Roddenberry Dive Team
Socorro Islands Diving Adventure
Aboard the Rocio del Mar
WHAT: Socorro Islands Live-Aboard Dive Trip
WHEN: May 23-31, 2013
VESSEL: Rocio del Mar
MARINA: Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo
DESTINATION: Socorro Islands (Revillagigedo Islands)
NOTE: SOLD OUT
Join Rod Roddenberry and the Roddenberry Dive Team over the Memorial Day holiday for an amazing big animal dive adventure to the Revillagigedos Archipelago, more commonly known as the Socorro Islands.
Divers may experience giant Pacific manta ray encounters, schooling hammerhead sharks, mysterious silky sharks and Galapagos sharks, elusive oceanic white tips sharks, playful pods of dolphins, schools of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, marlin along with a variety of other sea life. Whale sharks and humpback whales are often seen late April/May.
Trip dates May 23 – 31, 2013.
About Socorro Islands:
The Revillagigedo Islands, also called the Socorro Islands, are a group of four volcanic islands (San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarion Islands) in the Pacific Ocean. They are located 250 miles off Baja Mexico’s southern shore near Cabo San Lucas, and can only be experienced by a liveaboard dive vessel. It takes approximately 24 hours to reach the islands.
This is an excellent dive destination for large pelagic ocean dwellers 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.
Known for their unique ecosystem, the islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species, and are sometimes called Mexico's "little Galapagos". Mantas are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands. They seem to congregate around a submerged sea mount and cleaning station around San Benedicto at a magical dive site called "The Boiler". More than half a dozen mantas frequent this pinnacle regularly, and interact with divers. This is truly an exceptional place if you wish to really experience the manta magic.
About Rocio del Mar:
Rocio del Mar is a 110 feet liveaboard dive boat constructed of steel and powered by twin turbo diesels. She accommodates 20 divers in 10 staterooms, two with full beds and a twin bunk on top, two with full beds and six with 2 twin beds. Each stateroom has air conditioning, a private bathroom with a hot shower, above height window, and storage space under the beds. The voltage is 110 (just like the US).
Click Here for the Rocio del Mar brochure.
Cost of Trip:
This trip is sold out. Contact Rocio del Mar about a waiting list or other dates for a Socorro Islands dive trip.
Price includes meals, snacks, beverages, housekeeping, port fees, fuel charges, weights, tanks, air (NITROX additional cost) dinner on day of embarking and breakfast on the day of disembarkation.
*PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
$25 National Marine Park Fee due on the boat
$100 NITROX (EAN) for the week due on the boat or can be added to the invoice (optional).
$15 Mandatory contribution to the hyperbaric chamber
$40 per person transportation fee in San Jose de los Cabos
Gratuity fee of 10-15% per person of full fare recommended.
To Book Your Reservation Now
Call Rocio del Mar (602) 558-9580
Contact Yanneth Montes at firstname.lastname@example.org or (602) 6558-9580 for more information about the trip, or to book a future trip on the Rocio del Mar.
Getting to the Boat:
Rocio del Mar is located at the new Marina in Puerto Los Cabos in San Jose del Cabo. All guests must travel to San Jose del Cabo (SJD). Guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from Puerto Los Cabos and the boat. The marina is about 25 minutes from the airport. Plan on arriving a day prior to your trip departure date. All guests will sleep on the boat the night before departure. Note - trips out of Puerto Penasco, Mexico are Saturday to Saturday.
This trip is 9 days long with 6 full days of diving. Participants need to arrive a day before departure and plan to spend the night on the boat for an early morning departure. Sample itinerary:
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, 4 dives scheduled. 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.
Due to the Revillagigedo biosphere regulations, divers are prohibited from carrying lights, knifes or gloves when diving anywhere in the Socorro Islands.
Rocio del Mar provides divers with 80 cubic ft. aluminum tanks that are both Din & Yoke compatible. 32% NITROX (EAN) is available for an additional $100 per person, per week. You must bring your NITROX Certification Card on the boat.
You must bring your passport, show proof of dive insurance and dive certification cards when boarding. We also recommend you purchase travel insurance.
Click Here for Rocio del Mar's FAQ document.
Please take a look at this travel website before traveling by air to Mexico for information on items you can travel with into Mexico.
Liability & Waiver Forms:
Participants must complete Rocio del Mar Liability & waiver forms and Roddenberry Dive Team waivers 60 days prior to your trip.
Rocio del Mar forms can be found on the Rocio del Mar website under the FAQ section. Send the waivers and a legible copy of your passport via e-mail to email@example.com or faxed to (602) 513-7231.
Roddenberry Dive Team forms can be found on the RDT website under the Join Now button. Email completed RDT waiver to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to (888) 763-7533 or (818) 487-9440.
Required Gear & Suggested Clothing:
Water temperature ranges from 78- 82F. Each diver must bring a full set of dive gear (wetsuit, fins, boots, mask, snorkel, BCD, regulators and dive computer. In addition, each diver is required to bring a safety sausage and a whistle. Tanks and weights are included by Rocio del Mar.
Dress on the boat is casual. We suggest that you bring a light jacket, hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.
Rocio del Mar Website
Rocio del Mar Waivers
Roddenberry Dive Team Waiver