Socorro Aggressor

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The Socorro Aggressor is 135 feet (41 meters) and takes up to 26 divers.  She dives Socorro November - May at other times makes occasional forays into Sea of Cortez.

A word from Dom :  "The Socorro Aggressor is a boat I knew well in the Red Sea.  She's been refitted for her voyages to the Sea of Cortez.  If you're an Aggressor fan, this may be the choice for you if you're looking at a quick get away to Sea of Cortez."  .......  Dominick Macan

 


ON BOARD SOCORRO AGGRESSOR


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ACCOMMODATION ... AMENITIES ... DIVING ... WHAT'S INCLUDED


  • CABIN TYPES
    3 main deck DOUBLE staterooms

    queen-bed with picture window
    2 main deck TWIN staterooms
    2 adjacent twin beds with picture window
    2 lower deck DOUBLE staterooms
    queen-bed with porthole
    6 lower deck TWIN staterooms 
    adjacent twin beds with porthole
    All staterooms are air-conditioned and ensuite. with media player, USB/110V outlet, bathrobes and hairdryer.


  • SOCORRO DIVING

    up to 4 dives per day 
    diving from 3 tenders & the yacht
    80 cubic foot tanks + DIN adapters
    Aqualung gear rental available (tell us in advance)
    Water temperature: 67-73F, 19-22C
    5-7 mm wetsuit recommended


  • GUADALUPE DIVING

    all dives are cage dives with surface supplied air source (hookah)
    3 surface cages: (each takes 4 divers who rotate in and out every 45 minutes)
    1 submersible cage: (takes 4 divers who rotate in and out very 30 minutes)
     
    NB. The above is weather permitting and based on the Captain's discretion.

  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    accommodation & diving
    meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages plus local beer & wine served with dinner
    compressed air, tanks, weights and weight belts
    return transfers from the host hotels to the yacht (on charter start & finish days)
    Mexican sales tax on the charter rate


  • EXTRAS

    airfares
    Aqualung rental gear  (please request in advance)
    entry visa
    Park Fee (cash only onboard)
    airport transfers to & from host hotels


STYLED FOR COMFORT


On the top deck you'll find a partially covered sun deck with lounging chairs, padded seating, complete wet bar, BBQ, stero and hot tub.  Below that, on the upper deck, is a large air-conditioned lounge, well equipped with an LCD TV, a library of movies, magazines, fish books, novels and games plus a complete photo/video center.  Aft on the upper deck is the exterior lounging area. 

The cabins are all located on the main and lower decks.  Each stateroom has a 32-inch flat screen TV offering a selection of movies, TV shows and documentaries. Guests will also be able to plug their computers into the TV screen to edit underwater pictures and video.

The swim platform with warm freshwater showers, fin storage, rinse tanks and camera table are all found at the back of the main deck.

The menu on-board offers a variety of American cuisine & barbecues and local cuisine. If you have any special dietary requirement please let us know when booking.  Breakfast is cooked to order, there's a buffet lunch and dinner has tableside service ... plus, you'll have fresh mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks.  Beverages such as tea, coffee and fruit juices are always available and both local beer and wines are complimentary, but in limited quantities.

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DECK PLAN

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SPECIFICATIONS

Length: 135 foot (41 meters)
Passengers: 26
Crew: 11
Socorro has been an Aggressor destination since 2018.

PROFESSIONAL CREWS

Captains and staff are professionally licensed as required by the laws of the country in which the yacht operates and complies with and the appropriate flag state regulations and/or SOLAS (International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea) standards. All yachts are required to follow Aggressor Fleet Standard Operations Procedures (SOP). Dive instructors and divemasters are trained and certified by international recognized certification agencies. Each receives proficiency training and annual inspections to review safety aspects.

MACHINERY

Twin diesel engines on all steel and aluminum yachts
Two or more generators, 110-208 ac voltage, each capable of supplying the yachts needs independently
Two SCUBA air compressors with cascade storage
Nitrox membrane system with cascade storage
Watermaker with ample storage
Support dinghies with outboard motors for shore excursions and scuba diving

NAVIGATION

Radar
Magnetic Compass
Depth sounders
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

COMMUNICATIONS

Multiple VHF radios
Long Range Single Side Band Radio
Satellite Phone (where necessary)
Satellite Email (where necessary)

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Hang bar for safety stops (where necessary)
Complete First Aid Kit and medical supplies
D.A.N. Oxygen System with 100% demand regulator
Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)
Fire and Smoke Detection Systems
Fire extinguishers and Fire Fighting Equipment
EPIRB – Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life rafts & rescue craft
Life jackets equipped with lights and whistles for all passengers and crew
Full Complement of Safety and Rescue Equipment
Emergency flares


ITINERARIES


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Sea of Cortez

Divers will enjoy encounters with sea lions, mobula rays, dolphins, huge schools of fish, manta rays and possibly whale sharks. The macro life is plentiful as well.

The itinerary is completely dependent on the winds and weather.  Average water temperature in September is 85 F/29 C. With all dives from the dive tenders, up to four dives are offered each day with two on the last day.

Day 1 ... Pick up at 4 pm at host hotel for transfer to boat in La Paz
Day 2 ... 3 to 4 dives at Espiritu Santo Island, Fang Ming, El Bajito   .... playful sea lions are the main attraction, but there are reefs and pelagic fish, too
Day 3 ... 3 to 4 dives at the Southern Sea Lion Colony at Los Islotes   ... great rock formations, plenty of fish and those sea lions again !
Day 4 ... 3 to 4 dives at Las Animas ....  sharks & large schools of pelagic fish
Day 5  ... 3 to 4 dives at San Francisquito .... large schools of pelagic fish particularly jacks
Day 6  ... 3 to 4 dives at El Bajo Seamounts .... your best shot at seeing hammerhead sharks in the Sea of Cortez, plus huge schools of pelagic fish, mantas, sting rays & more
Day 7  ... 2 dives, route to La Paz
Day 8  ... Early Check out and transfer to hotel or airport.

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READ ABOUT SEA OF CORTEZ DIVING


KNOW BEFORE YOU GO


Socorro Aggressor leaves for the Sea of Cortez from the city of La Paz.

The best flight route is normally to fly into Mexico City International Airport (MEX) connecting to La Paz International Airport (LPB).  There are hotels which are a 30-minute drive from the airport and which are close to where Socorro Aggressor docks (the Marina Cantamar located in Pichilingue Bay, next to the ferry station).

 


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