Rocio Del Mar Liveaboard 

Diving the Sea of Cortez Midriff 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 diverse marine creatures. Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the "world's aquarium" and the "Galapagos of North America.” Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. Encounter great and small whale species, whale sharks, manta and jumping mobula rays, and sea lion colonies.

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Hike and explore remote uninhabited islets. 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.

Although the conditions in the Sea of Cortez are mostly calm, there are times that the sea is rough. Please be prepared for this type of situation. There are several over the counter remedies that can help you in case we are faced with rough seas during your trip.

Day 1. Embark at 4:00 p.m. Puerto Peñasco, leave at 5:00 p.m.

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 Peñasco
Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca., Animas in Bahia de Los Angeles, La Ventana.

Day 8. Disembark between 7:00 am. and 8:00 am.

*PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE $28 National Marine Park Fee*
*Price is US currency, per person, double occupancy*
NITROX (EAN) is also available for an additional $120 per week!

National Park Fees of $28.00 per person due on the boat.
If you are planning on diving with nitrox, the fee of $120.00 per person is due on the boat or can be added to the invoice.
$15.00 mandatory contribution to Hyperbaric chamber.
Gratuity fee of 10-15% per person recommended.
DAN Insurance is required. You must show proof of insurance and dive certification when boarding.
Prices include three meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer and wine.
Tanks, weights and weight belts are also provided.
There is secured parking available in Puerto Penasco @ $5 per day right next to where the boat is docked.
Trips out of Puerto Penasco, MX are Saturday to Saturday. We will depart promptly at 5:00 PM and return as close as possible to 8:00 AM on the following Saturday.
Normal full boat capacity is 20 divers. Trip minimum is 10 divers.