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Dive Review of MV Valentina in
Mexico (Western)/Socorro aka Revillagigedo

MV Valentina: "Wanna see some big marine life?", Apr, 2021,

by Peter Neubauer, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 7 Helpful votes). Report 11661.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments All in all, it was a great trip and any serious diver should dive these islands at least once in their lifetimes and you will probably go back (I know I'll be back for sure). Why? ... well it's all about the open water aka pelagic life. Unfortunately on this trip we didn't see any whale sharks or very many dolphins because it was the wrong time of year.

We dove in groups and due to the tricky open ocean conditions I was more than happy with that. The guides know this area so well and not having to worry about navigation was nice. Inflatable boats were always close by to pick up our group.

Food was good and plentiful one night we had a BBQ and Mexican taco bar.

Dive guides did an outstanding job. The crew was also very accommodating and always available to lend a hand. I would dive off this Liveaboard again for sure!

My video from this trip.

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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Fiji, Maldives, BVI, Cayman Islands - Grand, Brac and Little, Cozumel, Tulum, Honduras, Florida Keys, Mexico Sea of Cortez and Pacific, All the California Channel Islands, Hawaii, Bahamas, Okinawa Japan and lots of San Diego - So Cal diving !!!
Closest Airport San Jose del Cabo Getting There We took a direct flight from San Diego, California to San Jose del Cabo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, surge, currents
Water Temp 72-76°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-100 Ft/ 5-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Boat was split into four groups each group was lead by a guide.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Big camera table in the middle of dive deck. Plenty of room.
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