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M/V Valentina

M/V Valentina is set to sail the magnificent waters of the Sea of Cortez. With its vast and diverse marine ecosystem, dolphins, whale sharks, sea lions, and orcas are only some of the usual marine life you can easily encounter. The Valentina also boasts its wide sun deck that hosts peace and comfort to any diver. There’s a large storage available both for the gear and your valuables. Due to its demand, the cruiser is being renovated every now and then to make sure that guests and clients are experiencing the best of M/V Valentina.

A proper review of
M/V Valentina Liveaboard

The Overall Review

We spent 7.5 hours reading reviews from experts and divers about M/V Valentina Liveaboard.
In summary, this is what divers think:

The Valentina liveaboard, Mexico
M/V Valentina Liveaboard
Good Liveaboard

4 reasons to dive

  • Some people stated that the sea lion rookery at Los Islotes was a amazing experience.
  • Many divers said that they loved the sighting of bull sharks, moray eels, torpedo rays and manta rays among other fish.
  • Some of the people noted that everything was well planed from the pick up at the airport too the drop off at the hotel and everything in-between.
  • Divers commended the work of the master diver for putting all the locations of the dive together.

2 reasons NOT to dive

  • Some divers said that there were too many people diving at once.
  • Some people noted that there was a communication barrier between passengers on the boat and this caused misunderstandings.

Key facts

Year (re)built: 2013
Max divers 20
Internet No
Nitrox Yes ($)
Rental equip. Yes ($)
Camera station Yes
Min. logged dives No minimum
Aircon Yes


The avarage price for diving with this liveaboard is
per day.

We've calculated this price based on a 7 day stay.
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The passion behind this guide is run by passionate scuba geeks - and our liveaboard guides are no exception.

    Boby Taylor

    Liveaboard Director

    Boby has been diving and guiding on liveaboards since 2005, and love it

    Torben Lonne

    PADI Instructor

    Torben is the Editor of Divein and a true water lover. 

    Ron Simon

    Dive instructor/Liveaboard director

    Ron has been a Cruise Director on 10+ Liveaboards throughout the world and has a keen understanding...


  • Wide and comfortable dive deck
  • High quality interior cabins
  • The sun deck is open for everyone, allowing more activities to happen while on-board
  • Rich marine-life on the sea of Cortez
  • Approximately 12-13 dives on the vast sea.
  • Mixed cuisines are available for detailed and varied tastes.
  • Recently renovated according to current modern standards
  • On-board professional divers that would serve as teachers and assistants on diving activities.


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Description and details

Diving on the M/V Valentina in Mexico

Expect to dive the wondrous deep seas of Baja California Peninsular in this cruiser package. And with the recent renovation last 2013, we completely assure that this trip is 100% safe and memorable. Originally built in 1999, the Valentina still holds its complete essence despite being renovated.

Valentina can cater to any type of divers, albeit casual or professional. We heavily assure you that we have the right gears and instructors to unleash that inner beast inside you.

10 cabins are up for accommodation, perfect for groups and professional divers. We offer one Deluxe Double Cabin with an inclusion of a double bed. Couples who want luxury would find this one as a great steal. Two cabins are dedicated and ideal for couples and even solo travelers. These two Deluxe Double Cabins have one double bed and another single bed. Groups may enjoy the seven Deluxe Twin Cabins that the cruiser is offering.

Alongside the almost perfect choice for accommodation, the M/V Victoria offers an exotic and varied menu from various international cuisines. Some examples are Asian, European, and Mexican dishes.

For lounging and social interactions, an open bar is offered to all the guest, where they can chit-chat and have a glass of wine or a pint of beer. Your choice!

Other features

Transfer and transportation fees are completely shouldered by us. This provides more breathing room to the guest and removes any kind of underlying anxiety.

Diving equipment and instructors are also included! This is for the guests to completely ignore the technical stuff and focus more on reaching the docking point.

Toiletries, deck towels, and cabin towels are also provided to lessen the baggage that the guests might bring. For an additional amenity and to improve communication, Wi-Fi internet is installed onboard.


August to November is the perfect time to explore the Sea of Cortez because of active marine life. Whale sharks are definitely there, so expect to be amazed. Schools of fishes can also be seen at this time of the year.

Besides the captivating marine life that the Sea of Cortez offers, diving should always be the top priority. The water offers a lot of diving spots determined to be safe and secured by professional divers that are on board. These professionals are also tasked to maintain the safety and security of passengers and divers.

The primary departure harbor would be Marina La Paz.

Cabo San Lucas would be the arrival harbor and once all set, General Manuel Marquez De Leon Intl. would still be the airport perfect for return.

This route is easy to understand and familiarize with.

Boat features
  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Free Internet
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • Bar
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter

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