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New Socorro Vortex to Be on the Water in January 2019

The new Socorro Vortex is the fastest liveaboard to travel to the Socorro and Guadalupe Islands with a top speed of 20 knots.

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Pelagic fleet has added a new member to its line of signature vessels.

The new Socorro Vortex is the fastest liveaboard to travel to the Socorro and Guadalupe Islands with a top speed of 20 knots.

The 140 foot boat – which is a former Canadian coast guard vessel – was built for adventure and hardcore worldwide expeditions. Now though, she’s been reinvented to be the ‘ultimate’ luxury liveaboard experience.

The new Socorro Vortex will cater to 14 guests and offer first-class, deluxe accommodation. It also features complimentary high speed internet and Wi-Fi for those divers who need to be connected at all times. Other complimentary benefits include gourmet dining, bar, nitrox (as this is a nitrox only vessel) and a stainless steel jacuzzi. Oh and did we mention? It has a helipad too. And they handpick their wines…

Those booking onto the Socorro Vortex are likely to see giant mantas, dolphins and various species of shark and seals. 

Included in the price are surface cage dive and submersible experiences. There’ll be one divemaster to every two divers. We had a great time testing out a VR headset on their stand at DEMA which mimics these cage experiences and we have to say, they look pretty awesome.

Voyages to Guadalupe run from August to October, while trips to Socorro run from November to June. Prices begin at $6,000.

Check out https://vortexliveaboard.com/ for more info.

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Lorna Dockerill
Lorna Dockerill
Lorna fell in love with scuba diving back in 2011 during a trip to Thailand and Australia. Having always dreamt of seeing a sea turtle in the wild, her dream was realised on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef while training to become a certified diver. Since then she’s developed a passion for the natural world, writing about wildlife photography – both the on land and underwater kind – for the past eight years.

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