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Dive Review of Rocio del Mar Liveaboard in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez

June, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Traylor, TX, US
Contributor   (12 reports)
Report Number 6587
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Caymans, Belize, Bahamas, Bonaire, Palau, Fiji, Hawaii, Maldives, Roatan,
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, surge, currents  
Water Temp
61   to 73    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 min bottom time, but only 50 w/ a couple of dives.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Dry table and dedicated camera rinse tank were present.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
5 stars
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
2 stars   
3 stars    
I think the diving is sometimes high voltage there, but I couldn't prove it
from my trip.  The visibilty was usually terrible and the chill water
mandates a thick wet-suit and one diver was glad he had a dry suit! 
Currents are often strong and unpredicatble but were well-handled by the
divemasters and not a major problem.  The poor viz reduces one to looking
for flat-worms and critters.  The lone whale shark was spotted at the end
of the dive and vanished quickly into the "soup".  The crew,
food, and sevice on the boat were terrific.  
The itinerary varies according to time of year.  I would strongly recommend
a phone call to them about current and anticipated conditions if you have a
hankering to try the Sea of Cortez, before you book.  There are trips to
the Soccoro Islands, also.
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