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Dive Review of Rocio del Mar in
Mexico (Western)/Midriff Islands, Sea of Cortez

Rocio del Mar: "Photo Workshop in the Sea of Cortez", Jul, 2021,

by Kevin Peterson, CA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 11619.

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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 4 stars
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Comments This was a photography workshop organized and sponsored by Bluewater Photo. The objective was to have opportunities for macro and wide angle photography and practice with quick moving subjects. The boat left the docks of Puerto Penasco and traveled to the area of the Midriff Islands at the halfway point in the Sea of Cortez.

The diving was great although there was opportunity for only two night dives in the trip. The water itself was actually quite clear like tropical areas with no algae or kelp, but there are lots of little krill that made it seem like the water was cl ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Rocio del Mar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia, Palau, Yap, Egypt, Hawaii, Belize, Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, Caribbean (many islands), Key Largo, California (including the Channel Islands as well as Monterey), Mexico, Costa Rica, Bonaire, Curacao, Epcot Center in Disney World, etc.
Closest Airport Phoenix, AZ (PHX) Getting There Fly to Phoenix and take a shuttle into Mexico to Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point)

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, rainy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 74-80°F / 23-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Divers were expected to keep a reasonable pace and end the dive when the divemaster indicated to stay on schedule.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 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 This was a photo workshop trip, so it was geared toward photographers. We showed some of our pictures on HDTV mon ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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