Holiday Reference: TRP 38000

Holiday information

  • Expansive liveaboard for only 14 guests
  • Lower deck, junior suites and a master suite cabin choices
  • Luxury finishings and furnishings for the modern, discerning diver
  • Gourmet dining with a complimentary selection of the best Baja California beer and wine
  • Your liveaboard package includes 4, 8 or 10 nights in a standard cabin on a full board basis with a selected of local beer and wine, and the Mexican sales tax
  • All diving, 12ltr international tanks and weights, Nitrox
  • One night hotel (2 people sharing) before embarkation is also included.
  • We are able to prebook your arrival airport transfer only.
  • This is a boat only price from Can San Lucas or San Diego. Ask your travel consultant for a quote if you would like us to arrange international or domestic flights.
  • Depending on your flight times you may wish to book a day use hotel on board before your flight.
    The boat will assist with taxis/transfers.
  • To pay locally on board are the local chamber tax $15 paid in cash, souvenirs and tipping. Tipping is a very personal decision and should reflect the service you received, we are always asked to give tipping guidelines. In general, we suggest a tip of 10-15% of the cost of your boat trip. The tips are given to the captain and divided evenly among the crew at the end of your trip. We ask that your tips be in cash or travelers checks, we accept no credit cards or personal checks aboard Solmar V.
  • We ask all guests for a $15 local chamber donation, payable in cash once you board the boat.

Liveaboard Details

April 2019 - M/V Socorro Vortex sailed on her maiden voyage to Revillagigedo after over a year of being refitted into one of the best diving liveaboards out there. Much blood, sweat and toil have gone into this project, which as seen the launch of o ...

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April 2019 - M/V Socorro Vortex sailed on her maiden voyage to Revillagigedo after over a year of being refitted into one of the best diving liveaboards out there. Much blood, sweat and toil have gone into this project, which as seen the launch of one of the most ambitious liveaboards the diving world has seen so far. Welcome to the world of Socorro Vortex.

"Few things can compare to seeing your vision materialized. A project so personal, to the point of knowing what's behind every wall, under each floor, and above every ceiling. Now I can only wish her fair winds, following seas, and as many happy divers as can be."
- Jorge Hauser (CEO & Vortex Project Manager)

Everything on the Vortex has been custom made and handpicked to meet the highest standards. This truly is the liveaboard for the discerning diver. The Pelagic Fleet and Peter Hughes (2018 NOGI Award Winner for Distinguished Service) have redefined luxury diving in remote locations. Without a doube, the Vortex is now the fastest and most exclusive liveaboard for Socorro and Guadalupe, having quicker crossings and offering the ultimate experience, in and out of the water.

At an impressive 42m and with only 14 guests, this modern vessel has all the ingredients you need to make your adventure in Socorro and Guadalupe one you will never forget. The itineraries are guaranteed to excite. Dive "Mexico's Galapagos" or come face to face with great whites. These are encounters of a lifetime. And Vortex sets the new standard for luxury liveaboard scuba diving, effortlessly blending 5 star service with surface-side elegance. Tempted? It's time to step aboard

The cabins span 3 decks, with a range of options to suit. The lower staterooms have single or queen beds, whilst the junior suites (king double) and impressive master suite (Californian king) are upgrade options well worth your consideration. All boast top-of-the-line beds, linens, towels and bath robes for your comfort onboard. Large ensuite and AC are standard throughout. Single occupancy supplements apply. Please ask for more information and specific cabin requests.

You will not want for space on board. There is both an indoor dining room as well as an al fresco dining area for the sunset grill. Gourmet dining with a complimentary selection of the best Baja California beer and wine are offered as standard. Just sit back and relax! You'll love the al fresco lounge. Or head to the top desk, where the jacuzz, sundeck and helipad await. The dive deck is where the magic really happens though. 2 x 8m zodiacs will whisk you to dive sites that belong amongst some of the world's best. Or step off the back dive deck and discover the pelagic playground underwater in Mexico's wild Pacific.

Want to know more about Socorro Vortex?

Socorro Vortex contains all the detailed information you need, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

Itinerary Details

Great white sharks are one of natures most impressive and most awe inspiring creations. And the chance to go "diving" with great whites must rank on most adventurer's wish list.

Great Whites in Guadalupe Description

Great white sharks are one of nature's most impressive and most awe inspiring creations. And the chance to be in the water with great whites must rank on most adventurer's wish list. If you have are brave of heart, then make a bee line for the Great Whites of Guadalupe itinerary. Diver or non diver, you have a chance to come face to face with not just one, but many great whites on the adrenalin ride of a lifetime. But be warned, getting in the water anywhere else after this trip might seem a little bit tame!

The Great Whites of Guadalupe itinerary does just what it's name implies. From the decks of the luxurious Socorro Vortex or the legendary Solmar V the professional and highly experienced team will give full briefings and instructions so you can get in the water with the utmost safety. There are 2 ways to see great whites. For divers and non divers, there are 2 cages rigged to the deck which descend just below the surface. Air is supplied from the surface- no scuba here. Numbers are limited to 4 per cage. Just sit tight and wait for the sharks to come in close. Remember to breathe! If you are already certified you can also descend in the revolutionary submersible cage. This cage sinks to around 10m below the surface, gaining divers a wholly different perspective. This is a must see for photographers in particular.

Great Whites of Guadalupe runs from August to October each year. After embarking you sail to the remote and isolated Guadalupe island, 165 miles west of Mexico. Divers and non divers are welcome on board. Nature lovers will also enjoy the boat trip around Guadalupe Island itself, a critical resting spot for all manner of flora and fauna in the otherwise hostile waters of the Pacific.

Want to know more about Great Whites in Guadalupe?

Great Whites in Guadalupe contains all the detailed information you need, a full day by day itinerary, pictures, videos, reviews, and other practical information. Or call one of our diving holiday experts on 0800 072 8221 or +44(0)1483 411590.

 


Your holiday details

INTRO OFFER Save £1000 Great white thrills under the water, pure, unadulterated luxury above... experience Guadalupe on the elegant Socorro Vortex, new for 2019. There are usually 3 full days with the great whites - this is a cage experience for certified divers and non divers! on arrival in San Diego where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (room only, twin share). The following day you will then be met by one of your guides for the week who will arrange the group transfer to Ensenada, where you will join the boat. Our liveaboard package is based on in a lower deck cabin on a full board basis with a selected of local beer and wine. All trips are fully guided and all equipment is provided locally. Simply bring your wetsuit and mask. We have prepaid the Mexican 16% sales tax on your behalf. To pay on board are any US visa charges if needed, additional kit hire, tipping and any souvenirs.

This holiday excludes international flights to San Diego. We are able to add flights with a wide range of airlines, including regional departures. Please ask your consultant for competitive quote for any flight option. Do not book any flights until your boat space is confirmed by Scuba Travel.

* prices are subject to change according to availability at the time of booking


 

Your Personal Information


Please DO NOT book any connecting flights, insurance, or additional parts to this holiday as your trip is subject to availability and will NOT be confirmed until you have spoken with our operators. If you have any requests beyond our normal itineraries please note them in the comments and we will discuss these with you when we call to arrange your holiday.

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