advance through recommended retailer in San Diego, pay in advance only; for Socorro Islands trips - payable on board)
  • Onboard purchases 
  • Crew gratuity, in cash (10-15% recommended)


Rates &  Availability

For more information on rates and availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Information & Itineraries

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Diving in Socorro

Socorro Vortex is the most exclusive option available for your Socorro and Revillagigedo Island diving adventure with 140 ft and only 14 guests on board.

Diving in Socorro has become a popular diving experience on live aboard format, divers form all around the world visit Socorro Island every year for a unique diving experience.

Located approximately 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San lucas in the Pacific Ocean Socorro is part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago and has been compared to Galapagos Island in Ecuador and Cocos Island in Costa Rica.

Socorro diving offers big animal encounters, such as Giant mantas, humpback whales, playful dolphins, tuna, over 7 shark species plus, occasional orcas encounter giving you the best animal diving on earth!

The Revillagigedo Archipelago consist of 4 islands –Socorro, Roca Partida, Clarion and San Benedicto. They are wild, remote and unpredictable. The Revillagigedo Islands trips are only available November through June due to weather conditions. During all these months, giant mantas, playful bottlenose dolphins and sharks are plentiful.

The water temps are 75F – 80F in November, December, and sometimes into January and also in late April, May and June.

In mid-January, February, March and the beginning of April the water varies between around 70F – 74F. The humpback whales visit Socorro during these cooler water months. You can hear these gentle giants singing on almost every dive and as previously mentioned, underwater encounters with these whales are increasing every year.

 

Guadalupe Diving Trip

Guadalupe Island has become one of the favorite dive spots in the world for great white shark diving. Located 165 miles west of Ensenada Mexico, Guadalupe is the best place for white shark encounters, this dive site is preferred by wildlife photographers and videographers from all around the world.

Visibility is often above 100’ and the water temperature averages between 65F-70F. The best season for Guadalupe shark diving is from August through October. 

Cage diving in Guadalupe with great white sharks is an exciting adventure for everyone, since we won’t use scuba tank, no diving certification is required.

All of Socorro Vortex Guadalupe diving trips are 4 nights/5 days with 3 full days of white shark cage diving.

Clients are picked up on day one at 10 a.m. at host hotel in San Diego close to the airport and escorted safely down in an air-conditioned luxury coach to Ensenada, Mexico. It’s actually a beautiful, scenic drive down the coast once you get past all the Tijuana border traffic. This is about a 1 1/2-hour drive, departing Cruise port Marina at approximately 12 noon.

It’s an eighteen-hour crossing putting us at the island early morning of day 2.

We start shark diving operations immediately, day 2, 3 and 4 are spent cage diving with great whites.

At the end of day 4 we wrap up and start the trip back to port arriving by noon on day 5.

The luxury coach is waiting to drive our clients back to San Diego that afternoon. However, because the border crossing at Tijuana can take time, we advise clients not to book any return flights until late that evening or the next day.

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Other Information

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 Boat Specifications

  • Year built: 2017
  • Length: 140 feet 
  • Hull: Aluminum
  • Engines: 2 x MTU 12V4000 2750 hp @ 2100 rpm
  • Generators: Rolls Royce Transmission with Variable Pitch Propellers
  • Tenders: 2 x 22ft Zodiacs
  • Speed: 16-21 knots
  • Maximum guests: 14
  • Number of cabins: 7
  • Number of bathrooms: 7

 

Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-7
  • Local Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso)
  • Language Spoken: English & Spanish
  • Electricity: 110 V

 

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Got Questions? Ready to Book?

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

And let us book your dream vacation!

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Underwater Gallery 

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Socorro Islands Photos

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Guadalupe Shark Diving Photos

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