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Dive Review of Rocio Del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Socorros Island

January, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Brent Barnes, OK, US
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
"Excellent Liveaboard to the Socorros"
Report Number 8112 has 2 Helpful votes
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Cocos Island, Bahamas, California, Big Island, Saba, St. Eustatius,
Curacao, St. Croix, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Cabo, Florida
Keys, West Palm Beach, Belize, Dominica
Closest Airport
Getting There
Fly into Cabo

Dive Conditions

sunny, windy, cloudy  
choppy, currents  
Water Temp
74   to 76    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Maximum of 130 feet depth, 50 minutes in length. Staying with your small
group was highly encouraged due to potential for strong currents but not
absolutely necessary  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
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
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Incredible photography opportunities for large animals. A large camera
table is on the dive deck with multiple charging stati
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5 stars
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Value for $$
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2 stars   
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[None]	I returned from an 8 day trip to the Socorros Islands aboard the
Rocio Del Mar and had an excellent experience. The Rocio Del Mar has been
extensively written about in previous Undercurrent reports and I found the
majority of these to be accurate indicating a very consistent operation. We
were fortunate to reserve two spots on an early January trip only a few
months in advance which is unusual as the Rocio Del Mar is frequently
nearly completely booked a year in advance. All of our questions by email
were promptly answered by the Rocio Del Mars staff. We flew in to Cabo the
day before, which is required by the Rocio Del Mar as boarding is early in
the morning.  We stayed at the El Encanto Inn which was recommended by the
Rocio Del Mar staff. We stayed in a very large 2 bedroom suite and the
entire hotel was very nice. I would recommend requesting the pool side
area. Free Wi-Fi was available at the El Encanto Inn. The El Encanto Inn is
nearby to many restaurants and just a few blocks from the town square. The
price from the Cabo airport to the El Encanto Inn was $60 for the two of us
and our six pieces of luggage. When I checked in, I requested that they
have a taxi ready to pick us up at 7:30 the next morning and the taxi was
promptly there and ready for us the following morning. It was a 10 minute
ride to the marina where the Rocio Del Mar was waiting and cost $20 for the
two of us. Upon arrival to the marina, the staff of the Rocio Del Mar
immediately helped with our luggage and got it onto the boat and to our
assigned room for us. Within an hour, we began the 26 hour crossing to San
Benedicto Island. After we were settled into our rooms, an orientation to
the boat was done in the galley and all of the staff were introduced. The
Rocio Del Mar is a very functional dive boat and the staff takes great
pride in their boat. The 10 rooms are quite small, but t
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By Randall S Preissig in TX, US at Oct 06, 2015 19:18 EST  
Excellent and accurate report.  Thank you.
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