Socorro Aggressor, Mexico

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Highlights

  • Cage dive with great white sharks in the clear waters of Guadalupe from August - October
  • Dive with giant Pacific Manta Rays, Dolphins, and up to 10 species of shark, including Whale sharks and schooling Hammerheads at Socorro from November - May
  • Comfortable cabins with 32-inch flat screen TV, ensuite bathrooms and AC

The Socorro Aggressor liveaboard offers incredible diving in Pacific Mexico at either Guadalupe or the Socorro Islands. The Socorro Aggressor yacht has plenty of space onboard to socialise with other guests or unwind in your own space. The air-conditioned salon and dining room are located on the main deck and is where delicious meals including fresh local dishes such as tortilla soup and tacos are served. There is an outdoor terrace and bar which is perfect for unwinding with a cocktail at the end of the day to discuss the latest big-fish sightings with fellow shipmates. The sun deck at the top of the boat has comfortable loungers and a partially covered area, ideal for lounging or enjoying the sunset. There are 13 staterooms on board with the choice of 2 categories - Deluxe and Master. The Deluxe cabins have twin side-by-side beds and the Master cabin, located on the main deck has a queen bed. All cabins are en-suite with AC, flat screen TV, bathrobes, hair dryer and fresh towels.

Itineraries aboard the Socorro Aggressor yacht visit either the Socorro Islands or Guadalupe, depending on the time of the year. At Socorro, divers can expect up close encounters with giant Pacific manta rays, playful dolphins, humpback whales and up to 10 species of shark, including whale sharks, at the famous Revillagigedo Islands of Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida. In August, the Socorro Aggressor relocates to Guadalupe for thrilling cage diving with Great White sharks. The clear waters mean that shark sightings are reliable.

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The Aggressor team have implemented additional measures in line with the recommendations from the Center for Disease Control (CDC, USA) or European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC, EU) to further ensure the safety of all guests on board. These measures include (but are not limited to) an increased frequency in cleaning and sanitizing public areas, guest rooms preparation procedure upgrade and rooms to be serviced twice daily.

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Included: VAT, Airport Transfer, Hotel Transfer, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, National Park Fees (480 USD per trip), Port Fees, Visas and Fees (25 USD per trip).

Optional Extras: Travel Insurance, Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox, Nitrox Course, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • TV in cabins
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Camera room with table and charging point
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Buffet style
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • Nitrox available
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

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Boat Specifications

  • Length 135 ft
  • Top speed 12 knots
  • Cruising speed 10 knots
  • Max guests 26
  • Number of cabins 13
  • Number of bathrooms 13
  • Tenders 3

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Socorro Aggressor Reviews

  • 8.9 Fabulous
  • 21 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
    7.9
  2. Crew
    8.8
  3. Food
    9.5
  4. Diving
    9.5
  5. Value
    8.6
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Derek S
  • United States United States
Wonderful

-Experiencing the Great White Shark’s behavior. -Meeting people from around the world.

Recommended for
Crew, Service & Food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Steven E
  • United States United States
Trip of a lifetime

Seeing great white sharks was a thrill that did not grow stale over the course of the trip. Everyone on board had plenty of time to spend in the cages (2 surface and 1 submerged 30 ft underwater) over the 3 days spent diving at Guadalupe Island. This is truly the great white capital of the world the crew aboard the Socorro Aggressor made this the trip of a lifetime, both from an accommodation standpoint, as well as being knowledgable about what's required to interact with apex predators in a safe manner. This was my first Liveaboard and I was a bit skeptical about the food. However, the meals were great (plus endless snacks after every dive) and the crew was more than accommodating of my shellfish allergy, as well as any other dietary restrictions passengers had.

Recommended for
Obviously the sharks, but also the accomodating crew and the food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • vincent C
  • United States United States
Amazing experience

This trip overall was one wonderful experience. Divemaster Damian was basically underwater God. His passion, respect and understanding of animals, gave all of us unforgettable underwater experience and interaction with marine creatures. Damian was not just respectful towards marine animals, he also gave us a lot of knowledge and insides of marine animals behaviour and interaction technics that made possible to have an experience that we had. His great personality, friendliness and respect towards guests made us feel like a family. Two thumbs up! Great job!

Recommended for
Divemaster Damian, size of the boat, Food.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Andrew B
  • United States United States
I absolutely loved this trip!!

Tons of sharks, Playing with the Mantas, Great food and Drink, 8 days without news or TV!! This was my first live aboard dive trip and I absolutely loved it!! The boat was beautiful. The food and drinks were tremendous. Sleeping at sea was amazing. The diving was spectacular. And the sea life was hands down the best I've experienced. I can't see how I can beat this experience. Seriously! I have to say that EVERYONE on the boat worked so very hard for all of us. Always great food and drink available. A great routine to get us in and out of the dive tenders and into the ocean. Warm towels on the deck after peeling off a wetsuit. Hot tea and coffee always available in the dining area. Hot showers on the dive platform. And lots of cool spaces to relax and enjoy yourself between dive and meals or snacks. Rana was my group's dive master and he couldn't have been better. I hope to make this trip again next winter or spring. Thank you to everyone that made the trip great for me!

Recommended for
Mantas, Sharks, Friends, Food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Joshua P
  • United States United States
Excellent opportunity for bucket-list type large animal encounters at interesting island locatinons.

Close encounters with friendly manta rays, schooling hammerheads, multiple shark species at busy cleaning stations, interesting volcanic islands.

Recommended for
Manta encounters, many shark species, dolphin encounters.
  • 6.4 Review score
  • Benjamin L
  • United States United States
Good diving, kinda run down crapy boat.

The crew and diving overall were pretty good. The boat was pretty bad. Crew was very friendly helpful and fun. Only two bad parts for the crew were 1) The food was pretty mediocre. Everything was overcooked and, as is typical in Mexico, bad quality ingredients. 2) The last night on the boat the crew decided to fix something or do some kind of construction that involved power tools and banging on things right outside the main level guest quarters at 10:30pm. And would stop until we called and complained to the captain. The diving was pretty great. If you want to see big things(sharks, manta, dolphins) this is the place. The accommodations on the boat were pretty bad. Nothing close to what I have come to expect from other Aggressor boats. The intro slides said the boat was remodeled in 2017. This is either a stretch of the word remodeled or just outright false. Other Aggressors would rate as approx a 4 star hotel. This one would rate somewhere between a 2-3 star hotel. It looked like it was last updated in the 80s or 90s and was in a general state disrepair. The bed was very uncomfortable. Not really a mattress so much as a sleeping pad with a sheet. There was only one outlet in the entire room meant for two people. The bathroom did not smell good. (My best guess is a badly vented boat septic system). We kept the toilet lid closed and bathroom door closed to keep the smell out of the room but it made it that much worse when you needed to use the bathroom / shower. The window to the room had one handle broken so the crew covered it from the outside which then made it unusable. (There was also an outside deck light frequently used by the crew at night that shined directing in the window). Overall while the crew and diving were pretty great but the bad accommodations of the boat would make me seriously consider other options if I were to go back to Socorro.

Recommended for
Manta, Dolphins, Sharks
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Steven Z
  • United States United States
Great crew and great diving.

Overall, just a wonderful experience.

Recommended for
Crew, food, diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Jason H
  • United States United States
Awesome crew, divemasters, and overall experience

Amazing experience at Socorro island and the Revillagigedo archipalego. Terrific crew and divemasters that make the whole trip so much better. Highly recommended

Recommended for
Crew, divemasters, dive sites
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kevin F
  • United States United States
Excellent crew

Animal encounters, crew, food

Recommended for
Animal encounters, crew, food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • angela T
  • United States United States
Great Crew, Adequate Boat, Good Value.

The crew was very friendly and helpful. The food was very good- better than expected. The size of the guest diver group was just right at 16 people. The condition of the ship was fair- it is not a brand new boat- but it is good as long as you don't expect anything fancy. Hot showers, working in-room air con, clean.

Recommended for
Crew, Food, Well Organized, hot towels after diving
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Fernando B
  • United States United States
Boat needs some upgrading but the crew was outstanding and made the trip an amazing experience

Seeing hammerheads, mantas and dolphins. While the visibility was not great, the dive guides’ expertise made every dive a wonderful experience. They really know what they are doing.

Recommended for
Dives, kindness and service of the crew and the food
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Kim W
  • United States United States
Wow Wow Wow - Mantas, Sharks and Dolphins Galore

One dive we had mantas stay with us the entire trip and the next morning we had a pod of dolphins stay the entire dive. Saw my firsdt tiger shark. Hammerheads were abundant. Loved the crew. Great bunch of guys for sure. The boat is nice and spacious and the dive deck is nice and roomy. The crew puts your gear in the zodiacs and you just walk on. Great Job

Recommended for
Mantas, Sharks and Dolphins
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Philipp Z
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Amazing experience

Seeing the great white sharks

Recommended for
Great White Sharks
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Peter B
  • Germany Germany
Super Tauchsafari

Super Crew, mit unglaublichen Tauchgängen, Hammerhaischule, Mantas und Delfine

Recommended for
Delfine, Mantas, Hammerhaie
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Lorraine W
  • New Zealand New Zealand
Amazing dives and amazing crew!

some of the best dives i’ve ever done! dolphins, mantas, and more species of sharks than i can name. the crew went above and beyond to make sure we had an enjoyable experience- to keep us entertained, to make sure everything went smoothly. it really felt like a family by the end of the trip! everything went smoothly logistically and was well planned and well organized.

Recommended for
the marine life, the crew, the food
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Willem C
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Very nice trip...

Plenty to see on each dive, Efficient daily routine w/o stress...

Recommended for
Excellent trip, great crew, drinks included...
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Sibyl H
  • Switzerland Switzerland
Outstanding diving, very good Crew but not very good boat.

Sealife. Absolutely amazing experience to dive with the mantas, dolphins, sharks. The Crew did a very good job, since it is also not an easy boat to work on. they were very helpful and friendly and really did their best. The boat is in bad shape though. One zodiac sank while we were in it, luckily on the past day, otherwise there would have been a Problem, since we were 3 groups. there was no real nitrox available, (only 28) and the settings of the boat are not convienient for diving. Nowhere to hang your towel in the dive Area, all dive suits stuck togheter, so they dont dry. Sleeping Cabin was good, but the bathroom is disgusting. Thats the only point i have to critizize the Crew.the bathroom was cleaned very poorly. Hairs not removed from the shower, Toilet already dirty from beginning. Got worse every day. And very smelly. And it drained very poorly which is disgusting.

Recommended for
Sealife, sealife, sealife
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Liza S
  • Romania Romania
Amazing diving trip in Socorro Islands

One of the best liveaboard diving trips we ever had. Crew was impeccable. They went above and beyond to keep us safe, comfortable and showed us all the beauty of Socorro Islands. They made my wife’s birthday extra special with a beautiful and scrumptious cake and the whole crew/boat singing happy birthday! Overall the experience we had was amazing. We saw lots of manta rays, dolphins everyday, different kinds of sharks even tiger shark, eels, lobsters and much more!

Recommended for
Crew, wildlife, experience
Origin: US