Socorro Islands

Mantas, sharks, dolphins!

Guadalupe Island

Meet the apex predator!

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Photography by Bonnie Pelnar, Marty Wolf, Erick Higuera, David Valencia, Norbert Wu

The Solmar V is a 112’ luxury live-aboard dive vessel based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico since 1992.

The Solmar V is a true four-season live-aboard taking advantage of weather patterns to provide optimal diving year-round. We pioneered our dive destinations and are the most experienced liveaboard yacht in Mexico. 

From November through June, 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 giant pacific manta rays, play with bottlenose dolphins, swim with seven different species of sharks, drop into floating bait balls, encounter huge whale sharks and thrill to amazing interactions with the migrating humpback whales that visit these remote islands every year. This is wilderness BIG animal diving at its finest.

After our yearly July boatyard for upgrades and maintenance, in August, September and October we are based in Ensenada, Mexico and follow the ultimate apex predator to Guadalupe Island, 180 miles offshore. Guadalupe has become the world's best destination to cage-dive with great white sharks. Known for it's crystal clear water and large population of sharks, the conditions for shooting remarkable still images and video are excellent. Because we use surface supplied air instead of scuba tanks for our surface cages, 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. For certified divers, we were the first to also offer submersible cage diving for an incredible perspective from 30 - 40 feet.

What's it like to dive Guadalupe or Socorro Islands? Watch our short 8 minute video below and find out!