Valentina Liveaboard, Mexico

from US$ 331 / day
  • Nitrox available
9.610 "Exceptional"   14 Verified Reviews
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    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 Peninsular. Contact us today to book your adventure.

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    Included: VAT, Accommodation, Complimentary toiletries, Transfers/pickups from airport, Tanks, Weights, Belts, All meals, Towels Provided

    Excluded: Rental equipment, Nitrox, 15l Tanks, Fuel surcharge, Crew gratuities (approx. USD 100-200 per trip per person would be appreciated), Chamber donation (USD 15/trip/person), Alcoholic beverages, Personal GPS (mandatory) - USD 25/person/trip

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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
    • Photography Station
    • Outdoor Dining
    • Separate rinse for u/w camera
    • Camera room with table and charging point
    • Custom built for diving
    • Hot Tub
    • Charging stations
    • En-Suite bathrooms

    Food & Drinks

    • Western Food
    • Local Food
    • Vegetarian Options
    • Buffet style
    • Beer available
    • Selection of wines
    • Fine Cuisine
    • Snacks All Day
    • A la carte

    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 Japanese.

    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

    • Full Equipment:$30 per day
    • 15L tanks:US$75 for 5 days US$90 for 6 days
    • Nitrox tank:USD 120 for 6 days diving
    • Wetsuit:US$12 per day
    • Regulator:US$15 per day
    • BCD:US$15 per day
    • Dive Computer:US$10 per day
    • Snorkel equipment:US$15 per day
    • Nitrox Refills:USD 120 for 6 days diving

    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

    Exceptional (out of 10)
    Average score from 14 Verified Review(s) Only people who have booked through and joined the liveaboard can write a review.
    Katarzyna A
    Good experience, enjoyable trip Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in November

    Diving with pacific mantas and playing with baby sea lions was a great experience. Due to the weather conditions we had just 2 days of diving in Socorro, and then we had to come back to the Sea of Cortez. That was a disappointment. But safety first :) The crew did their best to o satisfy us. They were very helpful, professional and kind.

    Recommended for

    Comfortable boat and cabins, diving with mantas and sea lions, friendly and helpful staff

    Irene M
    Liveaboard at its best Sea of Cortez Exploration - 5N/6D, Mexico in November

    Although we could not do the planned programm due to strong winds, the crew arranged great dives. I enjoyed it very much - the price is well worth it!

    Recommended for

    1) diving with Sealions, 2) great staff, 3) excellent food

    Kristi S
    United States
    Wonderful experience on the Valentina Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in February

    Just returned from 10 days in Socorro Islands on the Valentina. I was a little nervous being the only American with a tight group of Chinese divers who spoke little English, but we all bonded over the experience. The crew was wonderful. A very unique experience in a very unique part of the world. Loved playing with the giant Mantas and chasing whales on the bow after the dives. Many sharks and some very fast dolphins. I did my Nitrox training on the trip to Socorro. Very comfortable accommodations and good food. Loved it when the Chinese cooked their specialties. Learned to play Mah Jong on Chinese New Year. A very special trip.

    Recommended for

    Crew, scenery, diving

    Margo S
    United States
    Liveaboard Valentina Sea of Cortez Exploration - 5N/6D, Mexico in August

    Swimming with sea lions and manta rays and the mobula Ray night dive. Absolutely beautiful. The staff on the ship were very friendly and accommodating. The dive guides were excellent. Unfortunately a tropical depression moved through mid-trip so we were unable to visit all the dive sites as planned, but this was for our safety. My first liveaboard, but will not be my last

    Recommended for

    sea lions, friendly crew, food

    James W
    United States
    a wonderful time for our 1st ever Livaboard trip. Sea of Cortez Exploration - 5N/6D, Mexico in August

    The interactions with the sea lions. Getting kissed by a baby sea lion. Seeing Manta rays. Night dive with mobula rays. Enjoying the beautiful views of all the different islands in the sea of Cortez. Making new friendships with the crew and other guests. How the went out their way to make sure everyone hand a good time.

    Recommended for

    The Crew, the food, and the dive guides.

    kj C
    United States
    comfortable boat, solidly good diving. Sea of Cortez Exploration - 5N/6D, Mexico in August

    as above.

    Recommended for

    1) lots of nudis, 2) lots of octopuses, 3) private bath and AC

    Kristi S
    United States
    Blissful week on the Valentina Sea of Cortez Exploration - 5N/6D, Mexico in October

    My second trip on the Valentina. My first was to Socorro, this time to Sea of Cortez. Both trips were absolutely great. The crew cannot be beat. Cabins are spacious (per industry standards). Five dives at Los Islotes was FANTASTIC! Last time I dove in the Sea of Cortez (land based) we dived there a measly one time. It is my favorite place in the world and they took the time necessary to properly explore it. Amazing night dive with hundred of mobula rays swarming around us. Breathtaking. It was fun chasing whale sharks the last day. It was a blissful week. Lorenzo and El Capitan are the best! The crew knew my needs and wants before I did. Nice mix of cultures with Japanese, Korean, Spanish, and American divers.

    Recommended for

    Exceptional crew, wonderful diving, amazing organization and delicious food.

    Michael S
    United States
    Great choice for vacation Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in December

    Diving, courteousness and attentiveness of the crew, fun, food, meeting new friends, fresh sea air and wet ocean water.

    Recommended for

    Hard to single out

    Renato F
    Beyond our expectations..... EXCELLENT!!! Sea of Cortez Exploration - 5N/6D, Mexico in August

    The diving is very good, the boat is a really strong safe, and stable ship. The food was excellent and always took care of us vegetarians. All the crew was always superb, kind, smiling and in a good mood, always taking care of us and our confort and safety. We will definitely recommend it and will be back.

    Recommended for

    The crew, the crew, the crew.

    Jane N
    United Kingdom
    Friendly and Professional operation and some great diving. Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in January

    Great Mantas at the Boiler San Benedicto and Socorro. Rocas Partidas was good for sharks. Friendly and helpful crew that could not do enough for the guests. Great balance between safety and fun. Comfy beds.

    Recommended for

    Diving. Crew. Cabin.

    Rick B
    United States
    It was an amazing trip. Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in April


    Recommended for

    Boat, crew, diving

    Michal V
    Czech Republic
    Lorenzo´s crew are great, great, great! Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in January

    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

    Sarah W
    Wow Socorro didn’t disappoint Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in April

    Amazing manta and dolphin encounters with some of the best people from all over the world.

    Recommended for

    Crew, other divers, marine life

    Christian K
    Memorable trip Socorro Islands Exploration - 10 Days, Mexico in April

    The very close and long encounters with dolphins, mantas and sharks!

    Recommended for

    The crew, the food and the diving around the Revillagigedo Islands

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