Ferox

Malpelo is Back!

After years of absence, Malpelo is once again open to individual divers starting January 2018. Be one of the first to dive at this UNESCO World Heritage site!

Malpelo Island is home to an astounding shark population such as scalloped hammerheads, silkies and many other shark species. Malpelo is a year-round destination only reachable by liveaboard.

The Ferox, one of the safest liveaboards on the planet, is sailing to this amazing destination starting January 2018. our twelve guests can rest assured that the FEROX will transport them safely.

The Ferox is an environmentally friendly boat, using biodiesel with low fuel consumption due to its size. In addition to this, it has a wastewater treatment system.

The Ferox rejects illegal fishing and to support this cause the fish provided aboard the Ferox are from sustainable species and are supplied by the community of local fishermen.

At 32 meters, the Ferox accommodates 12 passengers comfortably. Dine and lounge on the large sun or shadow deck with its large and well-equipped bar. All 8 cabins are extremely quiet and provide a good night’s rest. Rolling chocks on the hull make for a more comfortable ride and paravane stabilizers while being anchored provide a calmer experience.

Sleep well in two Double, two Twin or four Individual Cabins, each with individually controlled air conditioners, internal telephones and private or semi-private bathrooms. In all rooms you find portholes for natural light, comfortable beds with sheets of Egyptian thread and friendly personal care items. There is a trained staff for your 24 hour service.

Malpelo is considered one of the best shark diving destinations on the planet. Massive schools of hammerhead, and silky sharks are found here along with Galapagos, white tip, whale sharks, manta and eagle rays, free-swimming moray eels, as well as the reclusive small tooth sand tiger (ferox odontaspis).

Itinerary:
Day 1:
Private transport from Cali to Buenaventura (approximately 3 hours). Upon arrival in Buenaventura guests will be transported to the the at anchor Ferox. Guests will participate in vessel safety drills. The vessel will depart at 1700hrs.

Day 2: Transit to Malpelo. Dive briefings.

Day 3 to Day 8: Three dives per day.

Day 9: Two dives. Start transit to Buenaventura.

Day 10: Transit day.

Day 11: Arrive Buenaventura. Private transport to Cali. End of voyage.

 

Appropriately named by Francisco Pizarro in 1527 for the numerous snakes that inhabit the Island. A former prison that is home to an incredible variety of wildlife. An island so spectacular that its surrounding waters are visited by over a thousand humpback whales each year.

Itinerary:
Day 1: Round trip private transport to Buenaventura (approximately 3 hours). After arrival in Buenaventura guests will be transferred to the anchored Ferox by our vessel RIBs (Rigid Inflatable Boats).

Day 2: Arrive Gorgona Island. Guests will be transported to the Island for registration and a brief safety orientation by the National Parks Service. Guests will then return to the Ferox to commence diving. Guests will enjoy 3 day and 1 night dive depending on experience/certification.

Day 3: 3 day and 1 night dive depending on experience/ certification.

Day 4: 3 day dives. In the evening the vessel begins the transit back to Buenaventura.

Day 5: Arrive in Buenaventura. Guests will be transported back to Cali.

SAFETY EQUIPMENT
• 1 Inflatable raft for 50 people (self-righting)
• 1 EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)
• 1 S.A.R.T. (Search and Rescue Transponder)
• 2 S.C.B.A. (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus)
• 1 Fixed fire fighting system for Engine Space (Inergen Gas)
• 3 E.E.B.D.s (Emergency Escape Breathing Device )
• 1 Fire Alarm Panel
• 42 Personal Flotation Devices
• 2 Portable oxygen
• 1 A.E.D. (Automated External Defibrillator)
• 2 Trauma kits
• 15 Portable Fire Extinguishers
• 7 Lifebuoy
• 3 Fire-fighting suits
• 2 Line-throwing apparatus
• 1 Complete set of pyrotechnics (Rocket Flares, Smoke, Handheld Flares)
• 19 Smoke detectors
• 1 Fire blanket
• 14 Alarm bells
• 9 Manual Call points

NAVIGATION
• 1 X-Band Radar
• 1 Electronic Chart Plotter
• 1 Depthsounder
• 1 Autopilot
• 1 A.I.S. (Automatic Identification System)
• 1 GPS Compass
• 1 Windsensor
• 1 Speed Log
• 3 GPS
• 1 Magnetic Compass
• 1 Pitch/Roll Indicator
• 1 Rudder Angle Indicator

COMMUNICATIONS
• 2 Satellite communication systems. Iridium & Inmarsat
• 4 VHF Marine Radios
• 1 HF (DSC, HHB)
• 6 Handheld VHF
• 5 Man overboard alert system
• 1 Public Announcement system
• 16 Internal phones

RIGID INFLATABLE BOATS
• 2 AVON SR 6 (6m, self righting, twin 60 HP outboards, certified for 15 passengers each)
• 1 DELTA (6.5M, self righting, twin 60 HP outboards, certified for 15 passengers each)
• all equipped with ladders
• all equipped with prop guards

STABILITY & COMFORT
• Rolling chocks
• Paravane stabilizers

DIVING EQUIPMENT
• 1 Air compressor Nuvair 26
• 1 NITROX generator Nuvair LP420
• 20 McMurdo Smartfind S10 A.I.S. personal locator beacons
• 22 Sherwood Aluminium tanks 12 L/80 CU
• 6 Sherwood Aluminium tanks 15 L/100 CU
• 3 Sherwood dive computers
• 5 regulators & BCD in all sizes (SCUBAPRO MK2/R195 & T-One)
• Wetsuits (5 mm), masks & fins (open & closed heel) in all sizes

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