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Dive Review of MS Valentina in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez

MS Valentina: "Luxury 5 day liveaboard adventure so close to home", Aug, 2019,

by Eric Schindler, AZ, US (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 11092 has 1 Helpful vote.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments The Sea of Cortez is such a unique environment that makes it a must on the bucket list. Highlights on this trip were the large schools of different fish on each dive - hundreds of mobula rays on one, barracuda on another. You thought you have seen morays but at "moray condom ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites MS Valentina   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Coral Triangle, Caribbean, Mexico, Pacific, etc.
Closest Airport La Paz Getting There Two choices: Tijuana airport to La Paz is fastest and cheapest, once you get to San Diego and walk across the Cross Border Express Bridge to TIJ. Or you can fly to Cabo and take a 3 hour shuttle to La Paz

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge, no currents
Water Temp 70-80°F / 21-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-90 Ft/ 9-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions All dives were guided, loosely. Normal expectations - no deco diving, if you run low on air before group dive ends, ascend early. Most dives were 50-55 minutes long to allow for four a day
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large camera table, big rinse tanks, perhaps with a large group competition for charging ports would be an issue.
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