Sea of Cortez Dive Expedition
aboard M/V Valentina

M/V Valentina in the Sea of Cortez - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams

October 11-17, 2014     from $2350 per diver
Package includes six nights aboard ship, with five full days of diving
Round-trip transfers from Cabo San Lucas (SJD) Airport are also included
Upgrade to Master Cabin at reduced rate of $200 per person, double occupancy

Swim with sea lions, manta rays, hammerheads and whale sharks

SWIM with the BIG GUYS -- The Sea of Cortez is a cornucopia of marine life. In addition to large schools of colorful fish angelfish, snapper, jacks and tuna, you have a very good chance of swimming with manta rays, whale sharks and hammerhead sharks. You are pretty much guaranteed to swim with the sea lions. But is a seasonal affair. Fortunately, Island Dreamís group tour is scheduled during the very middle of the sweet spot for warm clear water and abundant marine life in the Sea of Cortez.

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 Sea of Cortez.

NITROX Option -- Enjoy the benefit of Nitrox fills on all dives, for an additional cost of $120 per diver.

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 Cozumel, St. Lucia, Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, Fiji, the Philippines and Truk Lagoon. She will be representing Island Dreams on this cruise to afford you maximum diving safety and enjoyment.

MORE INFO -- Find further details and photos here: Sea of Cortez Report

Island Dreams Sea of Cortez Expedition
M/V Valentina *** October 11-17, 2014
Included in the Package:
    Sea Lion in the Sea of Cortez - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams
  • Transfers from San Jose del Cabo (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
  • Tanks, fills, weights, chase boats and dive guide services
  • $5 per day Marine Park fee
  • Option to add Nitrox fills on all dives for $120
  • The services of Island Dreams' dive guide Susan Young
Sea Lion in the Sea of Cortez - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams Package Exclusions:
  • Airfare to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) Airport
  • Additional rental dive equipment
  • Wine and spirits
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any other items of a personal nature
Basic Tour Itinerary:
    Sea Lion in the Sea of Cortez - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 -- Boarding time is 7 pm. Arrive SJD anytime before 5 pm. Transfers are provided from the airport to M/V Valentina.
    Allow at lease 2-1/2 hours for the transfer. Airfare to SJD is at the guests' expense. Island Dreams will be happy to assist as needed.
  • Sunday, October 12 -- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Three or four scuba dives.
  • Monday, October 13 -- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Three or four scuba dives.
  • Tuesday, October 14 -- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Three or four scuba dives.
  • Wednesday, October 15 -- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks. Three or four scuba dives.
  • Thursday, October 16 -- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Two scuba dives in the morning, snorkeling with whale sharks in the afternoon.
  • Friday, October 17, 2014 -- Breakfast. Disembark M/V Valentina by 9 am. Transfers provided back to the San Jose del Cabo airport.

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:

M/V Valentina in the Sea of Cortez - copyright Ken Knezick, Island Dreams


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