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Cabins
8
Length / Width
32 m / 8 m
Year built / renovated
1991  / 2017
Rental equip.
YES ($)
Internet
NO
Nitrox
FREE

Highlights

  • Ferox liveaboard has exclusive access to the UNESCO world-heritage site
  • One of the best dive sites on the planet, the pelagic-rich waters of Malpelo & Gorgona
  • Malpelo offers massive schools of hammerheads, silky, galapagos, white tip
  • Whale sharks, mantas & eagle rays, moray eels, the elusive small tooth sand tiger shark
  • Gorgona Island, the jewel of the Colombian Pacific, 1000's of humpback whales and orcas
  • One of the safest liveaboards on the planet
  • Rolling chocks on the hull make for a more comfortable ride
  • Dive guides with 30 years of experience in Malpelo
  • All dives with electronic radio diver locator beacon
  • Nitrox certification is mandatory, can be obtained on board
  • Free nitrox, rental equipment available

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 30% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 30% is due 134 days prior to arrival
  • 40% (balance) is due 74 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 120 days prior to arrival
  • 60% will be charged if you cancel between 120 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

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Description

Exclusive access to the Malpelo sanctuary. Only one liveaboard dive boat permitted inside the protected area at a time. Malpelo is the Ferox's premier destination.

Awe-inspiring and full of wonder, a sanctuary of flora and fauna. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, an oasis of life for native and migratory species. Massive schools of Hammerheads and Silky Sharks are found here along with Galapagos, White Tip, Whale Sharks, Manta and Eagle Rays, free-swimming Moray Eels, as well as the reclusive Small Tooth Sand Tiger. With such an abundance of marine life the island has rightfully earned its place as one of the greatest diving destinations on the planet.

What you can expect on the Ferox

The Ferox is 32 m long vessel, under American management by its owner Captain Anthony Cruzveragara. Ferox was designed with the utmost safety in mind and has proven itself recently in a 7,000 mile trip across the Atlantic. Ferox meets or exceeds SOLAS (Safety of life at sea) requirements of much larger passenger vessels and the guests can be rest assured that the Ferox will transport them safely and comfortably to Malpelo or Gorgona.

Malpelo has strong currents and all Divers are equipped with a McMurdo S10 Personal Locator Beacon and will be instructed in their use. For diving boats, the Ferox uses 3 robust fast riding rescue boats (rigid inflatable boats), 2x 60hp engines with a speed of 37-40 knots. The Ferox also has an inflatable life raft that can hold up to 50 people.

Located 300 miles off Colombia's Pacific coast Malpelo is a remote destination that requires an extremely seaworthy vessel. Commissioned in 1991 and fully refitted in 2017, the former Ice Classed Mine Layer has an 11mm armored steel hull, all new machinery and electronics as well as an extensive list of safety equipment including three 6m, self-righting, former Fast Rescue Boats that were operated in the challenging conditions of the North Sea. The owner's goal is simple: He wanted to offer his guests one of the safest dive liveaboards in the world.

The Ferox accomodates a maximum of 12 guests in 8 Cabins, the cabins are in 4 different configurations that include a Master Cabin with double beds with private en-suite facilities, large flat screen TV, Single Bed cabins with shared facilities, Single bed with a semi-private bathroom adjacent and shared with one other cabin and twin bed cabins with en-suite facilities. All of the Cabins have very comfortable beds with fine Egyptian linen and hypoallergenic towels. The bathrooms have environmentally friendly toiletries. All the Cabins are designed with your comfort in mind, have an internal telephone and are also well soundproofed. Less noise means a better night's rest.

The crew members will make you feel at home on this liveaboard vessel and there is staff available 24 hours each day for your convenience and every need.

The great chef onboard will make fabulous food to make sure you stay energised for your next dive

The menu onboard is varied and plentiful, with a variety of International Feasts and Local Cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirements, please be sure these are noted when completing the GIS. You will be awaken with fresh fruit, 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 will normally include salads, vegetables, seafood, beef or chicken with a fresh homemade dessert. Water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks are included. You may choose to eat and lounge on the large shaded deck or sundeck.

The highly experienced crew and management team is at the heart of the operation

Captain Anthony Cruzvergara has 20 years of experience working worldwide, the last ten working exclusively on Dive Support Vessels. He is one of a very small number of mariners to have completed a circumnavigation of the earth in a single voyage. He is accompanied by Captain Ricky Kelly and fun loving Shirley Restrepo whose experience in business and logistics is a vital part of the operation. Jaime Orlando Lopez is a PADI, NAUI and CMAS Certified Instructor. He has 20 years of experience diving in Malpelo and 30 years in total in the East Pacific (including Cocos, Gorgona and the North Colombian Pacific). The second guide has 15 years of experience in Malpelo, Gorgona and the North Colombian Pacific. They are passionate about sharing the incredible Colombian diving experience with Divers from around the world.

HOW TO GET TO MALPELO ISLAND

Please refer to logistics section of each itinerary to find detailed info on how to get there.

Cabins

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Master Cabin w/ private bathroom

Double Bed (190 x 130 cm), located on the 01 deck. Private en-suite facilities, air-conditioning with individual control, toiletries, hypoallergenic towels, Egyptian cotton sheets, large flat screen TV, internal telephone, 2 portholes. There is trained staff for your 24 hour service.

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Single Bed Cabin, Private Bathroom - port side, bed is 1.80m long

Small single bed (180 x 75 cm) cabin located on the main deck. Private bathroom , air conditioning with individual control, Toiletries, Hypoallergenic Towels, Egyptian cotton sheets, Internal telephone, 1 porthole. There are trained staff for your 24 hour service.

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Twin Bed Cabin - Private Bathroom

Twin Bed (190 x 86 cm) Cabin, side by side beds, located on the 01 deck. Private en-suite facilities, air conditioning with individual control, toiletries, hypoallergenic towels, Egyptian cotton sheets, internal telephone, 2 portholes. There are trained staff for your 24 hour service.

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Single Bed Cabin - Semi Private Bathroom

The single bed (2 m x 74 cm) cabins, located on the 01 deck, with a semi-private bathroom are the most stable cabins since they are midships. The bathroom is shared with the second single bed cabin. Overall the cabin is located in a very private area of the ship. The cabin features air conditioning with individual control, toiletries, hypoallergenic towels, Egyptian cotton sheets, internal telephone and 1 porthole. There are trained staff for 24 hour service.

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Single Bed Cabin, Private Bathroom - starboard side, bed is 2m long

Single bed (2 m x 75 cm) cabin, located on the main deck. Private bathroom , air conditioning with individual control, Toiletries, Hypoallergenic Towels, Egyptian cotton sheets, Internal telephone, 1 porthole. There are trained staff for your 24 hour service.

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DIVING SERVICES

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet

Payments

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