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Year built / renovated
1980  / 2006
Cabins
12
Length / Width
35 m / 7 m
Internet
NO
Nitrox
YES ($)
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • World class large pelagic diving on the pioneer boat in Socorro and Guadalupe
  • Dive with friendly mantas, dolphins, schooling hammerheads, whalesharks, tiger sharks, and galapagos sharks in Socororro and enjoy Great White shark cage diving in Guadalupe
  • Snorkel with humpback whales in Socorro
  • Largest dive deck and camera table on all the Socorro and Guadalupe boats
  • Most experienced crew in the area and great food by world-famous Chef Tony
  • Rental equipment, Nitrox and Nitrox certification available
  • Complimentary bar

Description

Actively involved in conservation efforts and scientific research, the SOLMAR V was the very first operation in Socorro and Guadalupe, and is as legendary as ever. It combines a true expedition and seaworthy vessel with the most experienced and knowledgeable crew in the area to provide you with the absolute best large animal diving on the planet.

At 37m (121 feet) the fully renovated liveaboard Solmar V whisks you away in luxury to experience the best large animal diving on the planet.  This boutique liveaboard’s dive safari vacation covers all the large marine animal bases.  Cage dive in Guadalupe with the Great White Shark, mingle with the magnificent Manta Rays, and be mesmerized by ethereal song of the Humpback Whale.  Your all encompassing experience with large schools of spectacular sea life will be a memory that lasts a lifetime.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

With a maximum of 22 guests, the SOLMAR V accommodation includes mahogany detailed air conditioned standard double and superior staterooms adorned with granite table tops, as well as two single rooms. Each of the 12 rooms is equipped with a private head, sink and showers as well as independent A/C. Relax and sleep in true comfort on the top quality “Pillow-Top” mattresses and down pillows. Cabin combinations are 6 Superior Double Staterooms for 2 guests, 4 Standard Double Staterooms for 2 guests and 2 Single person Standard Staterooms. Solmar V know it’s all about the diving experience and it show on the super spacious dive deck, large camera table, and its powerful 22ft inflatable tenders.

When it comes to meals, you are in for a treat from the moment you arrive until you depart. 

Chef Tony greets guests with tasty treats and Solmar V Margaritas.  Before each dive, guests may choose continental or a full breakfast. Between lunch and the 3-course dinner, snacks are provided including homemade pizza, sushi and fresh fruit.  Vegetarian and special diets are happily accommodated.  

Complimentary drinks are included on the Solmar V as Mexican beer and Chilean wine.  Tequila is also provided as well as the secret recipe for the world-class Solmar V Margaritas.  Each evening, a 3 course meal is prepared and served with a white or red wine.

HOW TO GET THERE

Transfers can be arranged for an extra fee.  Getting to your dive package vacation aboard the Solmar V is a breeze.

Socorro Islands: How To Get To Cabo San Lucas, From November through June the SOLMAR V departs from the marina in downtown Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to the amazing Socorro Islands. Due to increased airline service, it is now very easy to get to the SOLMAR V from anywhere in the world. Please read the logistic section for your itinerary below for all details, including timing, recommended host hotels, etc.

Guadalupe: How To Get To Ensenada, For the Guadalupe trips you can either fly into San Diego, California or Tijuana, Mexico where you will be picked up by the staff and be transferred to the boat by highway coach. It is recommended to arrive there at least 1 day prior to departure. Please read the logistic section for your itinerary for all details, including timing, recommended host hotels, etc.

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 33% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 67% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 275 days prior to arrival
  • 15% will be charged if you cancel between 275 and 180 days prior to arrival
  • 30% will be charged if you cancel between 180 and 90 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 61 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 61 days prior to arrival

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Cabins

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Standard Stateroom

2 Cabin for single use and 4 Cabins for 2 people. Each mahogany-detailed stateroom features air conditioning with individual controls, a private head, sink and shower and a TV/DVD player for your enjoyment. All staterooms have top-of-the-line "Pillow-Top" mattresses and down pillows, and new carpet. You must bring all biodegradable toiletries and hair dryers with you N.B. Photo shows Twin bunk, but a single standard will be a similar size.

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Superior Staterooms - 2 People

The superior rooms are larger than the standard rooms. The stateroom features air conditioning with individual controls, a private head, sink and shower and a TV/DVD player for your enjoyment.All staterooms have top-of-the-line "Pillow-Top" mattresses and down pillows, and new carpet. You must bring all biodegradable toiletries and hair dryers with you

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DIVING SERVICES

Equipment

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Heating
  • Us Power Sockets

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Payments

  • Cash

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