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Dive Review of M/V Valentina in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedo Islands

M/V Valentina: "Most amazing dive trip ever", May, 2019,

by Jay Bitzer, TX, US ( 2 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 11016 has 1 Helpful vote.

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M/V Valentina Dinner Manta ray Manta ray Manta ray
Sun deck San Benedicto Island

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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Diving the Socorro Islands was the most amazing dive trip Iíve ever taken. It wasnít an easy trip, nor inexpensive, but it was absolutely worth it. Here are some of the highs and lows.
Highs: The Valentina is an older boat, but a good one. Our cabin was comfortable, with two bunks, the lower one big enough for two people. Plenty of hot water for showers, and the room was cleaned every day.
The crew was fantastic. They were always friendly, smiling, and happy to help with anything we needed. The three divemasters were awesome. On one dive with a strong current, our divemaster saw that my wife was struggling. He went back to her, took her hand, and basically gave her a tow through the rest of the dive. We didnít need them to point out things to see, as most everything was large.
The food on the boat was amazing. At dinner, it wa ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites M/V Valentina   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Bahamas, Hawaii, Cuba, Florida, Honduras, Belize, Grand Cayman
Closest Airport Getting There Liveaboard leaves from Puerto Los Cabos. 30-hour boat ride.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 70-72°F / 21-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-60 Ft/ 15-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Dive insurance is mandatory. No gloves allowed. Otherwise no boat-enforced restrictions.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 Big camera table and two rinse buckets on deck. Most divers had cameras, so there was plenty of advice and spare parts to be had. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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