Rocio Del Mar is a professional liveaboard that offers diving trips to Socorro Islands and Sea of Cortez based on the season. It can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Raphinha

31/07/2014

First of all, the diving in Socorro were amazing, even better than Galapagos!! We arrived at San Benedicto and dove the "El Boiler". Diving with the Giant Manta's was truly a treat!!...

Description

Boat

Rocio Del Mar is a 34 metres long, 7.6 meters wide custom built dive liveaboard, cruises at 10 konts per hour, it starts operation since 2009. Its oversize engines designed to operate at low working loads with high efficiency, producing less engine noise and vibration at normal cruising speed.

The upper deck has a beautiful air conditioned salon with a TV/DVD and an assortment of movies and books. Outside of the indoor salon, there is a large outdoor louge with comfortable sofas.

The spacious dining area is in the lower deck of the boat to minimize any sense of movement during meals. The meals onboard are varied, abundant and nutritionally well-balanced. There are fresh tropical fruits, salads, fish, chicken, beef, and much much more, all prepared in a variety of ways. One night during the cruise, the chefs even will prepare BBQ dinner.

Rocio Del Mar also provides complimentary beverages throughout the day including canned soft drinks, and beer & wine after your last dive of the day.

The dive deck is spacious and well equipped with personal gear boxes and an in-place fill station. A camera table with low pressure air hose and a rinse tank are conveniently located for washing dive equipment and cameras. The aft of the dive deck is equipped with exit ladders, fin storage and freshwater showers.


Cabin

Rocio Del Mar has 10 comfortable staterooms, it can accommodates up to 20 guests per trip:

All cabins are carpeted and air conditioned, have private bathroom, convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds, reading light, power outlet (110V) etc.

2 Standaard Staterooms :
Located on the upper deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, seaview windows.

2 Standaard Staterooms :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with a double bed, seaview windows.

6 Standaard Staterooms :
Located on the main deck, each cabin comes with two single beds in "L" shape - bunk style, seaview windows.


Diving

  • 3 to 4 dives per diving day, depending on conditions.

  • All divers must have a submersible console (SMB).

  • No dive provided on the day of arrival and departure.

  • All diving will provide experienced guide to lead the dive.

  • Divers must reach AOW with at least 50 logged dives for Socorro.


Other information

  • Nitrox:Available with additional charge
  • 15L Tanks:Available with additional charge
  • REBREATHER Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Technical Dive:Not available at the moment
  • Dive Equipment Rental:Available with additional charge
  • Dive insurance:Divers must have valid dive insurance
  • Wi-Fi Internet :Not available at the moment
  • Laundry Service:Not available at the moment
  • Massage Service:Not available at the moment
  • Payment on board:Cash (USD/MXN/EUR) or Credit Cards
  • Crew Number:Unknown, include 2 dive guides

Itineraries

Socorro Islands - 9D/8N

Day 0 : Arrive at Los Cabos San Lucas (SJD), spend the night at a local hotel. (Arrangements on your own).

Day 1 : Pick up at 8:00 a.m, boat departures at 9:00 a.m

Day 2 : Rocio del Mar arrives to San Benedicto around 11:00 a.m. Start Diving! 2 dives scheduled.

Day 3 : San Benedicto, 4 dives scheduled.

Day 4 : Roca Partida, 3 dives scheduled.

Day 5 : Roca Partida, 3 dives scheduled.

Day 6 : Socorro Island, 4 dives scheduled

Day 7 : San Benedicto, schedule 4 dives, at the end of this day we will start our departure to San Jose del Cabo.

Day 8 : Arrive at San Jose del Cabo around 11 p.m. Guests may sleep on the boat.

Day 9 : After breakfast, disembark by 8:30am.


Sea of Cortez - Midriff Islands - 8D/7N

Day 1 : Embark at 5:00 p.m. in Puerto Peñasco. Depart the dock at 6:00 p.m.

Day 2 : Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island. Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, & Lolo’s Cove. Sunset zodiak cruise with sea lions.

Day 3 : Angel Island. Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, Las Vivoras including a night dive

Day 4 : San Pedro Martir. Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove

Day 5 : San Pedro Martir. Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito. In afternoon we go looking for whales!

Day 6 : Salsipuedes & Animas. Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, In Animas, El Lavadero, El Lavadero including a night dive

Day 7 : Baja and Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Bahia De Los Angeles. Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca. Start heading back to Puerto Penasco in afternoon.

Day 8 : Disembark at 7am


Sea of Cortez - Explore Baja Expeditions - 13D/12N

Day 1 – Check in at boat at 5:00pm in San Jose Del Cabo
Day 2 – Cabo Pulmo
Day 3 – Isla Cerralvo
Day 4 – Los Islotes, Shipwreck “Fang Ming”, visit La Paz for the afternoon
Day 5 – Dora’s Pinnacle in the morning, Los Islotes in the afternoon, Ensenada Grande and Mobula night dive
Day 6 – Animas
Day 7 – Coronado, walk Loreto Mission Square in the evening
Day 8 – Isla Alfonso
Day 9 – San Pedro Martir
Day 10 – Animas and Salsipuedes
Day 11 – Bahia De Los Angeles – Snorkeling with Whale Sharks, El Pescador
Day 12 – Angel Island
Day 13 – Disembark 8:30am in Puerto Penasco
The trip can be run in a reverse way, from Puerto Penasco to San Jose Del Cabo.

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Destinations Sea of Cortez, Socorro
Facilities Nitrox support, Camera station, Water Toys
Languages spoken English, Spanish

Schedules & routes

Date Duration Destination Departure - Arrival Price
26/01/2019 to 03/02/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
17/03/2019 to 25/03/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
27/03/2019 to 04/04/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
06/04/2019 to 14/04/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
16/04/2019 to 24/04/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
26/04/2019 to 04/05/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
06/05/2019 to 14/05/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
16/05/2019 to 24/05/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
06/07/2019 to 13/07/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
13/07/2019 to 20/07/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
20/07/2019 to 27/07/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
27/07/2019 to 03/08/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
03/08/2019 to 10/08/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
10/08/2019 to 17/08/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
17/08/2019 to 24/08/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
24/08/2019 to 31/08/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
31/08/2019 to 07/09/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
07/09/2019 to 14/09/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
14/09/2019 to 21/09/2019 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
17/11/2019 to 25/11/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
27/11/2019 to 05/12/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
07/12/2019 to 15/12/2019 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
27/12/2019 to 04/01/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
05/01/2020 to 13/01/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
14/01/2020 to 22/01/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
23/01/2020 to 31/01/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
01/02/2020 to 09/02/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
09/03/2020 to 17/03/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
19/03/2020 to 27/03/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
29/03/2020 to 06/04/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
08/04/2020 to 16/04/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
18/04/2020 to 26/04/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
28/04/2020 to 06/05/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
08/05/2020 to 16/05/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
18/05/2020 to 26/05/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
11/07/2020 to 18/07/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
18/07/2020 to 25/07/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
25/07/2020 to 01/08/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
01/08/2020 to 08/08/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
08/08/2020 to 15/08/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
15/08/2020 to 22/08/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
22/08/2020 to 29/08/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
29/08/2020 to 05/09/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
05/09/2020 to 12/09/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
12/09/2020 to 19/09/2020 7 nights Sea of Cortez Puerto Penasco - Puerto Penasco From $2,695.00 Detail
15/11/2020 to 23/11/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
28/11/2020 to 06/12/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
08/12/2020 to 16/12/2020 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail
27/12/2020 to 04/01/2021 8 nights Socorro San Jose del Cabo - San Jose del Cabo From $3,895.00 Detail

Prices & conditions

Destination Duration Cabin Price
Socorro 8 nights Double Twin From $3,895.00
Sea of Cortez 7 nights Double Twin From $2,695.00

Included

  • Air tanks & weights & weight belts
  • Daily housekeeping service
  • Alcoholic beverages (beer or/and wine)
  • All meals & complimentary beverages (water & tea & coffee)
  • Soft drinks in bottles and/or cans
  • Dive guide service
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Dinner on final evening
  • Boat accident insurance

Not included

  • Domestic flights
  • Land transfer on arrival/depature date
  • Crew gratuity
  • Dive equipment rentals
  • Dive insurance
  • Travel insurance ( cancellation insurance)
  • Nitrox fills
  • Marine park fees/Port fees

Useful information

Sea of Cortez

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during July/August every year for the diving season.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C depending on the season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 21°C in the winter months, to a high of 25°C in the late fall and spring months. But strong current fluctuations mean that there can be cooler water below.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights from the US arrive directly to Puerto Peñasco International Airport, otherwise Mexico City has daily domestic flights.

Currency : Local currency is the Peso(MXN). Major credit cards are widely accepted. A surcharge may apply for credit card payments or a discount given for cash. US dollars is the most easily exchangeable foreign currency. And international ATM's are available.


Socorro

Period : Liveaboards only run trips during November to May every year for the diving season.

Visa's : Certain foreign nationals receive a Mexican tourist card upon arrival which is included in the price of airfare. Otherwise, individuals should attain a visa before arrival. Please check with your closest Mexican Consulate for the most up-to-date entry requirements.

Climat : Average daily temperature ranges from 22°C to 25°C depending on the season.

Water : Water temps range from a low of 21°C in the winter months, to a high of 25°C in the late fall and spring months. But strong current fluctuations mean that there can be cooler water below.

Clothing : We recommend casual and cool cotton attire while on board. Nights can be chilly and/or drizzly so bringing a sweater, light jacket or windbreaker is recommended.

Plugs : Type A & B (US Standard) electrical plug with 127 V @ 60Hz

Flights : International flights from the US arrive directly to Los Cabos San Lucas, otherwise Mexico City has daily domestic flights.

Currency : Local currency is the Peso(MXN). Major credit cards are widely accepted. A surcharge may apply for credit card payments or a discount given for cash. US dollars is the most easily exchangeable foreign currency. And international ATM's are available.

Diver's reviews (1)

Raphinha, 31/07/2014

First of all, the diving in Socorro were amazing, even better than Galapagos!! We arrived at San Benedicto and dove the "El Boiler". Diving with the Giant Manta's was truly a treat!! And moray eels, Lobster and most all the other things you can see in the wild Ocean! Visibility was around 80ft. And the island at "The Canyon". The hammerheads were amazing!! I have to say they seemed much bigger/fatter than I would have expected! Had dozens of them on one dive! Also octopus's in a mating ritual!! I have never seen that before! Moray eels are abundant! I saw fish I have never seen before, brightly colored parrot fish chartruse colored!! Lots of white tip sharks! I was also truly amazed at San Benedicto island!! Roca Partida was beyond words! We have dove the Galapago's and Roca Partida took the cake! Every dive was something new along with the same cool things before! And the boat was super great, cabin was big enough and very comfortable, bathroom was clean and functional with good hot water, the dive station was well managed. And the food was great and abundant. We even had a BBQ on the top deck under the stars! Some cool memorable times were at night watching the dolphins swimming around the boat! We even had sharks one night swimming in between the Panga's!! And the stars at night!! To many to count! Could not ask for a better trip! We are going to book their Sea of Cortez trip for next year!! I can't wait!!

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