Socorro Vortex, Mexico


New in 2018, the Socorro Vortex liveaboard has been built to the highest standards by divers for divers, to offer world-class diving in the Socorro Islands. She caters to just 14 guests in 7 first-class, deluxe accommodations. There are 4 Luxury Staterooms with 2 singles or one Queen located on the lower deck, 2 Jr Suites with 2 twin beds or 1 King on the main deck and one Master Suite with a California King size bed located on the upper deck. Social areas include the main deck lounge and bar, al fresco dining area, open-air lounge and jacuzzi on the upper deck and sun loungers on the top deck. There is also complimentary high-speed wifi available as well as a complimentary bar.

Divers can experience world-class diving with large pelagic marine-life, such as dolphins, hammerheads, whale sharks and the worlds friendliest manta rays. Because the Socorro Vortex yacht was built for divers, the dive deck and platform have been designed to make kitting up easy with room to move and ample storage space. The Socorro Vortex is a nitrox only vessel, and nitrox is complimentary (nitrox certification available on board). She is also re-breather optimized (special requests on full boat charters).

Join the Socorro Vortex for luxury liveaboard diving in the Socorro Islands. Call us or book online today to reserve your space.

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Included: Environment Tax, Fuel Surcharge, Port Fees, Hotel Transfer, Alcoholic Beverages, Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Soft Drinks at Meal Times, Tea & Coffee, Welcome Cocktails, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Nitrox, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels, WiFi internet.

Required Extras: 16% VAT, Chamber Fees (15 USD), National Park Fees (75 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Airport Transfer (20-35 USD), Nitrox Course (235 USD), Private Dive Guide, Scuba Diving Courses, Laundry / Pressing Services.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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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
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • Available for Charter
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Fine Wines Selection
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Al Fresco Dining

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.


  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rebreather Support
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Free Nitrox

The crew speaks English, French, and Spanish.

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

  • Year built 2017
  • Top speed 21 knots
  • Cruising speed 16 knots
  • Engines 2 x MTu 12V4000 2750 hp @2100 rpm
  • Max guests 14
  • Number of cabins 7
  • Number of bathrooms 7
  • Tenders 2 x 22 ft Zodiacs

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Fishfinder
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Bilge pump alarm
  • Search light
  • Engine room CCTV
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Socorro Vortex Reviews

  • 9.8 Exceptional
  • 9 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Guy A
  • United States United States
Exceeding Expectations

I chose the vortex after contemplating between a couple of boats. Vortex was more expensive but looked like a less crowded boat with better accommodations. From the moment we reached the boat, the crew took us under their wings. It was superb service and great food throughout the trip. When it comes to the diving, these guys are pros. From gear, education to safety, the dive masters are exceptional. My dive master, Mathias is a pro. He did a wonderful job making sure we were having fun while staying safe and prepared for every new dive site. We had an amazing scuba diving trip that we will keep in our memories for years to come. I highly recommend the vortex and its crew.

Recommended for
Dive masters, crew, dive sites
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Daniel T
  • Finland Finland
Bloody great!

Giant mantas circling around you in rough current. Schools of Hammerheads. Pure scuba porn.

Recommended for
Crew, Dives and Food
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Robert L
  • Canada Canada
The best diving we have ever had. Even a little better than the Maldives.

We had a great time with an experienced and safety oriented crew. With only 13 guests are every need was met. Food was more than adequate. Not gourmet but very adequeate. The diving was 1 step better than the Maldives and the boat was one step below the Scubaspa Yang. The Sacorro Vortex was substantially more money than the Scubaspa Yang we were not dissapointed with the experience. The diving was spectacular.

Recommended for
Very competent crew and guides. Fantastic Boat. Location Location Location.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kai-Uwe L
  • Germany Germany
Amazing liveaboard experience

Absolutely amazing place, boat and crew. Once in a lifetime experience!!!

Recommended for
Marine life
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jessica N
  • United States United States
Amazing experience

What a life changing experience! Easily one of the best vacations I have been on. The crew was amazing and they worked so hard to make everything perfect! The boat is absolutely beautiful and super comfy! I did NOT want to leave!!!

Recommended for
The crew was amazing, the boat was beautiful and the food was great!
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ovid M
  • Canada Canada
fantastic company to dive with

Just got home yesterday from the maiden voyage of the SOCORRO VORTEX! What a boat she was...beautiful, comfortable, and fast! She is very well equipped and complemented with an extremely professional, friendly and personable crew. I had a very memorable 8 days trip to the REVILLAGEDO ARCHIPELAGOS where I completed 19 dives in total. Got some great interactions and fantastic closeup pics of giant mantas, dolphins, hammerheads, and an enormous school of Jacks amongst the highlights. Even saw humpbacks on the surface, however was unable to get up close enough to dive with. I have been diving for 30+ years and have 1200+ dives and have been a guest aboard about a half dozen liveaboards and the SOCORRO VORTEX ranks right up there at the top. Not only with the comfort and the luxurious cabins, but the layout was extremely diver friendly. With separate personal indoor photographic and electronic work stations you never had to wait for space like on a shared camera table. Each station equipped with it's own 110 v power supply. Two pengas or zodiacs shuttle you to and from dive sites from the mother ship. Guest numbers is 14 total so there is always plenty of room aboard the VORTEX as she is 140 feet long! The top deck is a huge open sun deck, with a large jacuzzi hot tub and comfy lounge chairs for relaxing during your surface intervals. Overall to sum it up the people at PELAGIC FLEET placed a lot of time and effort to put out the best ship possible to provide the most demanding diver with the ship that allows you to be pampered, and to be surrounded with all the creature comforts to make all your dives on your vacation to be as easy as possible. Everything about the VORTEX is top shelf from the ship, amenities, food, and the crew. Last, but not least the VORTEX is a fast boat which means less travel time and more enjoyment time. Our crossing to the archipelagos took approximately 16 hours shaving approximately 9 hours off the average crossing time of 25 hours!

Recommended for
comfort, crew, cuisine
Origin: US