Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

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9.6
Excellent295 reviews
  • NitroxSurcharge
  • WifiNo
  • Diving EquipmentNo
  • Tech Diving FriendlyNo
  • Fleet nameMexico Liveaboards
  • Year built2009
  • Length33.5
  • Width7.5
  • Capacity20
  • MaterialSteel

Rocio del Mar main feature, as it was noted by lots of divers, is a friendly attentive, experienced dive crew. The boat offers special facilities for marine photographers that include camera table, charging station and storage. Each diver on board has their own dive station with storage for their gear. Routes of Rocio del Mar gives a unique chance to dive at the Gulf of California also known as Sea of Cortez with Mobula rays, turtles, and sea lion colonies. Also, the boat offers to discover an underwater world of Socorro Islands and to meet its amazing inhabitants - white tip sharks, silvertip sharks and Whale sharks, tiger and silky sharks and manta rays.

Boat Interior

Rocio del Mar has space fo 20 divers on board. Two twin rooms are placed on the lower deck other eight cabins is on the main deck, six has twin beds and other two with double beds. Each cabin is en-suite and has air conditioning. Cabins on the main deck, in addition, has big portholes, so divers can enjoy the view. In between and after dives boats passengers can stay at the salon, watch TV or use boats computer. There is also an open-air area, perfect for chatting with other divers on board or reading a book. Those passengers who want to get some tan or enjoy the marine view can stay on the sun deck. It has a shaded part and numerous of sunloungers.

Diving Deck

Diving deck of Rocio del Mar has a lot of space for preparation to diving and for maintaining diving gear. There are boxes to store equipment, comfortable benches. For divers with EANx certification Nitrox is available. Plus, underwater photographs can use camera table to maintain their cameras.

Safety

One of the most important thing during the safari is safety. Rocio del Mar equipped with necessary equipment like first aid kit, safety rafts, life vests, etc.

Itinerary

Rocio de Mar itineraries include diving on Socorro and Sea of Cortez. Socorro is a destination with a diversity of marine creatures. Hammerheads, silky sharks and whale sharks, dolphins and barracudas can be spotted here. From January to April main attraction of this region is humpback whales. Sea of Cortez is popular among divers for its diversity of coral formation. While diving between pinnacles and rocks divers can meet whale sharks, sea lions and sometimes whales.

When to Go

Diving in the Sea of Cortez is possible all, year round. July to October can be considered as a preferable time for diving in this destination.  From November to May is the best time to dive at Socorro Island, although diving here is possible during the whole year.

Rocio del Mar offer diver to visit the most attractive destinations in Mexico and it is worth to see. Together with this boat, you can spot whales and dolphins, dive with sharks. It is a comfort on board and professional team of divers, a perfect combination that can make your vacations unforgettable

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CabinsView deck plan

Twin Cabin

Twin Cabin

Deck
Main Deck
Bedding
Twin Beds (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
6 Cabins
Each has a complete bathroom with lavatory, hot shower stall and toilet
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Double Cabin

Double Cabin

Deck
Main Deck
Bedding
Double Bed
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Each has a complete bathroom with lavatory, hot shower stall and toilet
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Double + Twin Cabin

Double + Twin Cabin

Deck
Upper Deck
Bedding
Double Bed + Twin Bed (Bunk-Style)
Max occupancy
2 Guests
Ensuite Bathroom
Ensuite Bathroom
Aircon
Aircon
Number of Cabins
2 Cabins
Each has a complete bathroom with lavatory, hot shower stall and toilet
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Amenities

Boat specification

  • Fleet nameMexico Liveaboards
  • Year built2009
  • Length33.5
  • Width7.5
  • Capacity20
  • MaterialSteel
  • LanguagesEnglish, Spanish
  • Handicapped FriendlyNo
  • Number of cabins10
  • Engines2 x 580 HP CAT engines
  • Generator2 х 50 KW Perkins
  • Compressors2 x Nuvair dive tank
  • TendersTwo inflatable pangas
  • Nitrox MembraneUp to 40% but 32%
  • Power plugs onboard110V 24 hours per day
  • Freshwater maker2000 litres
  • On-board payment methodsCash
  • Water capacity12000
  • Fuel capacity40000

Crew

3 divemasters: 20 divers

Onboard Facilities

  • Laundry Service
  • Massage
  • Onboard Kayaks
  • Audio & Video Entertainment
  • Air Conditioned Saloon
  • Sun Deck
  • Sun Loungers
  • Open Air Saloon
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Bar
  • Child Friendly
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • SPA
  • Land Excursions
  • Fishing

Cabin Facilities

  • TV in Cabins
  • Air Conditioning
  • En-Suite Cabins
  • Wall Fan
  • Lockable Storage
  • Towels
  • Bathrobe
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries

Food & drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Dietary Restrictions
  • Buffet Style
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Spirits
  • A La Carte
  • Hot & Soft Drinks and Cold
  • Snacks All Day

Photography Facilities

  • Camera & Photography Station
  • Separate Rinsing Tanks for U/W Camera
  • Camera Table
  • Special Storage for U/W Camera
  • Charging Stations

Diving and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS Tracking
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Life Rafts
  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Fighting Equipment
  • Emergency Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Sounder
  • Satellite Phone
  • Bilge Pump Alarm
  • Searchlight
  • EPIRB (emergency position indicating radio beacon)
  • Emergency Flares
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Life Rings

Diving Facilities

  • Warm Water Showers
  • Rebreather Support
  • Compressors
  • Rinse Hosts
  • Tenders for Diving
  • Tech Diving
  • Dive Deck
  • Valve Fittings
  • Personal Storage Space

Reviews about Rocio del Mar

9.6
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8

Sea lions and whale sharks, Oh My!Verified review

Great crew, wonderful diving and excellent service!! Checked off a few bucket list items, definitely recommend this trip!
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8

Great crew and some fun divesVerified review

An enjoyable trip with a great crew. The northern part of the Sea of Cortez was slightly disappointing in terms of richness of coral and fauna. I had mis-set my expectations based on reputation and reviews and was hoping for more diversity and more density as well as for more larger animals. But once aboard, the crew did a good job of managing expectations and experience. The best part for me was diving with the sea lions and the very lucky surprise of seeing a whale shark while diving. The whale-shark snorkeling was also a highlight. The macro life was interesting, but became a bit repetitive for me. Other's however found plenty of interest capturing the displays of signal and orange-throated blenny. Accommodations were good, and the crew was excellent. The tone the crew set fostered a good sense of camaraderie which was also greatly helped by Craig, who ran the photo workshop.
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