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Sea of Cortez Aboard the Rocio Del Mar

Dates: October 7-19, 2023






Diver Price: $4695
Non-Diver Price: Not Available
Group Air: Not Available

This trip is called Explore Baja and covers the whole Sea of Cortez (aka Gulf of California), starting at San Jose del Cabo at the southern tip of the Baja peninsula going one way to Puerto Penasco in the north.A journey where there are no roads, very few people and almost no boats. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the worlds aquarium.

What's the diving like?

The bio-diversity between the Northern and Southern Sea of Cortez is incredible. Diving the entire Baja is spectacular. The sea life we will be able to witness on the surface from the boat, dingy or snorkeling is fantastic: dolphins, sea lions, pilot whales, humpback whale, fin whales, orca and sperm whales as well as flying mantas, blue and brown footed boobie birds, cormorants, frigate birds and the endemic yellow footed gulls.

Conditions in the Sea of Cortez are mostly calm, however, there are times that the sea is rough. Average water temperatures in October: 87 F (30 C) with slight variations in water temperature from site to site. It would be a good idea to bring additional layers (e.g. hooded vest or core warmer). A 5mm wetsuit is recommended for those who get cold easily.

Description from our 2018 Trip: 
"We snorkeled with whale sharks and dolphins, dove with playful sea lions and manta rays and did a night dive with mobula rays! We also got to see fin whales from the surface, the second largest whale in the world! And these are just the big animal encounters! We also found the tiniest nudibranchs in the north, and we dove a couple of wrecks in the south. This trip has it all!"

Where will you be staying?

The 90 foot Rocio del Mar liveaboard offers fantastic dive trips. 20 guests are catered to in 10 comfortable staterooms spread over 2 decks. Each stateroom aboard the Rocio del Mar has air-conditioning, carpets, windows, storage space and en-suite bathrooms. For relaxation guests can choose the 2nd deck salon or sun deck with BBQ. The spacious dining area is located on the lower forward part of the Rocio del Mar, to minimize the sense of movement while you are enjoying your tasty meals.

Be Prepared!

Here's what to expect and a few tips for packing:

 

Included on your vacation;

  1. 12 Nights aboard the Rocio Del Mar
  2. All Meals and Drinks
  3. Approximately 36 Dives
  4. Remote Island Excursions
  5. Kayaks 


Not Included;

  1. Airfare: est. $500
    1. Depart PHL or EWR to San Jose del Cabo
    2. Return from Phoenix to EWR or PHL
  2. Transfers
    1. San Jose El Cabo Taxi: est. $30-$60
    2. Puerto Penasco to PHX Shuttle: est. $125
  3. National Park Fees: Currently $28
  4. Hyperbaric Chamber Fee: Currently $15
  5. Dive Insurance is Required

 

Options

  1. Nitrox: $120 per week
  2. Advanced Diver Course
  3. Nitrox Diver Course 

 

Tips and Info

  1. A 5mm wetsuit and hood are recommended for repetitive diving. 
  2. Travel Insurance is HIGHLY recommended for this Vacation.