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Socorro Vortex

About Socorro Vortex

Socorro Vortex is a 140ft long scuba diving liveaboard vessel based in Mexico. The yacht formerly was a Canadian Coast Guard vessel before its recent overhaul and remodel. She now has 7 deluxe cabins and holds up to 14 guests. You would have to look far and wide to find another ship that is this sturdy and new, but more importantly, has such an overall amount of room per guest. They have 4 luxury staterooms, 2 Junior suites, and 1 Master suite. So, beds are either queen, king or California king size. All suites have ensuite bathrooms. Enjoy our blog article Cage Diving with Great White Sharks.

Socorro Vortex Diving

They have two scuba diving itineraries. So, they go to Guadalupe Island to see the great whites, and They visit the Revillagigedo Archipelago to view giant mantas and sharks. The great white adventure is a 5-day trip. Out to Socorro island is a 9 or 11-day trip. Guadalupe Island is also home to Guadalupe seal and fur seals. On the Socorro trip plan on visiting Roca Partida and San Benedicto as well. The sharks out here include whale sharks, small white tips hiding together under rocks, and larger pelagics white tips hanging out at the edge of the blue. Silver tips, silkies, schooling hammerheads, dusky, thresher, and an occasional tiger shark may also show up. You might even see dolphins, false killer whales, pilot whales, or seasonal humpback whales. Oh, and the gentile giant mantas can get up to 20ft wide. The word “manta” is Spanish for blanket, so just envision giant blankets gliding and dancing beneath the waves.

Attractions and Activities

They serve western and local Mexican dishes buffet style. Free wine is served with diner. They also have free soft drinks. Beer and cocktail are available for purchase. You might enjoy the beverages on the sundeck near the Jacuzzi. In addition, we should mention that they only use nitro, enriched air, and they can certify you if you aren’t already enriched air certified. Finally, the use 2-22ft long zodiac as tenders. As for activities, after cage diving with great whites, or 3-4 dives a day with mantas and schooling fish, you may wish to just relax in a lounger, read a book in the air-conditioned dining area or saloon, or view underwater videos on the large flat screen tv.

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