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

Rocio del Mar: "Great warm-water diving in the Sea of Cortez from a good boat", Aug, 2015,

by Joel Snyder, AZ, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 24 reports with 18 Helpful votes). Report 8341 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
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Comments We spent a week aboard the Rocio del Mar doing their Midriff Islands itinerary. The boat leaves around 5PM from Puerto Penasco (Rocky Point) on Saturday, and returns you the following Saturday at 7AM to the same location. Getting to Puerto Penasco from Tucson is incredibly easy; once you get on I-19, you only have to make 5 turns between Tucson and the boat dock. Guarded parking is available for $5/day at the Marina; arrive early to get a shady spot.

We were in room 9; there are 10 rooms, 8 with 2 single beds and 2 (9 and 10) with a double and a single bed. The extra space was very welcome as the rooms are fairly tight. Private bathrooms were attached to all guest rooms with shower, sink, and toilet. Not luxurious by any standard, but with individual A/C and bed, we had no complaints as you don't spend much awake time in your room.

The boat is not new, so there are rough edges and small repairs needed here and there, but it was perfectly serviceable and none of the problems affected us except in minuscule ways (such as the switch on our reading light being brokenó ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Asia; Carib; Mexico; Hawaii; Red Sea
Closest Airport Puerto Penasco Getting There Drive from Tucson/Phoenix, or fly in direct. 3 to 4 hours by car from Tucson.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 78-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-50 Ft/ 6-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limit of 60 minutes for dives; depth limit of 130 feet and strict "no deco" (if you're in deco, you're out for 24 hours)
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Large dedicated camera table and rinse tank. ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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