This 34 metre luxury liveaboard offers guests unmatched service and comfort, plenty of adventure and possibly the best big fish diving on Earth!
Based most of the year in Cabo San Lucas, this luxurious boat accommodates up to 22 guests and operates a number of exciting dive itineraries throughout the year. The boat is beautifully decorated and the spacious salon features modern electronic equipment to keep you occupied on the long crossings. Each mahogany detailed cabin features comfortable beds, individual air-conditioning, en-suite shower room and a TV. There is a computer station on board for viewing images during the trips. Dining on board is excellent, with the emphasis on fresh local produce.
Depending on the site and conditions, diving is either from the pangas or from the vessel itself. Access to the water from the boat is very easy, thanks to entry gates on both sides and a custom built double swim step. There is a spacious dive deck with a huge, multi-level camera table complete with charging stations and an air gun, four large rinse bins and two fresh water showers. Nitrox is available.
The most popular itinerary is to visit the Revillagigedos Archipelago in the Tropical Eastern Pacific – Socorro as it’s more commonly known. The Socorro Islands are 250 miles south, at the tip of the Baja peninsula and are renowned for their BIG animal encounters. The eight night itineraries include Socorro, San Benedicto and Roca Partida islands (weather permitting) and operate from Nov-Jun. Highlights on this amazing adventure include giant Pacific manta rays, inquisitive dolphins, seven different shark species and migrating humpback whales. Time it right and you may be lucky enough to get a whale shark encounter too!
From Aug-Oct the boat operates four night itineraries to Guadalupe Island where it’s peak season for great white shark encounters – a trip of a lifetime for most! The boat moves to Ensenada at this time of the year and cruises the 165 mile journey into the Pacific Ocean for a truly memorable adventure. The routine here is slightly different as the diving is done in cages. The trips are limited to 16 divers and as air is supplied from the surface, there’s no need for tanks (non-divers welcome). Diving operates all day, rotating divers every hour. Two state of the art cages float at the surface and one is submersed at 10 metres. Expect fantastic visibility, cooler water and a trip of a lifetime. Don’t forget your camera!
The Solmar V is part of the DivEncounters Alliance featuring the Galapagos Sky liveaboard. Book your second trip on these boats and receive a selection of extras plus a loyalty discount.
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Discover the world’s most exciting great white shark dive site by liveaboard. Enjoy cage diving expeditions in the crystal clear waters of the Pacific and experience nothing short of great white shark heaven!
When to go: Jul-Oct
Duration inc. flights: 9 days
Price inc. flights: From £3,745 pp
Trip type: Liveaboard
Mexico's Socorro islands are acclaimed for majestic manta ray, shark, dolphin and humpback whale encounters. This liveaboard adventure promises some of the best big fish diving in the world.