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


"Still in the yard undergoing final fitting out, the Vortex will begin service in spring 2019.   She's going to be an exciting option run by the exceptional team at Solmar V ... which should ensure that she's as good as it gets.   We'll be bringing you more news & details as they arrive" ...   Dominick Macan

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Vessel & diving details

  • Vortex can accomodate up to 18 guests in 7 comfortable cabins but the norm will be 14 guests:
    • 1 master suite (with California king size bed)
    • 2 junior suites (with 2 single twin beds or 1 king size bed)
    • 4 luxury staterooms (with 2 single beds or 1 queen size bed)

    To add flexibility 4 of the staterooms can be converted to triples increasing the maximum number of guests to 18 passengers.  Every room offers TV/DVD player, wall to wall carpeting, top of the line beds, linens, towels & bath robes.

  • Diving amenities inculde:
    • diving is done from both the dive platform and from the tenders
    • nitrox is available (extra charge)
    • scuba rental gear
  • Diving regions include:
    • Socorro
    • Guadalupe
  • Included on all cruises:
    • accommodation & diving
    • meals, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, beer & wine with dinner
    • compressed air, tanks (aluminium 80s), weights & weight belts
    • all port fees, fuel surcharges and park fees
  • Extra items:
    • international & domestic airfares
    • nitrox & nitrox courses
    • local chamber fee
    • spirits & hard liquors
    • 16% government tax

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Luxurious & fast

Vortex has recently undergone a total refurbishment and will cater to 14 pampered guests, offering first class deluxe acccomodation.  With a top speed of 21 knots she will be the fastest liveaboard cruising to Socorro.

Incredible diving experiences are followed by topside elegance and personalised service.  Gourmet dining with a complimentary selection of the best Californian beer & wines, expansive common areas, plus top-of-the-range beds, linens, towels and bath robes will ensure maximum comfort onboard. 

All the finest amenities

Amenities offered by Vortex include, for the accomodation, 4 luxury staterooms, 2 junior suites and 1 master suite complete with king size bed. The 4 luxury staterooms on the lower deck are easily converted to triple occupancy for family & friends offering a maximum occupancy for 18 guests. All staterooms have ensuite bathrooms and individual air conditioning.

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, grill and dining area during al-fresco meals or whilst lounging in the open air salon.  A luxurious master suite is also on this deck which offers panoramic sea views of the surrounding islands.

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

Vortex offers all the onboard state of the art technology and amenities you would expect from a luxury liveaboard including high speed internet & WIFI, a complimentary bar and even a helipad incase of need.

Great for divers & photographers

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