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Diving Reviews of Solmar V in Mexico (Western)

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(31 Reports)
For Experienced Divers:  5 stars For Inexperienced Divers:  2 stars
Underwater Photography:  5 stars Accommodations:  4 stars
 
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Solmar V Y   Revillagigedo   Socorro was off limits for Mexican military drills so we spent 3 days at San Benedicto and two at Roco Partida. The mantas were i... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
1/2014   David Marchese
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Revillagigedos Archipelago   We had incredible weather-flat, dry, sunny 75F days and water that was 75-80. Wore a older 3mm and a hooded vest and was toasty wa... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2010   Jeanne Sleeper
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   Socorro Islands/Revillagigedos   The Solmar V has a well earned reputation for "big stuff" diving. We saw 2 whale sharks(15 ft), medium sized mantas (10 ft.), hug... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2013   Randall S Preissig
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro   I was very disappointed... I know the dive conditions and marine life can not be controlled but the emails and website are a bit m... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2003   Barbara Petrecca
100+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro Islands   Five Stars for Solmar V! Great Liveaboard; Great crew; Amazing diving. Our trip was organized by Jon Edens, Trip host & Manager at... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
4/2010   Bob DeFeo
250+ Dives
 
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Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   Solmar V visits Las Islas Revillagigedos, about 250 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean. It is a 24 hour tr... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2004   Brad Bowen
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Socorro   It was a little over 24 hours sailing from Cabo San Lucis southward to the first of the Islas Revilla Gigedo. Also referred to as... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2004   Bruce Busfield
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V/ n/a Full report Y   Socorro Islands   The Solmar V is a well-maintained liveaboard based out of Cabo San Lucas. You must make your own arrangements for transporta... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Daniel Mann
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   I wasn't aware of how cold the thermoclines can get. I only brought a 3 mm and ended up having to rent a 3 mm hooded shortie. If y... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2003   Daryl Briten
250+ Dives
 
SOLMAR V Full report N   [N/A]   CABINS WERE SMALL, NICE BUT SMALL. I STAND ONLY JUST 6' AND WITH MY FEET ON THE WALL AT THE FOOT OF MY BUNK MY HAIR WAS ON THE OT... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
3/2007   DAVID BENSON
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   Third trip on Solmar V and will go again. Crew was excellent. Dive Masters quickly became friends and made trip a great one. Food... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Don "Digger" Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   [None]... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Don "Digger" Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Islas Revillagigedas   Four fellow dive club members ventured to Cabo San Lucas to board the Solmar V for a week of diving around the Islas Revillagigeda... Full report  
4 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Don Acheson
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   Soccorro Islands   [None]Arrived from Buffalo and had arranged to be transferred via cape travel to the boat. Unfortunately cape travel transferred m... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
11/2013   Dr Maynard Luterman
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   This is my fourth trip on the Solmar V and one of the best. We had good interaction with mantas at "the boiler," saw whales everyd... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   James R. Grim
1000+ Dives
 
SolmarV Full report N   between Lapaz and Cabo   Betty and I arrived 4 days early to Cabo and stayed at the Solmar Hotel. The Solmar is walking distance from town and sits on a n... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   james Rieter
100+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Revillagigedo Islands   The Archepielago de Revillagigedo consists of four islands—San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partido, and Clarion. Since hardly anyone ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2006   Jeanne & Bill Downey
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Y   Socorro Islands   "Socorro Islands aboard the Solmar V"
Socorro Islands aboard the Solmar VSocorro lived up to its reputation for big animal encounters. I was on the last trip of the season and we still managed to see; g... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
6/2014   John J. Sambogna
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Revillagigedos (Socorro) Is.   The Revillagigedos Islands (informally know as Soccoro Islands) are located 230 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. There are ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Ken Mostello
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]Revillagigedo Islands   [None]Great place to see large animals-saw two humback whales while aboard Solmar V ( one breaching out of the water), a pod of Fa... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
1/2009   Larry Schnabel
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Sea of Cortez   The cost of the diving on the Solmar V is similar to other first class live-aboards. However, the operation has much more in comm... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   Mark Buchfuhrer
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro Islands   This was our first trip to the Socorro Islands, and we had a wonderful time despite less than optimal water conditions. There was... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2012   Mary Marshall
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   Advertised as a luxury yacht. Would have gladly traded the etched glass and fancy paneling for more sound deadner and roll dampene... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
7/2002   Mike Toombs
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   We dove 250 miles southwest of the Baja Peninsula- out of Cabo San Lucas- to the Revillagigedo Archipeligo - also known as the Soc... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2007   Peggy and William Goldberg
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Socorro Islands   This boat had about 18 passengers and 8 crew. I won't spend too much time iterating the many others who have made reports: read t... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
1/2008   Robert Courter
250+ Dives
 
Solmar v Full report Y   [N/A]   Solmar V is now doing several different dive trips during the year. We did the Sea of Cortez leg Oct 22-29,06.You Fly into Los Cab... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2006   Russ Lido
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro   Solmar V is the most uncomfortable and most expensive liveaboard I have ever been on. Living area of boat is very uncomfortable wi... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2004   Scott McGill
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Islas Revillagigedo   We had heard mixed things about the Solmar V operation, but their timetable fit ours perfectly over the Christmas/New Year's week.... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
12/2006   Sean Bruner
100+ Dives
 
Solmar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   We were expecting water in the upper 70's to low 80's. When we arrived we were told the water was in the low 70's. We were able to... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2002   Sherry Carberry
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   I dedided to dive the Sea of Cortez aboard the Solmar V to see something different from the Caribean Liveaboards I have done. I w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Steve Maguire
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Islas Revillagigedo   Boat was wonderful. Rooms were small, but great otherwise. Plenty of hot water & plenty of a/c. Beutiful boat--lots of polished ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2003   Warren Sprung
250+ Dives
 
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