Liveaboard Diving on the Mechudo

Are you looking for an exclusive, catered diving expedition on a luxury boat? We are pleased to introduce our catamaran the Mechudo.

We’ll stop at some of the best dive sites in the area that have earned the Sea of Cortez its world-famous reputation for diving excellence. Explore El Bajo, Salvatierra, Swanee Reef, Los Islotes, and much more.

The Mechudo is an award-winning catamaran, designed by Robertson and Caine, one of the world’s leading charter boat builders. Built in 1998 in South Africa, this 4500 model has four double cabins, each with their own private head and shower.

Aft there is a wide walkway across the boat and the large platform is ideal for divers with steps down for easy water access. A water maker on board supplies you with fresh water every day.

The boat sails incredibly well and is very stable. It is also equipped with electronics and high powered engines, giving great performance and reliability under power as well as sail. As a sailing boat, the average speed under power is about 8 knots, which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and fresh air while cruising, and the incredible contrasted colors of the mountains and sea.

Sample Trip Itinerary

Expedition Day 1

Arrive in La Paz, Mexico

Take a taxi to the marina, where you will meet the dive master. The night will be spent dockside on board the Mechudo. (No meals)

Expedition Days 2 to 6

Diving in the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California)

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, it ranks as the second most diverse marine body in the world. One-third of all the world’s whale and dolphin species either live or migrate here. During 5 and half days, our experienced crew will take you to the best dive sites, schedule permitting, normally doing two to three dives per day. The daily itinerary depends on the group’s experience, weather conditions, dive master & captain criteria, wishes of the group and other variables. (B/L/D daily)

Expedition Days 7

Return to La Paz

After a morning dive, we will return to La Paz, having lunch en route, and transfer to your hotel. Time at leisure to relax or explore La Paz, with its many shops and restaurants. (B/L)

Expedition Information

Trip rating:
Easy to Moderate

Depends on the weather conditions and some dive sites are for experienced divers only. Only certified divers are allowed to dive. We typically offer 2 to 3 dives a day on the trip.

Trip dates:

August through November.

Trip length:

8 days and 7 nights. Five and one half days of diving.

*Price does not include the park conservation fee @ $25pp or gratuities.

Expedition Day 8

Departure

There are taxis available 24 hours a day in front of the hotel for service to the La Paz airport. The cost of a taxi from the hotel to the airport is approximately $20. (No meals)

Conditions

A non-refundable 20% deposit is required to reserve space in the camp. Final balance is due at 60 days prior to departure date.

Price Includes

  • Deluxe shipboard accommodations on days 1 to 6.
  • Hotel on night 7.
  • B/L/D on days 2 to 6, B/L on day 7.
  • Beer, soda and wine while shipboard.
  • Dive tanks, weights and belts.
  • Services of knowledgeable guides and caring crew members.
  • Detailed pre-departure information to help you plan your trip.

All our trips can be customized to your needs

Contact us to find out more and plan your trip of a lifetime. Contact