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Dive Socorro Island, Roca Partida, San Benedicto and "The Boiler"
Manta rays, dolphins, humpback whales, 7 types of sharks and much more
Rocio Del Mar liveaboard invites you to feel the Manta-love and SCUBA dive the Revillagigedo Islands with large pelagic marine animals, such as dolphins, whales, schools of jacks, tuna and a variety of sharks, including Whale sharks, schooling Hammerhead sharks, Tiger sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks and Oceanic White Tip sharks.
In the Pacific Ocean, 250 miles south of Mexico's Baja California, lay the Revillagigedo Archipelago, or Socorro Islands. The archipelago is made of 4 volcanic islands - San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida, and Clarion, with a unique ecosystem. The islands also called "little Galapagos", are home to a variety of endemic animal and plant species and can be dived only on liveaboards. Large pelagics frequent the area due to its open ocean conditions, which can sometimes include substantial swell and currents.
The Giant Manta rays have made the Socorro islands famous. Their friendliness and love of bubbles from SCUBA divers make encounters exceptional and exciting. The cleaning station at "The Boiler" dive site, near San Benedicto island attracts multiple Mantas regularly and that's where most sightings occur.
During the winter, between January and April, Humpback whales can be spotted on their migration. You can hear their song under the water and on rare occasions even see a mother whale with her calf.
The topography under the water is rocky, with boulders and some walls. Not many corals live here, as the water is cooler.
Day 1 - Board the boat at 5 pm. Dinner is served at 7 pm and boat departs shortly thereafter
Day 2 - At Sea
Day 3 - San Benedicto - 4 dives scheduled
Day 4 - Roca Partida - 3 dives scheduled
Day 5 - Roca Partida - 3 dives scheduled
Day 6 - Socorro Island - 3 dives scheduled (check-in with the naval station)
Day 7 - Socorro Island - 4 dives scheduled
Day 8 - San Benedicto - 4 dives scheduled - at the end of the day we will start our return to San Jose del Cabo
Day 9 - At Sea
Day 10 - Arrive at San Jose del Cabo in the early morning hours - disembark at 8:30am
16% Mexican Tax
All meals, snacks and beverages including soft drinks
Complimentary local beer and wine
Tanks and weights
National Park Fees of $75 per person per diving day
Hyperbaric Chamber donation of $15 per person
Nitrox fee of $120 per person
Crew Gratuity (10%-15% of trip price is customary)
Fuel Surcharge (if applicable)
The journey from Los Cabos to the Socorro Islands is an open ocean crossing and takes approximately 26-28 hrs. It is highly recommended to bring sea-sickness prevention medication with you as seas might get rough.
Proof of diving certification and dive insurance is required. Without proof, you will not be able to dive. NO EXCEPTIONS! Travel insurance is highly recommended.
Please arrive at least a day prior to the trip. Boarding the Rocio Del Mar on the day of departure is at 8 am, at the new Marina in Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo.
All guests must travel to San Jose del Cabo (SJD) and are responsible for their own transportation to and from the boat. The marina is about 25 minutes from the airport. 2 options for public transport are available from SJD airport: take a collectivo (shuttle) to Hotel Tropicana for $15 USD and a taxi from the hotel to the marina for $10 USD. Or take a taxi straight from the airport to the marina for approximately $60 USD. Both taxi and collectivo can be arranged at the airport at the taxi stand in the arrivals hall. Another option is our Smart Dive Travel Hassle-Free packages that include round-trip airport transportation and 2 nights hotel accommodation, you can book this package as add-on during check out.
Cancellations made 9 months or more before scheduled trip date carry no penalty. 25% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 91 days to 9 months prior to the scheduled trip date. 50% of the full rate will be forfeited for cancellations made 61 to 90 days prior to the scheduled trip date. Cancellations made 60 days or less before the scheduled trip date are non refundable.