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Dive Review of Solmar V in
Mexico (Western)/Socorro Islands

Solmar V: "Nice 9 day trip to the Socorros", Dec, 2017,

by Craig Howe, CA, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 26 reports with 18 Helpful votes). Report 10444.

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

Accommodations 5 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 This was my second trip with the Solmar V to this destination. I had originally called the dive shop to find out about another trip, but when they mentioned they were going to Socorro I jumped at it. The first trip had been good. Then we had talked the crew into staying the last day at Roca Partida because it was literally non stop action. On 2 dives we saw 6 species of shark, the Mantas were always there and visits by Dolphins, Wahoo, Yellowtail Tuna and Bonito happened almost every dive. That meant a 33 hour ride back to the dock in Cabo San Lucas. This trip Roca Partida was dead. The crew said they hadnít seen a Manta in the last 2 trips, and we left after only 2 dives. There was action however on Soccoro and San Benidicto. I was disappointed, but no one else was. I did get to see my first 2 Tiger Sharks though.

On the way back it rained. The way the boat is constructed all the water drained from the upper deck directly onto the charging stations. When I got home I found out my battery charger had been fried. That should be fixed.
Websites Solmar V   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the place
Closest Airport San Jose Del Cabo Getting There I flew from Miami to Houston to San Jose Del Cabo

Dive Conditions

Weather rainy Seas choppy
Water Temp 75-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-150 Ft/ 24-46 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions We were expected to follow the divemasters
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Nice set up other than the charging station getting flooded when it rains.
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