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From USD 379 per day
125 ft
Max 20
At a glance...
  • Visits Socorro islands and Sea of Cortez
  • Cabins with private bathrooms
  • Complimentary beer and wine
  • Large, steel hulled boat

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MV Valentina is a 125 ft (38m) Mexican steel-hulled liveaboard boat operating tours to both Socorro and the Sea of Cortez, when each destination is in season. Valentica prides itself on its unbeatably friendly crew, and on being a spacious, comfortable, fast and modern liveaboard vessel.

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 lounge on the upper deck, which has comfortable soft bench seating and sofas. There are plenty of other spaces, both shaded and sun-drenched, including an outdoor chill-out area and the spacious sundeck, where you can lie back and dream of your next dive.

Guests can dine in the air-conditioned dining area on the upper deck, where you can enjoy the creations of the 2 on board chefs and the attention of a waiter. If you prefer you can eat 'al fresco' in the shaded open area on the upper 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. A special Mexican barbeque is planned for the final day of each cruise.

Divers will appreciate the onboard nitrox and the large well-ordered dive deck with camera table. Dives are conducted from the dive dinghy, making entry and egress nice and easy.

Valentina takes guest safety seriously and has life boats, lifesaver rings, life jackets, fire extinguishers and emergency lights on board. There are also have smoke detectors in each cabin and the engine room.

 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Scheduled departures, prices, destinations, durations...

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More Trip Details...

Dive experience: Note: an advanced diver certification is required to join Valentina's cruises.
Sea of Cortez - It is recommended that you have more than 30 logged dives and have logged at least 1 dive within the past 12 months before boarding the trip. Dives are often at an advanced level such as El Bajo and Las Animas.
Socorro - It is recommended that you have more than 50 logged dives and have logged at least 1 dive within 6 months before boarding the trip. Many of the dives are at an advanced level.
Currents often can be strong and divers often are required to swim against them.

Cruise price per person includes: Cabin accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner (not on 1st day of Sea of Cortez trips), snacks, drinking water, soft drinks, hot drinks, draft beer, glass of wine with dinner, scheduled transfers to the boat from local airport, dives (as detailed in the trips above), 3-4 experienced English-speaking divemasters, standard tanks, weights and weightbelts, Mexican taxes and port fees.

Cruise price per person excludes (mandatory, unless customer provides own): Park fee (Socorro) US$ 109 per diving day, scuba equipment (full set US$ 30 per day), dive computer (US$ 15 per day), fuel surcharge (US$ 20 per night), re-compression chamber (US$ 15 per trip). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival (cash only).

Optional extras: Additional drinks from the bar, nitrox fills for enriched air divers (US$ 30 per day), 15 liter tank (US$ 30 per day), torch (US$ 12 per day). Unless otherwise stated, all the listed items need to be paid on arrival. Note: prices of items purchased onboard are subject to change.

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 (SJD). There are 3 complimentary shared transfers timings from the airport to the boat on embarkation day: 12:00 hrs, 14:00 hrs and 18:00 hrs. Boarding is at 15-18:00 hrs with departure at 21:00 hrs. The marina is 25 minutes from the airport and 5 minutes from downtown San Jose del Cabo. The last dive of the trip will be at around 07:00 hrs on the second last day of the trip. The boat will then spend the rest of the day cruising back to the marina (it takes approx. 24 hours), and you disembark at 8-10:00 hrs of the last day. There are 2 complimentary shared transfers timings from the boat to the airport: 10:00 hrs and 12:00 hrs.
Sea of Cortez: For diving tours to the Sea of Cortez, MV Valentina departs in the evening from La Paz, Mexico. Most guests fly into La Paz Airport and a shuttle service can be arranged (meet at Arrivals Hall exit). Embarkation is between 19-21:00 hrs and the boat departs the marina at 21:00 hrs, with the first dive at 07:00 hrs the following morning. The last dive of the trip will be at around 10:00 hrs on the last day of the trip. Guests disembark from the cruise in the afternoon of the final day around 16:00 hrs, and you will be transferred to your hotel. Please wait at least 18 hours before flying after diving.
For more details, including airlines, see our Mexico tourist information section.

Non-diver rate: Unknown.

Single supplement (if you do not want to share accommodation): This is optional - single travellers may choose to share a cabin, or pay a supplement of 30% of the published price for their own cabin.

Dive clubs and group discounts: Pay for 8 divers and 1 extra person can join the cruise free of charge (total 9 guests or more). Pay for 12 divers and 1.5 extra persons can join free of charge.

Whole boat charter rate (per night): Pay for 17 divers and 3 additional persons can join the cruise free of charge.

 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Divemasters hablan Espanol

Cabins, Berths, Showers, Bathrooms...
Valentina has 10 main deck cabins, all with TV and DVD player, air-conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. 7 cabins have wide bunk beds, 2 cabins have a double and a single bed, and 1 cabin has a double bed.

All the cabins have:
  • Air conditioning
  • Portholes
  • Private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower
  • Hand basin, towels, toiletries, bathrobes and hair dryer
  • TV and DVD player
  • Closet, drawer and mirror
  • Storage space
  • Mains outlet 110 volts with 60 cycles - 24 hours per day
  • Universal socket adapter. Bring your own transformer if necessary
No. of bathrooms / showers - 11 / 12 - hot water

 English spoken by divemasters  Nihonjin wa diving guide de hanasa reru  Divemasters hablan Espanol


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