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Vortex

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The 140-foot (43-meter) Vortex is a  former Canadian Coast Guard vessel built for hardcore worldwide expeditions. An ideal luxury expedition boat for taking 14 divers to Socorro & Guadalupe.

 

 A word from Dom :  "Vortex is an exciting option run by the exceptional team at the Pelagic Fleet ... which should ensure that she's as good as it gets." ..... Dominick Macan


ON BOARD VORTEX


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


  • CABIN TYPES
    1 upper deck DOUBLE stateroom
    king size bed & picture windows
    2 main deck DOUBLE / TWIN staterooms
    king bed or 2 adjacent twin beds & picture windows
    4 lower deck DOUBLE / TWIN staterooms
    queen bed or 2 adjacent twin beds & port windows
    Every room offers private bathroom, TV/DVD player, top of the line beds, linens, towels & bath robes. 


  • SOCORRO DIVING

    up to 4 dives per day from the main vessel & the tenders

    12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
    15 liter alu tanks
    (at extra cost)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    nitrox & rebreather friendly (on full boat charters)
    water temperature: 70 - 80F, 21 - 26C ... 5 - 7 mm wetsuit recommended


  • GUADALUPE DIVING
    surface cage with surface-supplied air source or hookah
    (no SCUBA certification needed)
    submersible cage diving
    (SCUBA certification needed)
    scuba gear rental (by advance request)
    water temperature: 65 - 70F, 18 - 21C ...7 mm wetsuit recommended


  • WHAT'S INCLUDED

    accommodation & diving

    meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine
    compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
    nitrox

    transfer to & from host hotel on day of arrival & departure
    all port fees, fuel surcharges & park fees


  • WHAT'S EXTRA

    international & domestic airfare

    juices, soft drinks & alcoholic beverages
    scuba rental gear (by advance request)
    15 liter tanks & local chamber fee
    16% Mexican tax


ALL THE FINEST AMENITIES


At the "tip-top" of the vessel, there is an expansive sundeck for those wishing to bask in the Socorro sunshine.  The upper deck offers incredible sea views from the sky bridge but also from the al-fresco dining area and open-air lounge. A luxurious master suite, which offers panoramic sea views of the surrounding islands, is also located on this deck.

The main deck indoor salon & bar provide places to chill out between dives. On this deck, you'll also find the indoor dining area, consisting of 5 tables and a buffet table where meals are served. There are two junior suites on the main deck offering either two twin beds each or one king size ... as well as en-suite bathrooms. The other 4 cabins are located on the bottom deck..

The aft deck offers functional dive prep stations, a camera table and deck head with outside sink.

Vortex offers all the onboard state of the art technology and amenities you would expect from a luxury liveaboard including top-of-the-range beds, linens, towels and bath robes, high speed internet & WIFI, a complimentary bar and even a helipad incase of need.  Gourmet dining is featured with a complimentary selection of the best Californian beer & wines. 

Between dives enjoy panga rides along the shore line to observe the amazing colonies of Guadalupe Fur Seas and Elephant Seals.

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DECK PLANlayout optSPECIFICATIONS

Built: 2017
Maximum speed: 21 knots
Cruising speed:16 knots
Number of guests:14
Number of cabins:7
Number of bathrooms:7
Tenders:2 x 22 ft Zodiacs

MACHINERY

Engines:2 x MTu 12V4000 2750 hp @ 2100 rpm

NAVIGATION

Radar
Sonar
GPS

COMMUNICATIONS

VHF / DSC / SSB radio
Location transmitter

SAFETY EQUIPMENT

Life vests
Fire alarm and fire extinguishers
Oxygen
First aid kits
Flares
Life boats


ITINERARIES


From November until June Vortex dives the Socorro itinerary and from August until October she cruises to Guadalupe for white shark cage diving

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The final itinerary is, of course, always dependant upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year

Sample itinerary information:

November through June - Socorro itinerary:  The Revillagigedo Archipelago consist of 4 islands –Socorro, Roca Partida, Clarion and San Benedicto. They are wild, remote and unpredictable. For this reason, Socorro diving is from done winter to summer due to prevailing weather conditions. During these months, giant mantas, playful bottlenose dolphins and sharks are plentiful.  Socorro diving trips are from 8 to 10 nights.

August through October.- Guadalupe white shark cage diving: All Guadalupe diving trips are 4 nights/5 days with 3 full days of white shark cage diving.

ITINERARY MAP

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TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS


Guadalupe

Guest pick-up is at 10 a.m. at the host hotel in San Diego close to the airport, then you'll be escorted in an air-conditioned luxury coach to Ensenada, Mexico - roughly a 1 1/2-hour drive, After boarding, it's an eighteen-hour crossing,arriving Guadalupe early morning of day 2.  Shark diving operations start immediately.  At the end of day 4, diving ends and Vortex starts her trip back to port arriving by noon on day 5. The coach is waiting to return you to San Diego however, the border crossing at Tijuana can take time and we advise clients not to book any return flights until late that evening or the next day.

Socorro

Trips depart from Cabo San Lucas, Baja, California.  (International airport is San Jose del Cabo, Mexico.).  You will be met at a host hotel & transported to the dock where the boat will depart at 4:00PM for the crossing & your first dive will be roughly 24 hours later. Count on 1 or 2 dives the first day and thereafter 3 - 4 dives per day.  After the last day of diving, Vortex returns to harbor by 9:00PM. Guests spend their last night on the boat in harbor.  You'll disembark after breakfast the next morning & guests with early afternoon flights will go directly to the airport. For mid to late afternoon flights, you can be transported to a host hotel,  The Bahia Hotel & Beach House welcome Vortex guests to relax and use their facilities free of charge, provided they purchase food and beverages during their time there.  

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