Socorro Islands liveaboard


Socorro Islands liveaboard: Trip Report

[Mexico] Trip Report : Apr.30,2023- May.09, 2023, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 27Apr – 09May trip report !! 】

Apr30 – May09, 2023

Apr30, 2023

Customer embarkation date. General orientation after being guided to each cabin

and crew introductions. After dinner, depart for Socorro Islands at 20:00.

May01, 2023 Unfortunately, the outbound route was in very strong wind conditions.

High waves never subside until we reach San Benedicto

It was a rough and turbulent voyage.

May02-23, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Due to weather conditions, I had to dive three times a day at El Cañón for two days.

Underwater conditions were much better than expected, with visibility of around 15 mts and water temperature of 24ºC on both days.

Schools of hammers and manta rays are active on both days and come out many times, and schools of tuna are ridiculously large.

04-05/05/23 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

Strong winds continue. Since the movement is difficult, the diving on the 3-4th day

Point of Cabo Pierce two days in a row. Clarity is 10-15 mts, water temperature is 24ºC.

There was almost no current in the water, so I was able to enjoy a comfortable dive.

Because there are many elderly people in the group and they wanted a relaxing dive

This time, the style is to relax and enjoy three bottles a day. here with manta

Dolphins are very popular.

06/05/23 Isla Socorro ( Punta Tosca )

Strong winds continue. Volcanic ash was also blown up, and the transparency on this day was 10 mts.

Water temperature 24ºC. By the time the second dive is over, I can’t continue diving at this point.

The wind was so strong that it was impossible and forced us to raise our anchors and move.

When I moved to Cabo Pierce and started the third run, I was lucky.

A happy surprise that a whale shark appeared! !

May07, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

After all, the wind did not subside until this day, and this time from the beginning to the end

It has become a trip of being shaken. The transparency at the final part is 10mts and the water temperature is 24ºC.

The final day is shark, shark, shark diving. A swarm of hammers, of course,

Galapagos, Silvertip, and other three shark festivals complete this dive!


[Mexico] Trip Report : Apr.18,2023- Apr.27, 2023, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 18Apr – 27Apr trip report !! 】

Socorro season Apr 18th-27th, 2023

Apr18th, 2023

Welcome orientation after arrival and guidance to each cabin

and crew introductions. After dinner, depart for the Revillagigedo Islands.

Apr19th, 2023

It was a little windy on the way out and the waves were high. Although it shook in the morning, in the afternoon

The wind has subsided a little, so I feel relieved.

Apr20th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

The first day of diving started with 3 dives. Three other ships were converging at the same point.

Clarity averages 10 mts, water temperature 24ºC. The influence of volcanic ash has come out a little, and the transparency is

While not the best, the fish are super energetic. Shark Parade (Hammer,

white tip, silver tip, silky, galapagos)

A typical Socorro day with manta rays wandering around.

Day 4 (Apr21st, 2023) Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

The second day is a lucky day with 4 dives♪

Clarity 15 mts, water temperature 24ºC. A day filled with manta rays.

In the second half, the current gradually became stronger, and on the 4th run, it felt like I had my hands full trying to avoid the current.

Day 5 (April 22nd, 2023)

Continuing from yesterday, Cabo Pierce. Clarity was better than yesterday, averaging around 20mts, water temperature 24ºC.

Of the three, the two in the morning were particularly good. to dolphins, manta rays and hammers

In addition, there is also a school of tuna that is worth seeing. Navy inspection after finishing three.

Day 6 (Apr23rd, 2023) Roca Partida

The conditions are perfect, especially the first two runs have a transparency of 20mts, a water temperature of 24ºC, and a good flow.

There was almost nothing, and when I was happy that I could easily dive, a whale shark appeared.

To be honest, Roca Partida is still a bit off, and there aren’t many big players.

Just when I was expecting it, this big guy suddenly appeared, and everyone suddenly got excited!


Day7 (Apr24th, 2023) Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )

Oh my God! Another Jinbei here in the boiler! ! !

Roca and Boiler and Jinbei for two days in a row are too lucky. such as hammers and manta rays

The usual big things look like small things lol

Clarity 20 mts, water temperature 24ºC. A day where I could dive perfectly and enjoy a pleasant fatigue.

Day8 (Apr25th, 2023) San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Although the wind became stronger and the transparency fell as forecast, it was within expectations.

The flow was strong in the first run and it was a tough fight. The 2nd and 3rd shots have calmed down a bit, and the hammer’s

End the last day while enjoying a large herd.

Day9 (Apr26th, 2023)

On the way back, we were hit by strong winds. The ship shook quite a bit, so some customers got drunk.

The wind did not weaken on the way, and the return trip was swaying from beginning to end,

Especially for the last 100 miles

It’s hard to know that this kind of thing can happen to a natural opponent.

Day10 (Apr27th, 2023)

In the midst of the rough weather, I finally returned to the port safely on the long route.

After breakfast, the trip was completed with an airport transfer. good job for today!

[Mexico] Trip Report : Apr.07,2023- Apr.16, 2023, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 07Apr – 16Apr trip report !! 】

Valentina SOCORRO APR07 trip report #1

Apr 07th – 16th, 2023

Apr 07th, 2023

Customer boarding. Dinner after guiding the ship with general briefing after guiding to each cabin.

Departure with wind and waves for a while after departure.

Apr 08th, 2023

All-day moving day. The first half was still windy from yesterday, but it calmed down in the second half.

Apr 09th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Due to the influence of many boats gathering, the first day started with three boats.

All three dives were so fulfilling that I couldn’t choose which one was the best. Among the many sharks gathered, Hammer is especially energetic. Little current, 10 mts clarity, 24ºC water temperature.

Apr10th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )

Four today

Hit the first and third. Dolphins appear in the first run, and manta rays circle around them. The third is a spectacular performance of manta rays and hammers. Clarity 20 mts, water temperature 24ºC.

Apr 11th, 2023 Roca Partida

Locapartida, which I’m interested in, dives three times. Although sharks and tuna came out, it didn’t explode as much as I expected, and it was a plain dive. The start was 20 mts clarity and 24ºC water temperature. While a thermocline occurred on the way, the transparency decreased in the latter half, and the water temperature dropped by 1-2°C.

Apr13th, 2023 Seguimos en Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

Expecting the same fever as yesterday, Kabo Pierce today. As expected, the manta ray show is dangerous again today. Another dolphin came by and greeted all the divers. It was a lucky 4 dive day, and after a very satisfying day, we started moving towards San Benedicto Island.


[Mexico] Trip Report : Mar.21,2023- Mar.28, 2023, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 21Mar – 28Mar trip report !! 】

Upon arrival, we will guide you to your cabin.

Briefing, introduction of the crew, and dinner before departure.

There was a slight wind, and the ship was slightly rocking at the start.

Mar 22nd, 2023

I assumed a tailwind from the north, but there were only a few waves and

It was a fairly smooth route.

Mar 23rd, 2023 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

Although the wind began to blow at dawn as forecast, we arrived at San Benedicto safely.

There are other diving cruise ships staying in the same area, and three on this day

diving. Excellent conditions, 20 mts clarity, 24ºC.

All three hit and dived. shark (hammer, galapagos, silver tip,

White Chip, Black Chip) is unlimited viewing. Manta rays are also friendly.

I was very happy from the first day. According to the wind forecast for this week, surely

I moved to Socorro Island while expecting other ships to move in the same way.

Mar 24th, 2023 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

As expected, several ships gathered, but fortunately I was the second starter.

I did 4 dives that day. How the manta ray dances around the diver one after another

I can only describe it as elegant. Especially the 4th one is about to touch

She was thrilled to swim so close. Dolphins also appeared, but this

Observation from a little distance without approaching.

Clarity 15 mts, water temperature 24ºC. There was a stream all day long.

Mar 27th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón )

4 this day! Clearness of 20 mts and water temperature of 24ºC are perfect conditions.

Sharks, manta rays, and dolphins, all of which are said to be Sokoro, are all in full force.

Mar 28th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )

I’ve seen too many big shots and thought there was nothing more, but no

As expected of Socorro. Everyone was surprised by the Boiler on the final day. . . . .

Finally, I encountered a humpback whale in the water, and a parent and child! ! ! ! ! next to it

Dolphins and manta rays. Her eyes are heart-shaped and her chest is pounding. strong wind in the first half

All the things that bothered me were the best day ever.

This kind of situation is rare, so the guide is more excited! ?

It looked like it would be windy on the way back, so I thought it would be better to leave early.

Two dives on the final day at the discretion of the captain.






[Mexico] Trip Report : JAN.21,2023- JAN.28, 2023, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 21JAN – 28JAN trip report !! 】

Socorro season #6trip   Jan 21st – 3rd, 2023

Jan 21st, 2023

17:00 Customer boarding and guidance to each cabin

18:30 General orientation and crew introduction

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Depart for Revillagigedo

Jan 22nd, 2023 Move date

For customers who are vulnerable to seasickness, there is some swaying due to the influence of the wind in the first half

It became a tight route. In the second half, the wind settled down and it went smoothly.

Jan 23rd, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Safely arrived at San Benedicto Island at dawn.

4 dives today. Average transparency 10 mts, water temperature 23ºC.

A little current, school of sharks active, not just manta rays

Even dolphins appeared on the first day of diving.

In the second half, the transparency gradually decreased.

To the participating customers who can finish a safe and enjoyable cruise I am full of gratitude

Jan 24th, 2023

In the second half of the trip, the wind seemed to get stronger, so

On the second day of diving, I moved to ROCA PARTIDA and did three dives.

The point of Roca that used to be synonymous with Socorro

After all, I can’t see the gorgeousness like the old days again this time. but,

Keep a close eye on Galapagos sharks, silvertips, and tuna.

Clarity 20mts, water temperature 24ºC. As forecast, the wind will get stronger in the evening

It’s becoming !!


Jan 25th, 2023 Isla Socorro ( Punta tosca )

I started diving at Punta Tosca, except for one manta and a dolphin.

The ocean situation is not good enough, so I rounded up here with two. Clarity 10 mts, water temperature 23ºC.

After finishing the navy inspection, the third one moved to CABO PIERCE.

This is a fun one as the manta rays come close to the divers.



Jan 26th, 2023

Continuing from yesterday, CABO PIERCE today.

A very satisfying day with 4 manta rays !!


Jan 27th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

The two runs in the morning were hit by strong currents, and the transparency was around 5 mts.

It’s pretty bad and disappointing. Conditions improved rapidly in the afternoon.

For Hammer, Silver Tip, White Tip, Galapagos, Dusky

In addition, tiger sharks ♪♪♪


Jan 28th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )

During the trip, this day was by far the best condition.

Clarity 30 mts! Water temperature 24ºC.

Tiger sharks will come out again, manta rays, hammers and

Enjoy 3 dives that are unique to Socorro where big fish appear one after another.

On the final day, I was finally able to show Socorro’s ability.

The guide also takes a breather.



[Mexico] Trip Report : JAN.09,2023- JAN.18, 2023, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 09JAN – 18JAN trip report !! 】

Valentina SOCORRO Jan09 trip report #5 Jan 09-18, 2023 Jan 15th,
2023 Start diving at Punta Tosca, another point on the same Socorro Island. Unfortunately, volcanic ash was floating in the water, and the transparency was poor.
Rounded off with one run here, then returned to Cabo Pierce for run 2 and run 3.
Cabo Pierce was also less transparent than yesterday, but the manta ray It was as active as ever and kept divers entertained.

Jan 16th, 2023 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón ) El Cañón is definitely the hit point of the week.
It was a day full of big shots as good as the day four days ago. After enjoying 2 plenty of Hammer, Manta, Galapagos Shark, Dolphin etc. Headed back to San Jose.
Jan 17th, 2023 Moving day. The waves are relatively calm, and the route is as planned.
Jan 18th, 2023 08:00 Breakfast 10:00 Airport transfer start 12:00 Successfully completed all activities!
To the participating customers who can finish a safe and enjoyable cruise I am full of gratitude

[Mexico] Trip Report : DEC.13,2022- DEC.22, 2022, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 13DEC – 22DEC trip report !! 】


Dec 13 – 22, 2022


Dec 13th, 2022

17:00 Arrival of guests. Guidance to each cabin.

18:30 General orientation and crew introduction

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Depart for Revillagigedo. The route was a little rocky.


Dec 14th, 2022

I was a little worried because it was shaking quite a bit in the morning

In the afternoon the waves subsided a little and we managed to reach Socorro.


Dec 15th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

There is no current, the transparency is low around 10m due to the influence of volcanic ash, and the water temperature is 24ºC.

I was able to dive 4 times without any problems, but to be honest, the result was a little plain.

That said, I can’t really complain about hammers and manta rays, lol


16/12/22 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )

Within the same San Benedicto island, change points to El Boiler.

It’s not that far away, but I was pleasantly surprised.

With 15 mts transparency and 25º C water temperature, all 4 hits!

Dolphins, manta rays, and tiger sharks abound as well as silvertips.

Hammers come out in flocks, and the flocks of horse mackerel are also very impressive.

The ocean is unpredictable.


Dec 17th, 2022 Roco Partida

The wind has subsided and the conditions are excellent.

Because 4 boats gathered at the same point, I did 3 dives that day.

Clarity 20 mts, water temperature 26ºC.

The number of silver chips, white chips, etc. has also been revived and Roca Partida

Jinbei appeared where I thought it was becoming a typical diving! ! ! !

Diving in three groups, but in all groups

A wonderful day for all customers to thoroughly enjoy Jinbei!


Dec 18th, 2022

Three on this day. The transparency is as low as 10m and the water temperature is 25ºC.

The first one is Roca Oneil. Maybe it’s because it was too calm and the flow stopped

Manta rays and hammers come out, but it doesn’t go as far as fever

Little by little. In the second half, we moved to Punta tosca. this is pretty

Not only are there many manta rays, but the distance to the divers is very close.

Everyone’s tension rises again ~.


Dec 19th 2022 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

Cabo Pierce, who had a big fever on the previous trip, raised expectations even if he didn’t like it.

When I entered, the transparency was 20 mts and the water temperature was 25ºC. At the same time as the entry, manta rays and

Hammer dances wildly. All 4 of them are still this and this

One crowd after another. I’m sure Cabo Pierce is the most hit right now.

It was so amazing that the customer asked me to stay at the same point tomorrow without moving from here.

There was a request to dive, so I decided to change the schedule and stay at the same point!


Dec 20th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

Same or better Cabo Pierce than yesterday.

The relationship with dolphins is definitely more than yesterday.

When I played with manta rays to the point where I couldn’t stand it anymore, I saw angel fish that I hadn’t seen before.

The herd also begins to notice something really amazing.

It’s too much fun and it’s too bad that this is the last diving day of this cruise—.

I want to keep diving!


Dec 21th, 2022

I got carried away with the last dive and ended up with Cabo Pierce,

The return journey is longer than usual Bitter smile

Although there are some waves, many underwater photos until yesterday

Head to Cabo while exchanging.


Dec 22nd, 2022

02:00 After a long voyage of 42 hours (!), we finally arrived at San José del Cabo.

After breakfast, transfer customers to the airport, complete at 13:00!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this trip a happy one.


[Mexico] Trip Report : DEC.03,2022- DEC.12, 2022, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO 03DEC – 12DEC trip report !! 】

Dec 03rd, 2022

17:00 Boarding of customers, guidance to each cabin

18:30 General orientation and crew introduction

21:00 Depart for Revillagigedo.


Dec 04th, 2022

The way out is much calmer.

There was little shaking, and I was able to proceed with the presentation smoothly.


Dec 05th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón y El Boiler )

Compared to the previous trip, the transparency of the dive sites on San Benedict Island is

It’s about twice as good, and the conditions are much better, which is a relief.

The transparency is about 20m and the water temperature is 28ºC.

From the first check dive at El Cañón, hammers and silver chips,

A tiger shark welcomes you.

It was forecast that the wind would rise from tomorrow, so the Boiler

I wanted to dive, so I moved to Boiler in the second half.

Continuing from the previous trip, the number of manta rays at Boiler was small for some reason. rather like a shark

There are more other fish and it’s fun but not Boilerish.


Dec 06th, 2022 Roca Partida

Clarity 20 mts, water temperature 28ºC.

Last trip Roca Partida was kind of lonely, but this time it was much better.

Three comfortable dives in a group of various sharks.


Dec 07th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Punta tosca )

Clarity 15 mts, water temperature 26ºC.

On this day, all 3 dives were lucky dives surrounded by manta rays.

Dolphins and hammers were perfect, and it was a fulfilling day.

After receiving the navy inspection after finishing the third run,

Move to Isla Socorro.


Dec 08th, Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

Clarity 15-20mts, water temperature 28ºC. 4 dives on this day, all 4 dives into a group of hammers

I was lucky enough to win Cabo Pierce.

Especially in the second and third runs, in addition to hammers, dolphins and manta rays gathered.

It was so much fun that I decided to dive for another day at the same point tomorrow.


Dec 09th, Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

Remaining on this point is a great answer. Continuing from yesterday, Hammer & Dolphin & Manta Ray

Constantly hovering near divers.

A big hit day without any complaints. The potential of the sea of Socorro

It was an extremely luxurious day that was shown to me.


Dec 10th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

The ocean situation is not bad, but yesterday and the day before yesterday were too flashy.

Compared to that, today’s diving felt sober. Luxury lol


Dec 11th, 2022

The return trip is calm. There were almost no waves, and we returned to port smoothly.


Dec 12th, 2022

08:00 breakfast

10:00 Airport transfer start

13:00 Trip ends

~Thank you for all guests !!~

[Mexico] Trip Report : NOV.23,2022- DEC.01, 2022, Valentina SOCORRO trip

【Valentina SOCORRO Nov23 trip report !! 】

The long-awaited Socorro season is here! !

What kind of sea can we meet this year? I’m especially excited.

Nov 23rd, 2022 Passenger boarding date

18:00 Crew introduction and general orientation.

19:30 Dinner

21:00 Departure.

Nov 24th, 2022

The sea on the outbound route is calm. Socorro is sailing time to the point

Since it is very long at more than 24 hours, calm sea conditions with little shaking

Thank you very much.

Orientation and presentation about Socorro National Monument

Spend a relaxing day on the go.

19:00 Dinner.

Arrived at 3am on the morning of the 25th.

Nov 25thm 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Visibility on the first day was around 10m. The water temperature is 27ºC.

I was able to do four dives perfectly. Although I felt that the manta rays were smaller than usual

Playing with dolphins during diving from the first day and joining a group of hammers

Encountering, and seeing as if it were The Socorro,

Customers are very satisfied.

Nov 26th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler )

For some reason, the number of manta rays is still small today.

Manta rays usually come out so much that I get tired of manta heaven

Only one came out though it was a boiler.

However, there are many other fish such as hammerheads.

4 dives without getting bored.

At the end, a group of hammers came out to a fairly shallow water.

This is also a rare occurrence, so it was a boiler with a different feeling than usual.

Nov 27th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

When I went south, it was about 20m with good transparency.

The water temperature here is also 27ºC. today is another lucky day with 4 dives.

All four dives are very good dives. manta rays, dolphins,

In addition to hammers, tiger sharks too!

Nov 28th, 2022 Isla Socorro ( Roca O Nélida & Punta Tosca )

In the first two, the manta rays came close to the divers.

Powerful. Volcanic ash was blown up for the second run, and the transparency was slightly reduced.

Observe the group of hammers firmly.

Punta Tosca in the second half with manta rays, dolphins and tiger sharks

A gorgeous line-up of 4 on this day as well.

Nov 29th, 2022 Roca Partida

The condition of Roca Partida, which we are looking forward to, is not so good as the transparency is only 10m.

The water temperature is warm at 28ºC. Last year was a bad year for Roca Partida,

Maybe this year it makes me think that other points might be better than Roca

Thinness of fish shadow. Even the promised rocky white chips are scarce.

Nov 30th, 2022 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

When I moved to EL CAÑÓN, it was many times better than Roca Partida! !

hammerhead, galapagos shark, silver tip, black tip,

A parade of sharks, one after another, with white tip, silky, and tiger.

Diving for this trip is over with three gorgeous dives suitable for the last day.

In the afternoon, we headed north on our way home.

Dec 01st, 2022

Moving day. Now the trip is calm on the way back.

A relaxing day while drying the equipment and showing photos to each other.

Dec 02nd, 2022

08:00 breakfast

09:30 Group photo

10:00 Airport transfer start.

The thrilling first trip ended successfully with a smile on the customer’s face~

[Mexico] Trip Report : OCT.22,2022- OCT.28, 2022, Sea Of Cortez CRUISE

Valentina SEA OF CORTEZ !!

【OCT22 – Trip Report #1】


Oct 22, 2022

Passenger boarding date.

This time, we set sail with 17 people.

Valentina SEA OF CORTEZ Oct22 Trip Report #2
October 22 – 28 , 2022

Oct23rd, 2022

In conditions with westerly winds, it is quite difficult to decide the route.

The first is Punta Lobo. Transparency 15 m, water temperature 28ºC. Mobras and turtles

While coming out, the check dive was completed safely.

I was quite hesitant whether to go to La Reyna for the second one,

The wind wasn’t going to be that strong, so I decided to take the plunge.

Although there were some waves, the water was transparent at 20m and the water temperature was 28ºC.

The condition is also good. Giant manta rays also appeared firmly,

The horse mackerel ball is also perfect. The machete herd is also beautiful, and of course the sea lions.

If the sea was a little calmer, I would have liked to dive one more here.

It was getting a little rough, so I decided to move the third one.

The third is Suwanee Leaf. Transparency 15 m, water temperature 28ºС, flock following flock, (Spottail grunt,

Mexican goat fish, yellowtail surgeonfish, etc) a little rare here

Seahorses too. Signal Blenny is popular as usual, and so are sea lions.

One that came ♡ out and was more fulfilling than expected

[Mexico] Trip Report : MAY.24,2022- JUN.02, 2022, SOCORRO CRUISE

Valentina Socorro !!

【May24, 2022 Trip Report #1】


Customers were received and installed in their cabins 18:30 Crew presentation and general orientation 19:30 Dinner 20:30 Start of crossing to Revillagigedo As planned the beginning of the crossing was very moved by the wind that was strong.



17:00 Guest arrival and check in to each cabin.

18:30 Crew presentación and general orientation.

19:30 Dinner

20:30 Start crossing to Revillagigedo. As it was reported, beginning of the way was very rough with strong wind.



Fortunately after half way the ocean condition had changed, we arrived to Isla San Benedicto without further notice.


26/05/22 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

There was 3 more boats at the area, we had to start diving bit late but was able to do 3 dives.

Visibility 15 mts and water temperture 24ºC, sharks and mantas are very active, second dive was with strong current

but after that condition got better and met school of hammerhead sharks.
After finsh diving, we have decided going to Roca Partida because it looked next day was the only day with good weather to visit there.



27/05/22 Roca Partida

The condition was great, visibility 20 mts and water temperture 24ºC. Again, we had many other boats there but we were in the second place and did 3 dives. We had good interaction with mantas, big group of jacks and saw big size tunas, had great dives.



28 – 29/05/22 Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce )

With weather condition, we have decided to stay 2 days in this area.

The first day, we did 4 dives which was with lots of mantas and the third dive we saw dolophins, too. Also weather was nice to swim all around the reef.

The second day, we did 3 dives again with lots interaction with mantas was the best part of the day.

The third dive was the best, we had mantas, dolphins and tiger shark.

After diving, went to Socorro Navy Base for routine inspeccion.



30 – 31/05/22 Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

With weather condition, we decided to stay last 2 days in this area.
The first day was windy,  volcanic ash on sea bed was raised to cause poor visibility 10 mts, water tempreture was 24ºC.

Still, we had very good interaction with mantas, sharks and dolphins on our first dive, also met tiger shark on our 4th dive.

The second day, the condition was better, visibility 20 mts and water tempreture 24ºC.

We did only 3 dives on the second day, again with big hammerhead sharks, they came very closed to us and we enjoyed very much. Mantas, school of yellow tail tunam other sharks with tiger shark again.

With this dive, we closed Socorro season.



The way back started with some winds and swells, later it became better.
Everything fine.



08:00 Breakfast served

09:30 Group photo

10:00 Started airport transportation

12:00 Last transportation

14:30 Finish all schedule, closing Revillagigedo 2021-2022 season.




★★★ Guest Comments ★★★

*Al lof the crew and guides worked so hard to take great care of us. We really appriciate their service!Thank you so much.     -Catlin Montalbo

*Excellent – thought more sun beds would be good!
*Rental gears Ok though duits a bit too worn/torn.

*Thank you!  -Scott Montalbo

*Overall, the trip was great 😊

*Luigi is an amazing cook and very accommodating.

*Phenomenal crew & guides though. Thanks for keeping us safe the entire time – esp to Diego for when I freaked out a bit under water when I couldn’t catch my breath 😊
Lorenzo & Cesar, you were both amazing too. I liked that we switched up DMs everyday.
*Loved the trip though & can’t wait to come back!
*Also thanks so much for the multiple birthday celebrations! So thoughtful, fun & appreciated.
*Good luck & safe travels for all your future trips. Thanks again, Heather.




[Mexico] Trip Report : JAN.20,2022- JAN.29, 2022, SOCORRO CRUISE

Valentina Socorro !!

【Jan20, 2022 Trip Report #1】


Jan20th, DAY1

17:00 Guest arrival, check in to each cabin.

18:00 General orientation, crew introducing.

20:30 Departure


Jan21st, DAY2


08:00 Activity start

10:30 Safety and diving orientation

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Presentation of Revillagigedo national park

19:00 Diner


Jan22nd, DAY3

Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Very nice ocean condition with visibility 60ft, water temperture 78F.

Per group request, this trip was scheduled with 3dives/day.

Sharks were very active from very first day of diving,

specially hammerhead sharks were all where around the dive area.

Mantas and other sharkes came along with divers as expected,

just looked like telling us ‘welcome to Socorro !!’.





Jan23rd, DAY4

Isla San Benedicto (El Boiler)

Ocean condition was great as same as yesterday.

The first dive was “Mas o Menos” with not enough mantas

but the second and the third was so lit!!

Numbers of mantas came super close to divers, swimming around and around.

Condition looked good and decided to vitist Roca Partida next day.




Even the classic rock hole white tip has gone somewhere

The number is small. Even if I check with other cruise ships, it seems that the situation is the same, and I am honestly disappointed.


Jan24th, DAY5

Roca Partida

Visibility 75ft, water temperture 78F.

Though water condition was great, marine life was not

not very active, this season Roca Partida has not being able to bring out the full potential.

There was several mantas on our first dive but not very much

sharks. Even genuine classic white tip sharks in the caves were out and only a few left there.

Was happening same to all other dive boat and looked like

Roca Partida can not live up to our expectation this season, we’d decided to dive other site for next day.



Jan26-27 th, DAY7&8

Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

Definately El Cañón is the best dive site this season,

way better with great potaintial than Roca Partida.

We stayed whole last two days here and played with mantas and sharks.

A whale calf with the mother appeard and surprised us

while our guest was filming video with a drone, just just incredible!!


Jan28th, DAY9

Navigation day

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Souevenir shopping

14:00 Lunch

16:00 account

18:00 group photos

19:00 Dinner


Jan29th, DAY10

07:00 Transfer to SJD airport

08:30 Breakfast

10:00 Last team desembarking

11:00 End of the trip, the boat head back to La Paz.







[Mexico] Trip Report : DEC.29,2021- JAN.07, 2022, SOCORRO CRUISE

Valentina Socorro !!

【Dec29, 2021 Trip Report #1】



Day1 29/12/21

17:00 Guest arrival, emabrking, check in to each cabin.

18:00 General oridntation, introducing crew.

19:30 Dinner

20:30 Departure to Revillagigedo.


Day2 30/12/21

Navigation day

08:00 Breakfast

11:00 Safety and Diving orientation

13:00 Lunch

15:30 Revillagigedo national park presentation

19:00 Dinner


Day3 31/12/21

Isla San Benedicto ( El Boiler)

08:30 Dive #1

Trip started from the first dive at El Cañón. Condition was

perfect, visibility 60ft, water temperture 82F.

Sharks were very active, very good start of diving.

Mantas and dolphins came to see us from the first dive ♪

09:30 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

The second was at Boiler. Condition still great.

Lots mantas were relaxed, swimming around the divers


12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

Lots manta came close to us, also hammerhead showed up.

16:30 Dive #4

The last one was with some current.

Condition was not good as before, couldn’t stay

very close to mantas.

19:00 Dinner

New year’s eve dinner onboard. Cheers!!!!





Day4 01/01/2022

Happy new year 2022 !!

06:30 Activyty start

07:00 Dive #1, Our first dive of 2022 started with great incredible visibility 90ft, water temperture 78F.

From the beginning, dolphins show up to celebrate new year, followed by sharks and mantas,

08:30 Breakfast

10:00 Dive #2 , this was beginning of fire! Not only hammerhead shareks, but also whitetip, silvertip, galapagos, blacktip silky, so gourgeous.

12:00 Dive #3, the third dive was lit !!!!!! countless hammerhead sharks coming and coming, water was overflowing with full of sharks

13:30 Lunch

16:00 Dive #4, still big school of hammerhead in the area, what a cool day!!!!



Day5 02/01/2022

Our first plan was to dive at Cabo Pierce but found four

dive boats coming to same area, we changed our

schedule and dove at Punta Tosca.

Visibility 60ft, water temperture 78F.

Very peaceful nice day, finished navy inspection without

any problem.



Day6 03/01/2022

Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce)

There were still several dive boat on the site,

Valentina got the third turn which means

total 3 dives this day.

07:00 activity start

07:00 Breakfast

09:00 Dive #1

12:00 Dive #2

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Dive #3

19:00 Dinner

Visibility 60ft, water temperture 78F, current was

pretty much strong.

We could tell there are big school of hammerhead

with mantas but the strong current didn’t let us

get very close to the pelagics all three dives.



Day7 04/01/2022

Roca Partida

07:00 activity start

08:00 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

19:00 Dinner

Visitility 90ft, water temperture 77F, no current.

Unfortunately, fish was not very active despite the excellent ocean conditions.

Huge sharks did not appear a lot, mainly horse mackerel herds and tuna diving.




Day8 05/01/2022

Isla San Benedicto ( El Cañón )

07:00 Activity start

08:00 Dive #1, Excellent condition with 60ft visibility, absolutely El Caeñon is the best now rather than other famous point such as Roca Partida etc.

Dolphins swimming freely, between school of hammer head sharks.

Various sharks and manta rays wandering around.

It was just like swimming in an aquarium with full of marine life.

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2 , Great encounter with hammer heads all three dives today. Whenwe finished our 2nd dive and heading back to the boat, on of our group met a hammerhead shark !!!!! yeeeeeeeah !!

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3, We were expecting to find the whale shark again but what we found waaaaas TIGER SHARK ! The party reached its climax and our first trip on 2022 ended with great success.

19:00 Dinner


Day9 06/01/2022

Navigating the way back to north.

08:30 Breakfast

10:30 Photo contest

13:00 Lunch

15:30 Onboard souvenir shopping

19:00 Dinner


Day10 07/01/2022

08:00 Breakfast

10:00 Airport transportation

12:00 Finish all desembarking, end of the trip.




[Mexico] Trip Report : DEC.- DEC.23, 2021, SOCORRO CRUISE

Valentina Socorro !!

【Dec14, 2021 Trip Report #1】




Feliz año nuevo 2022 from MEXICO !!!

May the new year bring you peace, joy, and happiness End of 2021 was hectic for Fun Azul Fleet, it has been longsince our last trip report….. we have started Socorro season,already finished 3 trip.

Here is the report from our last trip


Dec14, 2021 Day1

Guest arrival.

All the guest arrived on time, every program went

smoothly as it was sheduled.

After finishing orientation, introducing crew, dive equipment check,

dinner, the boat left the marina at 21:00.


Dec15, 2021 Day2

Navigation day toward Socorro area. Nice and calm way.

08:30 Breakfast

10:30 Orientation of safty and diving on Valentina.

13:00 Lunch

15:30 Presentation of Revillagigedo national park

19:00 Dinner


Dec16, 2021 Day3

Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

Our first day of diving.

Some north wind, visibility 60ft, water temperture 77~78F。

There was several other dive cruise staying on the same site,

we did 3 dives this day.

Giant mantas and sharks were so activie from beginning,

more than 5 different types of sharks from one to the next,

also met a big school of hammerhead sharks.

Considering the ocean conditions, we have decided to

dive on San Benedicto island again on next day with

active marine life.

photo by Chabelo



17/12/21 Day4

Our second day at San Benedicto island was awsome!

Of the many dive cruise boats Valentina was able to start first,

was able to cpmplete 4 dives during the day.

The ocean conditions were almost the same as the day before

with little wind.

Not only lots mantas and hammerhead sharks was still there to

swim with us again, we met tiger shark, too!!!!



18/12/21 Day5

Isla Socorro ( Cabo Pierce)

Navy inspection day, we did 3 dives total this day.

First two dives was full of contact with mantas.

Countless mantas appeared one after another,

all divers were more than happy!!!

Also two dolphins came across but were not very

playful, just passed by.



December 14-23, 2021

19/12/21 Day6

We stayed another day at Socorro island(Punta Tosca)during waiting for the ocean condition get better.

Visibility 50ft, water temperture 82F, total 4 dives.

Visibility was great at first two dives, sorrounded by lots of giant

mantas and hammerhead sharks.

It was windy in the afternoon, oue boat took shelter in the lee of an island and enjoyed shore dive.

photo by Chabelo



20/12/21 Day7

We had been expecting the wind to calm down but

untortunately condition didn’t get better and gave up to

visit Roca Partida on this trip.

Came back to San Benedicto island, here it was very nice

again, and guess who was expecting there to surprise us…

whle shark !!!!

We found him near our boat, snorkeled with him for

a while. So exciting !!!

Counting whale shark, we have completed all kind

of sharkes we can find at Socorro Area.

Total 4 dives, it ended as a great day!

photo by Chabelo



21/12/21 Isla San Benedicto (El Boiler) Day8

Visibility looked extremly good and we were so excited from

the morning.

Countless giant mantas(we counted 12 mantas at one time

and there were more coming!!!) and dolphins were very very

playful. Hammerhead, tiger sharks, everything come together,

it couldn’t be better as the last day of dive.

22/12/21 Navigation Day9

The way back was calm and nice.

We finished with total 21 dives this trip. Guest enjoyed

showing dive pics, videos each other during the way.

23/12/21 Puerto los cabos  Day10

07:00 Covid19 test for people who needs.

08:00 Breakfast and group pictures

10:00 Airport transfer group1

11:30 Airport transfer group2

13:00 All the guest finished desembarking, Valentine left the

marina toward La Paz.





[Mexico] Trip Report : JUN.08- JUN.16, 2021, Socorro Islands Last Trip

Valentina SOCORRO Island !!

【Jun08, 2021 Trip Report #1】


We had last minutes booking of full charter and added one last trip before ending the Socorro season.

Since June is beginning of storm season, we were concerned about the weather but it ended up as a great last trip !

Here we go the trip report.


Day1 Departure day

08:00 Guest arrival

10:45 Departure to Revillagigedo

12:00 general briefing and introducing boat crew.

13:00 Lunch

15:30 presentation of Revillagigedo national park

19:00 Dinner


Day2 navigation day

08:00 Breakfast

10:30 safty on Valentina and dive procedure briefing

13:30 Lunch

16:30 presentation about mantas

19:00 Dinner

20:00 arriving to Isla San Benedicto


Day3 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

06:30 Start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Dive #3

16:30 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner


Pretty good ocean condition. Visibility 45ft, water temperture 77F.A All four dives this day were specutacular, particulaly the first and the fourth was the best with very active dolphins and mantas. Plenty of sharks such as hammerhead etc came with us and it was a great beginning of the dive cruse.




【Jun08, 2021 Trip Report #2】



Day4 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

Wind get stronger as wether report said, it was windy all day long.

Though, underwater world was very active as same as yesterday, lots dolphins and sharks, we had a great time.



【Jun08, 2021 Trip Report #3】


Day5 Isla Socorro (Cabo Pierce)

06:30 Start of activity

08:30 Dive #1

09:30 Breakfast

11:30 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

15:00 Dive #3

Socorro Navy inspection

19:00 Dinner

No wind, low current, we started diving with good condition this day. Visibility 60ft, water temperture 77F.

Our first dive was variety-rich with dolphins, mantas, hammerhead sharks, etc. The second one was simply amazing, lots of mantas gathered at cleaning station and stayed for quite while.

The third one was with less visibility but still lots of mantas around divers and fun, fun, fun!!

【Jun08, 2021 Trip Report #4】

Day6 Roca Partida

06:30 Start of activity

08:30 Dive #1

10:00 Breakfast

11:30 Dive #2

13:30 Lunch

15:00 Dive #3

departure toward Isla San Benedicto

19:00 Dinner

Perfect condition with no current, visibility 69ft, water temperture 77F.

Sorrounded by beautiful school of jacks and mackerel. Lost sharks next to big school of tunas, and what a surprise! Manta came to swim with divers which was the first time at Roca partida this season!!

All 3 dives were great!!!



【Jun08, 2021 Trip Report #5】


Day7 Isla San Benedicto (El Boiler)

06:30 Start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

departure toward San José del Cabo

19:00 Dinner

First 2 dives were with great combination of dolphins and mantas.

All 3 dive groups enjoyed a lot. Water was calm with visibility 60ft, water temperture 77F. Had little current on our 3rd dive.

This was the last dive of this season! Crew are all happy to see guests’ face with lots smiles smiles .


Day8 Navigation

08:00 Breakfast

10:30 shopping time

13:00 Lunch

15:00 payment etc

19:00 Dinner

Our way back was calm and nice, very comfortable move.


Day9 End of the trip

08:00 Breakfast

09:00 group pictures

10:30 airport transfer start

12:30 last group’s airport transfer



[Mexico] Trip Report : MAY.22- MAY.31, 2021, Socorro Islands

Valentina SOCORRO Island !!

【May22, 2021 Trip Report #1】


Day1 embarking

17:00 guest arrival, guided to each cabin

18:00 introducing the crew and general briefing

19:30 Dinner

21:30 departure

It had been very windy while after the departure.


Day2 navigation

Fortunately there was less wind than last night, the way was more comforetable.

08:00 activity start

10:30 Orientation of safety and rules in Revillagigedo national park

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Presentation of Revillagigedo national park

19:00 Dinner

Ocean condition kept calm during the evening.


Day3 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

06:30 activity start. Pre-breakfast.

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

17:00 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner


We started diving with condition of poor visibility with volcane ash but was getting better each dive. Water temperture 74F, visibility 40ft. Total 4 dives this day.

Dive get better in the afternoon, last dive was incredible with hammerhead sharks, silver tips, white tips, black tips, galapagos and Tiger shark ! Also mantas and dolphins came to play swim us.



【May22, 2021 Trip Report #2】



Day4 San Benedicto (El Boiler)

06:30 activity start

08:00 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

11:15 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

17:00 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner

Good water condition. Visibility 60ft, water temperture 74F. All four dives this day was great with dolphins, mantas, tunas and sharks.

This year we’ve had less luck at Boiler but finally, Bolier was Boiler with its original potential !!



【May22, 2021 Trip Report #3】


Day5 Roca Partida

06:30 activity start

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:30 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner

To be honest, it was not as great as last trip’s super Roca Partidada but it was great enough to enjoy Roca’s high potential dive.

Big schools of tunas and skipjacks, sharks were very active. Group of mackerels were beautiful and impressive.

【May22, 2021 Trip Report #4】

Day6 Isla Socorro (Cabo Pierce )

06:30 activity start

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

16:30 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner

Cabo Pierce dive was more than we expected. Visibility 45ft, Water temperture 75F.

Mantas were super friendly and fun to dive with, ridiculous numbers of hammerhead sharks !!! They were swimmng so close to divers, all 4 dives were fun, fun, fun !!



【May22, 2021 Trip Report #5】



Day7 Isla Socorro

Yesterday at Cabo Pierce was very good, we have decided to spend another day at this area. It was a great dicision, from the first dive to the last, we had a blast !!!

Lots fish fish fish and playful dolphins, was such a cool day ♡

06:30 activity start

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

13:00 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

Socorro Navy inspection.

19:00 Dinner

Departure toward Isla San Benedicto.



【May22, 2021 Trip Report #6】



Day8 Isla San Benedicto

El Cañón

Visibility was not great this day with volcane ash, water temperture dropped to 70F. We wished to finish the last day of diving with brilliant dive but it didn’t happen…..

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Dive #4

back to San José del Cabo

19:00 Dinner




08:00 Breakfast

13:00 Lunch

15:00 souvenier sales

19:00 Dinner

wind was getting strong, boat went back to the port slowly.



08:00 Breakfast

09:30 group pictures

10:30 airport transfer

15:00 end of trip


Another great success with great people, great ocean. Thank you for coming with Valentina, thank you for following all Covid protocol to have safe trip.


[Mexico] Trip Report : MAY.09- MAY.18, 2021, Socorro Islands

Valentina SOCORRO Island !!

【May09, 2021 Trip Report #1】


This trip guest was mainly from Europe, they brought back many nice dive stories.

This group was super lucky team, no doubt this was the best trip during this season!!



Day1 Enbarking day

17:00 Guest arrival, check in to each cabin.

18:30 Staff presentation and general orientation.

19:30 Dinner

22:00 Departure to Socorro islands

It was bit windy with swell during the night.


Day2 Navigation day

08:00 Breakfast

10:30 Briefing of M/V Valentina security and diving

13:00 lunch

15:00 Presentation about Revillagigedo national park and rules to dive in the park

19:00 Dinner and next day’s schedule info

23:00 End of activity

Ocean condition was calm nad better than last night.


Day3 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

06:30 Start of acitivity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

13:00 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:30 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner and next day’s schedule info

23:00 End of activity

Current was stront, visitility 45ft, water temperture 72F. It was the great first day of diving with active pelagic fish. Mantas, Hammerhead, white tip, silver tip, galapagos, silky, black tip, tiger and also dolphin came with us, we were so satisfied with 4 dives of the day.




【May09, 2021 Trip Report #2】

Day4 San Benedicto ( El Boiler)

06:30 activity start

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

13:00 Dive #3

14:00 lunch

16:00 Dive #4

after 4 dives, start navigationg toward Roca Partida.

19:30 dinner

Good condition with visibility 65ft, water temperture 74F.

We were expecting mantas at this dive site but none of the appeard this day for some reason. Though, we had great 4 dives with lots of fish including school of hammerhead sharks.


【May09, 2021 Trip Report #3】

Day 5 Roca Partida

06:30 activity start

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

13:00 Dive #3

14:00 lunch

16:30 Dive #4

19:00 dinner

Roca Partida was Roca Partida !! The great day of diving enjoying huge scale of this dive site.

Bit windy and no swell, visibility 100ft, water tempreture 74F, starting with huge school of tunas, fish were very active swimming around the divers.

Sharks school was big, too. Found some hampback whales from the boat, met false killer whale under water and dove with them, it was so perfect and fun, we have decided to dive again next day at same point without doubt.



【May09, 2021 Trip Report #4】

Day 6  Roca Partido

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

13:00 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner

Again this was great dive day with beautigul condition. Yesterday was too perfect, we thought it can’t be better than that buuuuuut !!!!! What a surprise, whlae shark !!!! we played with him snorkeling & diving all day long.




【May9, 2021 Trip Report #5】

Best of the best!!!!

Day 7  Isla Socorro CABO PIERCE

06:30 activity start

08:15 Dive #1

09:30 breakfast

11:30 Dive #2

13:00 lunch

14:30 Dive #3

19:30 Dinner

Visibility was not great, water temperture was lower than previous days, other dive boat was with us in area and did 3 dives total.

2days in Roca Partida were spectacular, we were not expecting today to be better than yesterday……… but miracle happened !!!!

Between school of hammerhead shark, mantas, dolphins, something huge appeared ……. whale shark again!!!

All divers was crazy happy




【May9, 2021 Trip Report #6】

Day8  Isla san Benedicto

06:30 activity start

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

13:00 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner

As weather report had told us, wind is getting stronger.

Also water condition has been changed, visibility 50ft, water temperture 72F.

Cañón was full of mantas swimming arround surrounded by huge schools of hammerhead sharks and dolphins.

One tiger shark appered very close to divers and finished our last dive day with great success.

Entire trip was just lucky lucky lucky days, we have to say this trip was the best of this season.

Total dive number 23.

After finishing 4 dives, we started navigation back to the port.



Day9 Navigation day

08:00 Breakfast

10:30 Shopping time

13:00 Lunch

14:30 payment

19:00 Dinner

On way back was with strong wind and waves, boat had to go very slow.

Day1o End of the trip and desembarking day

08:00 breakfast and group picture time

10:00 Guests desembarking and transfer to airport and hotels.



Well, the next trip is our last one of this Socorro season.

Hope we will have another great trip to close 2021 season!!





[Mexico] Trip Report : MAR.31- APR.09, 2021, Socorro Islands

Valentina SOCORRO Island !!

【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #1】


Here comes new trip report of Valentina cruise March 31st.

This time it was full chartered with one group visiting us from United States, looks like had a great dive cruise!



Day1 Departure

17:00 Guest arrival, guide to each cabin.

18:00 General briefing and introducing our crew.

19:00 Dinner

20:30 Departure toward Revillagigedo.

Departure was on time with good ocean condition with little swells.


Day2 Navigation day

08:00 Breakfast

10:00 Orientation about safety guide on Valentina

13:00 Lunch

16:00 Presentation of Revillagigedo national park

19:00 Dinner and information about next day schedule

23:00 end of activity


Day3 Isla San Benedicto


06:30 start of activity

07:00 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

16:30 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner and next day schedule info

23:00 End of activity


We had started this trip with dive site El Cañón. Visibility 45ft, water temperture 74F, had strong current but definately the visibility got much better than our last trip. Just as same as last trip, fish around El CAÑÓN was very active, we found all kind of sharks from our first day of diving, such as silky, hammer, silver tip, white tip, black tip, galapagos, dusky and also tiger !! Mantas came around but not very friendly this day.




【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #2】

Day4  Isla Socorro


06:30 start of activity

08:00 Dive #1

09:30 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

14:30 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner

23:30 departure to Isla San Benedicto

The dive site was not as great as we expected. Low visibility and not many to see, we have decided to go back to San Benedicto which was great one day before.

Visibility 30ft, water temperture 70F…. Brrrrrrrrr!!!


【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #3】

Day5 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

07:00 start of activity

07:30 breakfast

09:00 Dive #1

12:00 Dive #2

13:30 lunch

15:00 Dive #3

17:00 Dive #4

19:30 dinner

It was totally right decision to com back to El Cañón. All 4 dives today was great with very active sharks and mantas, good enough to make up for yesterday’s poor dive. Especially condition of our first two dives were perfect. Water temperture 74F, some place with thermocline 70F, visibility 60Ft.



【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #4】

After several trips not being able to dive at Roca Partida due to bad condition, finally we made it in this trip !!!

Not only our guests, also our guides were so excited to get back here.

Day6 Roca Partida

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:00 Lunch

14:30 Dive #3

16:00 Dive #4

19:00 Dinner

Contidion was great with 75ft visibility and water temperture 74F.

First two dives were a kind of quiet but last two were blast!

This is Roca Partida !!! Fish fish fish fish , big sharks, tunas, jacks etc.

Huge yellow tail was so cool to dive with.



【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #5】

Day7 Isla San Benedicto (El Boiler)

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

11:00 Dive #2

12:30 Lunch

14:00 Dive #3

16:30 Dive #4

19:30 Dinner and next day schedule info

El Boiler surprised us with better condition than we imagined, visibility 60ft, wate temperture 73F.

Very active mantas and dolphins showed up, too.

Though dolphins were not very playful this day, school of hammerhead sharks just came very close to divers and stayed around us for a while. So cooooool !!!




【Mar31, 2021 Trip Report #6】

Already the last day of diving. how fast time goes on the liveaboard!

Day8 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)

06:30 start of activity

07:30 Dive #1

09:00 Breakfast

10:30 Dive #2

12:30 Dive #3

14:00 Lunch

16:00 Dive #4

Leaving Socorro area toward San Jose.

19:00 Dinner

Ocean condition was still good though last two dives was with strong current with less visibility.

Fish was no same active as yesterday but still all kinds of sharks came up with several mantas !

Our total dive number was #23, so good, yey!

Thank you all our guest that made this trip perfect, looking forward to see you again soon.




[Mexico] Trip Report : JAN.31- FEB.09, 2021, Socorro Islands

Valentina SOCORRO Island !!

【Jan31, 2021 Trip Report #1】


Día 1 Embarking day 17:00 Guests arrival and guidance to each cabin 18:30 General orientation, crew presentation and sharing Covid protocol.19:30 Dinner and next day program 21:00 Departure to REVILLAGIGEDO

Oue way was calm with little swell

Día 2 Navigating day08:00 Start of activities, breakfast10:30 Safety orientation and diving with M/V Valentina 13:30 Lunch

14:00 Presentation of REVILLAGIGEDO ISLANDS NATIONAL PARK, thier rules and how to interact with pelagic life.19:00 Dinner and next day program 22:00 End of activities Navigating condition continued with calm.

Día 3 Isla SAN BENEDICTO (El Cañón)06:30 Start of activities 07:30 Dive #109:00 Breakfast 10:30 Dive #2 12:00 Lunch

13:30 Dive #3 16:00 Dive #4 19:00 Dinner and next day program 22:00 End of activities Dies at CAÑÓN was incredible !! All 4 dives were great with active pelagic. From the first dive, mantas, dolphin, many different types of sharks(hammerhead, whitechip, silverchip, galapagos…. etc), the only shark we missed this day was tiger shark. Especially our third dive was thirilling with big school of hammerhead sharks and mantas.

All our guest finished diving very happy this day.



【Jan31, 2021 Trip Report #2】


Día 4 Isla SAN BENEDICTO ( El Boiler)

06:30 start of activity

07:30 dive #1

09:00 breakfast

10:30 dive #2

12:30 dive #3

14:00 lunch

16:00 dive #4

19:30 dinner and next day shcedule check

22:00 end of activities

First three dive we did at Boiler but only one of those was great with mantas. It seemed Boiler was not good as usual, we’ve decieded to change the point and went back to Cañón for our 4th dive. And boom! this dive was great, lots sharks and mantas were around us and finished this day so happily.



【Jan31, 2021 Trip Report #3】


Day5 Isla Socorro Cabo Pierce

06:30 activity start

07:30 dive#1

09:00 breakfast

10:30 dive#2

12:00 lunch

13:40 dive#3

16:30 dive#4

19:00 dinner

condition was good with 50ft visibility, water temperture75F, no current. Even though, marine life was not very much active this day. The best was our 2nd dive with mantas and hammerhead sharks, other dive was pretty much quiet.



【Jan31, 2021 Trip Report #4】


Día 6 Isla Socorro (Punta tosca)

06:30 activity start

07:30 dive#1

09:00 breakfast

10:30 dive #2

12:00 lunch

13:30 dive#3

16:30 dive#4

19:00 dinner

The wind rised as report had said, condition had been changed this day. Visibility 30ft, water temperture 73F. First dive was quiet but the second was incredible playing with dolphins!!! Third dive was with strong current, forth was again with dolphins very closed from divers. We finished dive with big satisfaction.


【Jan31, 2021 Trip Report #5】
Day 7 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)
06:30 Start of activity
07:30 Dive #1
09:00 breakfast
10:30 Dive #2
13:00 Dive #3
14:00 lunch
16:30 Dive #4
19:00 dinner
We had great dive condition this day with 65ft visibility and water temperture 75F. Met mantas and big school of hammerhead sharks, also whitetip, silvertip, dusky, galapagos, blacktip etc, all kind of sharks were around us. Dolphins was super playful and finally we met a tiger shark ♪
It was so incredible dives, we decided no to go to Roca Partida for next day and continue diving here in El Cañón since we had some report that Roca Partida’s condition was not great this week.
【Jan31, 2021 Trip Report #6】
So excited with our last day of diving!
Day 8 Isla San Benedicto (El Cañón)06:30 Start of activity 07:30 Dive #1 09:00 Breakfast
10:30 Dive #2 12:30 Dive #3 14:00 Lunch
15:30 Dive #4
19:00 Dinner
It was another day of super lucky diving.
All 4 dives were incredible, looooots of hammerhead sharks, again with tiger shark, mantas, dolphins, etc etc. Condition was great as same as yesterday, it was perfect decision to remain in this dive site.
We ended up with being able to do 4 dives all 6 days, total 24 dives!!! Do to lots dive cruise around the area, we can say it is MIRACLE to finish with 24 dives nowadays. We were completely satisfied with this trip, it couldn’t be better.
Day 9 navigation
08:00 breakfast
shopping time
13:00 lunch
payment time
photo competition
19:00 dinner
24:00 arriving to Puerto Los Cabos area
Day 10 disembarking day
07:00 first tranfer to airport 08:00 breakfast
10:00 second transfer to airport 13:00 third transfer to airport
13:30 staff departure toward La Paz
End of trip.

[Mexico] Trip Report : MAR.05- 14, 2020, Socorro Islands Vol.6

[#Mexico] Trip Report : MAR.05 – 14, 2020, #Socorro Islands Vol.6

Day 6, the last day of diving for the trip, we had two dives at El Canyon. The water temperature was 22-23 deg.C. The visibility was 10-15 meters. The 1st dive had a strong current and the 2nd dive had a strong heave as sea condition. In the early morning, we heard of Dolphins! And yes, although it was a blink, but they passed by us quickly.  We stayed nearby the reef aiming for an encounter with Hammerheads since the water was cloudy.  There was a wall of Creole Fish. Then, over the wall of Creoles, there was a couple of Hammerhead Sharks! As we moved to the cleaning station, there was many of Silvertip Sharks swimming around. One of them was soooo big! Just as big as a Galapagos Shark. Besides, we could observe the glitter schools of Bigeye Trevallies and Cottonmouth Jacks! So beautiful!  Thank you all for choosing us and also for making this trip fantastic! Hope to see you all again!