Schedule: Year round with seasonal destinations
Capacity: 22 Passengers + 10 Crew
Length: 112ft (34.14m)
Beam: 25ft (7.5m)
Cruising Speed: 10 knots
Range: 1,600 miles
Fuel Capacity: 10,000 gallons
Water: 3,200 gallons per day
Compressors: Nitrox Membrane
Voltage: 110 and 220 volts
Safety Aides: EPIRB (emergency position indicator radio beacon)
The Solmar V is a true four-season live-aboard that takes advantage of weather patterns to provide optimal diving year-round.
We journey 250 miles south of Los Cabos into the eastern Pacific Ocean to the Revillagigedos Islands—more commonly known as the Socorro Islands—to dance with the Giant Pacific manta ray, cavort with dolphins, dodge seven different species of sharks and thrill to an occasional lucky interaction with the migrating humpback whale population. This is remote, adventure diving at its finest.
The Sea of Cortez is one of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth, containing over 850 species of reef fish, as well as the famous flying mobulas and an assortment of schooling pelagics and tropicals. We've been diving the Sea of Cortez for over 25 years, and we call it home.
In August and September we are based in Ensenada, Mexico and follow the ultimate apex predator to Guadalupe Island, 180 miles offshore. This is rapidly becoming the world's best location to dive in custom-built cages with great white sharks. Because we use hookah instead of scuba tanks on these trips, you do not need to be a certified scuba diver to enjoy the rush of going eyeball to eyeball with a 16' great white shark.
Socorro Islands (November - June)
9 days (11 & 12 day trips avail)
Guadalupe Island (August - October)
- 3 meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, beer, and wine with dinner (any other alcoholic drinks are extra), tanks, weights and weight belts.
- Additional dive equipment rental can be rented before leaving port. (must be pre-arranged)
- Airfare, airport transfers, chamber fee, nitrox and 16% Mexican tax.
All trips depart promptly at 4:00 p.m. and return the night prior to return date on schedule above. Clients stay on board that night and disembark after breakfast the next day which ends up being the return date on the above schedule.