Explore Baja 2018

  

 2018 Explore Baja Underwater Photo Workshop

Join us October 6 - 18, 2018 for Rocio del Mar's best liveaboard trip!!

 

October 6 - 18, 2018

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For only $4,195

Why Join This Trip?

✓ Unique itinerary sailing the entire length of the Sea of Cortez from south to north

✓ See the unexpected in remote locations: dolphins, sealions, whales, mantas etc

✓ Sail with one of the best liveaboards in the Sea of Cortez, the Rocio Del Mar

✓ Easy travel: fly into Cabo to start the trip and end in Phoenix, Arizona

Why Travel With Bluewater?

✓ We book liveaboards that offer the best overall value

✓ Fun, engaged trip leaders who care about the guest experience

✓ Repeat customer discounts, gear discounts and other benefits

✓ Great support if flight/weather issues occur


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Trip Overview - Experience what very few people have. A journey where there are no roads, very few people, and almost no boats. At night you hear something splashing. It could be anything - dolphins, marlin, a school of bonitos? Then you hear a huge sound of blowing and water spouting. It's a whale! You can't see him, but he sounds big. At a distance you hear sea lions and pelicans. What a splendid way to end a magnificent day.

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There will be maximum of 20 divers on the trip, including hosts. During the day we move from one island to the next, diving 3 to 4 times daily. If you wish to hike the remote islands during surface intervals, there is always a dinghy available to take you to shore. Kayaks are also always available for a serene cruise around the islands.

Exploring one island to the next is a magical experience - one that will linger in your memory for years to come. The Sea of Cortez remains a secret oasis where the desert meets the sea.

Read the boat info & great reviews of the Rocio del Mar!


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Marine Life to Photograph - The bio-diversity between the Northern and Southern Sea of Cortez is incredible. The sea life we witness on the surface from the boat, dinghys or snorkeling is fantastic. Potential to see dolphins, sea lions, pilot, humpback, blue, fin, sei, orca and sperm whales. Also, flying mantas, blue and brown footed boobies, cormorants, frigate birds and the endemic yellow footed gull

Diving Conditions in October - Average water temperatures in October are in the low to mid 80s. A full 3mm wetsuit is recommended. 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 and bring seasickness medication if necessary.

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Inclusions

✓ Three meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer & wine

✓ 3-4 dives per day; tanks, weights & weight belts are provided

✓ Activities included: Diving, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling & several land excursions exploring small towns & missions

✓ 16% Mexican tax, port fees & fuel surcharges

Exclusions

✗ Airfare

✗ Airport transfers ($75 per person from Puerto Penasco to PHX airport and $20 per person from SJD airport to Puerto Los Cabos)

✗ National park fees ($43.00)

✗ Nitrox ($120)

✗ Fuel surcharge ($100)

✗ Dive/travel insurance

✗ Gratuity


Daily Photo Workshops - Workshops will be given daily on topics such as wide-angle underwater photography, ambient light shots, snorkeling with large animals, strobe exposure and positions, avoiding backscatter, and composition. Help underwater is also given.

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Trip Schedule

> Day 1 - Check in at boat at 5:00pm - San Jose del Cabo (October 6, 2018)

> Day 2 - Cabo Pulmo

> Day 3 - Isla Cerralvo

> Day 4 - El Bajo, ship wreck (Fang Ming), visit La Paz for the afternoon

> Day 5 - Early hike on San Francisco Island, Dora's Pinnacle, Los Islotes

> Day 6 - Animas

> Day 7 - Coronado, walk Loreto Mission Square in the evening

> Day 8 - Isla Alfonso

> Day 9 - San Pedro Martir

> Day 10 - Animas and Salsipuedes

> Day 11 - Bahia de los Angeles - whale sharks, El Pescador

> Day 12 - Angel Island

> Day 13 - Disembark 7:00am (October 18, 2018)

 

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Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar Rocio Del Mar

 

About the Rocio Del Mar - Rocio Del Mar offers 10 comfortable guest staterooms on two decks. All have private bathrooms with hot shower stalls, western style toilets, lavatories, and above height window. Each cabin is carpeted and air conditioned. There are room length windows with privacy curtains and convenient gear and clothes storage drawers beneath the beds.

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

Rocio Del Mar

 

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Flight Information

> Arrival: Guests should fly into San Jose del Cabo airport (code: SJD). You may board the boat between 3:00p and 5:00pm on October 6, and departure from the San Jose del Cabo Marina occurs at approximately 5:00pm. The marina is about 25 minutes from the airport and guests are responsible for their own transportation to the boat. Taxis are readily available, or you can take a shared or private transfer. We recommend Cabo Transfers, as they provide shared ride vans and private shuttles at reasonable prices. www.cabotransfers.com

> Return: Our trip will end in Puerto Penasco, Mexico and you will fly out of Phoenix airport (code: PHX). A continental breakfast will be provided on the last morning of the trip (October 18) and guests will disembark by 7:00am. The shuttle to PHX will pick up passengers promptly upon disembarking to Rocio Del Mar. The transfer from the marina to PHX is at least 4 hours, so please book your departing flight from Phoenix no earlier than 2:00pm on October 18th. The cost for this one-way shuttle service is $75 per person, payable directly to the driver.

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Call us today at 310-915-6677 email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

Or stop by our office at 3961 Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 206 Culver City, CA 90230 

And let us book your dream vacation!

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