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Dive Review of Rocio Del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Socorros Island

Rocio Del Mar: "Excellent Liveaboard to the Socorros", Jan, 2015,

by Brent Barnes, OK, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 8112 has 2 Helpful votes.

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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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 2 stars
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Comments [None] I returned from an 8 day trip to the Socorros Islands aboard the Rocio Del Mar and had an excellent experience. The Rocio Del Mar has been extensively written about in previous Undercurrent reports and I found the majority of these to be accurate indicating a very consistent operation. We were fortunate to reserve two spots on an early January trip only a few months in advance which is unusual as the Rocio Del Mar is frequently nearly completely booked a year in advance. All of our questions by email were promptly answered by the Rocio Del Marís staff. We flew in to Cabo the day before, which is required by the Rocio Del Mar as boarding is early in the morning. We stayed at the El Encanto Inn which was recommended by the Rocio Del Mar staff. We stayed in a very large 2 bedroom suite and the entire hotel was very nice. I would recommend requesting the pool side area. Free Wi-Fi was available at the El Encanto Inn. The El Encanto Inn is nearby to many restaurants and just a few blocks from the town square. The price from the Cabo airport to the El Encanto Inn was $60 for the two of us and our six pieces of luggage. When I checked in, I requested that they have a taxi ready to pick us up at 7:30 the next morning and the taxi was promptly there and ready for us the following morning. It was a 10 minute ride to the marina where the Rocio Del Mar was waiting and cost $20 for the two of us. Upon arrival to the marina, the staff of the Rocio Del Mar immediately helped with our luggage and got it onto the boat and to our assigned room for us. Within an hour, we began the 26 hour crossing to San Benedicto Island. After we were settled into our rooms, an orientation to the boat was done in the galley and all of the staff were introduced. The Rocio Del Mar is a very functional dive boat and the staff takes great pride in their boat. The 10 rooms are quite small, but t ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Cocos Island, Bahamas, California, Big Island, Saba, St. Eustatius, Curacao, St. Croix, Cozumel, Little Cayman, Grand Cayman, Cabo, Florida Keys, West Palm Beach, Belize, Dominica
Closest Airport Cabo Getting There Fly into Cabo

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 74-76°F / 23-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Maximum of 130 feet depth, 50 minutes in length. Staying with your small group was highly encouraged due to potential for strong currents but not absolutely necessary
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles None 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 Incredible photography opportunities for large animals. A large camera table is on the dive deck with multiple charging stati ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Randall S Preissigin TX, US at Oct 06, 2015 19:18 EST  
Excellent and accurate report. Thank you.
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