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photo: Mark Gottlieb

Ferox, a muscular 32-meter (105-foot) ice-classed vessel was refitted in 2018 and is now home-away-from home for 12 guests on a Malpelo diving experience of a lifetime!

Dom's comments: "This large & formidable-looking vessel has a new life as a dive-liveaboard life.   We lost the wonderful Yemaya at the end of 2017 (she moved to the Bahamas due to a change in Colombian government regulations).   But, we've gained a vessel that fits this venue of adventure diving.  My caveat : Ferox is not a luxury vessel. She's an adventure boat willing to take you on a wild & exhilarating Malpelo experience !  I'll be happy to talk you through the realities.  Don't hesitate to contact me ! "  .....   Dominick Macan

  • The Ferox accomodates 12 guests in 8 cabins:
    • 2 en-suite lower-deck master cabins with one double bed plus large flat screen TV & a fridge
    • 2 en-suite lower-deck twin cabins
    • 2 lower-deck single cabins with 2 semi-private bathrooms
    • 2 main-deck single bed cabins shared bathroom

    The cabins are sound proofed and have portholes to ensure natural light.   Environmentally friendly toiletries are provided as well as Egyptian cotton sheets & hypoallergenic towels.
  • Diving amenities include:
    • up to 3 dives per day
    • tanks, weights & weight belts
    • 2 Avon tenders (6m, self righting, twin 60 HP outboards, certified for 15 passengers each)
    • 1 Delta tender (6.5M, self righting, twin 60 HP outboards, Certified for 15 passengers each)
    • nitrox is available & included in the rate
    • personal locator beacon is provided for each diver on every dive
  • Diving regions include:
    • Malpelo Island
    • Gorgona Island
  • Included on every cruise:
    • accommodation & diving 
    • meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages
    • compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
    • nitrox
    • personal locator beacon & surface marker buoy
  • Extra costs on each cruise include:
    • international & domestic airfares
    • airport / hotel to boat transfers
    • alcoholic beverages
    • scuba gear rental
    • PADI courses
    • port fees, local taxes & marine park fees

On board living ...

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    Ferox exterior bar
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    exterior passage
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    master cabin
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    double cabin
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    twin cabin
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    twin cabin

Technical specifications & deck plan

See detailed yacht specifications, equipment & safety features plus the deck layout for Ferox ...................... open



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Gross tonnage: 198 T
Net Tonnage: 60 T
Length (meters): 31,20
Breadth (meters): 7.42 Max.
Draft: 3.0
Propulsion: DIESEL
Main engines: 2x SCANIA DS11 57M22U 230 Kw / 308 HP @ 1800 rpm
Bow thruster: 1x 82Kw / 110 HP @ 940 rpm
Steel hull: 11mm
Cranes of 10 T
Rated for ice


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 )
42 Personal Flotation Devices
2 Portable oxygen
1 A.E.D. (Automated External Defibrillator)
2 Trauma kits
15 Portable Fire Extinguishers
7 Lifebuoys
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


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
1 Magnetic Compass
1 Pitch/Roll Indicator
1 Rudder Angle Indicator


2 Satellite communication systems. Iridium & Inmarsat
4 VHF Marine Radios
6 Handheld VHF
5 Man overboard alert system
1 Public Announcement system
16 Internal phones


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


Rolling chocks
Paravane stabilizers


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

Sturdy, sea-worthy for Malpelo: see the details

Ferox has a solid steel hull, all new machinery & electronics, as well as an extensive list of safety equipment including three 6m, self righting, former Fast Rescue Boats that were operated in the rough conditions of the North Sea.   This vessel is built to withstand the sometimes challenging seas in the waters around Colombia & Malpelo....

Managed by her owner Captain Anthony Cruz, Ferox has proved herself iminently capable as a Malpelo liveaboard, having recently completed a 7000 mile trans-Atlantic voyage.

SOLAS requirements have been met and exceeded on board Ferox and guests can have full confidence in the knowledge they are cruising on a wholly seaworthy vessel.....

The common areas onboard offer space and comfort while the many windows and portholes bring light into the interior.  You can dine and lounge on the large shaded deck or catch some rays on the sundeck. 

Reminder:  this is adventure diving, not a luxury liveaboard.  If you're looking for hot-tubs and champagne, we have other options for you .... but not at Malpelo.  

The experienced and fully trained crew are available for your 24 hour service onboard.

Set-up for divers

Fitted for the demanding diver, Ferox offers easy access to the water, a camera table with a rinse tank, low-pressure air hoses and storage as well as two showers.

Diver safety has not been compromised as Malpelo has strong currents, all divers are equipped with a PLB 'Personal Locator Beacon and are given instructions in their use.

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