Welcome to the little Galapagos
Every year Margo and I look for unique and amazing places to dive. All need to be family friendly and Kids Sea Camp safe. Along the way we can run into surprising adventures and find so hidden jewels of the sea. Dora Sandoval the owner of two liveaboards, Quino El Guardian and Rocio Del Mar out of Cabo and Phoenix is one of those hidden gems.
Both boats travel to the Sea of Cortez, Baja and the Socorro “Mexico’s Galapagos” Islands in the Pacific ocean. Here’s a breakdown of the diving with these wonderful and excellent family friendly liveaboards.
Sea of Cortez
With clear, deep waters, abundant sea life, golden sandy beaches and inspiring vistas, the Sea of Cortez – known as the Gulf of California – is a breathtaking destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, boating, and exploring diverse marine creatures. Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the “world’s aquarium” and the “Galapagos of North America.” Dive on untouched walls and reefs abounding in marine life. Encounter great and small whale species, whale sharks, manta and jumping Mobula rays, and sea lion colonies. Hike and explore remote uninhabited islets. Dine under the stars in a calm anchorage, socialize with your shipmates and make new friends. Then melt into a luxurious bunk in your own finely appointed cabin with private bathrooms and hot showers. All in a day aboard Rocio, combined with personalized service to enhance your live aboard safety and fun. Dive into your dreams and see what sea of cortez diving is all about
Revillagigedo – Socorro Islands
Dive and interact with the friendliest giant mantas in the world. At Socorro, these giants choose to interact with divers. They come in very close, sometimes less than 1 meter, make eye contact and then swim along beside you, totally on their terms. It is very likely that bottlenose dolphins will also move in close and intimate to divers during your trip. Shark sightings are also very good at Socorro Island with common sightings of silky, galapagos, hammerhead, white tip and silver tip sharks. Humpback whale sightings and whale sharks are possible in season.
Observe gray whales pilot whales, sperm whales, humpback whales and dolphins. No telling what you will find in the Baja California also known as the the Sea of Cortez. Scuba with sea lions and explore the sea’s depths. Jacques’ Cousteau call the Sea of Cortez the worlds aquarium with over 600 species Join us where the desert meets the sea. 3 to 4 dives daily, hiking remote islands, Santa Rosalia, Loreto and an evening in La Paz. Kayaks are also on board for your enjoyment.
The Citizens Science Program, to be honest
As I said at the top of the page Kids Sea Camp and Family Dive Adventures are always looking for ways to offer more unique adventures and higher quality diving vacations. The Citizens Science program is just the week of diving and education that takes a vacation to whole new level.
Imaging you and your family spending a week or even two diving and exploring the Pacific Ocean with experts in the field of Marine Biology. Learn how to photo-ID, tag and skin samples from sharks and mantas, learn about their biology and ecology, assist the scientists in the censusing and behavioral studies.