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

Rocio del Mar: "Northern Sea of Cortez, especially San Pedro Martir", Aug, 2018,

by Laurie Pemberton, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 13 Helpful votes). Report 10453 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Boat left out of Rocky Point. We mostly dove in the area of San Pedro Martir islands as the conditions further north had not been good the week before. Water was mostly 87F. Lots of sea lions, lots of black coral, nudibranchs, blennies, and variety of other fish (we were checking the fish books between dives!). Joshua is a fantastic chef - food was delicious. Crew is very friendly and hard working. The cabins may be a bit small, but you are really only in them to sleep and change clothes. Nice upper deck to relax either in the "tv room" or outside, and very roomy sun deck.
Near the beginning and end of our trip, we got to snorkel with the whale sharks in Bahia de los Angeles. What a special experience. Some were feeding.
Websites Rocio del Mar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Belize, Caymans, Cozumel, Cuba, Curacao, Dominica, Roatan, StKitts-Saba, Turks&Caicos, Florida, California, Sea of Cortez, Socorro, Palau, Yap, Chuuk, Fiji, Bali-Komodo, Raja Ampat, Wakatobi, Lembeh, Solomon Islands
Closest Airport Phoenix Getting There Head Out to Rocky Point.com vans between Phoenix Airport and Rocky Point harbor

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 87-°F / 31-°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility - Ft/ - M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Dive in groups of 6-7 with a dive guide
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Designated camera table on the dive deck that is rather protected, and has charging stations. Crew takes your camera from the dive deck to the skifts. On return, there is a cameras only rinse barrel.
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