Rocio del Mar, Mexico



  • Choice of 3 itineraries year-round
  • Abundant large marine life
  • 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. There are many relaxation spots on the boat, 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 referred to as 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, Deck Towels.

Required Extras: Dive Insurance, National Park Fees (75-560 USD per day).

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Nitrox, Nitrox Course (245 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.


  • 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

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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
  • 29 Verified Reviews
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Diving
  5. Value
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Miss Svetlana S
  • United States United States
Nice holidays

I expected to see a lot more big life, closer and much much more often. All the rest perfect.

Recommended for
service, friendliness
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Destia S
  • United States United States
Sunsets and Sea Lions

The crew was fabulous. The Diving was fun with sea lions and Whale sharks. The sunsets were divine

Recommended for
The crew was fabulous. The Diving was fun with sea lions and Whale sharks. The sunsets were divine
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Gordon P
  • United States United States
Sea Lions and Whale Sharks

Best parts were diving and interacting with the sea lions. We also had a long snorkel with the Whale Sharks which was quite memorable. The crew was fantastic and food was very good too. In addition black coral forests were fantastic along with nudibranchs and other sea life. Overall an excellent trip.

Recommended for
Diving, Sea Lions, Whale Sharks, Food on boat
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Bonnie M
  • United States United States
Folicking Fun

The crew was excellent in helping us enjoy this wonderful ecosystem. When a superpod of common dolphins were close, after diving, they took us out in the Zodiaks (Pangas) to snorkle with them and see them up close. Great food, presented well with gracious accomodations for special diets. They were always courteous and kind, on the boat and in the water Also, sea lions

Recommended for
The Crew, Sea Lions, Dolphins
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Erika H
  • United States United States
Was so great I loved the crew!!!!

All of it I had a blast!!!

Recommended for
The crew, the dives, the food
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Ran B
  • United States United States
great trip, everything is so good! perfect experience.

Shark、Whale and Manta

Recommended for
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Linda M
  • United States United States
Great crew, Yummy Food, Incredible Action!

The marine life action was the highlight! We had many encounters with friendly mantas and dolphins. Lots of hammerhead action with big school sightings frequent. Crew was friendly and helpful. The food was tasty. Highly recommend thus trip.

Recommended for
Mantas, Dolfins, Hammerheads
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Kathryn F
  • United States United States
The diving experience was superb, the dive guides were knowledgeable and friendly, the crew was very helpful.

The biggest highlights were definitely the variety of life we saw - oceanic mantas, dolphins, schools of hammerhead sharks, and don’t forget the whipper snappers! The crew was very friendly and helpful, happy to be on the boat with us. The food was fantastic and plentiful. All in all a wonderful trip I would repeat in a heartbeat.

Recommended for
Oceanic manta encounters, dolphin interactions, and meeting other divers from around the world.
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jaclyn B
  • United States United States
Unbelievable amenities and crew!

The crew was very welcoming and seemed to work together seamlessly. They made sure you always had everything you needed. Dives were great, we got 22 completed by the end of the trip. Could see humpback whales from the boat, dove with dolphins, schooling hammerheads and countless manta rays who were very friendly. Trip of a lifetime!

Recommended for
1. Attentiveness of crew and captain 2. FOOD (multiple courses each meal) 3. Dive sites with large pelagic animals!
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Debra C
  • United States United States
Fantastic experience!

Giant manta rays, whale shark, dolphins, and hammerheads

Recommended for
Amazing sea life we got to see, 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
  • 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
  • 8.8 Fabulous
  • Bengt O
  • Sweden Sweden
Well organized and highly motivated crew

Diving with mantas and dolphins

Recommended for
The diving area, the good organisation and the friendly crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Marcio G
  • Brazil Brazil

Dives at roca partida. Unbelievable. Dolphin meeting, mantas...

Recommended for
dives, crew, food
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • John G
  • Canada Canada
Best Crew in the Industry...

Sardines, dolphins and hammer heads. What a treat!

Recommended for
Friendly helpful crew. Delicious food. Organized dives.
  • 9.6 Exceptional
  • Rolf K
  • Switzerland Switzerland

Dolphins Mantas Sharks Humpbacks

Recommended for
1) Team of Rocio del Mar 2) Nature reserve 3) diving
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Andrei F
  • Romania Romania
Amazing diving and great crew

Same as above

Recommended for
The hammerhead schools; the dolphins; the people in the crew
  • 8.0 Very good
  • Mathilde C
  • France France
An absolut blast

The dive sites were amazing, great organisation, excellent food. Everyone was passionate and professional on board. I can only recommend and I am myself very much looking forward to dive in Revilla again in the future!

Recommended for
Dives, food, crew
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Denis E
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Sea lions in the Sea of Cortez

The captain and crew were fantastic. My bag containing my dive gear was left at Heathrow by American Airlines but the crew and other guests rallied to ensure I had enough gear to continue with the trip. The captain even loaned me his own wetsuit. Fantastic trip.

Recommended for
The food, sea lions, dive guides
  • 9.2 Superb
  • Marc A
  • Canada Canada
Best live-aboard I've ever done

Exactly as mentioned above, the diving was incredible in the Socorro islands, the food on the boat was truly impressive, and the dive masters and support crew went above and beyond to help with gear, logistics, etc.

Recommended for
The diving was incredible in the Socorro islands, the food on the boat was truly impressive, and the dive masters and support crew went above and beyond to help with gear, logistics, etc.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Stefano M
  • Italy Italy

We felt in a Family

Recommended for
Form groups based on the actual experiences and capabilities of the divers
Origin: US