MV Valentina

Destination: Mexico

Itineraries: Sea of Cortez (5-6 nights), Socorro Islands (9-11 nights), Discover Baja (6 nights) | From $518/night

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MV Valentina Quick Pitch

With over 15 years of experience in the areas, MV Valentina offers high-quality liveaboard diving trips in the Baja California Peninsular, Sea of Cortez and the Socorro Islands. The boat itself is custom built for diving and is well maintained with high standards of quality and services.


Why You'll Like It

  • Operated by a highly experienced team
  • Free internet onboard  
  • Air-conditioned cabins & lounge
  • Jacuzzi & outdoor dining
  • Built for diving
  • Photographer-friendly 



To do the Socorro Islands diving trips, you will depart from and return to San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico. As for the Sea of Cortez trips, the departure and arrival will be done from La Paz, Mexico. Transfers are provided from/to the airport for each of your trips.


Dive Overview

See hammerheads, schooling sardines, and sea lions in the Sea of Cortez from August to November. Have a good time with mantas, whale sharks, and humpback whales in the Socorro Islands from November to May.

[Read More: Sea of Cortez Dive Travel Guide or Socorro Islands Dive Travel Guide]


Experience Level

Sea of Cortez is more beginner-friendly and suitable for Open Water divers. For Socorro Islands, you have to be an Advanced Open Water Diver with a minimum of 50 logged dives.

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Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

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  • MV Valentina Liveaboard Mexico Cabin

  • Deluxe Twin Cabin - Twin (2 Single) Beds for 2 Guests (7 rooms)
  • Cabin Facilities - Spacious bunk beds, private restroom & shower. Same gender-share unless otherwise requested.
  • MV Valentina Liveaboard Mexico Cabin

  • Deluxe Double Cabin - Double bed (1 room only)
  • Cabin Facilities - Double bed, A/C, private restroom & shower.
  • MV Valentina Liveaboard Mexico Cabin

  • Deluxe Double + 1 Single - Single & Double Beds (2 rooms)
  • Cabin Facilities - 1 double bed & 1 single non-bunk bed, A/C, private bathroom. 

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mv valentina bar and lounge mv valentina dining

MV Valentina's lounge and bar, dining area                          


  • Indoor lounge and bar
  • TV & Digital Entertainment Library
  • Sundeck
  • Paid WiFi at $20/week
  • Safety: Life jackets & life rafts
  • 2 towels per guest
  • 220V & 110V power plugs

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  • Diving tender
  • Dive equipment rental (must be pre-booked)
  • NITROX fill at a charge
  • Spacious dive deck
  • English, Japanese & Spanish-speaking dive guide

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They serve international food and Mexican food on the liveaboard, “M/V Valentina.” Japanese food is also sometimes available. You can drink authentic cocktails, such as a popular local beer, and similar drinks by ordering from the bartender. Less common on a liveaboard, they also offer freshly squeezed fruit juice (free.)

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  • Fine western & local cuisine
  • Selections of wines, beer & spirits
  • Full board + snacks all day
  • Vegetarian options
  • Special dietary needs can be requested 

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MV Valentina Mexico Deck Plan 

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Schedule & Rates

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Rates & Availability

For information on departure dates, rates, and availability email us at or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation!

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Dive Info & Itineraries

3 itineraries: Sea of Cortez, Discover Baja, Socorro Islands

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La Paz & Cabo Pulmo part i

  • Day 1 -  Check-in at La Paz Malecon
  • Day 2 - 2 dives at Salvatierra wreck dive
  • Day 3 - 2 dives with sea lions at Los Islotes, 1 dive at San Francisquito, 1 night dive (1 tank)
  • Day 4 - 3 dives at El Bajo, Night dive with Mobulas
  • Day 5 - 1 dive at Punta Lobo, 2 dives at La Reyna
  • Day 6 - 2 dives at Cabo Pulmo, Check out at Puerto Los Cabos



  • Day 1 -  Check-in at Puerto Los Cabos
  • Day 2 - 2-3 dives at Cabo Pulmo
  • Day 3 - 1 dive at Reinita, 2 dives at La Reyna
  • Day 4 - 3 dives at El Bajo, Night dive with Mobulas
  • Day 5 - 2 dives at San Francisquito, 1 dive at sea lion site
  • Day 6 - 1 dive at sea lion site, 1 dive at Punta Lobo, Check out at La Paz Malecon or Marina Palmira

[Read More: Sea of Cortez Dive Travel Guide]

Sea of Cortez

  • Period of Time - August to November on the Valentina (5-6 nights)
  • Dive Sites - Los Islotes, El Bajo, La Reina, La Reinita, Puntas Lobos, Whale Island, La Paz Bay, Swanne Reef, Salvatierra Wreck, El Corralito, San Francisquito, Las Animas,
  • Dive Highlights - Sea lions and their babies, whale sharks, mobula rays, hammerheads, marlins, schooling skipjacks and more.

[Read More: Sea of Cortez Dive Travel Guide]


  • Day 1
  • Shared transportation from LAP airport to M/V Valentina (the transfer can be arranged according to flight) - complimentary
  • Between 7-9pm, check in at LaPaz Malecon (dock is in front of hotel La Peria)
  • *If you arrive at San Jose Del Cabo airport, you are responsible for own transfer.
  • Day 2-5 - Maximum 16 dives during stay
  • Day 6
  • 1-2 tank dives are planned on the last day
  • 6pm check out at Marina Palmira
  • Shared transportation from M/V Valentina to hotels in LaPaz - complimentary


Socorro Islands

  • Period of Time - November to May on the Valentina (9-11 nights)
  • Dive Sites - Roca Partida, En Boiler - San Benedicto, EL Canyon - San Benedicto, Cabo Pearce, Socorro Island
  • Dive Highlights - A large flock of Black Jacks, Silver Tip Sharks, Hammerheads, Whale Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Big Eye Jacks, Greater Amberjacks, Bottlenose Dolphins, Yellow Fish Tunas, Humpback Whales and more.

[Read More: Socorro Islands Dive Travel Guide]


  • Day 1
  • Between 12nn-5:30pm (3 scheduled trips), shared transfer from San Jose Del Cabo airport  to M/V Valentina - complimentary
  • Between 3-6pm, check in at Puerto Los Cabos
  • 9pm departure to San Benedicto
  • Day 2
  • All day cruise to San Benedicto
  • Arrival at San Benedicto during dinner
  • Day 3-7 - Total 18-20 dives during stay
  • Day 8 - Departure to Puerto Los Cabos
  • Day 9 - Arrival at Puerto Los Cabos
  • Day 10
  • Disembark after breakfast
  • Between 10am-12am (2 scheduled trips), shared transportation from M/V Valentina to San Jose Del Cabo airport

Find out more about Socorro liveaboards.

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Other Information

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Boat Specifications

  • Built in 1999 (renovated in 2013)
  • 125-foot long/33-foot wide
  • 12 knots cruising speed
  • 10 cabins & 10 bathrooms
  • 20 guests maximum
  • Fire safety features
  • Life vests & oxygen


Practical Information

Payment Onboard - Cash & Credit Card (VISA/Mastercard only with additional handling fee 16% plus)

Languages - English and Japanese

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