Solmar V, Mexico

from US$ 381 / day
  • Nitrox available
8.810 "Fabulous"   9 Verified Reviews
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    The M/V Solmar V is a stunning liveaboard diving vessel scheduling year round diving cruises to the Socorro Islands and Guadalupe Island. Focused on superior service and luxury accommodations, Solmar V travels with a 10 member crew on hand to ensure guest comfort and satisfaction. Solmar V offers lavish staterooms featuring individual climate control, private bathroom with shower, pillow top mattress, non-allergenic down alternative pillows and comforters plus TV/DVD. The luxurious salon provides comfortable seating, a large screen television and full entertainment system. Guests aboard Solmar V receive personal attention to ensure that every need is met.

    The Solmar V offers exciting dive itineraries with some of the world's largest pelagics, including cage diving with great white sharks at Guadalupe Island and scuba diving with humpback whales at the Socorro Islands. Diving from the Solmar V is easy as the vessel offers a spacious dive deck with a multi-level camera table, rinse tanks and freshwater showers. The dive stations are positioned around the outside of the deck and the dive crew provides endless tank fills. Depending on location and conditions, some diving may be done from a well equipped panga.

    A Socorro Islands Solmar V liveaboard diving holiday is the pinnacle of dive adventures. Book yours today.

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    Included: Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Tanks, Weights, Belts, Dive master services, All meals, Alcoholic beverages, Possible fuel surcharge, Towels Provided, National Park Fees

    Excluded: 16% VAT, Airport transfers (Authorized Airport Shuttle USD 17, private taxi approx. USD 70), $15 chamber fee, Nitrox, Equipment rental (prices exclude 16% VAT). All extras must be paid on board in cash only.

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    Boat features

    • Leisure Deck
    • Shaded diving deck
    • Camera Station
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Audio & video entertainment
    • Library
    • TV in cabins
    • Air Conditioned saloon
    • Aircon Cabins
    • Sun Deck
    • Indoor Saloon
    • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
    • Warm Water Showers
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Custom built for diving
    • Charging stations
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Snacks All Day

    If you have specific diet requests you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies. The liveaboard serves great food and you will be hungry after a full day of diving!


    • DIN Adaptors
    • Nitrox available
    • Dive deck
    • Tenders for diving

    The crew speaks English and Spanish.

    Gear rental

    There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form.
    You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat. Show prices

    Rental Gear Prices

    • Nitrox tank:USD 125 per trip
    • Fins:USD$30 per 9 day trip (full foot fins)
    • Wetsuit:USD$60 per 9 day trip
    • Regulator:USD$60 per 9 day trip
    • BCD:USD$60 per 9 day trip
    • Dive Computer:USD$120 per 9 day trip

    Drawings & Vessel Layouts

    Solmar V Deck Plan floorplan


    Boat Specifications

    • Year built:1980
    • Year renovated:2006
    • Length:112 feet
    • Top speed:12 knots
    • Cruising speed:10 knots
    • Engines:2
    • Max guests:22
    • Number of cabins:12
    • Number of bathrooms:13
    • Tenders:2 x 21' achilles w/60 HP Mercury
    • Water capacity:2 x 1600 gallons per day
    • Fuel capacity:30000
    • Freshwater maker:2 x 1600 gallons per day

    Boat navigation, communication and safety features

    • Radar
    • Depth Sounder
    • GPS
    • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
    • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
    • Emergency Rafts
    • Life Vests
    • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
    • Oxygen
    • First Aid Kits
    • Fishfinder
    • Satellite & mobile phones
    • Bilge pump alarm
    • Search light
    • Engine room CCTV
    • Crew trained in first aid
    • Emergency flares

    Solmar V Reviews

    Fabulous (out of 10)
    Average score from 9 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Alexandra S
    Mantas and dolphins! Socorro Islands, Mexico in May

    I am an experienced diver and have worked in the Cabo area for several years, and i had been waiting to try Socorro! Megafauna delivered - we had several dives with giants mantas, including very close interactions and Manta selfies ! The water was warmer (about 26 C) so sharks were deeper and fewer, but we still had some nice interactiosn with ammerheads, black tips and one or 2 galapagos sharks. One highlight was diving the boiler - 2 dives with almost 100% of the time with a pod of curious bottlenose dolphins! this is the longest interaction Iève ever had with dolphins whilst diving. And we snorkelled with a baitball, lots of shark action there! Bring your 7 mm, hood, gloves if you want to enjoy all of your 4 daily dives (that's what I did, not regrets!) Cabins - cozy although a bit small, very limited storage in the cabin, better to have a mesh bag when you can chuck your things at night. Food was superb, all crew was very friendly, we had about 1 crew for 2 guests so I felt service was very superior! guides are good, zodiac rides super safe and well organized, and the crew made you feel right at home! Will go again hopefully one day during whale season! Went 1st week of june 2016. Note - this is blue water diving, so as a diver I recommend you feel very comfortable with buoyancy and depth control, and use a 7 mm a few times before this trip. Cheers to the crew of Solmar V

    Recommended for

    Crew, logistics and megafauna

    Alan P
    United Kingdom
    Had an amazing time on the Solmar V Socorro Islands, Mexico in December

    If you you want to see Sharks, Dolphins and Manta Rays Solmar V is the boat to go to. One of the best dives was playing with Manta Rays for a whole hour! We were so impressed we have re-booked for next year!

    Recommended for

    Boat space, Diving conditions, Great Crew

    martine V
    Very good
    comming back again Socorro Islands, Mexico in March

    this was my second time in two years on the solmar v and i will go back again. the contact with the sealife on this trip exceeds most other trips and i can only say that it is highly addictive!! giant manta s, sharks, Dolphins, whalesharks and whales!!!!!! the only negative ? thing on this boat for me is that the cabins are quite small and there is not a lot storing space in the room. but that is the only thing that was not perfect

    Recommended for

    the diving is awesome,the crew is fantastic ,addictive experience

    Tammy R
    United States
    Amazing . Everyone need to do this at least once Great White Shark Trips to Guadalupe Island, Mexico in September

    To see my favorite shark of all time. They are so amazing and so misunderstood. The other great part was about 2 hours out to sea the captain got a call from another boat that there was a humpback whale with a buoy and fishing line tangled around the pectoral fins. Since the boat has a panga they put it in the water with 2 of the dive masters from our boat picked up a diver from the other boat and they were able to untangle the humpback. The best show of true compassion these guys have for all of the creatures of the sea. Will be back!!

    Recommended for

    Sharks The crew and Margaritas

    Roberto C
    Good Great White Shark Trips to Guadalupe Island, Mexico in September

    The sharks and llegó cation of the island.

    Recommended for

    The sharks, the sharks, the island location

    Alan P
    United Kingdom
    An amazing time on a great boat Socorro Islands, Mexico in January

    Highlights include seeing Manta Rays, dolphins and sharks. Some divers had a once in a lifetime experience of seeing a baitbail.

    Recommended for

    Great dive guides, Great dive sites and good company

    T. Gordon G
    Review score
    Fantastic Diving Socorro Islands, Mexico in January

    being in a true wilderness and seeing big animals in their natural habitat

    Recommended for

    Dive sites, crew, food

    José T
    Great dives with great life Socorro Islands, Mexico in January

    Rooms on boat too small Exaggerated Tips Service and dives excellent Very professional Crew

    Recommended for

    Dives - Crew Service - Underwater life

    Lawrence D
    United States
    Very Nice Socorro Islands, Mexico in May

    It was very pleasant. The Crew made the trip, the sea life was fabulous

    Recommended for

    The Food, The Staff, The Sea Life

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