Rocio Del Mar sets records for BIG animal encounters in Sea of Cortez
(DiverWire) Guests diving aboard the Rocio Del Mar have been treated to an amazing number of encounters with a wide range of sea creatures so far this season. The live-aboard dive vessel, which specializes in voyages in the Sea of Cortez, continues to “wow” and “amaze” diving guests with special up-close and personal experiences that are often once-in-a-lifetime dives.
Since starting the Sea of Cortez season in June, the crew has recorded repeated encounters with large sperm whales, whale sharks, pilot whales, dolphin pods and regular dives and snorkeling with groups of sealions.
According to Dora Sandoval, owner of the Rocio Del Mar, said, “It’s incredible. We are so excited to be able to bring our customers to sites where they can experience these encounters. It’s why we all got into diving in the first place. I can’t tell you how many smiling faces I’ve seen already this summer and we’re only a few weeks into our schedule.”
Returning Rocio Del Mar diver and PADI Instructor Brooke Jolley was impressed with the diversity and amount of marine life the group encountered. “It was the best whale shark experience ever,” she recalls. “This wasn’t my first trip on the Rocio Del Mar but it certainly was one of the most memorable.”
Sandoval points out that the Rocio Del Mar, which also has a scheduled itinerary in the Socorro Islands in the Winter, is becoming very popular with scuba divers from across the country. The vessel has a several upcoming departures with limited space available. For more information, visit the website.