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Dive Review of Rocio Del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/North Sea of Cortez, Midriff

Rocio Del Mar, Jul, 2014,

by Sandra Holloway, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7696.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cocos, Indonesia, Lembeh, Caymans, Maldives, Bonaire, Bahamas, Palau, Thailand, Mexico, Burma,
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 15 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 60 minute dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Our boat was FULL of photographers (photo class took 1/2 the boat). Smallish camera table - but fully equipped. Good lighting. Lots of BIG systems and go-pros ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments
Great crew and great boat. I had a blast diving and photographing the sea lions (and had multiple opportunities to do so). Water temp in mid July was ~79-82ish. I dove in a thick skin / polartec with thin hood and thin gloves. A 2ml suit might be perfect. Lots of people in 3 ml and 5 ml suits - eventually got too warm and chose to dive in shorts. Clarity not so hot - but it was OK as the sea lions got quite close.

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