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

Rocio del Mar: "Top notch liveaboard operation!", Sep, 2017,

by Bogdan Alexandrescu, MD, US ( 2 reports). Report 9925.

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

Accommodations 4 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 $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Fabulous operation. The crew were the highlight. Very very accommodating, professional, knowledgeable. They knew the dive sites well and planned the dives accordingly.

Probably the best dining of any live aboard I've been on, with Chef Joshua was a magician - formal culinary training and it showed.

Our room was overall fine for a live aboard but the toilet was a little bit stinkier than average on a a liveaboard. The bed was also of an unusual non-rectangular orientation as we had the cabin at the front/bow of the boat. It was comfortable however, though we would have preferred two beds to use one for laying out photo equipment.

The floor of the cabin also sloped down towards the entryway as this cabin was towards the front of the boat where it curved upward somewhat.

Rooms were meticulously cleaned daily.
Websites Rocio del Mar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Australia-GBR, Maldives, Caribbean (Saba, Bonaire, Cozumel, T&C, Bimini, Dominica, Little Cayman, Belize, Bahamas), Florida, Kauai, Maui, Kona, Iceland, Anilao, Socorros, Palau, California Channel Islands, North Carolina wrecks
Closest Airport Phoenix Getting There Easy flight to Phoenix and then van transfer to Puerto Penasco

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 20-65 Ft/ 6-20 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limit of 60 minutes. Recreational dive limits of course, no deco diving.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Very nice dive table with plenty of outlets and space. The crew were very careful with the equipment and were a pleasure to work with! They remembered everyone's rig after the 2nd or 3rd dive actually.
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