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Socorro aggressor March 26-April 3

Discussion in 'Aggressor Adventures' started by MrBigfins, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
    So I just snagged an unexpected spot on my first liveaboard to Socorro on March 26- April 3. Normally our family vacations are land based dive vacations that offer my wife (a previous non diver who is just recently certified) options for an enjoyable vacation and my 16 y/o son the option to dive and also enjoy some down time while I dive constantly. I will be making this trip solo, so I won't have to feel guilty about balancing diving with topside family time. So excited as this is one of my top 10 bucket list locations and due to a good deal I will be able to experience it sooner than I expected.

    I'm looking for some advice on must pack items for liveaboards, advice for clothing for Socorro during this time of year, any other advice for a liveaboard newbie. Any must have dive gear you recommend ( have plb, naitulis, pony, boots, smb, reel and all typical dive gear) Also looking for any must see or do activities in Cabo San Lucas as I will be arriving 2 days early (got first class cheaper 2 days early than I could get economy the day before charter leaves) Thank you in advance for all your useful advice.
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  2. dirtfarmer

    dirtfarmer Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Northern California
    Sweat pants, hoodie, and warm cap to keep your core temp up in between dives. I lived in mine mostly once we started diving.
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  3. Redfoot

    Redfoot Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
    Congrats and have fun! What vessel will you be on?
    I only have one liveaboard experience on the Turks & Caicos aggressor, and I wish I would have packed less clothes.... But will let other more experienced people respond for this locale.
    Definitely bring a book or some other type of entertainment for the evenings/downtime. I believe you have a full day sea travel each way, so you will need something!
    I also got great use out of a little dry bag for miscellaneous thisngs being carried around, it freed up my hands.
    Also 3-4-5 bathing suits is best bet so you always have a dry one.

    Looking forward to your report afterwards.....
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  4. donhealy

    donhealy Contributor

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: San Diego
    When in Cabo for the first time; It's got to be Cabo Wabo!! Enjoy the tequila and dancing!!! You will never forget Socorro. A true bucket list trip. I'm there next February on Aggressor.
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  5. MrBigfins

    MrBigfins ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Pittsburgh Pa
    Planned to visit Cabo Wabo. Guess I'm spoiled by the food options in Cozumel, was looking more for hole in the wall food places or less touristy options for good food while there
  6. Ministryofgiraffes

    Ministryofgiraffes Contributor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Toronto
    I’m getting déjà Vu.....
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