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MV Sea Escape

The MV Sea Escape is 33m aluminium 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.

Length: 34 metres / 110 foot
Beam: 6 metres / 21 foot
Cruise: 10 knots
Divers: 18
Enriched air nitrox is available here
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Liveaboard diving trips in Mexico with MV Sea Escape - photo courtesy of divingworld.nl

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 socialise 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 recompression chamber (the only boat in the region to have one) are proof that you will be in good hands with the Sea Escape.

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Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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July 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
25 Jul 2 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
August 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Aug 9 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
10 Aug 14 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
15 Aug 19 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
20 Aug 24 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
26 Aug 30 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
September 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Sep 10 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
22 Sep 26 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
October 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Oct 13 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
26 Oct 30 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
31 Oct 4 Nov 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
November 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
25 Nov 29 Nov 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
December 2016
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
15 Dec 22 Dec 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
27 Dec 3 Jan 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
January 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
4 Jan 11 Jan 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
12 Jan 19 Jan 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
20 Jan 27 Jan 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
February 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
21 Feb 28 Feb 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
March 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
9 Mar 16 Mar 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
25 Mar 1 Apr 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
April 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
2 Apr 9 Apr 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
10 Apr 17 Apr 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
18 Apr 25 Apr 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
26 Apr 3 May 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
July 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
23 Jul 27 Jul 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
August 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Aug 5 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
6 Aug 10 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
11 Aug 15 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
18 Aug 22 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
23 Aug 27 Aug 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
30 Aug 3 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
September 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
10 Sep 14 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
15 Sep 19 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
21 Sep 25 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
26 Sep 30 Sep 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
October 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
1 Oct 5 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
7 Oct 11 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
13 Oct 17 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
19 Oct 23 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
25 Oct 29 Oct 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
31 Oct 4 Nov 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
November 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
6 Nov 10 Nov 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
11 Nov 15 Nov 4 Guadalupe Island 0 US$ 3,100
19 Nov 26 Nov 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
27 Nov 4 Dec 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
December 2017
DepartReturnNo. of
nights
DestinationNo. of divesPrice
(per person)
5 Dec 12 Dec 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
13 Dec 20 Dec 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
21 Dec 28 Dec 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100
29 Dec 5 Jan 7 Socorro Islands 23 US$ 3,100

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More Trip Details...

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.

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 San Jose del Cabo 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 am on the day of departure.The boat returns to port at 17:00 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 5.00pm 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 am (San Diego) and 09:30 am (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 am and the coach will arrive in Tijuana at 14:00 pm. and San Diego at 14:30 pm. 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 travellers 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 receive 1 extra space free of charge. See whole boat charter prices below, equivalent to: Pay for 16 guests and receive 2 extra spaces free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Socorro - US$ 6,696, Guadalupe - US$ 10,625.


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Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
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
  • Main and upper deck cabins have windows
  • Reading lights
  • Cabinet, shelves and mirror
  • 2 flat pin sockets for 110V electricity
  • Bedding and luggage space
  • Life jackets
  • Fire warning system
No. of bathrooms / showers - 10 / 10 - hot water

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Crew, Facilities, Dive Courses...
The crew of 9 comprise:
  • Cruise Leader/Instructor
  • Divemaster
  • Captain
  • Head Chef
  • Cook
  • Engineer
  • Steward
  • 2 Deck Hands
Nitrox - 2 Motorised diving dinghies - 26m² Dive deck & 10m² platform with 2 ladders, hot water shower and toilet - Camera table, computer, separate rinse tank and charging stations - 20m² Main deck air-conditioned saloon and dining area with TV, DVD, music system, movie library, fish ID books, games - Satellite telephone - 49m² Partially-shaded sundeck with chairs - Water dispenser

Enriched air nitrox courses available onboard.

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Menu, Cuisine Type...
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, biscuits, 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.

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Technical Specifications...
  • Built in year 1980, upgraded in 2009
  • Refurbished annually
  • Size - 33.5m x 6.4m
  • Weight - 155 tonnes
  • Top speed - 16 knots
  • Cruising speed - 10 knots
  • 2 x 475 HP Detroit engines
  • 3 generators - 1 x 125 KW Cummins & 2 x 30 KW Detroit
  • 2 x dive tank compressors - Ingersol Rand & Bauer
  • Enriched air nitrox system
  • 10 & 12 litre aluminium and steel scuba tanks with DIN/yoke valves
  • Electricity 110 & 220V 24 hours per day
  • Water capacity - 18,900 litres
  • Fresh watermaker - 6,000 litres per day
  • Fuel capacity - 15,100 litres
  • Waste storage tank

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Navigation, Safety Features...
  • Individual Lost Diver devices
  • 2 x Life rafts (20 pax)
  • 2 x 40/75 HP Yamaha dinghies
  • VHF & SSB radios
  • Garmin GPS
  • Furuno radar
  • Garmin fishfinder
  • Garmin plotter
  • Depth sounder
  • Simrad autopilot
  • Searchlight and horn
  • EPIRB
  • ISAT satellite phone
  • Oxygen - 27,000 litres
  • Recompression chamber
  • Medic first aid box
  • Full alarm system
  • Fire extinguishers throughout
  • Life jackets throughout
  • Customer dive insurance NOT provided and is MANDATORY - see our insurance programme for a competitive quotation

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Customer reviews:

"The staff is excellent. The facilities on the liveaboard boat are sufficient, not luxurious but comfortable." - , Netherlands ...

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