Valentina is 38-meters (130-feet). She accommodates up to 20 guests in 10 cabins and dives the Sea of Cortez from the Bay of La Paz and Socorro from Puerto Los Cabos.
A word from Dom: "This powerful vessel has what it takes to ride comfortably through the sometimes rough waters of the eastern Pacific. Her interior is a bit dated but the warmth of the welcome on board is something that never goes out of style." .. Dominick Macan
ON BOARD VALENTINA
2 main deck DOUBLE cabins
double bed, twin bed (adjacent) & picture windows
1 main deck DOUBLE cabin
double bed & picture windows
7 main deck DOUBLE / TWIN cabins
double bed, twin bed (bunk style) & picture window
All cabins are en-suite & have air conditioning & storage
up to 4 dives per day mostly from the tenders
12 liter alu tanks (DIN & INT valves)
15 liter alu tanks (at extra cost)
scuba gear rental (by advance request)
water temperature: 63 - 87F, 17 - 30C ... 5 - 8mm wetsuit recommended
accommodation & diving
meals, snacks, tea, coffee & local beer
compressed air, tanks, weights & weight belts
transfers from & to the local airport
Socorro park fee
international & domestic airfare
alcoholic beverages from the bar
scuba rental gear (by advance request)
15 liter tanks, nitrox & personal GPS
local chamber fee
BASIC AMENITIES BUT A GOOD ADVENTURE BOAT
The Valentina is currently scheduled for trips to both Socorro and Sea of Cortez.
You'll find the upper deck set up for both lounging and dining ... and the combination dining room / salon on the main deck is huge. The dining room offers booth seating and both areas are air-conditioned. The salon area is equipped with comfortable sofas and chairs, audio equipment, a large-screen tv and a great bar where you'lll find complimentary beverages including draft-beer, cocktails, and fresh fruit juice.
Valentina's kitchen provides a variety of Mexican food,European, Asian dishes, plus a Mexican BBQ dinner.
LAYOUT & SPECS
Year Built: 1999
Year Refit: 2010 & 2013
Length: 38 meters (130 feet)
Beam: 10 meters (30 feet)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots
Capacity: 20 guests
Total 10 Cabins - Capacity 20 Guests
2 Cabins: Deluxe Double Plus Cabins with 1 double bed and 1 single bed
1 Cabin: Valentina Double Cabin with 1 double bed
7 Cabins: Deluxe Twin Cabins with spacious wide bunk bed
Valentina dives the Sea of Cortez from the Bay of La Paz and Socorro from Puerto Los Cabos.
The final itinerary is, of course, always dependent upon weather, sea conditions and where the best animal sightings are at any particular time of year
Sites you are likely to visit during your Sea of Cortez adventure:
This big rock is where a colony of over 400 lively & playful sea lions live. It's a thrill a minute for divers. At the south side of the rock, on the sand with a water depth about 46 to 60 ft, you can find giant Blue-spotted Jawfish showing their faces from the sand. They have a fist-sized head. Also Mobula rays are sometimes spotted and you can expect encounters with schools of migratory fish such as the Mexican Barracuda.
Largely a site for drift dives, El Bajo is well known to have hammerhead sharks, whale sharks and marlin .... plus hundreds of bonitos or skip jacks.
This is a famous point with Mobula rays. Groups of 20 are common and visible in many areas. The Mobula season starts from July and generally hits it peak in September to October. The mobulas can number in the thousands.
On the southwest side of this whale-shaped island there is a ship wreck and some caves which are filled with sea fans.
La Paz Bay
The last day of your cruise, if conditions are right, should give you the opportunity to swim with whale sharks here in La Paz Bay.
Multitudes of Mexican goatfish and Spot-tail grunt fish are the main attraction here. On the other hand, you can see Signal blennies and try to film them as they display their quirky behavior darting in and out of their hiding spots. You can also see schools of skip jacks and barracudas ... plus sea lions burst onto the scene.
A sunken ferry at about 65 feet of depth makes a delightful wreck dive. There are many super-sized grunts and angelfish who hang out here.
Because of the depths (up to one hundred and thirty feet) and the powerful currents, this locale is only recommended for advanced divers. This dive site is very active, with large schools of Jacks and lone Bull Sharks etc.
SEA OF CORTEZ MAP
TRAVEL & CRUISE LOGISTICS
Arrival / check-in arrival / check-in
Upon arrival at San Jose Del Cabo airport (SJD), you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to the marina. Shared transportation from SJD airport to Valentina is scheduled at 12:00, 14:00 and 18:00 from Terminal 1 and at 12:30, 14:30 and 18:30 from Terminal 2.
If you are already staying in the area, feel free to make your own way to the Marina named “Puerto Los Cabos” by 18:00. All guests must be on board by 18:00 on all itineraries so the Valentina can depart at 21:00.
Departure / check-out
Check out is around 10:00 am on the last day of the trip. The crew will transport you to San Jose Del Cabo airport complimentary. Shared shuttle from Valentina to SJD airport is scheduled at 10:00 and 12:00 (noon). If you are staying at a hotel, you are responsible for your own transportation. Check out time is subject to change depending on the weather and diving conditions.
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