Valentina is a diving liveaboard managed by Fun Azul Fleet that depending on the seasons runs trips to Socorro archipelago and the Sea of Cortez. It can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Johann

09/01/2024

De retour de la Mer de Cortez sur le Valentina. Le Bateau très sympa, un peu vieux, mais équipage est très sympa, nourriture très bonne, bateau assez pratique dans l'ensemble. Tous les...

Description

Boat

Valentina is a 38 meters long, 10 meters wide deluxe steel vessel, cruises at 12 knots per hour. It was originally built in 1999, then after a long reconstruction period, it was re-born as a Fun Azul Fleet dive liveaboard back in 2013. Fun Azul Fleet has 15 years of experience in the Baja Peninsula providing diving cruise services with unbeatablly friendly crew.

Valentina has an indoor dining area, also used as lounge area, located on upper deck. It’s a luminous room, fitted out with cosy sofas and chairs, large flat TV screen and DVD player, and a library.

Delicious Mexican food ,European, Asian dishes can be offered during the cruise, the chef will even make a typical Mexican BBQ dinner when possible. All meals are buffet style consists of vegetables, rice, pasta, soup, fish, beef, Sashimi(raw fish), Tacos, ceviche ets.

Valentina also offer an open Bar with complimentary beverage including draft-beer and soft drinks.

On the sundeck, there is a large sitting area with another open bar, as well as audio equipments for guests to enjoy resting between dive.

The large diving platform is well laid out, with compartment for your diving gear, a central camera table with two levels, a shower with hot water, Water entries are done from two tenders boats.


Cabin

Valentina has 10 comfortable guest cabins, it can accommodate up to 20 guests on board:

All cabins are air conditioned and have ensuite bathroom, ample storage space, mirror, hair dryer, outlets with 110V power.

2 Deluxe Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed (non-bunk), windows.

1 Deluxe Cabin :
Located on the main deck, this cabin only have one double bed, great for a couple, windows.

7 Deluxe Cabins :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with one double bed and one single bed in bunk style, windows.


Diving

  • 3 to 4 dives per diving day, depending on conditions.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure (Socorro)

  • 1 dive will be provided on the day of departure (Sea of Cortez)

  • Divers must reach AOW with at least 50 logged dives for Socorro.


Other Information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash only (USD)
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 3 - 4 dive guides

Itineraries

Socorro - 10D/9N, 6 diving days

ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN : Upon arrival at San Jose Del Cabo airport (SJD), you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to our marina (M/V VALENTINA dock) complimentary as long as it is on the check in and check out date. The complimentary transfer is combined and you may be asked to wait for other guests arrival when the arrival time is close together by several airlines.

If you are already staying in the area, feel free to make your own way to the Marina named “Puerto Los Cabos” by 18:00. Address: Blvd. Mar de Cortes s/n entre glorieta 2 y glorieta 3 col. La Playita San Jose del Cabo BCS CP 23403.

Day 1 : Check in 18:00. Embark for San Benedicto. Apporoximately 24 hours sailing time. All guests must be onboard by 18:00 on all itineraries so the Valentina departs at 21:00. Dinner is served on board, transportation is provided from San Jose Airport.

Day 2 : Sailing for San Benedicto. Relax and enjoy your stay. No diving.

Day 3 : Boiler -- Giant manta rays, Dophins.

Day 4 : El Canyon -- School of Hummberhead sharks, Giant Mantas

Day 5 : Roca Partida -- Various species of Sharks , School of Jacks

Day 6 : Roca Partida -- Various species of Sharks , School of Jacks

Day 7 : Cabo Pierce -- Humback Whale

Day 8 : Cabo Pierce -- Humback Whale

Day 9 : After 1 dive back to Land. Apporoximately 24 hours sailing time. Relax and enjyo your stay.

Day 10 : After breakfast, check out at 08:00-10:00 am. Transportation to San Jose del Cabo airport is provided.


Sea of Cortez - 6D/5N, 5 diving days

ARRIVAL / CHECK-IN : Upon arrival at La Paz airport (LAP), you will be greeted at the airport by “FUN AZUL FLEET” and will be transferred to our marina (M/V VALENTINA dock) complimentary (combined).

If you arrive at San Jose Del Cabo airport (SJD), you are responsible for your own transportation to La Paz. Driving hours will be about 2.5hrs to 3 and 1/2 hours. Reservation center can make a reservation of the transportation for you upon request.

If you stay at hotel in La paz prior to the trip start, we will pick you up at 17:00-18:00.

Day 1 : Arrival at La paz airport, free transfer from La Paz (LAP) airport to M/V Valentina, no dinner service All guests must check-in by 23:00. For guests from San Jose del Cabo (SJD) airport to M/V Valentina with addtional charge or direct check-in by own responsiblity.

Day 2 : 3 - 4 dives at Swanee reef and La Reina

Day 3 : 3 - 4 dives at El Bajo

Day 4 : 3 - 4 dives at Las Animas , San Francisquico

Day 5 : 3 dives at Los Is Lotes, 1 night dive with Mobula rays Land on Esprit Santo island.

Day 6 : 2 dives around Salvatiela, Whale shark search and snorkeling. Disembark the ship around at 16:00 Our crew will transfer you to your hotel in La Paz complimentary. If you will return to Los Cabos area or San Jose del Cabo airport, a combined transportation can be arranged with extra charge.

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Destinations Sea of Cortez, Socorro
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera Station
Languages spoken Japanese, English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
03/08/2024 to 09/08/2024 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
24/08/2024 to 29/08/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
31/08/2024 to 05/09/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
07/09/2024 to 13/09/2024 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
14/09/2024 to 20/09/2024 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
21/09/2024 to 26/09/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
28/09/2024 to 03/10/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
05/10/2024 to 11/10/2024 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
12/10/2024 to 17/10/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
19/10/2024 to 24/10/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
26/10/2024 to 31/10/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
02/11/2024 to 07/11/2024 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
19/11/2024 to 28/11/2024 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
01/12/2024 to 10/12/2024 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
13/12/2024 to 22/12/2024 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
27/12/2024 to 05/01/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
11/01/2025 to 20/01/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
25/01/2025 to 03/02/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
06/02/2025 to 15/02/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
18/02/2025 to 27/02/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
02/03/2025 to 11/03/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
14/03/2025 to 23/03/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
26/03/2025 to 04/04/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
07/04/2025 to 16/04/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
19/04/2025 to 28/04/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
01/05/2025 to 10/05/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
13/05/2025 to 22/05/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
25/05/2025 to 03/06/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
07/08/2025 to 13/08/2025 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
16/08/2025 to 21/08/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
23/08/2025 to 28/08/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
06/09/2025 to 12/09/2025 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
13/09/2025 to 19/09/2025 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
27/09/2025 to 02/10/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
04/10/2025 to 09/10/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
11/10/2025 to 17/10/2025 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
18/10/2025 to 23/10/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
25/10/2025 to 31/10/2025 6 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,840.00 Detail
01/11/2025 to 06/11/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
08/11/2025 to 13/11/2025 5 nights Sea of Cortez La Paz - La Paz From $2,690.00 Detail
20/11/2025 to 29/11/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
02/12/2025 to 11/12/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
14/12/2025 to 23/12/2025 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail
27/12/2025 to 05/01/2026 9 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,990.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Socorro 9 nights Double Twin From $3,990.00
Sea of Cortez 5 nights Double Twin From $2,690.00
Sea of Cortez 6 nights Double Twin From $2,840.00

Included

  • Diving activity (incl. tanks, weights, weight belts)
  • Cabin cleaning service
  • Transfers from airport and/or hotel to the yacht
  • Complimentary alcoholic beverage with dinner
  • Full-board meal plan (including snacks)
  • Soft drinks
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner ashore the night before disembarkation
  • Land excursions and activities throughout the trip
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights in destination country
  • Dive courses on board
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance (mandatory requirement)
  • Travel insurance (trip cancellation insurance)
  • Larger tank (15 L)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees & Port fees

Useful information

Sea of Cortez

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during July/August every year for the diving season.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C depending on the season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 21°C in the winter months, to a high of 25°C in the late fall and spring months. But strong current fluctuations mean that there can be cooler water below.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights from the US arrive directly to Puerto Peñasco International Airport, otherwise Mexico City has daily domestic flights.

Currency : Local currency is the Peso(MXN). Major credit cards are widely accepted. A surcharge may apply for credit card payments or a discount given for cash. US dollars is the most easily exchangeable foreign currency. And international ATM's are available.


Socorro

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during November to May every year for the diving season.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C depending on the season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 21°C in the winter months, to a high of 25°C in the late fall and spring months. But strong current fluctuations mean that there can be cooler water below.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights from the US arrive directly to Los Cabos San Lucas, otherwise Mexico City has daily domestic flights.

Currency : Local currency is the Peso(MXN). Major credit cards are widely accepted. A surcharge may apply for credit card payments or a discount given for cash. US dollars is the most easily exchangeable foreign currency. And international ATM's are available.

Diver's reviews (2)

Johann, 09/01/2024

De retour de la Mer de Cortez sur le Valentina. Le Bateau très sympa, un peu vieux, mais équipage est très sympa, nourriture très bonne, bateau assez pratique dans l'ensemble. Tous les plongées se font depuis les Zodiacs Nous avons eu la change de voir un gros groupes de dauphins, plusieurs centaines, ainsi que 3 orques , malheureusement tout ça en surface. L'eau était vraiment TRÈS chaude, 31 / 32C même à 30 mètres, quelques thermoclines par ci par la, mais rien en dessous de 29 (merci El Nino) Du coup, bien que cela soit la saison des requins marteaux et raies mobula, nous n avons pas eu la chance d en voir (sauf 1 marteau de loin, pendant 2 sec) Les plongées sont tres sympa, beaucoup de vie, de belles ambiance, des bancs de poissons partout et des phoques très joueurs, et en grand nombre. (même si Los Islotes est ferme pendant l'été, pour la saison de la reproduction, il y a plein d autre site.

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Sophyline, 27/11/2015

Nous avons passé une super semaine sur le Valentina. Un staff disponible et à l'écoute du client, souriant et agréable. Ils étaient aux petits oignons dès le début du séjour jusqu'à la fin du séjour du matin au soir. Ils ont rendu notre séjour le plus agréable possible aussi bien au niveau de la plongée : - ils ont fait leur maximum pour nous faire plonger dans les meilleures sites tout en sécurité ( La météo/la mer ne jouait pas notre faveur) - ils ont pris soin de notre matériel vraiment. Qu'au niveau de notre estomac....La plongée cela creuse:))) Un bateau spacieux avec de l'eau chaude:)) Bref à recommander.

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