This is a review we received from one of our customers.
I wanted to share.
My wife and I took a 7-day dive trip on the Rocio Del Mar in October of 2009. This was our first liveaboard dive trip.
Everything about the Rocio Del Mar is beautifully done. It is a very comfortable boat. Each stateroom has a full, private bath (which my wife especially loved). The second deck aft is a shaded, open area which tends to be the main social area, and Poncho’s cooking is impeccable.
The daily schedule is pretty much: choose a dive location, dive, move the boat to the next dive location, dive, and repeat this pattern throughout the day. It is just pristine, remote diving. There are no other boats or people around. Above the surface, the terrain is dry and rugged, and there is an occasional fishing village. Underwater, you will find coral and diverse sea life.
Part of the magic for me was that the boat started as a dream and a load of steel on the beach in Rocky Point. Dora had the dream, and Lolo had the boat captain and seamanship background. That the boat was built from scratch is in itself amazing!
Many of the crew were involved in the building of the boat, and consequently, they know the boat very well. They interact like good friends and everything just quietly gets done. I never heard an order given or a raised voice.
The Rocio Del Mar is just casual fun at its best. If you want to get away, the only people around will be the ones on the boat. We loved the Rocio Del Mar and will definitely return often. The Rocio Del Mar in the Sea of Cortez is an experience that no other dive boat can offer.