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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 offers exclusive access to the UNESCO world-heritage site of Malpelo Sanctuary, giving guests an unforgettable, premium diving experience
  • Stunning richness of marine life, including massive schools of hammerheads, silky sharks, white tips, mantas, eagle rays and the elusive saw tooth sand tiger shark
  • Dive guides have 30 years experience in Malpelo, ensuring you do not miss any opportunities on your trip to these diverse, pelagic-rich waters
  • Explore Gorgona Island, the jewel of the Colombian Pacific, where thousands of humpback and orcas congregate
  • Divers must have Enriched Air (Nitrox) certification, which can be obtained onboard. All certified guests get free nitrox throughout their stay on the Ferox
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 30% (downpayment)
  • 150 days before trip start: 30%
  • 90 days before trip start: 40% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 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

Cabins

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. 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.

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

Diving gear

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

For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet

Payments

  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Eur)
  • Cash

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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