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Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

Sea of Cortez 2021 Trips

Awesome Dive Adventures

Saturday to Saturday
$2,845 per person, double occupancy

Liquid Diving Adventures Price $2,645 - SAVE $200

                                    

Called "The World's Aquarium" by Jacques Cousteau, the Sea of Cortez provides a world-class international dive experience with a domestic flight. Simply fly to Phoenix, Arizona, and, in just a few hours, guests are boarding the boat in Puerto Penasco, Mexico. 

The Sea of Cortez is a breathtaking destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, and exploration. Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. Encounter large and small whale species, snorkel with whale sharks, dive with playful sea lions, and see countless eels, octopus, fish, and jumping mobula rays. It's a macro photographer's dream with nudibranchs, colorful blennies, dancing jawfish, and sea horses. 

                                    

Between dives, guests hike and explore remote uninhabited islets and at night gaze at the Milky Way. Give the Rocio crew one week and they will create a lifetime of memories while forging new friendships aboard Rocio del Mar. Guests will dine on incredible cuisine and enjoy the friendly service that has made the crew famous.

           July 3-10, 2021 - July 10-17, 2021 - July 31-August 7, 2021 - August 7-14, 2021
                          August 28-September 4, 2021  -  September 4-11, 2021

Cozumel

Cozumel is Mexico's largest Caribbean island located off the coast of the Yucatan peninsula. Originally inhabited by the Mayans as far back as 300 AD, the island now has a population of about 75,000. Many of the island's residents are employed in the tourism sector which is now the prevalent industry. A television show in the the 1960s documented by Jaques Cousteau raised awareness of the reefs surrounding Cozumel and since then scuba diving in Cozumel has done nothing but grow. Cozumel welcomes more than 2.5 million visitors every year..!  

What was once a small village that attracted adventuresome travellers from the glitzy hotels at Cancun, Cozumel has grown into its own destination famous for the suburb scuba diving. Cozumel now is a port of call for cruise ships and the passengers enjoy the shopping, restaurants, ancient ruins, beach clubs and ocean activities…an of course, diving. The all-inclusive resorts like the Occidental Grand, the Allegro, the Aura and other dotting the island's West coast take full advantage of beautiful sand beaches providing families fantastic vacation opportunities. Besides large all-inclusive resorts there are a number of resorts that cater specifically to the scuba dive crowd. These resorts often feature their own dive operation, underwater photography, and PADI or SSI training facilities. 

There are more than forty (40) major dive sites around the island with the majority on the West side. The dive sites range in experience level offering spectacular diving for the novice diver as well as the highly experienced. Well-known to divers are Maracaibo, Columbia Deep, Palancar, Santa Rosa Wall, Tormentos, and Devil's Throat. These sites are all part of the Mesoamerican Reef, the largest reef system in the Americas. Some of the dive sites like Tormentos offer exciting strong current drift dives on occasion.

With temperatures ranging from the mid-80s in the summer to mid-70s in the winters, the climate attracts beach lovers all year around. Water temperatures range from 77 to 82 F and underwater visibility is usually excellent.

Wildlife is plentiful with iguanas, tree frogs, crocodiles, frigate birds, brown pelicans, cormorants, and other sea birds. Underwater you will find the reefs teeming with vibrant sea life, tropical fish, turtles, eels, eagle rays, queen angelfish, and the illusive magnificent toadfish. More than 250 species inhabit Cozumel's reefs. And on the less inhabited East side, endangered sea turtles nest and baby turtles can be found in their mad dash to the ocean in hatching season.

In 1966 the Mexican government recognized the importance and fragility of the island's reefs and lagoons and declared much of the area area as "Arrecifes de Cozumel" National Park. Government biologist constantly monitor dive sites to determine if diving is impacting specific areas, and if so, certain sites are temporarily closed allowing fish populations and corals to recover.

Our scuba diver recommendations:

Don't dive with gloves or knives.

Maintain your buoyancy control; stay above the corals and reef; watch where your fins are kicking.

Use a non-oily biodegradable sun block

Rocio del Mar Liveaboard - Socorro Island & Baja California

We are excited to be offering liveaboard diving adventures on the Rocio del Mar sailing out of San Jose del Cabo, Baja California. The Rocio is 110 feet of all steel construction, powered by twin turbo diesels, equipped with the latest marine electronics to get you to the best dive sites quickly and safely. Rocio del Mar has 10 staterooms, all with private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned, with convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Come and dive with the friendliest giant mantas in the world. Whale sharks and humpback whales in season. Dolphins, schools of hammerhead sharks, six different types of sharks, along with a variety of other sea life.

The 3 islands regularly visited are; San Benedicto, Socorro and Roca Partida. The Socorro Islands are 250 miles off Mexico’s Baja southern shore and are accessible from November through the end of May.

This trip is 9 days long with 6 full days of diving!!! Liveaboard packages are $3195 with limited availability in 2013, booking into 2014. Book your trip today!

 

Socorro Islands, Baja California - Rocio del Mar Liveaboard - $3195 pp for 9 Days!

If you want a "Galapagos experience" with all the big pelagic critters, hammerheads, mantas, whale sharks, but want a trip closer to home, here's your deal! We are now booking the Rocio del Mar in Baja California that cruises the Socorro Islands in search of the ocean's most majestic creatures. Built in 2008, the Rocio del Mar is the newest and best liveaboard ship in Baja. Unlike other ships that are refurbished fishing boats, the Rocio del Mar was built specific for divers. Your trip includes all the usual amenities, room and board, plus beer and wine are included. And if you book a space for a November or December 2012 trip, we will pay for your nitrox! Space is limited for the remaining 2012 charters but we do have better availability in 2013. Book a trip today! Our trips to the Socorro Islands are 9 days with 6 full days of diving.

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