- Camera Station
- Charging Station
Traditional strong steel hull with wood interiors, the Solmar V is one of the long established and more famous of the liveaboards operating on the Revillagigedos Archipelago (often known as the Socorro Islands), the Sea of Cortez and Guadalupe Island.
Fully renovated and coming in at 37m (121 feet), Solmar V whisks you away in luxury to the experience the best large animal diving on the planet. There are 12 well appointed rooms with a/c and private bath aboard.
Dining on the Solmar V liveaboard, you can expect a range of international and Mexican dishes prepared using the freshest ingredients possible. Pre-breakfast before dive 1 is followed by a hit breakfast cooked to order, with a 3 course lunch and dinner served buffet-style. Beer and wine during meal times are free of charge.
Best time to visit Socorro Islands is from November till June.
Best time to visit Guadalupe Island is August through October.
9 Days trip prices:
10 Days trip prices:
11 Days trip prices:
- Air Conditioned Saloon
- Sun Deck
- Shaded Deck Area
- Charging Station
- Camera Rinse Tank
- Camera Station
- Daily Housekeeping
- Laundry Service
- Audio & Video Entertainment
- Airport Transfer
MV Solmar V is offering year round diving cruises around Revillagigedos Archipelago and Guadalupe Island.
Boat Features & Safety Equipment
|Cruising Speed||12 knots|
|Engines||72 x 500 HP Detroit engines|
|Generators||2 x 75 KW Detroit
|Number of cabins||12|
|Safety Equipment||life jackets, lifebuoys, fire alarm, fire extinguisher, search lights, oxygen, EPIRB|
|Communication||VHF radio, Long Range Single Side Band Radio|
|Navigation||Radar, Magnetic Compass, Depth sounder, GPS|
|Tenders||2 x 21' achilles w/60 HP Mercury
Cruise Price Includes
National Park Fees
Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner
Drinking Water, Soft drinks
Tea & Coffee
Wine with Dinner
Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals)
Snacks, Diving Package
Cruise Price Excludes
Chamber Fees (15 USD)
Airport Transfer (20-35 USD)
Nitrox Course (235 USD)
Private Dive Guide
Scuba Diving Courses
Laundry / Pressing Services
For individuals with advanced SCUBA diving experience, theSocorro Islandsare aSCUBA diving adventure not to be missed! Located in the eastern Pacific Oceanapproximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – at the tip of the Bajapeninsula – these islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Eacuador orCocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide.
Our trips to the Socorro Islands are scheduled November - Junebecause wehave found these months to be the best for favorable weather conditions and toencounter the large pelagics that roam this area. Specifically from midJanuarythrough mid April the Socorro Islands are home to a large population of humpbackwhales that come here to breed and calve. Whale sharks are a special treat at theislands; they find us in November/December and late April/May/June. The giant Pacificmanta, pods of wild bottlenose dolphin, extremely large tuna (the world record yellowfinis from these waters), wahoo and thick schools of jacks are all encounteredunderwater on a regular basis throughout the entire season. Add to the mix visitinghammerhead cleaning stations plus sometimes encountering up to seven species ofsharks on a single dive, and you have the opportunity to experience some of the bestbig animal diving in the world!
Socorro Islands Itinerary (9 Days Trip Example)
Pre-Trip:Fly to Cabo San Lucas (Airport Code SJD, San Jose del Cabo)
DAY 1:Embark / Crossing (25 hours)
DAY 2:Checkup dive at San Benedicto
DAY 3:Four dives in San Benedicto
DAY 4:Three dives in Roca Partida
DAY 5:Three dives in Roca Partida
DAY 6:Four dives in Socorro
DAY 7:Four dives in San Benedicto
DAY 8:Crossing (25 hours) / Arrive back Marina in late evening
DAY 9:Disembark/Check-out Liveaboard by 9:00 am
Agust through October we offer our Great White Shark cage diving adventure.Our Great White Shark Cage Diving Experience is a5 day trip departing fromEnsenada, Mexicoto Guadalupe Island. This is cage diving at its most exciting usingsurface supplied air (hookah) instead of SCUBA tanks. Therefore, it is not necessary tobe a certified scuba diver in order to participate in these trips. For those individuals whoare scuba divers we also offer diving in a submersible cage. This allows us to descenda little further into the world of the great white shark and provides a completely differentperspective to the cage diving experience. One of our dive-masters escorts two diversat a time on these dives and we rotate all certified divers who wish to experience thesubmersible cage as many times as conditions will allow.
Guadalupe Itinerary (5 Days Trip)
Pre-Trip:Fly to San Diego (SD) or Tijuana (TJ)
DAY 1:Shark Shuttle to Ensenada / Embark / Crossing (22 hour)
DAY 2:Cage diving at Guadalupe
DAY 3:Cage diving at Guadalupe
DAY 4:Cage diving at Guadalupe / Crossing (22 hour)
DAY 5:Disembark / Shark Shuttle to SD/TJ / Stay in SD or Fly Home