VORTEX I GROUP OFFER 6 PAY + 1 FREE I SEPT - OCT 2021 I GUADALUPE I MEXICO

VORTEX I GROUP OFFER 6 PAY + 1 FREE I SEPT - OCT 2021 I GUADALUPE I MEXICO
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The Newest and Fastest Vessel in the area, with Helipad and Luxurious Suites. Suitable for the Discernable Divers, Non Divers and Families. Gourmet Dining with Complimentary California Beer and Wine. Rental Equipment and Courses available. Submarine capability



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Languages spoken - English Spanish
  • World class large pelagic diving Mantas, dolphins, hammerheads, whalesharks, silkies, white tip reef sharks
  • Snorkel with humpback whales
  • Great White shark cage diving in Guadalupe
  • Unique Propelled Ocean Cage available, fit a pilot in the back, and a diver/camera man in the front
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary Californian wines and local beers
  • Nitrox is complementary as Socorro Vortex is a Nitrox only vessel
  • Gourmet food, high quality mattresses, pillows and linen
  • Helipad
  • Submarine capability for deep sea exploration
  • Sky bridge (bar & grill)

SERVICES ON BOARD

  • Dives from platform with zodiac support
  • Battery Charging Station Warm-Water Showers Fish Id And Diving Books Spacious Dive Deck
  • Tanks With Din Valves Din/Int Adapters Rental Equipment ($) Nitrox included- nitrox only diving on this boat
  • Air-Conditioning Lounge/TV Area US Power Sockets Power Socket Adapters Movies
  • Snorkelling
  • Buffet a la Carte Fine Cuisine Vegetarian Food- including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks
  • Alcohol – local beer and wine included.
  • Other premium alcohol available to purchase on board
  • Payments on board – Cash
  • Fire Alarm Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon
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OUR BOAT

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.

OUR CABINS

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.

AMENITIES

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 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

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'.

JUNIOR SUITE 2 TWIN BEDS OR 1 KING SIZE BED CABIN

Junior Suite 2 twins or 1 king size bed cabin, air conditioning and en-suite facilities. Images are computer generated and will be replaced soon with exact photos of the cabin, the photo is based on the master suite. Cabins will have high quality linen, towels and bathrobes for your added comfort.

  • Size: - Beds: 1 king or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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LUXURY STATEROOMS 2 SINGLE BEDS OR QUEEN BED CABIN

Luxury staterooms 2 singles or queen bed cabin, air conditioning and en-suite facilities. Images are computer generated and will be replaced soon with exact photos of the cabin, the photo is based on the master suite. Cabins will have high quality linen, towels and bathrobes for your added comfort.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: Yes
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

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MASTER SUITE KING SIZE BED CABIN

Master Suite King size bed Cabin, air conditioning and en-suite facilities. Images are computer generated and will be replaced soon with exact photos of the cabin, the photo is based on the master suite. Cabins will have high quality linen, towels and bathrobes for your added comfort.

  • Size: -
  • Beds: 1 King
  • Max occupancy: 2
  • Shareable: No
  • Private bathroom: Yes
  • Air Conditioning: Yes

MOST RELEVANT INFORMATION

  • The trip begins in Ensenada and ends in Ensenada
  • The closest airport is San Diego Intl (SAN)
  • Hotel pickup time is around 10:00 from Meeting point and only pickup-place is the Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown.

EMBARKATION AND DEPARTURE

  • You can check in on the boat as of 11:30
  • The boat departs Ensenada at around 12:00 on the same day
  • The vessel is equipped with European (2 pin) power sockets, US power sockets, Power socket adapters
  • Accepted payment methods on board: Traveller checks, Cash
  • DIN/INT adaptors are available on board
  • Towels and soap are included

ARRIVAL AND DISEMBARKATION

  • It is your responsibility to ensure you respect the 24 hour no-fly time after your last dive!
  • The boat docks back in Ensenada around 12:00 on the last day
  • Check out and disembarkation is between 12:00 and 13:00 on the last day.
  • Hotel drop-off time is in the evening

EXTRA INFORMATION

  • For our Guadalupe trips you can either fly into San Diego, California or Tijuana, Mexico. 
  • If your starting point is San Diego, USA and it is recommended to arrive there at least 1 day prior to departure
  • Meeting point su at the host hotel in San Diego Hampton Inn San Diego-Downtown.) at 10:00hrs of day one.
  • You will be picked up for a scenic drive of 1 1/2 hours the the embarkation point
  • All voltage aboard is 110 V, just like in the US
  • Because the border crossing at Tijuana can take time, we advise our clients not to book any return flights until late that evening or the next day.
  • Dive insurance is mandatory for all divers
  • Pelagic Fleet Reservations can arrange pre-paid airport transfers for you ; must be pre-booked at least 10 day before the departure of the trip

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • 15 Dives
  • Surface Cages are for all, both Non-Divers and Certified Divers.
  • Submersible Cage is for Certified Divers only 3 days of Cage Diving - 1 hour cage rotations during each day, pending weather conditions 
  • Close and personal with Great White Sharks. You can enjoy some of the world's best encounters with these amazing creatures from the safety of a cage.
  • Great Whites, Great Whites, and more Great Whites!
  • Local elephant seals, sea lions, and Guadalupe fur seals
  • Watch these majestic predators at the top of the food chain hunting for food or playfully swimming in groups
  • Preferred by wildlife photographers and videographers from all around the world.
  • Cage diving in Guadalupe with great white sharks is an exciting adventure for everyone, since you won’t use scuba tank, no diving certification is required.
  • It is very easy and safe to get in and out of our cages even in rough weather
  • Discover the advantage of the new Self Propelled Ocean Cage, it will allow you a completely different great white experience. 

PROGRAM

    DAY 1

    • Safety Briefing, Crew Introduction, Necessary Dive Paperwork, Cabin allocation and ship orientation will take place before departing the Harbour.
    • During the journey, please take this opportunity to familiarize yourselves with the vessel and make yourself comfortable. 
    • Eighteen-hour crossing you will arrive at the island early morning of day 2.
    • Please Note: This is a sample itinerary and nº of dives, dive sites, etc. may be subject to change due to weather conditions and other unforseeable factors

    DAY 2 - 3

    • Start shark diving operations immediately, day 2, 3 and 4 are spent cage diving with great whites.
    • Non-divers must use a hookah system and stay in a cage at the surface. Certified divers can use scuba equipment while cage diving at 30 feet (10 meters).
    • Discover one of the best dive sites in the world for shark diving.
    • Great white sharks approach the cages and divers closely and they are not shy around the cages, making this the most thrilling white shark encounter in the world.
    • There have been 171 great whites counted in this dive area during this season.
    • You may also have some great opportunities to see Northern Elephant Seals, California sea lions and endemic Guadalupe fur seals. The bird life around Guadalupe is also top notch with many species of gulls, turns and comical brown boobies.
    • Try the new Self Propelled Ocean Cage, with the speed of 5 knots allows you to keep up with the pace of a great white, which would be impossible when swimming or diving. Ideal for filming smooth shots from every single angle of the shark.  The SPOC and its pilot will be available on every single Guadalupe trip, sometimes on Vortex, sometimes on Solmar V. If the Vortex is hosting the SPOC on a trip and someone from Solmar V wants to charter it, we will move the guest to the other boat for the experience, and vice versa. Limited to 4 x 45min dives per day.  The SPOC can be chartered privately for a full trip, or hourly without previous reservation 

    DAY 4

    • At the end of day wrap up and start the trip back to port arriving by noon on day 5.

    DAY 5

    • Breakfast
    • Disembark

    INCLUDED

    • Full board, including water, tea, coffee, juices, snacks between meals and after dives, soft drinks, local beer & wine
    • Dive guides
    • Nitrox
    • Wifi
    • Transfer from Host Hotel to the boat on arrival and departure day
    • Harbour fees
    • Fuel surcharges
    • National park fees

    NOT INCLUDED

    • Hyperbaric chamber contribution (15 USD per trip)
    • Transfer from/to local hotels (round-trip)
    • Transfer to/from the airport (round-trip)
    • Tips for the crew (recommended)
    • Satellite communications (5 USD per minute per trip)
    • Rental equipment
    • Courses
    • Alcohol
    • PREPAID SPOC PRIVATE CHARTER = $6,500.00 USD + 16% Mexican IVA Tax = $7,540.00 USD. Available upon request (please add your request in the 'Observations to personalise your reservation'   with specific trip date), and if available, this is added and prepaid as part of Reservation Confirmation. Private Charter provides a Total of about 9 IMMERSIONS. Each IMMERSION PER PAX is approximately 45 minutes in length.
    • PREPAID SPOC HOURLY RENTAL = $600.00 USD + 16% Mexican IVA Tax = $696.00 USD PER IMMERSION PER PAX. Prepaid SPOC Hourly Rental (please add your request in the 'Observations to personalise your reservation'  with specific trip date), and if available, this is added and prepaid as part of Reservation Confirmation. Each IMMERSION PER PAX is approximately 45 minutes in length.
    • ON THE SPOT SPOC HOURLY RENTAL = $600.00 USD (Flat Fee). On the Spot SPOC Hourly Rental is subject to availability for all trip dates (it may or may not be available), and if available, this is paid on board via Cash or Credit Card. Each IMMERSION PER PAX is approximately 45 minutes in length.

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    What if I need to cancel my booking?

    Your reservation request is obligation free and you can cancel anytime within the first 72 hours. During this time you can easily find matching flights and get answers from our reservations team to any further questions you may have.
    After you have confirmed and paid for your reservation, the following cancellation policy applies:

    • 30% deposit will not be refunded
    • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 61 days prior to arrival
    • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 61 days prior to arrival

    In case of cancellation the refund will be transferred to your bank account, credit card or paypal account within 10 business days

    BEFORE TRAVELLING

    • Make sure you meet the country's requirements corresponding to your nationality make sure your passport is valid at least six months after the date you plan to visit the country
    • Diving insurance is mandatory for divers of all ages on all of our trips: bring your certificate as proof
    • It is strongly recommended to have travel insurance that is appropriate for the type of diving holidays you are going to do
    • Check the electrical standards (such as which plugs are used) in your destination country before travelling and bring the appropriate adaptor if necessary.
    • The itinerary and the number of dives are indicative and are subject to weather conditions and conditions: safety is always first
    • All divers must provide their diving certification card
    • Diving computers are compulsory
    • Local rates, fuel surcharges, distance rates, port fees, etc. may change without notice due to changes in government policy, changes in the price of oil, etc.
    • The changes are beyond our control and the increases must be paid if the boat requests them. We will endeavor to inform you of any changes as soon as possible. A change in these rates does not entitle you to cancel the trip.

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