Solmar V Liveaboard

Solmar V Liveaboard

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  • NitroxSurcharge
  • WifiNo
  • Diving EquipmentNo
  • 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 are first aid certified annually.

Dive Deck

Diving is available both from boats 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 big camera table. Also, several charging points are available on board. There is a possibility to fill tanks with Nitrox on board for divers with certain certification.

Cage Diving with Sharks

Solmar V routes include Guadalupe Island. One of the most exciting thing about Guadalupe is a possibility of cage diving with Great White Sharks. This diving destination can be considered as one of the best to do photo, video of this outstanding animals or just for observing their behaviour. 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 participation 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 for big Mantas. Boats crew was working on researching of these magnificent creatures for many years. Team members never chase Mantas letting them initiate a contact with divers by themselves. That gives you an amazing opportunity to observe Mantas in their natural behaviour. 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 year round boat. 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 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 feelings and impressions that you never had before. Although, it is also a very comfortable and convenient way to explore Sea of Cortez onboard. Passengers of Solmar V gets a comfort and services that would do their holiday pleasant

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Standard Cabin

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

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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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameSolmar V
  • Year built1980
  • Last renovation dateJuly, 2006
  • Length34
  • Width7.6
  • Capacity22
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins12
  • Engines2 x 500 HP Detroit engines
  • Generator2 x 75 KW Detroit generators
  • Compressors2 x Ingersall Rand dive tank compressors
  • Tenders2 x 21' achilles w/60 HP Mercury
  • Power plugs onboard110 & 220V 24 hours per day
  • Freshwater maker6000 ltr
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Fuel capacity35000

Crew

Captain
Cruise Leader/Divemaster
2 Dive Masters
Chef
Engineer
Cabin Steward
3 Deck Hands

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

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Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • DIN Adaptors
  • Personal Storage Space

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