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The Socorro Vortex Liveaboard Readying for Inaugural Trips in 2019
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, December 18, 2018 @ 12:00 PM (EST)

If you love big-animal photography, Mexico offers two of the world’s best dive destinations—Guadalupe Island and the Socorro Islands. But these two gems off the Baja California Peninsula aren’t exactly on Mexico’s doorstep: the former is 150 miles from the coast while the latter is a journey of more than 350 miles. Which is why it’s great having a really fast boat. Enter the Socorro Vortex, the new luxury liveaboard from Pelagic Fleet.

It turns out, however, that the Pelagic Fleet team, which includes legendary boat designer Peter Hughes, are real perfectionists, and it is taking a little longer than anticipated to apply the finishing touches. The inaugural trips have had to be brought back six months (not a long time when you consider the extensive retrofit underway), with a new launch date of March 10th next year.

Keenly aware that there are many divers and underwater photographers chomping at the bit, Pelagic Fleet has put together a tantalizing video on the new liveaboard and the awesome encounters that await—plus an apology for being a bit late. “Building a boat is never easy, and building the best boat is ten times harder,” says CEO Jorge Hauser in the film. “We’re not cutting corners. We want to give you the very best diving experience.”

Check out the video below.



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