Socorro with the Rocio Del MarFebruary 25, 2024 – March 05, 2024
Join the ECD Crew for 10 amazing days aboard the Rocio Del Mar in Socorro!

$4,495per diver*

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Socorro is known as the “Mexican Galapagos”, full of pelagic life. Giant Pacific Mantas, schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, whale sharks, humpback whales, friendly dolphins and schools of tuna and jacks are all regular visitors to Socorro. There’s something magic about Socorro diving, don’t miss this opportunity to experience it!

About the Diving

The Revillagigedo Islands (also Revillagigedo Archipelago) are a group of four volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean, known for their unique ecosystem. The islands are home to many endemic plant and animal species. Socorro island is the most diverse in flora, fauna, and topography.The islands lie 250 miles off Baja Mexico's southern shore.

When embarking on a trip to the Socorro Islands, we plan to dive the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida. Due to the
distance to Clarion, this is only dived on longer expeditions. These islands are a spectacular magnet for the largest ocean pelagic
animals in the world. Animals include schooling hammerhead sharks, tiger sharks, friendly bottlenose dolphins, silky sharks, Galapagos sharks, clouds of jacks and barracuda, tuna, wahoo, oceanic white tip sharks, whale sharks, and manta rays. Manta rays are the claim to fame for Socorro Islands. The island where they predominately congregate is San Benedicto. The magical dive site called "The Boiler" is a submerged sea mount and cleaning station. More than a half dozen mantas frequent this pinnacle regularly. The mantas in the Revillagigedo Islands are friendly and enjoy the presence of humans. This is truly an exceptional place to experience the manta magic. Humpback whales visit during the winter months of mid-February through mid-April. We often hear the sounds of the singing mating males as they provide escort underwater. Sightings are common during this time. Whale sharks are more commonly seen in November, December, and May.

Our trips have three divemasters on board to lead dives and assist divers. We also have two zodiac drivers vigilantly watching for bubbles and retrieving divers upon surfacing. We provide 80 cubic ft. aluminum tanks that are both DIN & yoke compatible

Rocio del Mar is of the utmost seaworthiness and approved by both the US Coast Guard and the Mexican Coast Guard. She is equipped with state of the art electronics and all safety equipment required.The amount of guests Rocio Del Mar accommodates is 20.

Ten air-conditioned cabins sleep two guests each. There are six cabins with two over-sized twin bunks (rooms 1-6), two cabins with a full bed and a twin bunk (rooms 9 & 10 on the upper deck), and two cabins with a queenbed each (rooms 7 & 8). Each cabin has four drawers for storage. There is also storage space under the bottom bunks and clothing/towel hooks. Each cabin also has a bathroom with a lavatory, shower, and toilet.Our guests enjoy Tempur-Pedic® mattresses and quality bed linens. Our steward cleans all rooms, bunks, and bathrooms during the first dives of the day. We provide bath towels and dive deck towels, and these are
changed mid-trip.

The galley is in the bow of the boat and comfortably accommodates all 20 passengers. The galley also has a
television and DVD player should the group want to do presentations. The salon is comfortable with full-sized sofas, a TV, and a computer table. There is an outside covered deck with comfortable patio furniture and a shaded sundeck with lawn chairs
perfect for relaxing between dives.

The dive deck is large and well organized with a spacious camera table. There is a dive platform for ease ofboarding the inflatables with two outdoor showers. There is a restroom located next to the dive deck. Rocio has two 18' Achilles inflatables for our divers' safety and ease with very sturdy ladders.

Included in your trip:
10 nights accommodations aboard the Rocio Del Mar, double occupancy
All food and non-alcoholic beverages
Domestic beer and wine
7 days of 3-4 dives/day
Tanks and weights (and weight belts if needed)
nitrox for all dives
ECD trip leaders to handle all the details so you can relax and enjoy your vacation!

Additional expenses:
$75/diving day marine park fee imposed by the Mexican government (paid on board)
crew tips
larger capacity tanks
Transportation to Cabo San Lucas and the boat

$4495 per person

Payment schedule:
$1000 deposit to reserve a spot
$1000 payment due one year before the trip (Feb 2023)
50% of balance due 180 days before the trip (August 2023)
full balance due 90 days before the trip (Dec 2023)