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Rocio Del Mar

Year built
2008 
Cabins
10
Length / Width
34 m / 8 m
Internet
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Nitrox
YES ($)
Rental equip.
YES ($)

Highlights

  • Join a trip to the Galapagos of Mexico for fantastic large animal diving
  • Liveaboard diving trips to the Sea of Cortez
  • Dive in Socorro with friendly mantas and large pelagics
  • Humpback whales, whalesharks, dolphins, hammerheads
  • Galapagos sharks, tiger sharks and silky sharks
  • Citizen Scientist trips with marine biologists specializing in whales, mantas, sharks, etc.
  • Dives from tenders
  • Plenty of space to relax between dives - inside and out
  • Shark observation night dives
  • Nitrox and rental equipment available
  • Complimentary beer and wine after diving finishes for the day

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

Departure from Puerto Peñasco:

  • Fly into Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, in Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
  • Head Out to Rocky Point is a shuttle service that can be arranged for you for a fee. It will pick you up from the airport and bring you to Marina Fonatur in Puerto Peñasco where the boat is anchored. The drive from Phoenix, Arizona to the marina is about four hours. 

Departures from San Jose del Cabo:

  • The closest aiport is Los Cabos International (SJD).
  • The boat is anchored at the new marina in Puerto Los Cabos which is about 25 minutes from the airport.
  • Guests are responsible for their own transport to the marina either by colective or taxis. 
  • The cheapest way is to take a shuttle bus which can be found at the taxis stand at the airport. Theshuttle bus will drop you off at a hotel in San Jose del Cabo from where you can order a taxi to take you to the marina. 

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Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 25% is due 180 days prior to arrival
  • 50% (balance) is due 90 days prior to arrival

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  • 25% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 90 days prior to arrival
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Twin bed Cabin

6 cabins feature two single beds with reading lights. Adjustable reading lights to focus the illumination without disturbing your cabin-mate. 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.

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2 cabins feature a double bed with lots of storage space underneath. Adjustable reading lights to focus the illumination without disturbing your cabin-mate. All cabins have air conditioning, a private bathroom and shower.

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Cabin with full bed and a twin bunk

Two staterooms on the second deck behind the bridge on the port and starboard side. Each features a full size lower bed and a single size bed on top with adjustable reading lights. 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.

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DIVING SERVICES

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  • Nitrox ($)
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Diving Facilities

  • Battery Charging Station
  • Spacious Dive Deck
  • Separate Zodiac/Dhoni

Safety

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

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Boat Amenities

Facilities

  • Air-Conditioning
  • Lounge/Tv Area

Entertainment and family

  • Movies

Activities

  • Land Excursions
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash

Food and drink

  • Buffet
  • Alcohol

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