Sea of Cortez 2017 Open Boat Trip
Join us for Sea Lions, Sperm Whales and Whale Sharks on the Rocio Del Mar.
✓ 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 dive to Phoenix, AZ
✓ 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
What is an Open Boat Trip? - There will be no trip leader from Bluewater Travel onboard. But the great crew of the Rocio del Mar will be there along the way to help you with all your diving needs and to make sure that you will have the best liveaboard experience possible on your Sea of Cortez trip!
Trip Overview - We will jump in the water with sperm whales, pilot whales and dolphins as much as possible. Maximum of 20 divers on the trip, including hosts. Sail and dive in comfort on the incredible Rocio del Mar.
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.
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 "big animal" destinations to reach and enjoy. La Paz, Cabo, Loreto, and the northern Sea of Cortez all have excellent diving.
Diving Conditions - After careful research, we have decided that the August and September months are the best time for the Northern Sea of Cortez. 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.
Marine Life to Photograph - We will be spending extra time photographing big animals - sperm whales, dolphins, sea lions, whale sharks, and schools of fish. The Northern Sea of Cortez also has plenty of small fish, nudibranchs, moray eels, arrow crabs, jawfish, hawkfish, pikeblennies, rays and seahorses.
✓ Three meals per day & snacks
✓ Beverages including soft drinks, juice, domestic beer & wine
✓ One full day of whale shark snorkeling, and 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)
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.
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