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Length / Width

45 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

1981  / 2019

Rental equip.

YES ($)






  • The Vortex is an eye-catching liveaboard offering world-class pelagic diving around Socorro and Guadalupe Islands 
  • This nitrox-only vessel (no additional charge) offers thrilling cage diving opportunities with great whites
  • Head home with countless marine life ticked off your list, including mantas, dolphins, hammerheads, silkies and white tip reef sharks
  • Snorkel with humpback whales or use the submarine to head down into the deep sea for a unique and unforgettable experience
  • Everything is taken care of - enjoy gourmet food, complimentary bar and a choice of dining in the air-conditioned salon or on the sky bridge
  • Unique self-propelled ocean cage can be rented which gives you unparalleled access to seeing great whites as they're meant to be seen
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Booking process


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


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


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: 38% (downpayment)
  • 120 days before trip start: 55%
  • 90 days before trip start: 7% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 282 days prior to arrival
  • 15% will be charged if you cancel between 282 and 187 days prior to arrival
  • 35% will be charged if you cancel between 187 and 97 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 97 and 67 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 67 days prior to arrival



Socorro a group of four, volcanic, islands located in the Pacific ocean off the coast of the southern tip of Baja California

This is a paradise for many large Pelagic species, including Hammerheads, Silky, Silver Tip and White Tips, Humpback Whales and Dolphins. It is also known for the many large Manta Rays which inhabit this area.

Socorro diving area is not a coral reef, but once you spot the spectacular marine wildlife you won't be able to focus on much else anyway! With such incredible dive encounters with marine megafauna in a remote and rich underwater environment, it is obvious why Socorro and its neighbors are sometimes called 'The Galapagos of Mexico'.

What you can expect

At 140 feet, this former Canadian Coast Guard vessel was built for adventure and hardcore worldwide expeditions. The new Socorro Vortex has being redesigned to be the ultimate liveaboard experience for the discerning Diver and is available for liveaboard Cruising and Diving. The Socorro Vortex provide first-class, deluxe accommodations and cater to the most sophisticated and demanding Divers, who have discerning tastes requiring gourmet dining and unmatched personalized service.

Socorro Vortex Cabin Details -  The new Socorro Vortex cater to 14 guests and offer first-class, deluxe accommodation. 4 of the Staterooms are easily converted to triple occupancy for family and friends with a maximum of 18 passengers. Guests will be able to choose from a brilliant selection including:- 2 Luxury Staterooms (2 Single Twins or 1 Queen bed),  2 Junior Suites (2 Single Twin or 1 King size bed), 1 Master Suite (California King size bed).  Each room is equipped with a private head, sink and showers as well as TV/DVD player.  Relax and sleep in luxurious comfort on the top quality “Pillow-Top” mattresses and down pillows.  Even your feet will be happy burrowing in the brand new carpets standard in each room.

The Socorro Vortex Liveaboard has complementary high speed Internet and WIFI, it is air conditioned throughout and has truly luxurious, fantastic areas to lounge around, relax and chat to fellow Divers and their family and friends. The Salon / Bar area will be a great place to chill out in the evening before and after dinner.

Chef delights guests with outstanding gourmet cuisine

Dining will be either in the air conditioned Dining Room or the Sky Bridge Bar & Grill Area. Chef will use his many talents to provide tasty food all day long with a mix of creative cuisine with International Cuisine. Meals will be a mixture of buffet style and table service with lots of fruit, snacks, appetizers and even an on-deck barbeque. There is also gourmet dining with a complimentary selection of the best Baja California beer and wine. Water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, local beer & wine are all included.

The spacious Sundeck will be a place to chill out before and after everything you do onboard, whether comtemplating the next dive, the last dive... or what you might have for Dinner. This is a good congregation area of the vessel and has also a stainless steel Jacuzzi available. 

Things get even better, the Vortex offers a complimentary Bar whilst you use the complimentary High Speed Internet and WiFi.

There is also a Helipad and there will be a Submarine Capability for getting an even deeper aquatic experience.


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For your safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Other Languages On Request

Diving gear

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

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi


  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters


  • Cash


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