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quino el guardian.

A research and education ship in Socorro and the Sea of Cortez

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dives per day







Beginning of November through the end of May.

 Day 1: Embark in San José del Cabo / Dinner and departure at approximately 7 pm

 Day 2: At Sea

 Day 3: Isla San Benedicto / 4 dives

 Day 4: Isla Roca Partida / 3 dives

 Day 5: Isla Roca Partida / 3 dives

 Day 6: Isla Socorro / 3 dives / Check-in with the Naval Station

 Day 7: Isla Socorro / 4 dives

 Day 8: Isla San Benedicto / 3 dives

 Day 9: At Sea

 Day 10: Arrival in San Jose del Cabo and disembark at 8:30 am

sea of cortez – midriff islands

sea of cortez – explore baja

sea of cortez – southern safari



quad cabin lower deck.

These cabins come with two bunk beds with privacy curtains on each side and can comfortably fit 4 people. The bathroom is located outside of the cabin.

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couples cabin lower deck.

There is one cabin that comes with only one bunk bed and a shared bathroom.

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deck plan

trip inclusions

✔ All taxes and port fees

✔ Accommodation in shared cabin

✔ Full-board meals

✔ Water, tea, coffee, and soft drinks

✔ 2 to 4 dives per day

✔ S80 tank, weights, dive guides

*Guests are welcome to bring along their own beverages (including alcoholic beverages) if there is something special they would like.

trip exclusions

payment terms

cancellation policies

  • Socorro and Sea of Cortez – Southern Safari.

rocio del mar is located at marina puerto los cabos in san jose del cabo. guests fly into san jose del cabo (airport code sjd). guests are responsible for their own transportation to and from the boat. the marina is about 25 minutes from the airport. taxi service is available at the airport for about $60 usd.

  • sea of cortez – midriff islands.

rocio del mar is located at the marina fonatur in puerto peñasco, mexico. marina fonatur is approximately a 4- hour drive from phoenix, arizona. most guests fly to phoenix sky harbor airport (airport code phx) as it is the most convenient and closest airport to fly into to reach our port. arrival should be no later than 11 am. transportation between phx and the boat by shuttle is $150 usd per person roundtrip and can be booked through head out to rocky point.

  • sea of cortez – explore baja.

for itineraries starting in puerto peñasco, guests fly in to phx and out of sjd. you can book a one-way shuttle through head out to rocky point for $115 usd per person. the boat returns to san jose del cabo and passengers will depart no later than 8:30 am.

for itineraries starting in san jose del cabo, guests fly into sjd and out of phx. to get to the boat, taxi service is available at the airport for about $60 usd. for your return, you can book a one-way shuttle to phx through head out to rocky point for $115 usd per person.

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