guests tell us that Solmar V is one of the most user-friendly
boats they've been on. When we visit the Sea of Cortez
or Socorro diving is sometimes done from the pangas and
sometimes from the Solmar V, depending on the dive site
and conditions. The Divemasters will let you know the plan
when we arrive at each location. For each dive site your
Divemasters will give the group a thorough dive briefing
and answer any questions you might have before you get
into the water.
the divers are divided up into two groups, each with their
own panga. A simple back roll and you're enjoying the wonders
each destination provides. Your panga driver stays within
sight of your bubbles throughout the dive. Each pangas
has a sturdy side ladder so you can don your gear in the
water and easily climb up after your dive.
Guests may also dive directly from the
Solmar V. There are entry gates on both sides of the vessel,
as well as our custom-built double swim step, which gets
rave reviews from all our guests! Getting into and out
of the water is very easy. The helpful crew is always there
If you need to rent scuba gear or want
to set up some landbased diving before boarding the Solmar
V, we have worked out special pricing for our guests at Amigos
Del Mar dive store in Cabo San Lucas, so please contact
The Dive Deck
dive deck is very spacious and designed for flow and ease
of use, even with a full load. The dive stations are positioned
around the outside of the dive deck. You don't need to
carry your tanks around at any time during your vacation.
The crew will fill your tank between dives and move your
gear to or from the panga if needed for the next dive.
There is also plenty of room on both sides to hang your
At the center of the dive deck is a huge
multi-level camera table, complete with charging stations
and an air gun. There are also plenty of charging stations
inside the lounge.
At the back of the dive deck are four
large rinse bins; two for rinsing gear and two separate
bins for cameras. There are also two fresh water showers
so you can rinse off after getting out of the water. Fluffy
towels are provided and fresh drinking water is always
available on the dive deck.
Guadalupe Island Shark Diving
we visit Guadalupe Island the diving is done in cages,
so the routine is different. For these trips we bring three
state-of-the-art shark cages; two float at the surface
at the back of Solmar V and one is a submersible that sits
at about 30'. These trips are limited to only 16 divers
so you'll have plenty of time with the sharks and more
room in the cage. The submersible cage gives divers a 360
degree view! Air is supplied from the surface so you don't
need a tank. Diving is done all day, rotating divers every
The cage diving at Guadalupe is bar none
the greatest on the planet, with up to 100 feet + of visibility.
The water temperature ranges from 67 to 70 F degrees making
this the ultimate White Shark destination, especially for
the discriminating underwater photographer.
We now have Nitrox 32/36% onboard and
will accept all Nitrox C-cards. Our Scuba Instructors can
provide training on board for those guests who wish to
use Nitrox and are not currently certified.