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  • Take a trip on the Rocio Del Mar, a modern, streamlined vessel specially designed to minimise surface wave action and provide a smooth journey for guests, whether you're relaxing on board or getting ready to join a shark observation night dive
  • Special 'Citizen Scientist' itineraries offer the chance to specialise in whales, mantas and sharks with the professional assistance of experienced marine biologists - an unforgettable experience
  • Grab a glass of complimentary beer or wine after the last dive of the day and discuss the marine life you're likely to have seen, including humpback whales, whale sharks, dolphins, hammerheads and silky sharks
  • Don't forget to take part in the carne asada evening, where the chef prepares a glorious meat feast on the open-air top deck and the crew joins in to serve and enjoy the evening
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Enhanced Health Measures

Date of last update:Aug 3, 2020

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SPECIAL COVID-19 PROTOCOLS ROCIO DEL MAR SEA OF CORTEZ WELCOME! It is a pleasure to welcome you aboard Rocio del Mar. We are as excited as you are to embark on this adventure. We look forward to sharing the Sea of Cortez with you and giving you many opportunities to relax and have fun. So that we may give you the best experience possible, we have implemented some protocols to lessen the possibility of infection during this time of COVID-19. We ask for your help in making this trip safer for you, the other guests, and our crew. FOR THE SHUTTLE AND BEFORE BOARDING: At 1 pm, you will meet the shuttle, Head Out to Rocky Point, at Terminal 4, Door 5, outside on the far side of the street. There will have three vans (when we have 20 guests) to take you to Puerto Peñasco. Your trip leader will have the names of the people who will go into each van. The driver will take your temperature before boarding. If you have a temperature of 100.4F/38C or higher, you will not be able to board. We ask that you wear a mask throughout your travel. At the border to Puerto Peñasco, you will need to present your reservation confirmation. This confirmation will be matched to a passenger list that is given to the Convention & Visitors Bureau. Please keep your mask on as it is mandatory and required by local authorities. Crew members will meet you at the marina. We are there to handle your luggage, so please let us help you. The crew will disinfect your luggage prior to bringing it on board. To make this process more efficient and improve your experience, please show our crew your bags and let us know where you would like us to take them. For example, let us know if your bag is to go to the Dive deck Camera table Your room Before boarding the boat, we will have a medic take your temperature and do a brief examination to ensure the health and safety of all those aboard. It is the doctor who will have the final call whether we can allow you aboard. We hope you understand that this is a complicated situation for both of us, and the very last thing we want is for you to have a negative experience. If you are concerned that this could happen to you, we suggest you consider travel/trip interruption insurance or travel medical insurance. Be sure to check with your insurer for Coronavirus coverage. We appreciate your cooperation and understanding. We intend to do everything possible to ensure everyone's safety and have regulations from local and federal authorities that we must meet. UPON BOARDING: We recommend that you go to your room and wash your hands. After that, you are free to begin to relax. We ask that you avoid the dive deck and camera table until everyone is on board. We ask that facemasks be worn by all guests when indoors. We have facemasks for guests who need them. Facemasks are optional outdoors and on pangas. Our crew will wear facemasks when in the interior areas of the boat. They will not be required to wear facemasks outside. Once all the passengers have arrived, one of the Divemasters will announce the schedule for dinner (in the dining room) and the welcome briefing (exterior patio area on the second deck). EACH DAY: We will maintain a temperature record for all guests and crew that to be kept in the Captain's Log. Temperatures will be taken twice a day by one of our Divemasters as follows: 1. Before the first dive of the day 2. At the end of the day's activities One of our Divemasters will speak with each guest daily and ask for possible symptoms or changes in health. This, too, is to be kept in the Captain's Log. We ask you be honest and tell us if there have been any changes that could compromise your health or that of others. Remember that it is our goal to keep all our guests and crew as safe as possible. Therefore, if you feel any of the following symptoms during your trip, please inform us immediately: Headache Cough Fever Runny nose Pain in muscles or joints Irritated eyes Pain or burning throat Difficulty breathing It is important to note that other factors could cause some symptoms. We remind all divers to stay well hydrated to avoid headaches, eat healthily, and avoid excessive use of alcohol, especially if you are going to dive. There are multiple garbage containers throughout the ship and ask that you use these when you finish using napkins, tissues, canned soft drinks, beers, and snacks. We want to keep our areas as clean as possible. If you have any questions or concerns during your trip, please contact one of our Divemasters, who will be happy to guide you in what options are available to keep you and others safe. MEALS: We will have two seatings for all meals. Please wash your hands in your room before entering the dining room and bring a facemask or handkerchief if you feel you may cough or sneeze. If any guest shows symptoms, they will not be able to access the dining room, and we will take their meal to their room. EVACUATION PLAN IN CASE OF A SUSPECTED CASE OF COVID-19: If any passenger presents symptoms such as a fever higher than 100.4F/38C, a cough, runny nose, pain or burning throat, or respiratory distress, they must immediately inform one of the Divemasters or Captain. The guest will be restricted to their cabin, and we will bring meals to the room. Facemasks will be mandatory as a preventive measure when receiving a meal. The roommate* will move to the TV room, and that will be their new room under the circumstances. Dependent upon when this happens during the trip and the severity of the symptoms, the Captain will determine the best course of action; an evacuation or we end the trip early and return to Puerto Peñasco. Once this is determined, a general announcement will be made to all guests. This announcement will state that a guest has presented some symptoms and the next steps. Should an evacuation be deemed best, the evacuation will be in Bahía de Kino, Sonora, where we will have a better medical evaluation. Based on the medical assessment, a decision will be made about whether the guest will return home or stay a few days at a place of their preference. The guest will absorb these costs. This is an additional reason why we highly recommend that you review your travel/medical insurance for coverage should this occur. The guest's room with a suspected case of COVID-19 will be quarantined until arrival in port so that it can be thoroughly disinfected. No one can enter during this time. Once the evacuation is complete, the boat will depart and continue with the rest of its itinerary. The guests and crew will continue to be monitored. If anyone else presents similar symptoms, we will need to end the trip and return to Puerto Peñasco immediately. * ROOMATE The roommate will take their personal items with disinfection wipes to the TV room where that will be their new room until the end of the trip. This room will be for the exclusive use of this guest. Given the circumstances, the guest will have access to the outdoor showers on the diving platform, where we have hot water. The bathroom on the dive deck will be for their exclusive use. Our goal is to ensure the best experience possible while ensuring everyone’s safety. We appreciate your assistance as we comply with the state's guidelines and federal laws of the government of Mexico.
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  • 210 days before trip start: 50%
  • 120 days before trip start: 100%

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Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) TERMS:  If travel restrictions are implemented by the local governments due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, you will be rescheduled for a future booking through 2022



Welcome to Rocio Del Mar, your liveaboard to experience the unique splendour of the northern Sea of Cortez and the Socorro Islands

With clear, deep blue waters, abundant sea life, white sand beaches and inspiring vistas, the Sea of Cortez known as the Gulf of California - is a breathtaking destination for amazing fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating and exploring for diverse marine creatures.

Dine under the stars in a calm anchorage, socialize with your shipmates and make new friends. Then melt into a luxurious bunk in your own finely appointed cabin with private bathrooms and hot showers. All in a day aboard Rocio, combined with personalized service to enhance your live aboard safety and fun. Dive into your dreams and see what Sea of Cortez diving is all about.


The vessel is 110 feet in length and the beam is 25 feet and can accommodate 20 Divers. There are 10 cabins, 2 Cabins with Double beds and a Twin bunk; 2 Cabins with Double beds and 6 Cabins with 2 separate Twin beds. All cabins have air conditioning, a private bathroom and shower. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds. We recommend any private valuables be safely stored in the boat’s secure vault. 

There is plenty of space to relax during the surface intervals, including a Salon, covered sitting area and a covered Sun Deck. The spacious Dining Area is in the lower forward part of the boat to minimize any sense of movement during meals. We will carefully select anchorages to minimize any wave action on the 200 ton stiff steel vessel while anchored for the night. Oversize engines designed to operate at low working loads with high efficiency, producing less engine noise and vibration at normal cruising speed. Deep V hull design and wave breaking bow knuckle to minimize surface wave action against the hull as the Rocio Del Mar moves forward through the sea.


All meals and snacks are included.  Start your day early with a heavy continental breakfast with bagels, toast, yogurt, fresh fruit, cereals, fresh juices, coffee, tea and hot chocolate. After your first dive you will enjoy an American style breakfast consisting of items such as pancakes, waffles, eggs, breakfast meats, and potatoes.  After your second dive you will come back to a hearty lunch that starts with a home-made soup followed by a plated meal such with fish, beef or chicken, fresh vegetables, home-made pasta salads, burgers, fish tacos, and more.  

In the mid afternoon our chef will prepare a lovely snack with items such as mini sandwiches, sliced cheese and meats, nachos, guacamole, etc.  You will end your day with a wonderful, three course dinner that starts with a salad, a main course with seafood, beef, chicken or pork cooked with savory spices, paired with vegetables, pastas and potatoes.  Desserts are a sweet surprise made fresh daily.

Weather permitting we have special evening on the top of our boat where our chef prepares carne asada and the entire crew joins in to serve you.   

Hot and cold beverages are available throughout the day including canned soft drinks. The Quino provides complimentary beer and wine after your last dive of the day.

Smoking is allowed only on the top Sun Deck. Wet gear storage is available on the Diving Deck, so there is no need to lug gear or clutter your Stateroom with it.

The owners and crew

Living on the ocean has always been a fantasy. Lolo has been a sea captain most of his adult life, so deciding to combine his experience along with my dream seemed like the ideal thing to do. Rocio del Mar is the result. Lolo says  "We find that diving can be relaxing and meditative, as well as exhilarating and adventurous, and we want to share the experience with others. Personally, the best diving I have ever done has been effortless., I was catered to as a Diver and only had to concern myself with my enjoyment. Our mission is to create an environment where our guests can be worry-free. We want the experiences of our Divers to be as wonderful as those we have had. Rocio del Mar has been adapted to fit divers’ needs, to be not only a boat but a kind of diving haven".


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For your safety

  • Fire Alarm
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Life Jackets
  • Life Rafts
  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station

Diving gear

  • Nitrox ($)
  • Rental Equipment ($)

Boat Amenities

Amenities & services

  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • En-Suite Bathroom
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Spacious Diving Platform
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni


  • Land Excursions


  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Great for families

  • Movies

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol


  • Lounge/Tv Area


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