Valentina Liveaboard, Mexico



  • Dive with sea lions and hammerhead sharks
  • Explore Socorro Islands for humpback whales
  • Excellent cuisine with Mexican, European, and Asian dishes

Enjoy spectacular diving in the Baja California Peninsular aboard the MV Valentina Liveaboard Mexico. The MV Valentina Liveaboard visits the abundant dive sites of the Sea Of Cortez from August to November, where divers can hope to see sea lions, huge schools of sardines and hammerhead sharks, and the amazing diving of the Socorro Islands to look for humpback whales, manta rays and whale sharks from November to May.

In 2013 the 38m M/V Valentina Liveaboard underwent a re-fit to ensure the highest standards. The MV Valentina Liveaboard has 10 air-conditioned cabins, each with an en-suite bathroom. The air-conditioned dining room offers excellent cuisine with a variety of Mexican, European, and Asian dishes, and also an open bar with a choice of various soft drinks, cocktails, liquors, and draft beer (some beverages require payment on site).

There is a large, partially covered sun deck for relaxation in-between dives or enjoying the stars in the evening. Let the MV Valentina crew take care of your needs and help you to create a diving liveaboard holiday to remember in the spectacular Baja California Peninsula. Book online today.

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Included: VAT, Port Fees, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Land Excursions, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (15 USD per trip), Fuel Surcharge (20 USD per day), National Park Fees (5-105 USD per day), Airport Transfer.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox (30 USD per day), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, WiFi internet (150 USD per item).

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Full-board Option

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, 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.


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

The crew speaks English, Japanese, and Spanish.

Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

MV Valentina floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1999
  • Year renovated 2013
  • Length 38m
  • Beam 10m
  • Cruising speed 12 knots
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 10

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • Depth Sounder
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen

Valentina Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  • 73 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jane L
  • Canada Canada
Best diving I’ve ever done.

The diving! I don’t have comments on the food or the boat because the diving was great and that’s what I was there for. The crew was great though. Always very helpful.

Recommended for
1. Mantas 2. Dolphins 3. Sharks
  • 8.4 Very good
  • John (Ian) M
  • Canada Canada

All the big animal encounters. Especially the dolphins. The whole crew did an amazing job! The dive masters did an especially amazing job!

Recommended for
The crew. The diving and the food.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Paul M
  • Australia Australia
incredible hosts and diving in the aquarium of the sea

seeing hammerheads in the thermoclines was a dream of mine. Valentina is a little older but super homie and comfortable so great value for money!

Recommended for
crew were excellent attention to detail, cruisy itenerary to maximize diving, sunsets
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Mona S
  • Germany Germany
A spectacular experience

My absolut highlight was the night dive where we got to watch mobula rays and puffer fish. I have also enjoyed the sea lions, the hammerhead sharks and the schools of sardines. But more than anything the staff made this trip truly memorable.

Recommended for
Poncho's food, amazing people, great diving
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marcio G
  • Brazil Brazil
Fantastic dives, crew prepared to give you the best possible experience.

Dives well planned, crew prepared, guides very helpful.

Recommended for
1. Guides extremely prepared, 2. Rooma comfortable, 3. Food quality
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Michal V
  • Czech Republic Czech Republic
Lorenzo´s crew are great, great, great!

Conditions are fine, did not rain, but visibility underwater was not ideal. We were very happy with the atmosphere on the boat, the crew was fantastic. Fernanda is incredibly hardworking and she smiles all day.

Recommended for
Crews, our group "Shark team", weather
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Climene C
  • Brazil Brazil
Cabines pouco confortáveis

Muitas mantas nos mergulhos. Fauna não muito variada.

Recommended for
Boa comida. Staf gentil.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nasira G
  • France France
J'ai été très heureuse de faire cette belle croisière, le Valentiné est bien agencé pour les plongeurs, les cabines sont très belles, les repas excellents, le staff super gentil et respectueux.

Tout était parfait, le Valentina, le staff, les repas, les plongées et l'ambiance.

Recommended for
Les plongées fabuleuses, les repas et l'ambiance à bord du Valentina
  • 6.0 Review score
  • France France
Socorro une ile avec encore des poissons dauphins , raies matas , requins divers ...

36 heures de bateaux pour atteindre les iles Socorro. un peu long , car le bateau Valentinas ne va pas très vite par rapport aux autres bateaux. en novembre , eau à 25 et 26 degrés , soleil. très belles plongées sur trois iles différentes , rencontre avec le dauphins, raies mantas , requins marteaux , galapagos, ... Bateau un peu vieillot , dont le moteur fait beaucoup de bruit et de fumée, même la nuit au mouillage ! l'avantage c'est de pouvoir ouvrir les portes et fenêtre des cabine , donc pas besoin de mettre la clim. Bons repas variés tous les jours , un verre de vin gratuit au diner , bières locales gratuites. Guides de plongées sympas , mais le grand défaut , c'est de plonger 7 fois sur le même site et 6 fois sur un autre , le bateau et l'équipage aurait pu faire l'effort de changer d'endroit . Le nitrox et la location de grosses bouteilles devrait être inclus dans le prix déjà élevé de 3300 US Dollars plus 450 de taxes de réserve , de 120 de surcharge de fuel , de 15 pour le caisson, plus 15 à 20 % de pourboire.

Recommended for
nager avec les dauphins, voir différents types de requins marteaux , Galápagos et autres
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Frank S
  • Germany Germany
leider keine haie aber eine tolle tauchsafari auf einem excellenten boot

wie oben beschrieben war der gesamteindruck der " valentina " einfach super , unterwasser fehlten etwas die grossfische insbesondere haie aber dafür waren die tauchgänge mit den seelöwen ein absolutes highlight

Recommended for
seelöwen , baracudaschwarm , service & freundlichkeit an bord