Holiday Reference: TRP 42042

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 ...


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.

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Itinerary Details

Giant Pacific manta in Socorro and San Benedicto and sharks at Roca Partida are just standard fare in the Revillagigedo islands. Seasonal humpback and bait balls - this really is Mexico's very own Galapagos.

Giant Mantas of Socorro Description

The Revillagigedo islands are one of Mexico's most impressive treasures. This marine park is home to droves of pelagics, making it well deserving of the nickname Mexico's Little Galapagos. It's best known residents are the giant Pacific manta, who come to be cleaned by the Clarion angel fish. These are huge manta by any standards and can grow up to 7m from each wingtip. Just jump in and let one of the most magnificent shows on earth unfold before your eyes. But the remarkable pelagic sightings don't stop there. Here you can dive with sharks in their droves. And then there are seasonal humpbacks and bait balls. What is there not to love about one of the world's last true wildernesses?

You can only reach this remote island chain by liveaboard, but it is well worth the 22 hours sail from San Cabo. Each voyage to the Revillagiedo islands starts in San Benedicto, which is more than just a check dive! Cabo Pearce and El Boiler are two of the top manta cleaning stations on these islands. Simply look for the bright orange Clarion angel fish and wait for the manta to arrive. The distinctive Pacific manta swoop in to get close and investigate divers. Experience for yourself their inquisitive nature. Bottlenose dolphin also come in close to check divers out. Then the boat will head to Roco Partida. If you love sharks, you will not want to leave here! Dive after dive you have the chance to watch hammerheads, silkies, Galapagos sharks and, if you are really lucky, tiger sharks too, as they weave around the rocky reef. There are more white tips than you could ever hope to see elsewhere in the world. Many simply rest in alcoves along the rock wall, whilst others chase through the vast schools of creole fish and cotton mouth jacks. During our winter months humpbacks migrate into the area. If they are about some of your dives will be dedicated to snorkelling with humpbacks, often with their calves. Humpback numbers are strong and to be in the water with them is one of the most profound experience you could ever hope for.

Due to the remote nature of the islands, divers do need to be advanced and have some experience of diving over drop offs or in potentially strong currents. Grab your wide angle and capture images like no other. This is quite simply some of the best big fish diving on the planet and a must see destination for anyone serious about diving the best dive sites of the world.

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Your holiday details

SPECIAL EXTENDED TRIP Save £2650 Liveaboard diving in Socorro just got an injection of serious luxury on Socorro Vortex, new for 2018. With 3-4 dives a day, you will see why Socorro is known as Mexicos Galapagos. Over 13 nights on board, come face to face with sharks and manta. Your trip starts on arrival in San Jose del Cabo where you will be met and taken to your hotel for the night (B&B, twin share). 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 with 12lt international tanks and weights, and free nitrox. We have prepaid the Mexican 16% sales tax on your behalf. To pay on board are any US visa charges if needed, $15 park fee, $15 chamber fee, additional kit hire, tipping and any souvenirs.

This holiday excludes international flights to Cabo San Lucas SJD. 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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