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Sea of Cortez

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. 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.

Sample Itinerary

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.

7 night dive package includes three meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer and wine. Tanks, weights and weight belts are also provided. Prices per person based on double occupancy.

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.


Pricing varies throughout the year so please call 1-800-298-9009, email us at info@stv.travel, or chat with us online.

Socorro Islands

The Revillagigedo Islands (also Revillagigedo Archipelago or Islas Revillagigedo) 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, and are sometimes called Mexico's "little Galapagos". 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; possible destinations on the itinerary are San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarion Islands.

These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic animals in the world. Schooling Hammerhead sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, marlin, oceanic white tips sharks, whale sharks and mantas.

Mantas are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands; the island on which they seem to congregate the most 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 here are the friendliest I have ever experienced, they seem to enjoy the presence of humans. This is truly an exceptional place if you wish to really experience the Manta Magic.

Humpback whales visit during the winter months of December through March. This is a splendid time to hear the sound of the singing mating male escorts underwater. This destination can only be dived by a live aboard dive vessel. It takes approximately 24 hrs one way to reach the islands. This is an excellent dive destination for large pelagics due to the open ocean nature of the islands, which sometimes include currents and choppy conditions. The underwater topography consists of rocky outcroppings, boulders and some walls. There is not much in the way of coral as this is a cooler water destination.

Sample Itinerary

Arrive a day before departure, dinner will be served at 7 p.m. on the boat for those who wish to join us. Guests are asked to spend the night on the boat for early departure.

Day 1 - Departure 11:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Day 2 - Rocio del Mar arrives to San Benedicto around 6:00 a.m. Start Diving! 4 dives scheduled...

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, 4 dives scheduled.

Day 7 – San Benedicto, schedule 4 dives. At the end of this day we will start our departure to San Jose del Cabo.

Day 8 – Arrive at San Jose del Cabo. Guests may sleep on the boat.

Day 9 - Disembark after breakfast.

8 night dive package includes three meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer and wine. Tanks, weights and weight belts are also provided. Prices per person based on double occupancy.

Airport transfers not included. National Park Fees of $28.00 per person due on the boat. Nitrox fee of $120.00 per person, per week 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.

Rocio Del Mar Dive Packages Start at $4059 per person


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