Valentina Liveaboard, Mexico


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, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, 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 (80-150 USD per trip), National Park Fees (81-95 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox (20 USD per day), Nitrox Course, Private Dive Guide, Rental Gear, Scuba Diving Courses, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide.

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
  • 70 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Polly R
  • United States United States
Excellent Dive Masters & Crew!

1. Diving with the divemasters who all were very professional, friendly, accommodating, pleasant and downright fun along with being serious dive masters that were at the same time very knowledgeable about the areas we were in as well as their personal dive expertise: Jenny,. Carlos & Shezuko were all fantastic to dive with. 2. Accomplishing our Advanced Open Water Certifications on board: Jenny Smith was an excellent divemaster and trainer for this accomplishment~I cannot speak highly enough of her expertise, teaching skills and diving skills~ we got really lucky working with her. 3. Boat was spacious with plenty our outdoor living area and large salon for meals with good windows. Boat had some deferred maintenance, but our deluxe cabin was adequate with private bath & the beds were comfortable. 3. Dos Islotes with sea lions and sardine schools were the highlight!. We Missed Cabo Pulmo unfortunately, so that and the trip itinerary change were the only disappointments. 4. Entire crew was fantastic in addition to the divemasters~from the captain to the chef~ all lovely, pleasant and accommodating and ready to help in any way at any time! Very appreciated attitudes all around! Food was excellent, all meals were excellent and varied ~and the barbecue fiesta was awesome:) In closing, I cannot speak highly enough of this wonderful trip~and I am looking forward to booking another trip on the Valentina with its lovely crew & divemasters next year:) Many thanks again, Polly

Recommended for
1. dive masters 2. crew. 3. size of Valentina
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Nicholas B
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Very professional and attentive crew.

The Cabo Pulmo dives were my best, the food was fabulous, the staff were always there to help with anything - nothing too much trouble, the sights above as well as underwater were beautiful. A memorable trip from someone who has done a number of liveaboard trips.

Recommended for
Friendly staff, problem-free trip, spacious boat.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Martijn P
  • Netherlands Netherlands
Great service, great team, superb diving

Diving at cabo, diving at punta fun baja, diving at Los Islotes

Recommended for
Diving, diner, staff
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Renato F
  • Mexico Mexico
Beyond our expectations..... EXCELLENT!!!

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.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Michael S
  • United States United States
Great choice for vacation

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kristi S
  • United States United States
Blissful week on the Valentina

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.
  • 9.2 Superb
  • kj C
  • United States United States
comfortable boat, solidly good diving.

as above.

Recommended for
1) lots of nudis, 2) lots of octopuses, 3) private bath and AC
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Kristi S
  • United States United States
Wonderful experience on the Valentina

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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Richard B
  • United States United States
It was an amazing trip.


Recommended for
Boat, crew, diving