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

Rocio Del Mar, Sep, 2013,

by Lani Par, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 7127.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 5 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Great Sea lion encounters and Whale shark snorkel experience :) Came across thousands of common dolphins after our snorkel w/ whalesharks...Exceptional underwater scene includes ginormous sea horses, giant jawfishes (found one w/egg),electric rays, endless neon yellow colored black coral gardens and octopi/lobster galore...some even saw dolphin fish, frogfish, and mobula diving...Fantastic Crew & Captain...Service top notch and experienced crew are always there to help...Wonderful crew and Gorgeous boat, Delicious meals and the sweetest owner, Dora, present to meet and greet:) Sea of Cortez worth a visit & a relaxing destination and vacation indeed...easy to get to...and a quick hop on transfer shuttle from pheonix gets you across to puerto penasco in a breeze :) They also go to soccoro and we'll definitely consider going on this boat due to the spacious rooms, delish food and Top notch crew!
Websites Rocio Del Mar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 0-25 dives
Where else diving Palau, Raja Ampat, Australia, Komodo, Cocos, Soccoro, Galapagos, Maldives, Thailand, Fiji, Solomons, PNG, Seychelles, Banda Sea Indonesia, Sulawesi
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 77-86°F / 25-30°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-90 Ft/ 9-27 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hr diving time and 50 min night dives
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles > 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Big camera table and great TV room for all your uw needs :)
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By report author: Lani Par in CA, US at Sep 08, 2013 03:55 EST  
over 900 + dives re: dive experience :)
By Laura A. Sonnenmarkin VA, US at Sep 21, 2013 20:46 EST  
Lorena, we must have been there the week before you guys. Frogfish? So jealous!
By Laura A. Sonnenmarkin VA, US at Sep 21, 2013 20:47 EST  
Sorry--I meant to write the week AFTER you guys! Also jealous about the giant jawfish with eggs! That must have been something!
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