Liveaboard Review

The Southern Sport was built in 1984 and renovated in 2013. The length of the liveaboard is 34 meters/114 feet long and accommodates up to 18 guests. The Southern Sport has a top speed of 14 knots and can cruise at a speed of 10 knots. You can expect short dive trips that will take you to Socorro Island and Guadalupe Island which will intrigue you with its rich nature of large marine life. This is a great liveaboard to experience the best underwater experiences.

Our Overall Review

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    People were happy with entertainment areas where they got to interact with other guest
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    Divers said the dive deck was always kept clutter free and had enough storage for their gear
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    A couple of people said they were always looked after by the crew who were friendly and diligent
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    Many people said they got to see various marine life and that was a highlight for them

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markA couple of people felt they could have been more adventurous with the dishes they served

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Diving on the Southern Sport in Mexico 

Southern Sport liveaboard

Southern Sport is a great liveaboard that will take you to some of the best Pacific waters in Mexico. The Southern Sport will take you to see sharks, mantas and other big marine life. There is room for 18 guests on the liveaboard and features a salon, bar and sun deck areas. They heavily support safety protocols on the liveaboard and the crew enforces them vigorously. They also focus on photography that is why they have a camera table, camera rinse tank, and charging stations for all your equipment.

Interior and features

The Southern Sport can accommodate 18 guests in 9 comfortable cabins that are equipped with air-conditioning and private bathrooms. On the main deck, you will have lots of entertainment with comfortable sofas and a large flat-screen TV. The dining area is where most of the meals are served. There is also a snack bar where you can much if you get little peckish throughout the day.
On the top deck, you will find a barbeque station where the chef will occasionally prepare dinner. You will also find a sun deck with sun loungers where you work on your summer tan. The sun deck is where most of the interactions with other guests will take place.

Dive deck on the Southern Sport

The dive deck is spacious and caters to all divers. There is enough space to store all your scuba gear as well as a camera station. There is also a camera rinse tank with enough charging stations for your camera and video equipment. There is also Nitrox available on the Southern Sport.

Food on the liveaboard

Mealtime is something to look out for with the chef going all out with his creations. You will get three meals served each day in the dining area or at the outdoor lounge. There is also complimentary drinks, beer and wine served with your diner. On occasion, the chef will also treat you to an on-deck barbeque that is guaranteed to please the taste buds.

Itinerary

The Southern Sport offers year-round to your favorite diving destinations in Mexico. You will be able to head down to Socorro Island and get up and close to great white sharks at the Isla Guadalupe. The sharks are the most abundant between July and November. Generally, itineraries are on the shorter side and aimed at more experienced divers.

 

 

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