Baja - Solmar V Liveaboard
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They're the only luxury live-aboard dive vessel departing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico—well within range of the most exciting diving in the Sea of Cortez and Soccoro Islands. During the weeks of their great white shark season at Guadalupe Island they depart from Ensenada, Mexico. The Solmar V travels with a crew of 10 and a maximum of 22 divers.
Side scanning sonar, multiple radar systems and the most modern electronic marine technology package provide an excellent compliment to their experienced crew. Twin compressors, with cascade storage for fast filling, provide their guests with an endless air supply and quick fills between dives. Two main engines and three full-time generators power the Solmar V to a top cruising speed of 11 knots. Two freshwater makers produce 1,600 gallons per day, more than adequate for their passenger capacity.
As their guest, you will receive unmatched service and comfort while experiencing the best big animal diving on earth! There are no dormitory-style rooms available on the Solmar V—luxury and comfort are their specialties. Their vessel was specifically designed with your comfort in mind.
The interior of the Solmar V is outfitted in brass, rich mahogany, granite table tops and is completely carpeted. It is a gracious and beautiful boat. The salon comfortably seats all of the guests and offers a large-screen HDTV, VCR, DVD player and stereo system.
Each mahogany-detailed stateroom features air conditioning with individual controls, a private head, sink and shower and a TV/DVD player for your enjoyment. All staterooms have top-of-the-line "Pillow-Top" mattresses and down pillows, and new carpet.
While they have always maintained satellite phone systems for emergency use, they also installed a brand new SEA WAVE communications system which will allow much better access via phone and email. If you're interested in email, you may sign up before you leave for your trip and have email sent to your Solmar V Sea Wave account. All online and easy.
Computer stations are available for use by guests for checking email, downloading and archiving images, and image processing using Adobe Photoshop.
The Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly called Socorro Islands, is located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico – at the tip of the Baja peninsula. These islands have been compared to the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador or Cocos Island in Costa Rica because of the big animal encounters they provide.
The Sea of Cortez
Each year the Solmar V heads north from Cabo San Lucas into the Sea of Cortez. We have been diving the amazing Sea of Cortez since 1984, when we opened our scuba store, Amigos del Mar, in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Departing from Ensenada, Mexico, this is our newest dive adventure in the Baja California area. In 2005, we teamed up with Great White Adventures in order to provide our guests the opportunity to view the apex predator of the sea – the great white shark.
Solmar V Dive Packages Start at $3499 per person