Cassiopeia is a 5-star diving liveaboard runs by a local professional Mexican operator - Club Cantamar, it offering dive liveaboard trips to Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island according to the dive seasons. It can accommodate up to 26 guests.

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Boat

Cassiopeia is a 5-star diving safari liveaboard, built for divers and was built based on years of diving experience. It measures 40 meters long and 8 meters wide, with powerful diesel engines that allowed it to cruise at 10 knots per hour, it have 220v power onboard.

This beautiful diving safari liveaboard was originally operated in Egypt, and in August 2018, after fully refurbishment, it will start its new expedition in the water of Mexico!

Cassiopeia has an spacious indoor lounge on the upper deck which is air-conditioned and well equipped with an LCD TV, VCR, DVD, CD player, bar and furnished according to European style. There is also an Arabian style lounge next to the European lounge where guest can relax with a drink and music.

On the main deck, there is a large dining area where guests can enjoy palatable meals three times a day, and there is always cookies, homemade cakes, snacks, coffee, tea, hot chococlate etc. available for a bite.

There are selection beverages includes fruit juices, soft drinks, iced water, iced tea, coffee, and a limited selection of local beer and wine, which are complimentary. We suggest you purchase your favorite liquor from the duty free shop before arrival. Drinking and diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you become a snorkeler until the next day.

Cassiopeia offers many outdoor areas :

The top sundeck is about 100sqm in size, provides plenty of space for sun seekers, as well as shaded area. Comfortable deck chairs and cushioned seats make time more pleasant. There is also a smaller sun deck in front of the captain’s bridge on the upper deck. Plus a covered deck on the back of the upper deck with sofa for resting and chatting between dives and in the evening.

The large dive deck and dive platform area ensures more-than-adequate space for divers preparing for their dives. There are 2 hand-held showers on the platform allow for a rinse after diving. A bathroom with shower and marine head leads directly off the dive deck.


Cabin

Cassiopeia has 13 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 26 guests per trip.

All cabins are air-conditioned and have ensuite bathroom, outlets, storage area.

1 Suite Cabin :
Located on the main deck, this cabin is the largest cabin onboard, with a king size double bed, seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Double Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one double bed, seaview windows.

2 Deluxe Twin Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, seaview windows.

6 Standard Twin Cabins :
Locatd on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single beds side by side, portholes.

2 Standard Double Cabins :
Locatd on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed, portholes.


Diving

  • Socorro Route: 3 - 4 dives per diving day

  • Guadalupe Route: Unlimited cage dives

  • All divers must have a submersible console (SMB).

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Both divers and non-divers are welcome for Guadalupe trips.

  • Divers must reach AOW with at least 50 logged dives for Socorro.


Other Informations

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/MXN)
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 - 3 dive guides

Itineraries

Socorro Islands - 9D/8N

Departure point : Our departure point is San José del Cabo, Mexico (SJD). We strongly suggest you to arrive to this destination at least one day ahead of the ship’s departure date in order to avoid the possibility of missing luggage or any other delay.

Pick Up Time : on departure day will be 07:00 AM from the following hotels in San José del Cabo : Hotel El Ganso (Blvd. Tiburón S/N), Posada Real Los Cabos (Malecón San José S/N), Hotel El Encanto Inn (José Ma. Morelos 133). If you decide to stay somewhere else, you MUST be at the lobby of one of the mentioned hotels no later than 06:45, in order to join the rest of the guests.

Departure Time of the First Day : 09:00 AM, it takes 22-24 hours to get to San Benedicto Island, so, a late departure will mean that the first day of diving might be lost or cut short.

Sample itinerary :

Day 0: Guest arrival to Cabo San Lucas (airport code : SJD), spend the night at a local hotel. (Arrangements on your own). Guests fly into San Jose del Cabo airport (SJD) approximately 45 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas.

Day 1: Pick up from designated hotels @07:00, transfers to boat, departure at 9AM to San Benedicto Island.

Day 2: Arrive to San Benedicto Island, Diving all day at San Benedicto Island.
First dive will be after breakfast, testing buoyancy, new dive equipment and/or cameras has to be done in a shallow, well protected dive site. 3 to 4 dives are done depending on weather conditions. The boat would stay at anchor for a second day of diving, or move to Socorro Island during the night.

Day 3: Diving all day at Socorro Island or San Benedicto Island.

Day 4 - Day 5: Diving all day at Roca Partida. If weather conditions allow, the boat will remain at Roca Partida for a second day of diving. 3 to 4 dives are done depending on weather conditions.

Day 6: Diving all day at Socorro Island. 3 to 4 dives are done depending on weather conditions.

Day 7: Diving all day at San Benedicto, then depart to Cabo San Lucas. Today, 2 to 3 dives are done depending on weather conditions.

Day 8: Arrival to Cabo at 20:00, overnight aboard, guests can visit Cabo during the evening, having party nearby.

Day 9: Disembarkation after breakfast, end of our services. (you can disembark and go to the airport or to a hotel if you decide to stay in the area.)


Guadalupe Island - 5D/4N

Departure point : The boat will departs from Ensenada, Mexico. We strongly suggest you to arrive to this destination at least one day ahead of the ship’s departure date in order to avoid the possibility of missing luggage or any other delay.

Pick Up Time : on departure day will be 08:30 AM from the following hotel in San Diego : Holiday Inn Express, San Diego (USA) - 1955 San Diego Ave. , San Diego, CA, 92110. Or 09:30 AM from Hotel Palacio Azteca in Tijuana. If you decide to stay somewhere else, you MUST be at the lobby of either one of the above hotels no later than 08:15, in order to join the rest of the guests. The ride to Ensenada takes 1.5 hours.

Departure Time of the First Day : 12:00 noon. It takes 18 hours to get to Guadalupe Island, so, a late departure will mean that the first day of diving might be lost or cut short.

Sample itinerary :

Day 0: Your arrival to San Diego, in USA or Tijuana. Spend the night at a local hotel. Arrangements on your own.

Day 1: Pick up by van at 08:30 in San Diego, 09:00 in Tijuana, at suggested hotels. Stop at border crossing in San Ysidro in order to get your Mexican visa. Drive to Ensenada arriving at 11:30 and boarding. Immigration and Port authorities will pass inspection and the boat departs right after that.

Day 2: Arrival to Guadalupe Island at 08:00. Drop anchor, put cages in the water and shark diving begins at 09:00 until 17:00 when cages are taken out of the water.

Day 3: Diving all day with Great White Sharks.

Day 4: Diving until 14:30, cages out of the water and sailing back to Ensenada.

Day 5: Arrival to Ensenada at 11:00, Immigration and Port authorities pass inspection and shuttle back to Tijuana and San Diego. End of our services.

This adventure is open to both divers and non-divers alike! We operate two 4-person cages using a proprietary swivel system which hooks to our swim platform making it very easy and safe to get in and out of our cages even in rough weather. We also pioneered submersible cages at Guadalupe and operate a 3-person submersible cage to 30 feet. Having only 20 passengers and three cages enables us to rotate 10 guests in and out every hour all day long. We have thought about adding more cages but decided we did not want a “circus” feel when meeting great whites on their own turf.

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Destinations Guadalupe Island, Socorro
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
25/12/2018 to 02/01/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
15/01/2019 to 22/01/2019 7 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
31/01/2019 to 07/02/2019 7 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
08/02/2019 to 16/02/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
20/02/2019 to 28/02/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
10/03/2019 to 18/03/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
19/03/2019 to 27/03/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
28/03/2019 to 05/04/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
06/04/2019 to 14/04/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
24/04/2019 to 02/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
03/05/2019 to 11/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
04/05/2019 to 12/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
13/05/2019 to 21/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
22/05/2019 to 30/05/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
31/05/2019 to 08/06/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
03/08/2019 to 07/08/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
08/08/2019 to 12/08/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
13/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
18/08/2019 to 22/08/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
23/08/2019 to 27/08/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
02/09/2019 to 06/09/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 11/09/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
12/09/2019 to 16/09/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
17/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
22/09/2019 to 26/09/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
27/09/2019 to 02/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
03/10/2019 to 08/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
09/10/2019 to 14/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
15/10/2019 to 20/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
21/10/2019 to 26/10/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
27/10/2019 to 01/11/2019 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
02/11/2019 to 06/11/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
07/11/2019 to 11/11/2019 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
15/11/2019 to 23/11/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
03/12/2019 to 11/12/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
12/12/2019 to 20/12/2019 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
27/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
05/01/2020 to 12/01/2020 7 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
13/01/2020 to 20/01/2020 7 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
21/01/2020 to 28/01/2020 7 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
29/01/2020 to 06/02/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
08/02/2020 to 16/02/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
18/02/2020 to 26/02/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
28/02/2020 to 07/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
08/03/2020 to 16/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
17/03/2020 to 25/03/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
26/03/2020 to 03/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
04/04/2020 to 12/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
13/04/2020 to 21/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
22/04/2020 to 30/04/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
01/05/2020 to 09/05/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
10/05/2020 to 18/05/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
19/05/2020 to 27/05/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
28/05/2020 to 05/06/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
01/08/2020 to 05/08/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
06/08/2020 to 10/08/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
11/08/2020 to 15/08/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
16/08/2020 to 20/08/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
21/08/2020 to 25/08/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
26/08/2020 to 30/08/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
31/08/2020 to 04/09/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
05/09/2020 to 09/09/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
10/09/2020 to 14/09/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
15/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
20/09/2020 to 24/09/2020 4 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
25/09/2020 to 30/09/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
01/10/2020 to 06/10/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
07/10/2020 to 12/10/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
13/10/2020 to 18/10/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
19/10/2020 to 24/10/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
25/10/2020 to 30/10/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
31/10/2020 to 05/11/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
06/11/2020 to 11/11/2020 5 nights Guadalupe Island San Diego - San Diego From $2,900.00 Detail
15/11/2020 to 23/11/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
24/11/2020 to 02/12/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
03/12/2020 to 11/12/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
12/12/2020 to 20/12/2020 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail
27/12/2020 to 04/01/2021 8 nights Socorro Cabo San Lucas - Cabo San Lucas From $3,400.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Socorro 7 nights Standard Twin Bed From $3,400.00
Socorro 7 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $3,560.00
Socorro 7 nights Suite Double From $3,740.00
Socorro 8 nights Standard Twin Bed From $3,400.00
Socorro 8 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $3,560.00
Socorro 8 nights Suite Double From $3,740.00
Guadalupe Island 4 nights Standard Twin Bed From $2,900.00
Guadalupe Island 4 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $3,045.00
Guadalupe Island 4 nights Suite Double From $3,190.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Standard Twin Bed From $2,900.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Deluxe Double Twin From $3,045.00
Guadalupe Island 5 nights Suite Double From $3,190.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees
  • Land tour & Island visit

Useful information

Guadalupe Island

Period : The Great White diving season starts from August to November.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for current entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 16°C to 36°C during the Great White diving season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 18°C to a high of 21°C, so it's advised to bring extra neoprene with you.

Clothing : Light clothes are recommended for the daytime, with warmer clothes for the cool evenings.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : The best way to Ensenada is to drive from the U.S. And San Diego has the nearest major international airport.

Currency : Local currency in Mexico is the Peso (MXN), other currencies can be easily changed at banks or money changers, and international ATM's are available. Credit Cards are widely accepted.


Socorro

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during November to May every year for the diving season.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C depending on the season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 21°C in the winter months, to a high of 25°C in the late fall and spring months. But strong current fluctuations mean that there can be cooler water below.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights from the US arrive directly to Los Cabos San Lucas, otherwise Mexico City has daily domestic flights.

Currency : Local currency is the Peso(MXN). Major credit cards are widely accepted. A surcharge may apply for credit card payments or a discount given for cash. US dollars is the most easily exchangeable foreign currency. And international ATM's are available.

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