Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes

Dive Review of Rocio del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Midriff Islands

August, 2015, an Instant Reader Report by Jason Propsner, GA, US
Reviewer   (3 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Rocio Del Mar - Sea of Cortez"
Report Number 8359
Subscribers: Submit Your Reader Report Here
Subscriber Content Preview
Active subscribers go here
Questions?
Subscribers can send this reviewer an email directly from here.
Subscribe Now
Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Indonesia, Galapagos, Caribbean, Florida, Truk, Palau.  
Closest Airport
Pheonix, AR
Getting There
Direct from ATL to PHX

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
10   to 50    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
60 minutes max and 50 minutes on night dives  
Liveaboard?
yes 
Nitrox Available?
yes 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
1 or 2 
Dolphins
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
Comments
Camera table is large and there was plenty of outlets. Air hose for blow 
...
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
For Subscribers Only    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
For Subscribers Only    
Comments  
I flew to Pheonix and overnighted at the nearby Courtyard to be sure there
was no missed connections. The next day the van (Head Out to Rocky Point)
to transport me to Rocky Point arrived at 1:pm. I was the only passenger
since the rest of the divers were from Tucson and drive themselves. The
driver was very friendly and we had great conversation making the 4 hour
drive fly by. We stopped half way, still in Arizona to gas up and get some
food. 
Once I arrived on the dock, the crew was there to meet me and carry my bags
to the boat. The other guests had already arrived and were setting up. The
crew showed me to my room and I was pleased to see the new AC units and
individual controls per room. 
I had previously been on the Rocio Del Mar in 2011 and the ship has seen
some wear and tear since. The crew was new to me with one exception. My
bathroom door ...
Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Was this report helpful?
Bookmark and Share

Subscriber's Comments

By philip nicozisis in FL, US at Sep 20, 2015 08:42 EST  
I always thought the Sea of Cortez was about big animals as in sharks ??
By Jason Propsner in GA, US at Sep 21, 2015 08:39 EST  
That is a great point and I should have included more about sharks, or the
lack there of, in my review. 
It was very striking that on night dives all the fish slept out in the
open. Grouper laying on top of rocks without any cover or protection. I
brought this up to the crew and was told that the sharks in the north have
been fished out. We never saw one shark besides the whale sharks. It is a
wonder they have not been fished out too. 
I am sure in the south Sea of Cortez or in the blue water there are more
sharks. 
There was big animals, like Sea Lions, Mobula rays, Whales (we spotted some
a few miles away, but too far to swim with) and Whale Sharks but no sharks
of any size on any dives.
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 271 dive reviews of Mexico (Western) and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share

Other dive reports on Rocio del Mar

All Mexico (Western) Dive Reviews and Reports
Diving Guide to Mexico (Western)
Diving Reviews for All Dive Destinations

Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that like to scuba dive. Let us plan your trip to view great white sharks & giant mantas in Western Mexico.

Want to assemble your own collection of Mexico (Western) reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.


Want to get more articles like these and
other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email?
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get our free monthly Online Update, and a sample issue!


Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account |
| Travel Index | Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Forums | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues | Login | Join | Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

fc