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Situated in the Pacific Ocean, about 240 miles south-west of the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, the UNESCO-listed Revillagigedo Islands are an incredibly popular spot for divers. Although there are four volcanic islands, Isla Socorro is the largest and has some of the best diving, with giant mantas, moray eels and more.
To explore this remote and interesting part of the world, the Vortex is a beautiful liveaboard which lets you get up close and personal with the marine life that live in the waters around the Revillagigedo Islands. Don't forget to pack your wide-angle camera to snap some astonishing shots. Curious dolphins and giant manta rays enjoy getting up close to divers to sus you out, and the vessel also has its own self-propelled ocean cage allowing you to safely swim with great white sharks.
Look out for the bright orange Clarion angel fish waiting patiently for mantas to arrive for cleaning. Extremely popular amongst shark fans is Roco Partida dive spot; here you will have the opportunity to see white tips, hammerheads, silkies, Galapagos sharks and - if you're lucky - tiger sharks! If it's humpback whales you're wishing to see, come during the winter months, when these mystical giants migrate to the area. You can choose from a nine or 11-day voyage around the Socorro Islands, or, alternatively, Vortex does a five-day voyage to Guadalupe Island for great white shark encounters.
Vortex is the epitome of luxury liveaboards. Each area has been designed to meet the highest of standards, boasting a wealth of space for a maximum of 14 guests. In between dives, soak up the sun on the top deck or relax in the jacuzzi on the upper deck. Every day you will also be spoilt with gourmet dining, seated in the al fresco dining area.
Formerly a Canadian Coast Guard vessel, the Vortex is made for hardcore adventures but with all the creature comforts.
Jacqui, Original Diver