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Cabins

10

Length / Width

34 m / 8 m

Year built

2008 

Rental equip.

YES ($)

Internet

NO

Nitrox

YES ($)

Highlights

  • 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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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 25% (downpayment)
  • 210 days before trip start: 25%
  • 120 days before trip start: 50% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
  • 50% will be charged if you cancel between 90 and 60 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 60 days prior to arrival

Cabins

Description

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.

WHAT TO EXPECT

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.

BRING YOUR APPETITE AS OUR FOOD IS WHAT MAKES US SO POPULAR!   

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".

HOW TO GET THERE

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Deck Plan

DIVING SERVICES

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

Activities

  • Land Excursions

Amenities & services

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

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Great for families

  • Movies

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

Facilities

  • Lounge/Tv Area

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