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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 new Socorro Aggressor is a boat I knew well in the Red Sea.  She's been refitted for her voyages to Socorro & Guadalupe and adds an Aggressor presence to the popular Socorro / Guadalupe destinations.  If you're an Aggressor fan, this may be the choice for you.  Send me an email or give me a call ... we'll weigh all the possibilities .... "  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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Socorro

Best known for stunning encounters with Giant Pacific Mantas, it's interesting to note that from January through March the Revillagigedo Islands are home to a migratory population of humpback whales that come to breed and have calves.  You'll see them in the water and from the boat, you'll likely hear their songs.  Whale sharks are seen mainly in April & May then again November & December. Bottlenose dolphins, wahoo, tuna, marlin and smaller creatures like eels, nudibranchs and octopi make up part of the underwater gang.

Socorro Itinerary: 8-Night Trips

Day 1 - 7:45 am - Pick up from the host hotel, the boat departs shortly after 8 am. Travel all day and night.
Day 2 - Arrive to Socorro around 10 am, 3 dives
Day 3 - Up to 3 dives
Day 4 - Up to 3 dives
Day 5 - Up to 3 dives
Day 6 - Up to 3 dives
Day 7 - Up to 3 dives, the yacht departs that evening and travels back
Day 8 - Arrival at approximately 8 pm
Day 9 - 8 am - after breakfast the shuttle will transfer all guests to the San Jose del Cabo Airport.


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KNOW BEFORE YOU GO


Socorro Aggressor departs early in the morning for Socorro and it's highly unlikely that you'll find a flight arriving before 6am, so you'll want fly into San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) the day before your scheduled departure. Several airlines fly there directly from U.S. cities and a few from international locations.  The airport is a 45-minute drive from where the harbor which the yacht departs from (Marina Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo).  Transfer to the hotel is not included in the price of your cruise.

Aggressor guests will be met at one of two host hotels between 7:45 am and 8 am and transferred to the Socorro Aggressor. This transfer is included ... also, the transfer back to the airport after your adventure.  Please be sure to notify us if you are making your own way to the yacht so that we can let the crew know.

Boarding is at 8 am and shortly after, the yacht will depart to Socorro.  After the Captain's briefing, you will depart for a 24 hour crossing to Socorro.

Socorro Aggressor returns and docks at roughly 8pm on the 8th night and after breakfast on the final morning you will disembark at approximately 8am.  You will be transferred back to the airport for your flight home.


 

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