Socorro Dive Expedition
aboard M/V Valentina

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December 3-12, 2017     from $3580 per diver
Package includes eleven nights aboard ship, with six days of high-voltage diving
Swim with manta rays, dolphin, sharks, hammerheads, whale sharks, and more

SOCORRO -- Mexico's Revillagigedos Islands are comprised of four islands San Benedicto Island, Socorro Island, Roca Partida and Clarion. When grouped together, they are referred to as the Socorro Islands. For an amazing adventure to Socorro, Island Dreams has secured a half-boat charter on the MV Valentina, December 3-12, 2017. Located in the eastern Pacific Ocean approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, the diving ranks with the Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island for the big animal encounters ~ giant Pacific manta rays, several species of sharks include hammerheads, dolphins, tuna, jacks and if we are lucky, even humpback whales.

M/V VALENTINA -- Formerly the Baja Aggressor, the motor vessel Valentina changed ownership and underwent a complete refit in 2013. She now accommodates a maximum of 20 guests in ten spacious, en-suite cabins, all of which are on the main deck. There is a large air-conditioned salon, a top sun deck with a hot tub, and a very well-organized dive deck with provision for underwater photographers. Guests are ably served by a highly experienced and accommodating Captain and crew. M/V Valentina is undoubtedly the finest liveaboard currently operating in the Socorro.

NITROX Option -- Enjoy the benefit of Nitrox fills on all dives, for an additional cost of $120 per diver. This is paid onboard, at conclusion of the cruise.

TOUR LEADER Susan Young -- Susan Young returned to Houston and Island Dreams Travel after having lived and worked as a dive instructor on Grand Cayman for 15 years. While in Grand Cayman, Susan earned her U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master's License. She loves boats almost as much as she does diving. Susan's scuba adventures have ranged from her Texas "back yard" dive sites of the Flower Gardens, Stetson Bank and the offshore oil platforms, to the Sea of Cortez, Cozumel, St. Lucia, Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Fiji, the Philippines and Truk Lagoon. Susan will be representing Island Dreams on this cruise to afford you maximum diving safety and enjoyment.

MORE INFO -- Find further details and photos, read Ken Knezick's Socorro Report

Island Dreams Socorro Expedition
M/V Valentina *** December 3-12, 2017
$3580 per diver in Deluxe Twin Cabin
Included in the Package:
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  • Transfers from Cabos San Lucas (SJD) Airport to the boat and return
  • Twin-share stateroom accommodation
  • All meals and snacks onboard, plus refreshments such as coffee, tea, water, fruit juice, soft drinks and beer
  • A glass of wine with dinner each evening
  • 3-4 dives per day with tanks, fills, weights, chase boats and dive guide services
  • Option to add Nitrox fills on all dives for $120
  • The services of Island Dreams' dive guide Susan Young
copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare to San Jose del Cabo Airport
  • Additional rental dive equipment
  • Other alcoholic beverages and spirits
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any other items of a personal nature
Basic Tour Itinerary:
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  • Sunday, December 3, 2017 -- Board the Valentina no later than 6 PM, in Cabo San Lucas, and depart at 9 PM for the 24-hour cruise to the islands.
  • Monday, December 4 -- Cruising, arriving approximately 9 PM.
  • December 5-10 -- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Three or four scuba dives per day.
  • Monday, December 11 -- Arrive Cabo San Lucas approximately 9 PM. Stay onboard overnight.
  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 -- Enjoy breakfast then depart for the airport. We recommend that departures be scheduled no earlier than noon on December 12, in the event of a longer crossing from Socorro to Cabo than anticipated

Plan Ahead for Success -- This trip will sell out. If you are interested, please do not delay. For best value, you are advised to purchase your airline ticket well in advance. Contact Island Dreams for complete details and guaranteed reservations on this charter, and other group and private dive travel adventures. Phone toll free at 1-800-346-6116, or simply drop trip leader Susan Young a note at:

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Note: All pricing, itineraries, and trip inclusions are subject to change without notice.
Please contact Island Dreams for current availability, discount airfares, and complete details.