Monday, December 5, 2022

Socorro Vortex Liveaboard Runs Aground


Mexican Navy sailors rescued the passengers and crew of the Socorro Vortex liveaboard vessel earlier this week when it ran aground on the coast of the Revillagigedo Archipelago.

Fourteen passengers — three Belgian, seven U.S. citizens, two British, one Irish and one New Zealander — along with 11 crew members — eight Mexicans, one British and two Italians — were picked up with few injuries, according to local press reports.

The Socorro Vortex accommodated 14 guests in seven staterooms. The cabin classes ranged from four Luxury Staterooms with twin or double beds located on the lower deck, two Junior Suites with twin or king beds on the main deck and one huge Master Suite with a California king bed on the upper deck. Each cabin featured a private en-suite bathroom, individual climate control, charging ports and storage space.

(Featured image credit: SPR Informa/Twitter)

John Liang
John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.