Valentina Liveaboard, Mexico

Excellent food and drinks

“Mantas and friendly dolphins”

Christopher P, United States United States
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Highlights

  • 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, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: Chamber Fees (15 USD per trip), Fuel Surcharge (20 USD per day), National Park Fees (7-113 USD per day), Airport Transfer.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Extra Dives, Nitrox (25-30 USD per day), Nitrox Course (270 USD), 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.


Diving

  • 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

#deckplan 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
  1. Vessel
    8.4
  2. Crew
    9.6
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.4
  5. Value
    8.6
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Christopher P
  • United States United States
Best liveaboboard food ever

Mantas and friendly dolphins

Recommended for
The food, the weather, the dives
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ian S
  • United States United States
I had a very positive experience on the boat

The Cabo Pearce dive site was spectacular. I ate vegetarian and the chefs made me great dinners . Juan was so friendly with everyone and just a great guy with positive energy.

Recommended for
1) Diving was awesome 2) the food was outstanding 3) Diago was a really great guy
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Roger T
  • United States United States
Great trip to Socorro Island

It’s a long trip from Cabo to Socorro so that takes about 30 hours on either end of the schedule. The boat is big and stable but the sea can get a little rough. Steady winds keep us from diving on any windward sites so we did a number of dives at the same locations. However, there were a lot of mantas and sharks at these sites, not at all disappointed with that.

Recommended for
The boat is nice and the cabins are a bit bigger than some other boats I’ve been on. The food was excellent and beautifully prepared. Diving was great with Mantas and sharks on almost every dive.
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Alex F
  • United States United States
Great diving, crew, and experience

Great diving and DMs. Rest of the crew was also excellent. A little bit of an older boat with small cabins and so-so common space.

Recommended for
Dives, dive masters, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Lisa H
  • United States United States
Fabulous Trip to Socorro on the Valentina

My friend Mary and I had a wonderful trip to Socorro aboard the Valentina. I was a bit nervous at first because I hadn't spoken to anyone who had first hand experience aboard the boat Valentina, but it had open dates for the week we wanted to go to Socorro and excellent reviews, so we went ahead and booked it. We are lucky we did because we couldn't have been any happier with our experience on the boat! From the moment we stepped on board the crew was so helpful and friendly and we immediately felt welcome. Our room was small (there are bigger ones available), but the beds were super comfy. I liked that the doors opened out to the deck. It was great taking post-dive afternoon naps with the door open and ocean breeze coming in. Our dive guides Lorenzo, Chabello, and Fernando made sure we saw all of the things Socorro is famous for. We were treated to dolphins, schooling hammerheads, tons of white tips, and of course, manta rays. The skiffs were easy to board and the crew was great about getting us on and off. For those who are curious, we boarded with our gear on and then took our gear off in the water when our dive was over to make it easier to climb back on. At the end of the trip Lorenzo had made a 20 minute movie of our trip that was available to download and take with us, which was an extra-special touch. The service we received on the boat was incredible. Luigi, our chef, made the most delicious dishes I've had on a liveaboard and his presentation made us feel like we were in a 5 star restaurant. There was so much delicious food it was impossible to eat it all! Juan Manuel was our bartender and made sure we always had the drinks we needed, and we bonded by talking about our cats at home! We had quite the diverse group of people on board with people from the UK, USA, Dubai, Argentina, Costa Rica, and Japan. It was fun to have such a global group of divers together.

Recommended for
Spectacular Diving, Comfortable Boat, Amazing Food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Mary M
  • United States United States
Awesome Liveaboard Dive Experience

As a long time diver, this was by far one of my best liveaboard experiences. Socorro did not disappoint - we saw hundreds of dolphins, heard humpbacks in the water, played with dolphins in the water, followed schooling hammerheads, had frequent visits by black rays, silkys, Galápagos, white tips, silver tips and even had a tiger shark sighting. The dive guides, Lorenzo, Ciaobelo, and Fernando, were engaged and excited to share their love of Socorro and knowledge of the marine life. The entire boat crew made our time out of the water as enjoyable as our dives. The food was world class. Thanks to Luigi the chef for his hard work and talent. Juan, the bartender, was warm, hospitable, and funny and made a mean mango mezcalita amongst other delicious drinks. The dinghy drivers, Pariente and Pepe, were so attentive and good humored. And Jose, the captain and Daniel, the engineer run a fine ship. I truly felt part of the Valentina family and look forward to returning to Mexico someday soon.

Recommended for
The diving, the crew, the comfortable boat and delicious food
  • 7.6 Good
  • Kevin H
  • United States United States
Surprise room in the engine room

Mantas

Recommended for
Safety. Mantas. Guides
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Algimantas V
  • Lithuania Lithuania
Very nice crew, but boat could be better.

Mantas.

Recommended for
Crew, food, nature
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Victoria L
  • France France
Very professional, experienced and friendly Liveaboard

Globally one of the best liveaboards that I have been on. The Crew is very caring, professional and friendly, we felt really good on the boat and under water. We had 4 dives a day, everything was on time and very well organized. The Boat was very clean, it’s also one of the most spacious one I have been on. The food was very tasty, however the coffee and the beverages could be better. The WiFi worked everywhere and without interruption. Definitely will be back!

Recommended for
Amazing dives, delicious food, super friendly crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Heimke M
  • Germany Germany
Unforgettable Day’s amazing Dives

It’s our second time on Valentina the Crew is so amazing wonderful . Unbelievable how the take care of you on the boat and also diving. Safety 100% The dive spot of Socorro they’re the best places for my opinion worldwide. Dolphins, Tigersharks, school of Hammerheads, Galapagos and a lot of other sharks circle around you . Then you turn around and Mantas swim right in top of you and don’t forget to look after all the tuna’s , mackerel and differents Schools of fish What was also Great that are maximum 20 divers on Valentia . Thank you for this wonderful unforgettable experience

Recommended for
Super Crew , Safes Dives , amazing divesites