Designed to accommodate 26 divers in its 13 spacious cabins, the Socorro Aggressor offers seasonal liveaboard itineraries to the Revillagigedo Archipelago (commonly known as Socorro) and Guadalupe. The Socorro trips offer thrilling encounters with big pelagic species and up to 10 species of shark (including whale sharks, silver tips and tiger sharks) while the Guadalupe itineraries allow you to come face-to-face with great whites during adrenalin-pumping cage dives.
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Divers on the Socorro liveaboard itineraries will also visit manta cleaning stations and dive with pods of bottlenose dolphins, as well as get up close to eels, octopi and nudibranchs. The Socorro Aggressor visits each region when conditions and marine sightings are at their best, offering two exciting options for a Mexico dive vacation, no matter what time of year you’re travelling.
There are 13 staterooms on board the Socorro Aggressor, all of which are equipped with standard US outlets and USB ports for charging electrical devices.
There are five comfortable Master Staterooms with a queen bed and private bathroom, together with individual climate control and a monitor with a media player. Two have porthole windows while the others have picture windows.
There are eight Deluxe Staterooms with two side-by-side single beds, en-suite bathrooms and monitors with a media player. Each is equipped with individual climate control and have porthole windows.
The menu onboard the Socorro Aggressor features local specialties and international favorites, with a combination of buffet-style meals and table-side service. Begin the day with cereals, juices, fresh fruits and hot dishes cooked to order, with lunches comprising hot soups, salads, entrees and homemade bread.
Dinners normally feature seafood, beef or chicken dishes, accompanied by salads, vegetables and a homemade dessert. Snacks are available for both morning and afternoon tea to ensure you never go hungry between dives, with most special dietary needs catered for with prior notification.
Fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, tea and coffee are available complimentary, together with a limited selection of local beers and wines. Due to the high duty charged on liquor, guests are advised to bring their own while being reminded that drinking and diving do not mix.
The Socorro Aggressor features a spacious dining room where meals are served and an adjacent lounge that’s equipped with entertainment facilities. You can relax in between dives on the large, shaded sun deck, which comes complete with loungers and a jacuzzi.
The Socorro Aggressor conducts 7 and 8-night itineraries to the Socorro Islands from San Jose del Cabo and 4-night shark cage diving trips to Guadalupe from Ensenada. All diving during the Socorro liveaboard itinerary is conducted from the three dive tenders, with 23 dives offered on 8-night charters. Unlimited surface cage diving is offered in Guadalupe and up to three submersible cage dives per day for certified divers. The cages are attached to the mothership, with tenders available for shore excursions.
The Dive Deck is located at the rear of the Main Deck and is equipped with personal dive lockers, rinse tanks and a camera table with a low-pressure hose. A detailed briefing is given at the start of each dive by the Socorro Aggressor’s highly-experienced divemasters and instructors. Divers can opt to pick a buddy of their choice or dive with one of the crew members, ensuring all diving is within the limits of their certification and no planned decompression dives.
Socorro is renowned for its big marine encounters, including sightings of giant Pacific manta rays, bottlenose dolphins and occasional migrating humpback whales. Guadalupe is famed for its great white sharks - one of the marine world’s most fierce creatures. November to June is considered the most favorable time to visit Socorro’s dive spots, with the winter months best for sighting whales. The Guadalupe shark diving season begins in August and ends in November when waters are at their calmest.
Water temperatures range from 73 to 76°F (21 to 23°C) in Socorro and 65 to 70°F (18 to 21°C) in Guadalupe, with most divers comfortable in either a 5mm or 7mm wetsuit with a hooded vest and gloves. A full line of dive gear is available for rent during your Socorro or Guadalupe dive vacation, with 12-litre tanks, weights and belts supplied complimentarily.
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