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Pelagic Fleet Announces New Luxury Yacht, Socorro Vortex
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, July 3, 2018 @ 12:00 AM (EST)

Operator of the well-known Solmar V liveaboard, Pelagic Fleet, has announced the latest addition to its fleet: Socorro Vortex. Designed with the help of liveaboard legend, Peter Hughes, the new 140-foot vessel aims to provide premium luxury for a maximum of 14 guests, and features a spacious indoor dining room and an al fresco dining deck.

Like the Solmar V, the new liveaboard will be taking guests to two of Mexico’s best dive spots: the Revillagigedo Islands (November–June), for humpbacks, sharks, mantas, and more; and Guadalupe (August–October), for awesome cage diving with great whites.

If you want to check out the underwater action where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, Pelagic Safari—a member of Pelagic Fleet—has got you covered. Operating out of Cabo San Lucas, at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Pelagic Safari are running day trips offering freediving and snorkeling encounters with sharks, rays, dolphins, and sea lions. (If you’re really lucky, you might just bump into some orcas on the hunt, as the Pelgic Fleet team did recently—with mind-blowing video footage to prove it!)

Check out the images and computer renderings of the vessel in the press release below, and find out more about Pelagic Safari’s trips and some fascinating background on the Socorro Vortex in DPG’s article, “A Journey Across the Baja Peninsula with Pelagic Fleet.”


Pelagic Fleet is proud to announce its newest yacht, the Socorro Vortex! 140 feet. 14 guests.

The Solmar V is known for being a pioneer, being the first liveaboard to bring divers to the Socorro and Guadalupe islands off Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Since 1993, this vessel has been a leader in the liveaboard community for safety as well as experience.

On October 30, 2018, Pelagic Fleet, operators of the Solmar V, will launch a new, faster and more exclusive yacht, the Socorro Vortex.  For its inaugural cruise, Peter Hughes, who helped design the Socorro Vortex, will join the sailing. Delivering the utmost in luxury and spaciousness for 14 guests per sailing, the yacht includes a restaurant-style dining room wherein private parties can dine together; alternately, guests can dine group style on the al fresco dining deck. The Socorro Vortex will offer divers complimentary nitrox and will be optimized to cater to rebreather diving.

The Socorro Vortex, along with Solmar V, will travel to Guadalupe for five-day cage diving with great white sharks from August through October. November through June, both yachts can be found sailing the waters of the Revillagigedo Islands, aka Socorro. Diving in Socorro is known for exciting encounters with giant mantas, dolphins, humpback whales, seven species of sharks, and much more!

Also, new this year, Pelagic Safari, proud member of Pelagic Fleet, is offering day trips. These trips, departing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, will allow guests to snorkel or freedive in waters known for encounters with sharks, mobula rays, dolphins, marlin, sea lions, orcas, etc. depending on the season.

For more information please visit www.vortexliveaboard.com or download the Socorro Vortex brochure (PDF). Check out our “Agents Folder” where you can find and download photos, videos, brochures and more information on the Solmar V, Socorro Vortex and Pelagic Safari.

Or contact Pelagic Fleet at +1-619-770-1886 or reservations@pelagicfleet.com.




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