2023 Socorro Island Liveaboard Aboard Rocio Del Mar

2017 Sudan Classic Liveaboard - Herts  

6th – 16th March 2023
9 Days/9 Nights on liveaboard – 20 dives

£3895pp plus the park fees etc (based on 2 people sharing)

14 Spaces remaining

Dive Trip Details

The Vessel…

Rocio del Mar is of the utmost seaworthiness and approved by both the US Coast Guard and the Mexican Coast Guard. She is equipped with state of the art electronics and all safety equipment required.

Rocio del Mar is 100′ long with a 25′ beam. She accommodates 20 divers in 10 air-conditioned twin/double cabins. There are six cabins with two over-sized twin bunks, two cabins with a full bed and a twin bunk and two cabins with a queen bed. Each cabin has four drawers for storage. There is also storage space under the bottom bunks and clothing/towel hooks. Each cabin also has a bathroom with a shower and toilet.

Guests enjoy Tempur-Pedic® mattresses and quality bed linens. Steward cleans all rooms, bunks, and bathrooms during the first dives of the day. They provide bath towels and dive deck towels, and these are changed mid-trip.

The galley is in the bow of the boat and comfortably accommodates all 20 passengers. The galley also has a television and DVD player, and is comfortable with full-sized sofas, a TV, and a computer table.

There is an outside covered deck with comfortable patio furniture and a shaded sundeck with lawn chairs perfect for relaxing between dives.

The dive deck is large and well organized with a spacious camera table. There is a dive platform for ease of boarding the inflatables with two outdoor showers. There is a restroom located next to the dive deck. Rocio has two 18′ Achilles inflatables for our divers’ safety and ease with very sturdy ladders.

All voltage aboard the Rocio Del Mar is 110, just like the US.

Besides your normal dive gear, every diver is required to have a dive computer, SMB and a whistle. A 5mm wetsuit with hood is recommended with water temperatures at around 24 degrees.  It is also advisable to take an undervest if you tend to get a little cold.

The crossing from San Jose del Cabo to the Socorro Islands takes approximately 24-26 hours. It is open sea, therefore, please be prepared in case you are faced with rough seas. There are several over-the-counter remedies that can help you. In case you have a propensity to motion sickness or are concerned that you might develop symptoms, please prepare yourself with preventive measures before departure.

Rocio del Mar is equipped with state-of-the-art electronics and all required safety equipment. Passenger safety is paramount and therefore the captain has the sole discretion to change, delay, return early or cancel the cruise if necessary. These reasons include but are not limited to bad weather, perils of the sea, acts of  God, political incidents or force majeure.

 

The itinerary…

The Revillagigedo Islands (also Revillagigedo Archipelago) are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their unique ecosystem. The islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species. Socorro island is the most diverse in flora, fauna, and topography.

The islands lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico’s southern shore. When embarking on a trip to the Socorro Islands, we plan to dive the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida. These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Animals include schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, friendly bottlenose dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tip sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays. Manta rays are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands. The island where they predominately congregate is San

Benedicto. The magical dive site called “The Boiler” is a submerged sea mount and cleaning station. More than a half dozen mantas frequent this pinnacle regularly. The mantas in the Revillagigedo Islands are friendly and enjoy the presence of humans. This is truly an exceptional place to experience the manta magic.

Humpback whales visit during the winter months of mid-February through mid-April. You can often hear the sounds of the singing mating males as they provide escort underwater. Sightings are common during this time. Whale sharks are more commonly seen in November, December, and May. Trips have three divemasters on board to lead dives and assist divers. They also have two zodiac drivers vigilantly watching for bubbles and retrieving divers upon surfacing. They provide 80 cubic ft. aluminum tanks that are both DIN & yoke compatible.

All dive sites are subject to weather conditions and cannot be guaranteed.

 

Price Includes

  • Economy class flights with American Airlines with 23kgs baggage included – an extra bag can be prebooked/prepaid
  • 1 night in a twin shared room at Los Angeles Airport/Similar
  • 9 nights onboard Rocio Del Mar in twin shared cabins with all meals, snacks and beverages and up to four guided dives per day (conditions permitting); tanks, air and weights; breakfast on the day of disembarkation
  • Airport transfers
  • ATOL and full financial protection

Not Included in Price

  • Kit Hire
  • Nitrox
  • Dive guide and dive crew gratuities
  • Possible 1 night extension in Cabo
  • Park Fee $450pp*
  • ESTA
  • Fuel Surcharge – These fees are subject to change without notice.

To secure a place on this dive holiday please call 2DiVE4 on 01279 815559

 

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