The Solmar V is one of the most luxurious live-aboard dive vessels in the world
We are a luxury live-aboard dive vessel departing from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico—well within range of the most exciting diving in the Sea of Cortez and Soccoro Islands. During the weeks of our great white shark season at Guadalupe Island we depart from Ensenada, Mexico. The Solmar V travels with a crew of 10 and a maximum of 22 divers.
As our guest, you will receive unmatched service and comfort while experiencing the best big animal diving on earth!
Side scanning sonar, multiple radar systems and the most modern electronic marine technology package provide an excellent compliment to our experienced crew. Twin compressors, with cascade storage for fast filling, provide our guests with an endless air supply and quick fills between dives. Two main engines and three full-time generators power the Solmar V to a top cruising speed of 11 knots. Two freshwater makers produce 1,600 gallons per day, more than adequate for our passenger capacity.
I have been to Revillagigedos 3 times and in my opinion March is the best time to go. During my two trips in March I swam with whales 4 times and saw them multiple times passing close to the boat. The giant manta rays are extremely friendly, on a few occasions I had to duck my head so that the manta did not make contact with me. My last trip in Jan we saw dolphins on almost every dive including a huge pod of 20+ members at Roca Partida. In terms of sharks I saw silkies, Galapagos, silver tip, white tip, and hammer heads... still waiting for my tiger shark encounter. Apparently there is an 18 foot tiger shark that occasionally makes an appearance.
For me Revillagigedos (Socorro) is “the” location for actual encounters with animals not just passing glimpses.
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