At 140 feet, this former Canadian Coast Guard vessel was built for adventure and hardcore worldwide expeditions. She is currently being redesigned to be the ultimate liveaboard experience for the discerning Diver and became available for liveaboard Cruising and Diving in 2018.
The Socorro Vortex will 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 will 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 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.
The spacious Sundeck will be a place to chill out before and after everything you do onboard, whether contemplating the next dive, the last dive... or what you might have for Dinner. This is a good congregation area of the vessel. 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.
The self propelled cage can fit a pilot in the back, and a diver/camera man in the front and has a cruising speed of 5 knots, that will allow us to take our guests in a completely different great white experience. Its speed of 5 knots allows you to keep up with the pace of a great white, which would be impossible when swimming or diving. Both the pilot and the diver wear full face masks keeping communication between themselves and also with the boat.
The SPOC’s buoyancy is slightly positive, so in case of propulsion malfunction the cage remains on the surface waiting for pickup. Limited to 3x 45min immersions per day. The SPOC can be chartered privately for a full trip, or hourly without previous reservation. However, Prepaid Reservations will guarantee guests this experience of a lifetime!
FOOD ON BOARD
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.
DIVING WITH US
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 mega fauna in a remote and rich underwater environment, it is obvious why Socorro and its neighbours are sometimes called 'The Galapagos of Mexico'.