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Dive Review of Rocio del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez, top to bottom

October, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by Randall S Preissig, TX, US
Sr. Contributor   (27 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
"Gulf of Cortez(California) not up to hype"
Report Number 7817
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Raja Amphat, Komodo, Thailand, Burma,  Sipadan, Tahiti, Palau,
Australia, Fiji, Hawaii, Socorro,  Cocos, Galapagos, Caymans, Bonaire,
Belize, Cozumel, Etc. 
Closest Airport
Phoenix,AZ and Cabo
Getting There
The trip is from Puerto
Peñasco to San Jose del
Cabo (or reverse) and requires
a shuttle from Phoenix to
Puerto Peñasco.  The
shuttle costs less than $100
and is comfortable and

Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, choppy, no currents  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
5   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Sport diving limits of 100 feet and 50 minutes dive time.  I was a little
put off by the strict enforcement of the dive time, especially since we did
2 dives on 4 different days.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
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
4 stars
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Long dive table crowed between racks of wetsuits and traffic lanes.  Plenty
of charging slots.  Dedicated rinse tank.  ...
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4 stars
Service and Attitude
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Environmental Sensitivity  
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Overall Rating

Value for $$
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2 stars   
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First, the good.  Dora, who owns the company with her husband, is on most
cruises. This undoubtedly helps keep the crew's performance at peak.  Her
enthusiasm is contagious and she became one of my all-time favorite staff.
The food was very good with free beer and wine anytime you wanted (no
diving after drinking, of course). Rooms were large with plenty of storage
and the AC was way more than adequate. Snacks, drinks, fruit 24 hours in
the lounge or dining area.  The dive deck was a little crowded, as was the
camera table. You walked down to the skiff fully geared unless you
requested help which was readily available. Boats of 10 left 15 minutes
The d ...
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