Explore the Baja California Peninsular of Mexico aboard the palatial MV Valentina, a splendid 38m luxury liveaboard. Recently refitted, she offers divers all the necessary comforts and more.
Offering year round trips to the Socorro Islands, Mexico, the 27m Rocio del Mar liveaboard caters up to 20 guests in 10 luxurious staterooms spread over 2 decks. Each features en-suite and AC.
What to expect On a SAN JOSE DEL CABO liveaboard
San Jose del Cabo liveaboards allow divers to explore the sparkling turquoise seas and an incredible abundance of marine life of Mexico. As the gateway to the Socorro Islands, liveaboard diving from San Jose del Cabo is a great choice. With sea temperatures ranging from 22 degrees Celsius to 29 degrees Celsius and outside temperatures reaching up to the mid thirties in summer, the climate is also very appealing. San Jose del Cabo liveaboards are the best way to explore the Pacific side of Mexico.
LIVEABOARD DIVING FROM SAN JOSE DEL CABO
There are several San Jose Del Cabo liveaboards that depart from here to the Revillagigedo Archipelago, also known as the Socorro islands; a group of 4 uninhabited islands 400km from the coast of Mexico, located in the Pacific ocean. These liveaboards only travel in the months November to May, as otherwise it is not the correct season.
Each of the Socorro islands have their own gems to see. San Benedicto island is generally the first stop, it is the most popular area for coming up and close with Giant Pacific Manta Rays, there is a famous cleaning station named The Boiler. You ae bound to see multiple, curious Mantas with a wingspan up to 8m (24ft). Soccoro, which is the most well known of the four islands, and it is a paradise for pelagics. From January till March you can swim with Dolphins, from January till April there are thousands of Humpback whales in their breeding season and throughout the year there are numerous Manta Rays and sharks; Silky, Galapagos, white tip and silver tip sharks. Roca Partida is the smallest island of the four, this is a pinnacle which attracts large schools of Jacks and Tuna, the small crevices inhabit many smaller species and at around 13m (40ft) there are caves which inhabit multiple sharks. A real diverse ecosystem. Lastly, the island of Clarion, which is located the furthest out is an island made up of three volcanic peaks, it has its own Angelfish named after the island, the Clarion Angelfish is often seen cleaning the large pelagic species. From January till April you will see the Humpback whales swim past here as well.
These Pacific Ocean dive sites should be expected to have colourful and flourishing reefs, the focus point here is the abundance of large and impressive marine species. These sites are only accessible by San Jose del Cabo liveaboard, which means privacy and a unique experience.
GETTING TO SAN JOSE DEL CABO
San Jose del Cabo is in the state of Baja California and located in the most Southern municipality; Los Cabos. You will most likely fly into Los Cabos International Airport, which has flights arriving from the United States, Canada and other Mexican Cities. The marina at which the Mexico liveaboard will dock is Pueblo la Playa San Jose del abo which is situated around 25 minutes from the airport. The centre of the city, where most of the hotels are located, is 10 minutes from the marina and 15 from the airport. Most of the liveaboards will depart in the evening as it takes an entire night to get to Socorro.