Rocio del Mar, Mexico

Excellent food and drinks

“Great job accommodating us for snorkeling. I was somewhat hesitant to book snorkeling (only) on dive boat. But, Rocio del Mar cr…”

Alfred David B, United States United States
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Highlights

  • Choice of 3 itineraries year-round
  • BBQ on board

The 27m Rocio del Mar liveaboard cruises through to the iconic dive areas of the Socorro Islands, Sea of Cortez, and Baja California and accommodates 20 guests in 10 comfortable staterooms spread over two decks. It offers divers the choice of 3 itineraries, depending on the time of year. All the rooms have private air conditioning, carpets, windows, storage space, and en-suite bathrooms. Meals and snacks are served in the large dining area in the lower deck's forward part and are available throughout the day. Al fresco dining and vegan options are available too. The boat has many relaxation spots, but the sundeck/top deck or the upper deck salon are favorites among the guests. Rocio Del Mar also has a spacious dive deck for storing all diving gear and a camera table for avid photographers.

Scuba diving off the Rocio Del Mar in Mexican waters is a treat. Socorro Island is part of The Revillagigedo Islands, often called Mexico's "Little Galapagos." The itinerary includes diving at San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida, and Clarion Islands. These islands are a magnet for some of the largest pelagic animals in the world, with schooling Hammerhead sharks that come in the hundreds during their migration. Tiger sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, schools of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tips sharks, whale sharks, and mantas are some charismatic megafaunas that can be spotted here. All dives are led by experienced divemasters who are enthusiastic about sharing their underwater world, and the diving takes place from two pangas or skiffs.

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Included: VAT, Alcoholic Beverages, Drinking Water, Soft drinks, Tea & Coffee, Wine with Dinner, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Diving Package, Kayaks, Beach Towels, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries.

Required Extras: National Park Fees (100-1,811 MXN per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Nitrox (140 USD), Nitrox Course (200 USD), Rental Gear (50 USD).

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Boat features

  • Camera Station
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Audio & video entertainment
  • Library
  • Air Conditioned saloon
  • Aircon Cabins
  • Sun Deck
  • Indoor Saloon
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Warm Water Showers
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Custom built for diving
  • Charging stations
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outside Showers
  • Seaview Cabins
  • Kayaks On-Board
  • Separate Rinse for u/w Camera
  • Naturalist Itineraries
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Naturalist Guide
  • Leisure Deck
  • Observation Deck
  • BBQ Area
  • Available for Charter
  • Naturalist Guide

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Free Wine w/Dinner
  • Vegan Options
  • Free Soft Drinks
  • Wine Available
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine
  • Welcome Cocktails
  • Full-board Option
  • Al Fresco Dining

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.


Diving

  • DIN Adaptors
  • Nitrox available
  • Rinse Hoses
  • Dive deck
  • Tenders for diving
  • Sidemount Diving
  • Shaded Diving Area

The crew speaks English and Spanish.


Gear Rental

There is diving gear available on this boat. Please provide your rental needs on the booking form. See below for further details on inclusions and pricing. Show prices.


Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Accommodation


Boat Specifications

  • Year built 2009
  • Year renovated 2014
  • Length 90 ft
  • Top speed 10 knots
  • Cruising speed 8.5 knots
  • Engines 2 x Perkins
  • Max guests 20
  • Number of cabins 10
  • Number of bathrooms 11
  • Tenders 2 x Yamaha 75hp
  • Water capacity 40000lts
  • Fuel capacity 60000 lts
  • Freshwater maker 7000 lts per day

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • Radar
  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • E.P.I.R.B. Distress System
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Oxygen
  • First Aid Kits
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Crew trained in first aid

Rocio del Mar Reviews

  • 9.3 Superb
  1. Vessel
    8.4
  2. Crew
    9.6
  3. Food
    9.8
  4. Diving
    9.6
  5. Value
    8.9
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Alfred David B
  • United States United States
Great time on Rocio del Mar, they did a great job of taking care of us for Snorkeling!

Great job accommodating us for snorkeling. I was somewhat hesitant to book snorkeling (only) on dive boat. But, Rocio del Mar crew did great job accommodating us. We had snorkeling set up every day, with DM -- same schedule as scuba. Everything was top notch -- boats, staff, dive sites, etc. Highly recommended!!

Recommended for
Snorkeling, Food, Friendly Staff
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Elizabeth B
  • United States United States
excellente

weather conditions were a bit rough (windy) but everything was still amazing! we did mulitple dives at the same sites due to rough conditions at other sites but i thought was still nice because you get to know the area better, and the wildlife still changes. saw dolphins, mantas, tons of sharks, school of hammerheads, octopus, even a humpback whale although i think its late in the season for that. would highly recommend and hope i get to do this trip again some day

Recommended for
diving, crew, wildlife
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Caleb H
  • United States United States
Boat needs upgrades badly

See above

Recommended for
The food, the guides, the location
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Edward D
  • United States United States
Very enjoyable

Swimming with mantas, dropping into the bait ball

Recommended for
Mantas, great crew, food
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Steve T
  • United States United States
It was a good trip

Snorkeling with the whale sharks even though the water clarity was bad.

Recommended for
macro life, sea lions, water tea
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Tamyko Y
  • Spain Spain
Hammerheads experience

We were lucky with sightings. Schools of hammersheads nearby

Recommended for
Hammerheads, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Juan M
  • Mexico Mexico
Fantastic

Creew atention Food We were so happy to be there. Thanks for all the crew

Recommended for
Food, dive guide, crew service
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefano M
  • Italy Italy
Amazing

We felt in a Family

Recommended for
Form groups based on the actual experiences and capabilities of the divers
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Janice S
  • Canada Canada
Spectacular for manta rays

Incredible experiences with Manta Rays who, on one of our dives, visited each person by flying directly overhead - 2 or 3 feet hoping for a bubble tickle. Awesome. A friendly dolphin also enjoyed repeated stroking. A lifetime experience.

Recommended for
Manta rays, dolphins, crew
  • 6.8 Review score
  • Christian W
  • Germany Germany
meeting with divers under water

21 dives at only 4 diving sites leads to always meet diving groups under water at the dive site. This encounters, that last up to 10, 15 minutes, takes precious diving time into meeting curtains of bubbles, flash lights and agitated, confused divers that mostly scares away the shy pelagics. Also being only boat at Roca Partida (where only 3 dives are permitted) we meet every dive with our other groups. This is a big pity bc the sites are incredibly filled with marine life. Curious Mantas will swim with you and many kind of different sharks will be around. Rocio takes 20 divers splitted in three groups. Their sister boat, Quino el Guardian, takes 15 divers. Don’t understand why they don’t manage at least not to be with their own two boats the same day at the same diving site? Having three or more boats at only one diving spot it’s just to much and it will not help to start diving in the cold dark water at 07:00 am in order to prevent under water diver meetings. Don’t understand why they don’t explore and offer more diving sites. Staff is incredibly hard working and very friendly!!’ Food is excellent, diverse and plenty! Logistics and cleanliness on board can be improved. 20 guests is a bit to much for the size of the boat, 14 will be perfect.

Recommended for
Mantas, sharks and friendly dedicated stuff