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

Rocio del Mar: "Rocio del Mar - Top Notch Fun Trips", Nov, 2017,

by Susan Molchan, MD, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 4 Helpful votes). Report 10011 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments This was my send trip on the Rocio del Mar -- I'd also recommend their Socorros trip. The crew is fabulous, the boat very comfortable and very clean; the food very good w/ the chef accomodating towards special requests. My buddies and I would do this trip again or the long one they run. Divemasters are great in finding critters -- nudibranchs, sea horses, lots of different kinds of blennies, and giant jawfish...with eggs. Our excursion to see whale sharks was a wonderful success, with ours being the only boat in the bay where this take place, and we saw several. A refreshing change from other places where several or even dozens of boats are clamoring with sometimes less than respectful tourists. We got to dive w sea lions a number of times too, with booby birds looking on.
Websites Rocio del Mar   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Australia, Fiji, Maldives, Galapagos, Palau, Yap, all over Caribbean & FLorida, NC
Closest Airport Phoenix Getting There van pick up from Phoenix airport arranged/4 hr drive to boat--all went fine

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 76-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-60 Ft/ 9-18 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 1 hour
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 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 My (very serious) photographer and videographer friends were very happy. A large table is set up specifically for them in the middle of the deck, with lights etc. Crew is used to handling photo equipment carefully
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