Solmar V

  • Nitrox
  • CCR
  • Internet
  • PADI
  • 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.


  • 1 Standart Cabin

    There are 6 Standert Cabins, 2 staterooms with single beds and 4 rooms with twin beds. All cabins are well-appointed rooms with a/c and private bath aboard.

  • 2 Superior Cabin

    There are 6 well-appointed Superior cabins 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.

Socorro Islands

A pristine archipelagoand the largest marine park in America thatwill blow you away withthe dancing giant pacific mantas, overtenshark speciessuch as tiger sharks, galapagossharks, silkies, silvertips, whitetips and huge schoolsof hammerhead sharks, as well as seasonal migratory species like pilot whales,sailfish, marlin, false killer whales, humpback whales, andmaybeeven orcas.
Best time to visit Socorro Islands is from November till June.

Guadalupe Island

Considered as the best place for great white shark cage-diving inthe world due to its water conditions, its major shark population, and 100% guaranteed encounters since it all started back in 2004. That’s not all, you’llbemesmerized by theisland itself, and will enjoy regular panga rides to the elephantseal, sea lion, and the indigenous Guadalupe furseal colonies. Besides our twosurface cages,jump in the submersible cage that will take you on an intimate voyageto the shark’s natural behavior 30ft below the surface.
Best time to visit Guadalupe Island is August through October.

Dive Courses

Equipment Rental

9 Days trip prices:
BCD / Regulator / Wetsuit-$75 USD each
Hooded vest-$45 USD
Mask / Fins / booties 2.5mm-$35 USD each
Snorkel-$15 USD
Dive Computer-$ 145 USD
10 Days trip prices:
BCD / Regulator / Wetsuit-$85 USD each
Hooded vest / booties 2.5mm-$50 USD
Mask / Fins-$45 USD each
Snorkel-$15 USD
Dive Computer-$ 145 USD
11 Days trip prices:
BCD / Regulator /Wetsuit-$95 USD each
Hooded vest-$55 USD
Mask / Fins / booties 2.5mm-$50 USD each
Snorkel-$20 USDDive Computer-$ 170 USD


  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Shaded Deck Area
  • Charging Station
  • Library
  • 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

Year Built 1980
Renovated 2006
Lenght 34 meters
Beem 7,6 meters
Cruising Speed 12 knots
Engines 72 x 500 HP Detroit engines
Generators 2 x 75 KW Detroit
Maximum guests 22
Number of cabins 12
Satellite Phone Yes
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

Fuel Surcharge
National Park Fees
Port Fees
Hotel Transfer
Alcoholic Beverages
Alcoholic Drinks at Dinner
Drinking Water, Soft drinks
Tea & Coffee
Welcome Cocktails
Wine with Dinner
Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals)
Snacks, Diving Package
Cabin Towels
Complimentary Toiletries
Deck Towels

Cruise Price Excludes

6% VAT
Chamber Fees (15 USD)
Airport Transfer (20-35 USD)
Nitrox Course (235 USD)
Private Dive Guide
Scuba Diving Courses
Beach Towels
Laundry / Pressing Services
WiFi internet

  • Socorro Islands

    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

  • Guadalupe Island

    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