Spectacular Pacific and Sea of Cortez diving from a liveaboard loaded with diver friendly detailsfrom $432 /day
- Seasonal marine life themed itineraries in Mexico's Pacific and Sea of Cortez
- Complimentary features including internet, bathrobes, and wine with dinner
- Outstanding facilities for divers, with nitrox, gear storage, comfortable zodiacs, and camera table
- Fantastic guest service and some of the region's best-reviewed dining
Valentina offers a wide variety of dive safaris in Mexico's best destinations, known for up-close encounters with spectacular marine life. This spacious and stable vessel is crewed by a professional international team, receiving top marks for customer service and delicious meals. You'll enjoy perfectly supported diving, plenty of perks like complimentary drinks and internet, and plenty of big fish action - guaranteed. Come face to face with mantas, sharks, and dolphins at Socorro and Revillagigedo, get up close and personal with bull sharks in Cabo Pulmo, or tour the Sea of Cortez - one of the most biodiverse diving destinations in the world!
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Scheduled, private charter available
Part of the prestigious Fun Azul fleet, Valentina offers multi-day dive safaris in Mexico's Pacific and Sea of Cortez. This spacious, stable sailing vessel boasts years of experience cruising in these remote waters and one of the region's top-rated crews. From the moment you step onboard, you'll enjoy a perfectly balanced experience, with underwater adventures and creature comforts to help you relax and recharge. This boat's skilled dive team is happy to cater to each guest individually, offering as much or little hands-on assistance as you prefer, and seamless service back on deck.
Valentina caters to a wide variety of guests, with itineraries suited to divers of all experience levels. Explore Mexico's most pristine marine park, Cabo Pulmo; dive alongside marine megafauna in Socorro; or tour Jacques Cousteau's aquarium of the world, the Sea of Cortez. No matter which adventure suits you best, you're guaranteed to feel safe and looked after throughout your voyage. And, this vessel offers excellent value for money, with perks that similar boats don't include - wine with dinner, free internet, and an extra day of diving in Socorro. This is also a top pick for groups with non-divers, offering guided snorkelling, free gear, and plenty to do from deck.
Valentina offers cosy twin and double cabins, with options above and below deck. Topside, you'll find space to spread out in the sun or shade, with comfortable cushioned seating and loungers, and an al fresco dining area. Head back indoors to beat the heat in a comfortable air-conditioned salon and dining area, complete with couches, an entertainment centre, a full fish ID library, and a well-stocked bar. Three delicious meals are served each day, featuring a bold blend of Mexican, European, and Asian dishes and an ever-changing menu. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks are also available throughout the day, and a select menu of beer, wine, and spirits are offered free of charge - once the day’s diving is done.
Diving from Valentina
This spacious and stable vessel has been a favourite among experienced divers in Socorro for years. While at sea, you'll benefit from a relaxed atmosphere, with scuba friendly features at every turn. You'll enjoy easy entrance, exit, and surface support from two custom zodiacs, allowing your group to descend right into the action. Back on board, you'll find a large shaded dive deck with warm showers, individual equipment storage, dedicated camera rinse bins, and nitrox for qualified divers. Plus, perfectly maintained rental gear and a modern camera table with blow-dry facilities. A full range of PADI courses is also offered on select itineraries, conducted by a patient and professional international team of instructors.
- You'll need advanced certification and 50 logged dives to join this boat's most adventurous itineraries.
- Keep a camera close between dives - you never know what marine life you'll spot on the surface!
- Pack for seasickness even if you aren't prone to it - this region occasionally experiences rough surface conditions.
- Valentina is surprisingly non-diver friendly with free snorkelling gear, paid private guiding, and tons of creature comforts onboard.