Join East Coast Divers in Socorro for some of the most adrenaline packed pelagic diving in the world!
November 14th-24th 2020
Come join us for 10 action packed days aboard the Rocio Del Mar in the Socorro Islands. With spacious cabins, en suite full bathrooms, and a dive deck designed for divers the Rocio Del Mar is the perfect vessel for a liveaboard trip. The Socorro Islands are known as the “Mexican Galapagos”, full of pelagic life-sharks of many varieties, friendly dolphins, schools of tuna and jacks, and, the highlight for many, giant Pacific Mantas. Don't miss what's sure to be the trip of a lifetime!
About The Diving:
With 7 full dive days and 3-4 dives per day you'll have plenty of bottom time to see all the islands have to offer. Socorro is an excellent dive destination for large pelagics due to the open ocean nature of the islands. 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.
Schooling Hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tips sharks, whale sharks and mantas are all regularly seen. Mantas are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands The mantas are friendly and seem to seek out and enjoy interacting with divers. They often start swooping in as soon as the anchor line goes down! Those interested in shooting photos of some smaller creatures will find eels, octopi, nudibranchs and more.
Due to the possibility of currents and diving depths, we recommend guests be nitrox and deep certified/experienced and be comfortable diving in current and colder water.
$4300 credit card
10 nights/10 days accommodation on the Rocio Del Mar
All food and beverages (soda, water, juice, beer and wine)
3-4 dives per full dive day
Nitrox for all dives
Marine park fees
Tanks, weights and weight belts
There is plenty of space to relax during the surface intervals, including a salon, a covered sitting area and a covered Sun Deck. Our oversize engines are designed produce less engine noise and vibration for a smooth ride, and Deep V hull design and wave breaking bow minimize surface wave action against the hull during travel.
Guests rave about the food aboard the Rocio Del Mar! All meals and snacks are included. Start your day early with a heavy continental breakfast, then after your first dive you will enjoy an American style breakfast consisting of items such as pancakes, waffles, eggs, breakfast meats, and potatoes. A hearty lunch that starts with a home-made soup followed by a plated meal , a mid-afternoon snack prepared by the chef and a three course dinner (plus dessert) will ensure that you refuel from diving and that no one goes to bed hungry! Food Allergies and preferences can be accommodated with advance notice.
The islands lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico's southern shore. The crossing from Los Cabos to the Socorro Islands takes approximately 26-28 hrs. Average water temperatures for November are 78-82 degrees