Valentina Liveaboard, Mexico

Excellent food and drinks


Kevin H, United States United States
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  • 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.


  • 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

  • 9.1 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 7.6 Good
  • Kevin H
  • United States United States
Surprise room in the engine room


Recommended for
Safety. Mantas. Guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Courtney F
  • United States United States
Exceeded all expectations

This was our first liveaboard experience and it won't be our last! The entire crew was fantastic, maintaining fun, positive attitudes the entire trip which we know isn't easy when you're effectively working around the clock. The food presentation and quality was absolutely top notch! And of course the diving! All of the dive guides were very knowledgeable about diving and the area and we learned so much from them. So much action at all of the dive sites! Lots of sharks, mantas, mantas and more mantas, dolphins...everything we were hoping to see.

Recommended for
diving, food, staff
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jane L
  • Canada Canada
Fantastic trip

Loved seeing Mantas and dolphins. The dive leaders were exceptional and the food amazing. I’m vegan and the chef , Eduardo, went above and beyond to feed me well

Recommended for
The sea life, the crew, the boat
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Lee H
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Unforgettable Trip

An unforgettable trip aboard Valentina. The crew, Lorenzo in particular, were fantastic. With giant manta aplenty, schools of hammerheads and playful dolphins- diving Socorro should be at the top of every divers bucket list- cannot wait to return same time this year

Recommended for
Crew, Diving, Location
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Warren P
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
A genuine 5 star liveaboard !

Third time on this liveaboard and it’s a brilliant boat, super slick operation, very customer focused on giving you the best possible experience. My only finicky thing I would improve is the dive time seemed sometimes short. I think 60 minutes is reasonable rather than the 40 - 45 minutes.

Recommended for
Diving / Food / Staff
  • 7.2 Good
  • Sven B
  • Germany Germany
Friendly and helpful crew

Diving with the sea lions Diving at the two wrecks Overall good crew service

Recommended for
Very good food quality, crew always ready to help, nice diving with sea lions
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Darren G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
The Best Diving Experience I've ever had

When we first joined the Valentina, our first thoughts were it looks like an old fishing boat...but what a marvellous trip it was. Socorro was just awesome The diving was absolutely incredible. The guides were very good. The food on the boat was some of the best food I've ever had> I would definitely recommend it

Recommended for
The reefs, The food & The company
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Ruth G
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Excellent food and great diving

Seeing the mother and calf Humpback whales undewater on my last day was for me an incredible experience. All the diving was great, there was a good mix of passengers all enthusiastic and friendly. The crew were very professional and helpful. The food was excellent 😊

Recommended for
Mantas, whales and sharks
  • 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.