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Dive Review of Rocio Del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Northern Sea of Cortez

August, 2013, an Instant Reader Report by Charles K. Anson, CA, US
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Report Number 7111
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, Society Islands, Cook Islands 
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
3 dives each day from 2 pangas at designated times. 7:00am, 11:00am and
3:00pm 2 night dives/week at 7:00pm. standard safety restrictions on depth.
60 min. max time.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
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Small Critters
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Large Fish
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Large Pelagics
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Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
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Shore Facilities  
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Large table on dive deck for cameras. Separate rinse bucket.
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Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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3 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Value for $$
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5 stars   
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Things to know before you book. The boat layout is not as it appears on the
website. All but two rooms have overhead bunks so if you or your dive buddy
don't enjoy climbing in and out of bunk beds this boat has few options. The
dining room is located in the forward steel hull of the ship and can be
very noisy. To reach it you must climb down a stair/ladder that may be
difficult for some passengers. Some hallways are very narrow. Reaching the
upper lounge areas is from the outside dive deck only. 
All diving is from pangas. Although the website shows a beautiful dive
platform, it is not used except to load up the pangas. You must be ready to
dive at specif ...
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