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Vortex

Vortex Ext 1 Jorge Hauser opt

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

 


  • 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 & portholes

     Every room offers private bathroom, TV/DVD player, top of the line beds, linens, towels & bath robes. 
  • up to 4 dives per day
    diving is done from the dive platform & from tenders (pangas)
    nitrox only diving
    nitrox certification available 
    rebreather friendly
    (on full boat charters only)
    scuba gear rental available (tell us in advance)
    water temperature: 70 - 80F, 21 - 26C
    5 - 7 mm wetsuit recommended


  • surface cage with surface supplied air source or hookah
    (no SCUBA certification needed)
    submersible cage diving
    (SCUBA certification needed)
    water temperature: 65 - 70F, 18 - 21C
    7 mm wetsuit recommended
    (plus hood, gloves, booties)
  • accommodation & diving
    gourmet meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine
    compressed air, tanks (aluminium 80s)
    nitrox
    weights & weight belts
    wifi & internet

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

  • international & domestic airfares
    scuba rental gear (tell us in advance)
    nitrox certification course
    local chamber fee
    spirits / hard liquors
    16% Mexican tax 
    satellite phone calls




On board Vortex


  • Vortex artist render tender out1 opt
    artist's view stern
  • sun deck drone opt
    sun deck drone shot
  • Sun Deck opt
    sun deck
  • Al Fresco opt
    exterior dining area
  • Living Room opt
    salon
  • Dining Area opt
    dining area
  • master suite opt
    double stateroom
  • twin cabin opt
    twin stateroom
  • Jr Suite Double Config opt
    twin stateroom
  • Bathroom Master Suite Roca opt
    bathroom
  • Dive Deck opt
    dive deck


Deck Plan ... Dive Map ... Technical Specifications


Itinerary map, deck & cabin layout, yacht specs, equipment & safety features for Vortex                .... open to view

 

DECK PLAN

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ITINERARY MAP

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SPECIFICATIONS

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


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.


Itineraries


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.


Your 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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