Sea Escape is operated by a professional Mexico local operator - Club Cantamar, it offering dive liveaboard trips to the Sea of Cortez in Mexico. It can accommodate up to 18 guests.

Luigi & Simona

22/07/2014

we had a really good trip in Socorro and the crew and dive guide on this boat are really super, have experienced and they helped a lot. The dive sites are just amazing with super visibility ,...

Description

Boat

Sea Escape is a 33 meters long aluminum vessel with twin diesel engines, it can cruises at 10 knots and have 110/220 volt power on board. It was built originally by Camcraft as a supply boat for the oil fields in the Gulf of Mexico. Then it was converted into a sport fishing liveaboard also in the Gulf, and recently purchased by Club Cantamar, relocated in Baja California and completely refurbished as a diving liveaboard.

There is a spacious living room features a 42" flat screen TV set, DVD player and comfortable sitting space, where you can watch movies, review your photo shots of the day in our PC station, or play table games. As well as dinning that tables fit 18 diners, 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.

Sea Escape's upper deck offers a large spaces for guests who like sun bathing or watch the view while cruising.

The dive deck is equipped with HP filling station includes one 15 cfm Ingersol Rand compressor, one 9 cfm Bauer compressor, 6 storage tanks, Nitrox Stick, and 12 oxygen tanks. It carries aluminum 80's, steel 100's and 120's, for those whose air consumption is high.


Cabin

Sea Escape has 9 guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 18 guests per trip.

All cabins air-conditioning, reading lights, smoke detectors, 2 flat pin sockets(110V), 2 round pin sockets (220V), life jackets.

2 Deluxe Double Cabins :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, ensuite bathroom, port window.

2 Standard Twin Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, ensuite bathroom, port window.

1 Standard Double Cabin :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, bathroom located in the hallway, portholes.

2 Standard Double Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, ensuite bathroom, portholes.

2 Standard Twin Cabins :
Located on the lower deck, each cabin comes with two single bunk beds, ensuite bathroom, portholes.


Diving

  • Sea of Cortez Route: 3 - 4 dives per diving day

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

  • 1 - 2 dive(s) will be provided on the day of departure.

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


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:9 persons, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Sea of Cortez - 6D/5N

Our departure point will be in La Paz or Cabo San Lucas - depend on the route booked. The trip can depart from Cabo San Lucas and end in La Paz, or start in La Paz and end in Cabo, or start in La Paz and end in La Paz, or Loreto, etc.

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 at last minute.

The boat will return to Port in the late afternoon at the end of the trip, so, we suggest to stay overnight and book your return flight for the following day.

PICK UP TIME : on departure day will be 07:00 AM from the hotel of your preference in town. Please be ready at the lobby at 06:30 AM

DEPARTURE TIME : in the late afternoon, in the departure day we will still have 1 - 2 dives, so, it means that guests have to stay at least one day before fly back home.

REQUIREMENTS : Your Diver Certification card is a must, please bring it with you. Also, it is mandatory to have with you a Travel Insurance Policy, or DAN. Remember that the diving areas at the Pacific Ocean require certain experience particularly in regards of buoyancy control and possible strong currents, so, make sure you can handle the difficulty degree of these dives and bring with you a safety device such as an orange or yellow inflatable sausage. It is mandatory to have a travel insurance policy to cover all expenses including evacuation, as in the event of a cancellation for any reason, there will be no reimbursement.


Sample itinerary :

Day 1 :
07:00 pick up from hotel-transfer to boat and depart. Diving at Gorda banks. Night sailing to Cabo Pulmo.

Day 2 - 3 :
Diving at Cabo Pulmo. Night sailing to Cerralvo island.

Day 4 :
Diving at Cerralvo island. Night sailing to Espiritu santo Island.

Day 5 :
Diving at Espiritu Santo (Sea Lions). Overnight.

Day 6 :
Diving El Bajo. Return to Port in La Paz. End of our services.

More

Destinations Sea of Cortez
Facilities Nitrox support
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Prices & conditions

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
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Dive courses on board
  • 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

Sea of Cortez

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during July/August 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 Puerto Peñasco International Airport, 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.

Diver's reviews (1)

Luigi & Simona, 22/07/2014

we had a really good trip in Socorro and the crew and dive guide on this boat are really super, have experienced and they helped a lot. The dive sites are just amazing with super visibility , humpback whale all around us and we specially loved Roca Partida, full of hammerhead and galapagos sharks. El boiler also a good value with 6 Manta dancing with us for 40'. Lounge and dining space on board is good to relax, cabin are a bit small but enough. boat is clean and provide hot towel when you finish your dives.

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