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Dive Review of Rocio Del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Northern Sea of Cortez

Rocio Del Mar , Aug, 2013,

by Charles K. Anson, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 7111.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Hawaii, Australia, Fiji, Society Islands, Cook Islands
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy Seas calm
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 3 dives each day from 2 pangas at designated times. 7:00am, 11:00am and 3:00pm 2 night dives/week at 7:00pm. standard safety restrictions on depth. 60 min. max time.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large table on dive deck for cameras. Separate rinse bucket. ... 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 3 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Things to know before you book. The boat layout is not as it appears on the website. All but two rooms have overhead bunks so if you or your dive buddy don't enjoy climbing in and out of bunk beds this boat has few options. The dining room is located in the forward steel hull of the ship and can be very noisy. To reach it you must climb down a stair/ladder that may be difficult for some passengers. Some hallways are very narrow. Reaching the upper lounge areas is from the outside dive deck only.
All diving is from pangas. Although the website shows a beautiful dive platform, it is not used except to load up the pangas. You must be ready to dive at specif ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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