Solmar V Liveaboard

Solmar V Liveaboard

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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • Wi-FiNo
  • Equipment RentalNo
  • Group 6Created with Sketch.
    Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameSolmar V
  • Year built1980
  • Length34
  • Width7.6
  • Capacity22
  • MaterialSteel

Solmar - a steel hull boat with an experienced team. she offers great diving on Socorro and Guadalupe with large pelagics - giant mantas and great white sharks. Solmar V provides special facilities for underwater photographers. Dive deck is large and comfortable for preparation for dive. 

Boat Interior

Boat's staterooms are cozy and comfortable, equipped with private showers and air conditioning. All cabin placed on lower deck. Salon of Solmar V has a lot of space with entertainment area, supplied with large-screen HDTV, VCR, DVD player. Here passengers will find many comfortable places to relax in between dives or chat with another guest. Meals on the board of Solmar V Liveaboard is excellent. Only fresh ingredients and a variety of food. Snacks are served almost all day long. You can grab some with you to not miss your diving adventure.

Safety

The Solmar V adheres to all international and U.S. Coast Guard safety rules and regulations. It is equipped with a sat phone plus handheld radios as well as 2 EPIRB's (GPS emergency locators), a first aid kit (which includes a defibrillator) and 2 big hospital oxygen bottles and 1 small DAN portable oxygen bottle. Additionally, all crew is first aid certified annually.

Dive Deck

Diving is available both from boat's own panga and from the board of Solmar V. There are entry gates on both sides of the boat. Solmar V dive deck is perfectly designed for divers comfort. It is spacious, has a lot of places to store gear after diving. The dive stations are placed around the outside of the dive deck, so it’s much easier for divers, they don’t need to carry tanks. There are rinse tanks for gear, including two tanks for cameras. For divers who are fond of underwater photography, the boat has a big camera table. Also, several charging points are available onboard. There is a possibility to fill tanks with Nitrox on board for divers with a certain certification.

Cage Diving with Sharks

Solmar V routes include Guadalupe Island. One of the most exciting things about Guadalupe is the possibility of cage diving with Great White Sharks. This diving destination can be considered as one of the best to do photos, video of these outstanding animals or just for observing their behavior. Solmar V's great white shark cage diving experience is a 5day trip departing from Ensenada, Mexico to Guadalupe Island. You don’t have to be a certified scuba diver to participate in these trips. For those individuals who are scuba divers, theSolmar V also offers diving in a submersible cage.

Giant Pacific Manta Rays

Another famous diving destination that is available on Solmar V Liveaboard is Socorro Island. It is home to big Mantas. Boat's crew was working on researching these magnificent creatures for many years. Team members never chase Mantas letting them initiate contact with divers by themselves. That gives you an amazing opportunity to observe Mantas in their natural behavior. Also, during the trip to Socorro divers will be visiting Hammerhead cleaning stations.

Itinerary

Solmar V itineraries including world-famous Socorro and Guadalupe Island. safari can be 8 or 9 nights. These diving destinations are represented with a wide variety of marine inhabitants like Great White Sharks and big Mantas. Plus, there is a possibility to dive with dolphins, tuna, mackerel, angelfish, manta rays whale sharks, hammerhead. Socorro also is a home for a lot of humpback whales. In some months, they are often seen here.

The Solmar V travels to Socorro November through June because, after 20+ years of experience, they have found these months to be favorable to dive with the pelagics that roam this area. End of the Summer till October yacht offers great white shark cage diving on Guadalupe Island. Because it’s the height of the migration period for the sharks through that area, the Solmar V has a 100% success rate of encounters with the great white sharks since 2005.

When to go

Solmar V Liveaboard is a year-round boat. The best time to visit Socorro Islands is from November till June and Guadalupe Island August through October. Whales sharks inhabit the waters year-round, with juveniles more frequent from September to November. Time from January to May is good to watch humpback whales.

Solmar V is perfect for those who had been to many diving destinations and already seen many exciting things. It is ideal for those who want to make their vacation unforgettable. A chance to meet the Great White Sharks, the wide variety of different species and Giant Mantas makes a trip on this boat extraordinary. You will get an opportunity to get the feelings and impressions that you never had before. Although, it is also a very comfortable and convenient way to explore the Sea of Cortez on board. Passengers of Solmar V gets comfort and services that would do their holiday pleasant

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Select the cabin of your choice and enter your personal information. Submit the booking request. Once the booking is processed, you will receive an email notification with all booking details conveniently laid out in PDF.

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CabinsView deck plan

Standard Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
2 staterooms with single beds and 4 rooms with twin beds. All cabins are well-appointed rooms with a/c and private bath aboard
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Superior Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
All cabins are well-appointed rooms with a/c and private bath aboard
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Single Cabin

Deck
Lower Deck
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
1 Guest
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
2 staterooms with single beds. All cabins are well-appointed rooms with a/c and private bath aboard
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Solmar V Socorro April 19Verified review

2nd time with the Solmar V. Crew are fantastic as is the service and diving. This is an older boat compared to some I've been on, rooms are tiny, but if you're here for the diving then look no further than the Solmar V. Enjoy
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