Exclusive dive adventures at Malpelo aboard this exceptional liveaboard designed for exploration
- One of the safest, sturdiest and most robust liveaboard vessels in the world
- Exemplary standards of service with modern dive facilities and an expert crew
- Enjoy exclusive access to the world renowned Malpelo Island, with just six divers per site
- Range of accommodation options to suit all travellers
Exploring the frontier diving at Malpelo Island has never been easier onboard this former navy vessel designed for the most challenging of conditions - including sea ice! Ferox is an adventure liveaboard through-and-through, featuring an array of up-to-date dive facilities alongside a casual and energetic atmosphere. Get into the spirit of exploration with convenient dive tenders, complimentary nitrox, and Personal Locator Beacons, while the experienced crew ensure you never miss a moment of Malepo’s incredible action.
Number of cabins
Scheduled, private charter avilable
Built in 1991 and renovated in 2017, this former ice-class Swedish Navy ship is one of the most robust liveaboard dive boats on the water. In fact, this vessel both meets and exceeds many SOLAS requirements of much larger passenger vessels. Proven capable, seaworthy and extremely safe, Ferox traverses the wild Pacific coast of Colombia, visiting the renowned humpback and orca congregations at Gorgona Island and providing exclusive access to the UNESCO world-heritage site of Malpelo.
Owned by Colombian Dive Adventures, guests aboard Ferox benefit from extensive local knowledge and experience. Colombian DIve Adventures are committed to delivering maximum safety and comfort alongside a level of high-class service you wouldn’t expect from an adventure liveaboard. And, boasting guides with more than 30-years experience in Malpelo, you can rest assured you’ll be dropped in the heart of the action, time and time again - guaranteeing an unforgettable adventure diving experience.
The 32-metre Ferox can comfortably accommodate up to 12 guests in eight convenient cabins designed to provide the most valuable commodity aboard any vessel, space and privacy. Between dives, guests can relax in the cosy lounge furnished with banquette-style seating and a large flat screen TV, or catch some rays on the sun deck. Meals feature Colombian and international influences and can be taken on the covered deck which features casual bar-style furniture and comfortable benches for a relaxed ambience. And, complete with rolling chocks, paravane stabilisers, and three self-righting, fast rescue boats, Ferox is well-equipped to take on Colombia’s fierce Pacific coast in maximum safety and comfort.
Diving from Ferox
The dive deck is equipped with all new machinery and facilities including a camera table, camera rinse tank, and low-pressure air hoses. Gear storage and showers are also available. Sherwood and Scubapro rental equipment, including dive computers, can be provided onboard and all divers are equipped with a Personal Locator Beacon. Up to three dives are offered every day, with additional night dives offered on Gorgona Island itineraries. Dive equipment and tanks stay on the tenders throughout the trip, streamlining the dive process and reducing the chance of damage to gear - and divers. Guests must be nitrox certified to join these voyages and the use of nitrox is complimentary throughout the trip. Nitrox certification can be obtained on board.
- You’ll need a nitrox certification to join this boat’s adventurous itineraries. Not yet nitrox certified? Don’t worry, you can complete the short course on board.
- Pack for seasickness even if you aren't prone to it - this region occasionally experiences rough surface conditions.
- Remember, this is serious adventure diving. Pack a few creature comforts from home if you think you’ll miss life’s little luxuries.