Socorro Liveaboard Travel Plan
ARRIVAL & BOARDING
Upon arrival at Cabo San Lucus Airport (SJD), you will be greeted at the airport and will be transferred to M/V VALENTINA DOCK.
This transportation fee is included. The boat will depart at 9pm. Please make sure to check in at 7:00pm You can leave your luggage before chek in on the boat and feel free to dinner at the nearby restaurant.
After coming back to San Jose Del Cabo, the guest may stay on the boat for 1 night.
Check out is after breakfast on the last day. Time varies depending on the weather and diving conditions. We cannot keep your luggage onboard after chek out. Reservation center can make hotel reservations at a special rate. Please feel free to ask us.
If you are extending your stay in the area, we will arrange transportation for you to a local hotel provided that they receive the name of the hotel at least 7 days prior to the charter start date.
PASSPORTS & DOCUMENTATION
Visitors must have a current passport, adequate funds to support themselves, and a return airline ticket to travel to Mexico. It is the travelers’ responsibility to ensure they have the proper documentation(VISA, Validity passport) to travel into each country on his or her itinerary as well as for re-entry and return to their country.
Please check with the appropriate consulate to ensure you have the proper documentation.
Always check your passport and visa requirements.
A temporary visa is required for Mexico and will be issued upon arrival at the airport by Immigration.
Please do not lose this Visa as you must present it upon departure.
Your chef prepares breakfast, lunch and an elegant meal at dinner with tableside service in addition to fresh mid-morning and afternoon snacks. Certain beverages are complimentary while on board. Fresh towels are placed in each cabin as needed. Tanks, weights and weight belts are included.
Transportation from Cabo San Lucus Airport (SJD) to and from M/V VALENTINA is also complimentary.
SINGLE TRAVELERS & SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
All rates are quoted on a share basis; therefore you will be roomed with another person of the same gender.
If you would like a private room, the cost is 1& 1/2 times the charter rate and will guarantee you a private stateroom. Available for 2 cabins only per each charter (trip).
A number of rooms avialable for the single use is limited. Please ask us for details.
COMMUNICATIONS IN BAJA
Cortez Expeditions and both the boat have SAT Phones, A SAT phone number will be issued one a deposit is received
C-CARDS & INSURANCE
Remember to bring your c-card or proof of certification.
We strongly recommend each guest purchase comprehensive accident, medical, baggage and trip cancellation and interruption insurance when the reservation is confirmed.
Trip insurance will protect you from financial disappointment if you are prevented from making your scheduled trip due to illness.
If you do not have any insurance at the time of check-in, we will ask you to become a member of DAN USA insurance policy on site so that we can keep you safe and secure.
FEES & TAXES
Socorro: $25 per person park fee is included in the tour rate.
The M/V VALENTINA has a comprehensive first aid kit onboard, including oxygen. We suggest you bring over-the-counter motion sickness medication or consult your doctor about prescription brands.
The valentina’s soft drinks and draft beers are complimentary.
If you prefer particular liquor we suggest you bring your special liquor with you.
Drinking and Diving do not mix. Once you consume alcohol, you will become a sunbather until the next day.
Please plan to travel light, as on all liveaboard yachts, space is limited. We recommend you pack your gear in soft luggage such as a duffel bag with wheels for easy stowage and to add to your comfort in your cabin.
Clothing should be lightweight, comfortable sportswear and swimsuits and sunscreen are a must. A light sweater or jacket is ideal for evenings. Dress is always casual and informal. Additional items you may want to bring are a hat and sunglasses. Since the Baja is a desert area, the temperature can drop at night so we recommend you travel with warm light clothing such as long sleeve shirt, for night time.
If you have a favourite movie to share, we encourage you to bring it along.
CELEBRATING A SPECIAL OCCASION
Whether it’s your anniversary, birthday, honeymoon, wedding or you are celebrating a 100th dive, please let us know so the crew can celebrate your occasion. Kindly advise the reservation center prior to traveling so the crew is notified in advance.
Most guests make as many as 3-4 dives each day. All the schedule and diving route depends on weather conditions.
DIVE GEAR SUGGESTIONS
We suggest you pack the following:
Wetsuit(5-7mm),hood/hooded vest, booties, fins, mask, snorkel, regulator with
visible pressure gauge, depth gauge, dive computer and buoyancy compensator are strongly recommended:
If you wish to dive at night, you need own light.
For your trip to Socorro, personal GPS is mandatory and you can rent it on board at USD25/person/trip.
Spare mask if you have prescription lenses, safety sausage, whistle, Dive Alert, mirror and/or other safety devices. Dive computers are mandatory. Each piece of gear should be marked with waterproof paint or tape.
If you need rental equipment, please let us know least 7 days prior to the charter start.
NITROX AND NITROX CERTIFICATION AVAILABLE
Crew gratuities are not included in the charter. We believe gratuities should be voluntary and based upon the quality of service the crew has provided.
Approximate US $100 - $200 per trip per person would be appreciated.
There will be an envelope placed in your cabin with a survey for our service. Your gratuities will be divided equally among the crew. Payment may be made by cash.