Sea of Cortez Open Boat 2018


 Sea of Cortez 2018 Open Boat

Join us for Sea Lions, Sperm Whales and Whale Sharks on the Rocio Del Mar.


August 4 - 11, 2018

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For only $2,595

Why Join This Trip?

✓ The top liveaboard sailing in the Sea of Cortez

✓ Dive in an area Jacques Cousteat called the Aquarium of the World

✓ Awesome big animals like whale sharks, sea lions, dolphins, sperm whales and much more

✓ Easiest liveaboard in the US - fly or drive to Phoenix, AZ

Why Travel With Bluewater?

We book resorts/ liveaboards that offer the best overall value

Gear discounts and other benefits

Great support if flight/weather issues occur

✓ "Bluewater helped me out when I needed it most, the airline wouldn't let me board because of a Visa issue. They saved my butt" - Ray Tsusuki

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Trip Overview - Mammals, Macro, and Whale Sharks! Known by Jacques Cousteau as the "World's Aquarium" the Sea of Cortez boasts an amazing combination of animals. Great Macro subjects, sea lions, whales, whale sharks, and much more. Plan to see something new every day! Maximum of 20 divers on the trip. Sail and dive in comfort on the incredible Rocio del Mar.

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You can either meet the boat in Puerto Penasco, Mexcio or pay a shuttle fee of $125 per person for roundtrip transportation from/to Phoenix, Arizona. If you want to come to Puerto Penasco on your own, there is secured parking available in Puerto Penasco for $5 per day right next to where the boat is docked. Prices include three meals per day, snacks, beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer and wine. You can read a wonderful report of this trip here and see how our 2014 trip to the Sea of Cortez went.

Read the great reviews of the Rocio del Mar! Read the reviews on diving Sea of Cortez here

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Dive Overview - The Sea of Cortez is home to sea lions, whale sharks, manta and mobula rays, dolphins, huge schools of fish and some fascinating macro life. It is one of the easiest destinations to reach and enjoy. La Paz, Cabo, Loreto, and the northern Sea of Cortez all have excellent diving.

Diving Conditions - Good visibility, not too much wind, warm air and warm water - a 3mm wetsuit is all that is needed, at the most! Water temps will be 82-85 F.

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✓ Three meals per day & snacks,

✓ Beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer & wine

✓ One full day of whale shark snorkeling, & several dives with a friendly sea lion colony

✓ Tanks, weights & weight belts


✗ Transfers from Phoenix airport ($125)

✗ Park fees ($43.00)

✗ Fuel surcharge ($100)

✗ Nitrox ($120)

✗ Gratuity


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Rooms 1-6Rooms 7-8

(left) Cabins 1 - 6, (right) cabins 7 - 8, (below) Cabins 9-10

Rooms 9 -10


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

> Trip attendees will fly in and out of Phoenix, Arizona, which is the closest international airport. You should fly in on Saturday morning and arrive before 11am. A shuttle will arrive for pick-up at the airport at 12pm. The shuttle ride is approximately 4 hours to the boat and costs $125 roundtrip (paid directly to shuttle driver).
> Disembarkation is Saturday at 7:00am. For returning flights, book anytime after 3pm.

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Webinar About Sea of Cortez & Rocia del Mar

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Sea of Cortez Underwater Photos from Previous Trip

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