MV Valentina is a 125 ft (38m) Mexican liveaboard boat operating tours to both Socorro and the Sea of Cortez when each destination is in season. A maximum of 20 guests will be on board, spread among the 10 air-conditioned cabins, all with ensuite bathrooms as well as TVs and DVD players.
You can relax in the air-conditioned restaurant and lounge on the main deck, where you can enjoy the creations of the 2 on board chefs and the attention of a waiter. There are plenty of other spaces to relax including an outdoor chill-out area and the spacious sundeck.
Guests can dine and relax in the air-conditioned saloon/dining area on the main deck, which has comfortable soft bench seating and sofas. If you prefer you can eat 'al fresco' in the shaded open area on the main deck.
There is also a bar serving complimentary beverages, including draft-beer and soft drinks. The cuisine and the clientele can be described as international with a strong Asian influence. There are a lot of relaxation spaces on the main deck and the upper deck, where there are both shaded and sun-drenched places to lie back and dream of your next dive from the impressive, steel-hulled MV Valentina.
Socorro Islands - 9 nights - 22 dives
San Benedicto, Roca Partida, Socorro Island
2018,.2019 and 2020 - from US$ 3,790
Sea of Cortez - 5 nights - 17 dives
Suwanee Reef, La Reyna, Los Islotes, El Bajo, Las Animas
2018,.2019 and 2020 - from US$ 2,650
Prices valid until December 2020.
Diving experience required: Advanced Open Water certification (or equivalent) and 50 logged dives for Socorro cruise.
Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner (not on 1st day), snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, local beers and wine, transfers to the boat from La Paz airport only, dives (as detailed in the trips above), experienced English-speaking divemasters, standard tanks, weights and weightbelts, national park fee, Mexican taxes and port fees.
Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Scuba equipment (full set US$ 30 per day), dive computer, personal GPS (US$ 25 per person per trip), re-compression chamber (US$ 15 per person per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
Optional extras: Transfers to the boat from San Jose del Cabo airport, additional drinks from the bar, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 20 per day), trip insurance. Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival.
How to get there: Socorro: MV Valentina liveaboard departs in the evening from San Jose del Cabo for trips to the Socorro islands. Guests fly into nearby Los Cabos International Airport. Boarding is at 19:00 hrs with departure at 19:30 hrs. The marina is 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas. An airport shuttle service is included. The boat will spend the last night of the cruise in the harbor and you disembark the morning of the last day.
Sea of Cortez: Valentina departs in the evening from La Paz, Mexico Most guests fly into La Paz Airport. An airport shuttle service is included. The boat departs at 19:00 hrs with the first dive at 07:00 hrs the following morning. Guests disembark in the afternoon of the final day around 16:00 hrs and you will be transferred to your hotel.
For more information see our Mexico tourist information section. The last dive of the trip will be at around 17:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
10 Deluxe twin or double cabins, all with air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms all on the lower deck and all with TV and DVD player..