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Rocio del Mar Liveaboard

Rocio del Mar is a 200 ton stiff steel vessel perfect for the open ocean crossing to the Socorro Islands. Her oversize engines are 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. Rocio del Mar can accommodate 20 guests in 10 comfortable cabins on two decks.

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All cabins are carpeted and air conditioned, and have private bathrooms with hot showers. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds. There are two cabins on the upper 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. The remaining eight cabins are on the main deck – four on the port and starboard side. Six cabins feature two single beds – one lower bed and one upper bed set perpendicular to each other. Two cabins feature a double bed with lots of storage space underneath. Adjustable reading lights to focus the illumination without disturbing your cabin-mate. Rocio del Mar’s spacious dining area is in the lower forward part of the boat to minimize any sense of movement during meals. Wet gear storage is available on the diving deck, so there is no need to lug gear or clutter your stateroom with it.

Rocio del Mar offers the following itineraries:

Socorro Islands 9 day itinerary
Day 1 – Board the boat in San Jose del Cabo by 8am and depart for the Socorro Islands!
Day 2 – Arrive at San Benedicto and start diving! 2 dives scheduled.
Day 3 – 4 dives at San Benedicto.
Day 4 – 3 dives at Roca Partida.
Day 5 – 3 dives at Roca Partida.
Day 6 – 3-4 dives at Socorro Island.
Day 7 – 4 dives at San Benedicto. The boat will then start the journey back to San Jose del Cabo.
Day 8 – Arrive at San Jose del Cabo and spend a final night on the boat.
Day 9 – Disembark Rocio del Mar after breakfast.

Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands 8 day itinerary
Day 1 – Board the boat at Puerto Penasco by 5pm and depart at 6pm.
Day 2 – Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island. Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, Lolo’s Cove, El Jardin.
Day 3 – Angel Island. Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, Las Vivoras Night Dive.
Day 4 – Salsipuedes. Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, In Animas, El Lavadero, El Lavadero Night Dive.
Day 5 – San Pedro Martir. Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito.
Day 6 – San Pedro Martir. Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove.
Day 7 – Start trip back to Puerto Penasco. Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca., Animas in Bahia de Los Angeles with Whale Sharks, La Ventana.
Day 8 – Disembark Rocio del Mar around 8am.

start date end date destination days
Nov 19 Nov 27 Socorro Islands 9 Days

start date end date destination days
Jan 28 Feb 05 Socorro Islands (Equator Diving Exclusive Trip) 9 Days
Feb 07 Feb 15 Socorro Islands (Equator Diving Exclusive Trip) 9 Days
Apr 17 Apr 25 Socorro Islands 9 Days
May 07 May 15 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Jul 07 Jul 14 Sea of Cortez–Midriff Islands 8 Days
Jul 14 Jul 21 Sea of Cortez–Midriff Islands 8 Days
Jul 21 Jul 28 Sea of Cortez–Midriff Islands 8 Days
Nov 14 Nov 22 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Dec 04 Dec 12 Socorro Islands 9 Days

start date end date destination days
Jan 06 Jan 14 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Jan 16 Jan 24 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Apr 06 Apr 14 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Apr 26 May 04 Socorro Islands 9 Days
May 06 May 14 Socorro Islands 9 Days
May 16 May 24 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Nov 27 Dec 05 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Dec 07 Dec 15 Socorro Islands 9 Days
Dec 27 Jan 04 Socorro Islands 9 Days

Socorro Islands 9 day itinerary
Price 2017: 3,695 USD (approx 2,898 GBP)
Price 2018: 3,795 USD (approx 2,977 GBP)
Price 2019: 3,895 USD (approx 3,055 GBP)

Sea of Cortez – Midriff Islands 8 day itinerary
Price 2017: 2,495 USD (approx 1,957 GBP)
Price 2018: 2,595 USD (approx 2,036 GBP)
Price 2019: 2,695 USD (approx 2,114 GBP)

Prices include: Cabin accommodation on Rocio del Mar, all diving, tanks/weights/weight belts, all meals, snacks, soft drinks, juice, local beer, local wine and 16% Mexican Tax.


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