With a cruising speed of 16 knots and a top speed of 21 knots, the new Socorro Vortex will be the fastest liveaboard to Socorro and Guadalupe Islands. At 140 feet, this former Canadian Coast Guard vessel was built for adventure and hard core worldwide expeditions. It is currently being redesigned to be the ultimate liveaboard for the discerning diver. 

​With only 14 guests onboard, you will receive the highest quality dive experience for the lucky few. Luxury diving is followed by topside elegance plus unmatched personalized service. Gourmet dining is complemented by a complimentary selection of the best Baja California beer and wine. Expansive common areas, plus top of the line beds, linens, towels, and bathrobes will all ensure your comfort onboard. 

Guadalupe trips now have the SPOC (Self Propelled Ocean Cage)! Now you can cruise along at 5 knots with a pilot in the back and a diver/photographer in front. Keep pace with the Great Whites and come back with some amazing photos and stories to tell. SPOC is an additional charge. 

The Vessel
140' aluminum Hull
2x MTU 12V4000 2750hp @ 2100 rpm main engines
Rolls Royce Transmission with Variable Pitch Propellers
2x 22ft Zodiacs

​​4 Luxury Staterooms (2 singles or 1 queen)
2 Junior Suites (2 twins or 1 king)
1 Master Suite (California King bed)
Salon/ Bar
Dining Room
Sky Bridge (dining + grill)

Complimentary high speed internet and wifi (NOT guaranteed as intermitent)
Complimentary bar
Complimentary Nitrox (Vortex is a Nitrox only vessel. Nitrox certification is available on board)
Rebreather Optimized (Special requests on full boat charters)
​Main deck has wheelchair accessibility
Touch-and-go helipad for emergencies


There are 4 Luxury Staterooms with 2 singles or one Queen located on the lower deck, 2 Jr Suites with 2 twin beds or 1 King on the main deck and one Master Suite with a California King size bed located on the upper deck. 

Sample Itinerary:
DAY 1: Departure from Cabo San Lucas about 4 p.m. to San Benedicto Island.Arrival at San Benedicto about 4pm p.m.(crossing takes 22-24 hours) rest of the afternoon is spent diving with the opportunity to do 1 or 2 dives at the Socorro Islands.

DAYS 2-3: Days are normally spent diving around San Benedicto and considering weather possibilities for a crossing to Roca Partida. After sunset boat departs to Socorro Islands - crossing takes 4-5 hours. On occasion if the weather looks good we might decide to try Roca before Socorro.

DAYS 4 & 5: Arrival Socorro Island early a.m. then quick check in at Navy Base for clearance. Most of this day is spent diving around Socorro Island. If conditions are good here or it is humpback whale season we might stay another day but usually we depart back to either San Benedicto or Roca Partida after sunset.

DAY 6: Arrival early a.m. to San Benedicto or Roca Partida, with diving all day.

DAYS 7, 8 & 9: These days are spent diving numerous sites around San Benedicto and/or Roca Partida depending on weather and if we have been able to get to Roca Partida previously. Both islands known for most of the large animal encounters on our trips. Departure after a full day of diving on day 7 back to Cabo.

DAY 10: Arrival to Cabo after a 22+ hour crossing, depending on weather conditions, which means the boat usually arrives after sunset on this day. Guests overnight in port and disembark the next morning after breakfast onboard. Our dock has a great location near town for those who want to get off and stretch their legs or visit the local night spots.

DAY 11: All clients must disembark after breakfast no later than 9 a.m. Our crew will help you with your bags and in arranging airport transportation.

This is a general itinerary that is adjusted on a trip by trip basis according to weather and marine life. Having dived this area since 1992, our crew and boat are familiar with the changing conditions and knowledge to maximize your BIG animal experience.

To see what it's like to zip along with the Great Whites, watch this Vimeo


Big Animal Action
30% off Guadalupe Trip - now $3500
Aug 13-17, 2022