The MV Sea Escape is 110ft / 34m aluminum mono-hulled liveaboard operating diving tours around the best of Mexico's Pacific waters. This means unforgettable week-long cruises around Socorro and shorter trips to experience the wonder of the great white sharks of Guadalupe Island.
Accommodating up to 18 guests in 9 double or twin bed cabins, most with ensuite bathrooms, M/V Sea Escape is a comfortable and spacious Mexican liveaboard. There is a cosy and bright saloon area on the main deck with TV, DVD and music system, which lends itself to the boat's ethos of being relaxed and friendly foremost, as well as a dedicated computer station. There is a library of movies and books to help pass the time on the longer crossings.
Meals are served in the dining area of the saloon on the main deck. This is the main place to socialize and chat with fellow guests, as well on the partially covered sun deck. Here you can sunbathe on the loungers or take in the views of the remote Pacific islands that the MV Sea Escape visits. Individual lost diver devices and an onboard re-compression chamber (the only boat in the region to have one) are proof that you will be in good hands with the Sea Escape.
Notes: Mexico is a popular destination with limited liveaboard spaces. We recommend you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
In the event of tour cancellation by the liveaboard operator for any reason, there will be no reimbursement so the operator states that it is mandatory for all guests to have travel insurance coverage for this event.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, beer and wine (in moderate quantities), transfers (for Socorro and Guadalupe trips) to the boat from recommended hotels, dives (as detailed in the tours above), experienced English-speaking divemasters (1 guide for 12 divers), safety marker device (deposit required), standard tanks, weights and weightbelts, Mexican taxes.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Marine park and port fee (US$ 78), scuba equipment (US$ 30 per dive day), dive insurance, travel insurance (to cover cancellation). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).
Optional extras: Alcoholic drinks (spirits), nitrox fills (US$ 125 per trip) for enriched air divers, torches. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Socorro: The M/V Sea Escape liveaboard departs in the morning from Cabo San Lucas for tours to the Socorro Islands. Guests fly into Los Cabos international airport approximately 40 minutes drive from Cabo San Lucas. You should plan to arrive the day before departure. Free of charge transfers to the boat are available from the hotels Quinta del Sol Hotel, Bordo de Contencion or Seven Crown at 10:30 hrs on the day of departure.The boat returns to port at 16:00 hrs on checkout day, it is strongly recommended that you stay overnight and book your return flight for the following day. The last dive is done approximately at 17:00 hrs on the last day of diving, prior to sailing back to Cabo San Lucas. Please wait at least 24 hours before flying after diving. Guadalupe: For trips to Guadalupe, MV Sea Escape departs from Ensenada, Mexico. Most guests arrive the night before departure and stay in the Holiday Inn Express, San Diego or Hotel Palacio Azteca, Tijuana. On the day of departure a luxury coach will pick guests up at 08:30 hrs (San Diego) and 09:30 hrs (Tijuana) and transport you to Ensenada. Guests not staying at these hotels must make their way there for pick up. The boat returns to port at 11:00 hrs and the coach will arrive in Tijuana at 14:00 hrs. and San Diego at 14:30 hrs. It is recommended that flights are scheduled for the following day.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section.
Non-diver rate: 20% off the published price.
Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travelers may choose to share a cabin or pay a supplement of 60% of the published price.
Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 9 guests and 1 extra person can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 10 or more guests). See whole boat charter prices below, equivalent to: Pay for 16 guests and 2 additional persons can join the cruise in a Standard cabin free of charge (total 18 guests).
Sea Escape has 9 Standard cabins all at the same price. On the upper main deck is 1 double bed cabin. The lower main deck has 3 twin bunk bed cabins. On the lower deck there are 2 twin bunk bed cabins and 2 cabins with double bed and single bunk. There is also 1 additional cabin with double bed and single bunk on the lower deck, which has its bathroom located in the hallway. All other cabins have ensuite bathrooms.
All the cabins have:
Air-conditioning (2 cabins have individual controls)
Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower, hand basin, toiletries and towels
Nitrox - 2 Motorized diving dinghies - 280ft² (26m²) Dive deck & 108ft² (10m²) platform with 2 ladders, hot water shower and toilet - Camera table, computer, separate rinse tank and charging stations - 215ft² (20m²) Main deck air-conditioned saloon and dining area with TV, DVD, music system, movie library, fish ID books, games - Satellite telephone - 527ft² (49m²) Partially-shaded sundeck with chairs - Water dispenser
Hungry liveaboard divers will be well looked after on MV Sea Escape as meals consist of pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day, plus plenty of snacks in between. Beginning with lunch on check-in day, you can expect a range of cuisine consisting of international dishes with influences such as Mexican and Italian.
Mexican, seafood, international and BBQ meals - 4 dishes per sitting.
Air-conditioned dining area.
Pre-breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are provided.
Snacks include candy bars, ice cream, cookies, fruit, bread and toast.
Coffee, tea, drinking water and soft drinks are all provided free of charge.
Beer and wine are provided free of charge.
All dietary requirements can be catered for - please send advanced notice.
Tour dining service begins with lunch on boarding.