Socorro Islands Liveaboard 2022

We would like to cordially invite you to join us for this once in a lifetime magical experience on board the Socorro Aggressor of the Aggressor Adventures Liveaboard fleet to dive the majestic and mysterious islands of the Socorros. Hailed as the Mexican Galapagos, The Socorros are famous for the Giant Pelagic Mantas as well as many other pelagic organisms 

Experience 9 days and 8 nights diving one of the most spectacular and sought after dive locations in the world.

December 1- 9, 2022

Package includes:

Trip (double occupancy)- $3695

3 meals daily, except Saturday’s afternoon and evening meal; between-dive snacks; towels, linens, etc.; use of tanks, weights and weight belts; all air fills; transfers from San Jose del Cabo host hotels for same day arrivals; alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages (premium alcoholic beverages available for an additional charge). DIVE ARMY will also be paying for every diver to have Nitrox on ALL dives (a $100 per person value).

For ONLY $3700

Does not include: National Park Fee $510 or port fees, Airfare to Mexico or Cabo San Lucas as well as land options before/after cruise which are available at additional cost; hotel accommodations before/ after the cruise, tips, personal expenses, or premium alcoholic drinks.

Itinerary:

9 Days, 8 Nights and 23 Dives
Day 1 - 7:45 am - Pick up from the host hotel, the boat departs shortly after 8 am. Travel all day and night.


Day 2 - Arrive to Socorro around 10 am, 3 dives


Day 3 - Up to 4 dives


Day 4 - Up to 4 dives


Day 5 - Up to 4 dives


Day 6 - Up to 4 dives


Day 7 - Up to 4 dives, the yacht departs that evening and travels back


Day 8 - Arrival at approximately 8 pm


Day 9 - 8 am - after breakfast the shuttle will transfer all guests to the San Jose del Cabo Airport.

We recommend trip cancellation/interruption insurance (don’t forget to include airfare as well as sleeping accommodations pre and post cruise) and we require dive accident insurance on this itinerary.  Both may be obtained by clicking on the DAN link on the DIVE ARMY website and signing up.

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Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida are three volcanic islands that make up the Revillagigedo Islands. These islands are most commonly known as Socorro.  Located 250 nautical miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, it takes 24 hours to travel to this magnificent area. Our liveaboard boat trips to Socorro, San Benedicto, and Roca Partida and beautifully unique. Socorro is best known for the wonderful encounters with giant pacific manta rays, where the mantas come to the divers and are happy to stay throughout entire dives.  This isn't all you will see during a liveaboard boat trip to Socorro, there are up to ten species of sharks including whale sharks, silkies, silver tips, white tips and sometimes tiger sharks. Dolphin encounters are always thrilling and from January through March these islands are home to a migratory population of humpback whales that come to breed and have calves.  Whale sharks are seen mainly in November/December and April/May. Divers may also observe many different behaviors of manta cleaning stations, Bottlenose dolphin, wahoo, tuna, marlin and smaller creatures like eels, nudibranchs and octopi.

Diving Details:

  • Giant pacific manta rays, up to 10 species of sharks including schooling hammerheads, bottlenose dolphin, whale sharks, humpback whales, schools of fish and much more.
     

  • Dives from the dive tenders (3 tenders) & the yacht.
     

  • Water temperature: 73-76F, 21-23C

  • 5 - 7 mm wetsuit  recommended

The Yacht
Port: Mexico

Built and maintained to the specifications of the local regulatory agencies and the regulations of the country of the flag.

  • Length: 135 ft.

  • Beam: 27

  • Passengers: 26

  • Staff: 11

Getting There, Passports & Visa Documentation

Guests will fly into San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) the day before the charter start date. Most major US airlines fly directly into the San Jose del Cabo Airport (SJD) which is about a 45 minute drive from where the yacht departs from. It is highly recommended you stay at one of our host hotels from where we pick up from. Should you decide to not stay at a host hotel, be sure to book your hotel from where the boat leaves. 
 
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket. US citizens require a passport that must be valid for 6 months from date of entry. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper visa to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country. Since regulations vary by country, contact your consulate or embassy of your country for the requirement.
 
If you are not a Mexican citizen you are required to have a valid passport. Upon your arrival to Mexico you will need to complete a visa form which will be stamped by immigration officials and a copy has to be filed for each guest boarding the yacht. All guests must complete the passport section of the Aggressor Adventures online GIS (Guest Information System) no later than 10 days prior to the departure date to be cleared on the travel manifest by the Mexican authorities. 
Note: Last minute reservations cannot be accepted 72 hours prior to the yacht departure date due to permitting.
 

Arrival/Boarding/Departure

Guests will arrive the day before the charter start date and its recommended to overnight at either one of the host hotels listed below. The following morning, the charter start date, guests will be met at the host hotels and transferred to the Socorro Aggressor which is docked in the Port of Cabo San Lucas.  After boarding the yacht and the Captains briefing, the yacht will depart for a 24 hour crossing to Socorro.
 
Host Hotels: Pick up will begin 8:45 am – 9:00 am at San Jose del Cabo.
By 9:30am, shuttle will be arriving at Cabo San Lucas. Guests staying in Cabo San Lucas will need to be at the Hotel Tesoro and be ready for pick up between 9:00 am – 9:30 am.  Once you board, and before departure, the National Park Admission Fees and Port Fees have to be covered, please have payment ready so the boat can leave on-time. 
 
Hotel Casa Natalia  
Blvd Mijares Centro Historico
23400 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
 
Tropicana Inn Cabo  (closed for renovations April 16 – Dec 31, 2021)
Calle Blvd Antonio Mijares No. 30
Col. Centro, Z.C. 
23400 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
 
Hotel Tesoro
Blvd. Paseo de la Marina LT 9 y 10, Centro, Marina, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico

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Payment Plan:

$500 deposit

 

$320 a month until 1 June 2022 upon which time balance will be due

OR

1 September 2021 - $800

1 January 2022       - $800

1 March 2022         - $800

1 June 2022             - $800 or balance will be due.

*A $300 Discount will be given to anyone that completes their payment balance by

December 1, 2021

*can not be combined with any other discounts or promotions*

Transfers

Transfers from the airport to the host hotels is not included in your charter price. Transportation from the host hotels to the yacht, and transfer to the International Airport is included in the price of your trip on the charter start/end days. Please book your return flights after 12.00 pm (noon).
 

Local Fees/Taxes

National Park Fee and Dock Fee are paid in cash or credit card (VISA or MC only) onboard the yacht

National Park Fee USD $510 

There is a 16% IVA tax added to all onboard purchases. The Socorro Aggressor accepts Visa, MasterCard, US dollars, Mexican Pesos and Euros.  (Sorry, no personal checks.)   A 3% surcharge is added for credit card payments. The yacht does not accept personal checks or travelers’ checks.