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Cabins

7

Length / Width

45 m / 8 m

Year built / renovated

1981  / 2019

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

FREE

Nitrox

FREE

Highlights

  • 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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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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New protocols: Trip preparation: We will be requiring that all guests sign the COVID-19 Declaration in addition to the normal waiver. Before guest arrival: The entire vessel will be fogged with a hospital grade disinfectant All touch surfaces will be thoroughly wiped down and disinfected All dive equipment will be thoroughly disinfected Arrival at vessel: Upon arrival at the vessel each guest will have their temperature taken. If anyone has a temperature above 100.4 F or displaying flu-like symptoms they will be denied boarding. The guest luggage and shoes (guests will be asked to remove) will be fogged on the dock before they are moved onto the vessel. Masks and gloves are available to each guest on arrival and throughout the trip Onboard throughout the trip: Each day every crew member will have their temperature taken and it will be logged Each day every guest will have their temperature taken and it will be logged Crew members will be wearing masks throughout the trip. We have disposable masks available for guests (free) as well as Pelagic Fleet logo’d masks for sale. All touch surfaces such as handrails, door handles etc will be disinfected a minimum of twice daily All common areas and rooms will be disinfected twice a day Throughout the vessel and in each room, we will provide hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, as well as tissues. • • • • • • • • • • • • • All garbage cans will be emptied a minimum of twice daily We ask all guests to use drops or provided anti-fog in their masks as there is no common rinse tank anymore Specifically, for our Guadalupe trips, we will be issuing each guest their own second stage that has been thoroughly disinfected. They will keep this second stage for the entire trip, we will simply use the quick disconnect to change appropriate regulators out for the guests going into the cages. If a guest wishes to bring their own mouthpiece we are happy to attach it to their assigned second stage On our Solmar V vessel during our Guadalupe trips we will be having 2 dinner sittings based on cage times, thus enabling us to maintain more distancing between guests. Our Vortex vessel is large enough to not require this. If during the trip any guest or crew member that has a high temperature or exhibits flu-like symptoms they will be required to contain themselves to their cabin for the remainder of the trip.
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Dates & Prices

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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: 38%
  • 120 days before trip start: 93%
  • 90 days before trip start: 100%

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY: You can cancel or change dates (subject to availability) without penalty until 9 months prior to the departure date. Cancellation penalties start to accrue within 9 months prior to the departure date as follows: 

• No penalty if cancelled 9 months before departure.

 • 10% of charter rate if cancelled later than 180 days before departure.

 • 30% of charter rate if cancelled later than 90 days before departure. 

• 50% of charter rate if cancelled later than 60 days before departure.

• No refunds within 60 days of departure. 

In other words, between 9 months and 6 months a 10% penalty is applied. Between 6 months and 90 days prior a 30% penalty is applied. Between 90 days prior and 60 days prior a 50% penalty is applied. No refunds within 60 days prior to the departure date. Penalty fee is calculated based on the rate + tax of the space(s) cancelled.

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMSWe offer credit note for full payment paid to date or rescheduling if  the trip is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic


Cabins

Description

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.

HOW TO GET THERE

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

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

Great for families

  • Movies

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling

Food & drink

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

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi

Facilities

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

Payments

  • Cash

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