Rocky Point Scuba Dive

Rocky Point Scuba Dive

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Welcome to Rocky Point Scuba!

  Meet Lea and Nathan Kesler, owners of Rocky Point Scuba Dive for 25 years. Lea is a certified NAUI instructor for 20+ years and has taught thousands of students under NAUI. Our scuba instruction...
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Training & Certifications

Learn to dive & get certified!   For beginners to adventurers, from full NAUI certification to advanced training, we offer something for everyone. At Rocky Point Scuba Dive we understand learning a new skill can...
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Dive Trips

Come join us on our next adventure!   One of the wonderful things about being located in the Sea of Cortez is the variety of dive locations – near and far. Each trip is unique...
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Welcome to Rocky Point Scuba!

 

Meet Lea and Nathan Kesler, owners of Rocky Point Scuba Dive for 25 years.

Lea is a certified NAUI instructor for 20+ years and has taught thousands of students under NAUI. Our scuba instruction is based on a safe and enjoyable experience solely teaching a person how to scuba, hindering away from large classes and more based on only a few individuals to private lessons. We have always been an on line business as a source for our Scuba instruction and Dive adventures until now. Recently, we are expanding our horizons and we have opened a NEW Dive Shop located at Manny’s beach Club in Puerto Penasco (aka Rocky Point). With our new location, we can now expand our dive opportunities. Manny’s Beach Club has a heated pool for Dive instruction, we have office space for classroom time and the whole Sea of Cortez, outside our door, to begin open water certifications right off the beach by the pool. We are excited to live in Puerto Penasco and begin a new adventure training students to dive and take them on trips all around the world to open new experiences. We also offer accommodations for those with larger groups!

 

Scuba DIVE Trips & NAUI Certification Available

Come dive with us!

 

Isla San Jorge

Where: This is a wonderful day trip to Isla San Jorge, better know as Bird Island. This little island is located 28 miles south east of Puerto Penasco and the only way to get there is by boat.

When: This is an all day trip departing at 7am and returning to port around 5pm. Check calendar for availability

What to expect: Light snacks and drinks will be provided. There is always a chance to see dolphins or the occasional Whale Shark on the way to and from the island! December to March Fin whales and occasional Humpback whales return to the area for a good opportunity for pictures! Isla San Jorge is best know for it’s playful sea lion colony and a huge variety of birds. Once we arrive at the island you will have an opportunity to scuba dive, snorkel, kayak, or just enjoy the sights. These friendly creatures are a quite entertaining; whether you are diving, snorkeling, or sightseeing you will surely enjoy this adventure!

Cost: The cost of this trip for a private charter is $1300 for up to 12 people. Tanks, weights, lunch and non-alcoholic beverages are provided but please feel free to bring your additional snacks and drinks for the ride back.  This trip does require a 10 person minimum for private charters can be arranged at a varied price depending on boat size required.*  We also book dive trips with EcoFun Adventures and can reduce the minimum divers to 4 people, cost is $199 for a 1 tank dive including gear and also includes lunch and all beverages.  (open bar only on return trip for divers) Non-divers can join for $99.

*$75 Deposit required to hold your dive date and dive spot on the chartered boat.  Deposits are non-refundable 2 weeks prior to dive excursion, deposits are 100% refundable if excursions is cancelled by Rocky Point Scuba Dive

Puerto Lobos

Where: Located just two hours south of Puerto Penasco is the quiet little village of Puerto Lobos. This small fishing village has lots to offer in the way of diving and snorkeling.

When: Our typical day trip to Lobos consists of an early departure of 6 am and we return to Penasco usually around 4pm. Contact us to book your trip today!

What to expect: We dive off a 30′ Panga with a certified diver and excellent boat captain.  Usually we caravan down the coastal highway to get there, but if we have room, you are more than welcome to ride along. This area is unspoiled and boasts a ton of fish. Last fall while I was teaching a family how to scuba dive, we were surprised by a visit from a whale shark!! There is also a small wreck dive just off shore. This is a lot of fun and you will love meeting the people of Puerto Lobos.

Cost: $225 per diver. This is a two tank dive, includes tanks, weights, lunch and water. This trip is a 4 person minimum and transportation is not provided, private trips can be scheduled at a varied price.*

 

*$100 deposit required to hold your dive date and dive spot on this chartered boat.  Deposits are non-refundable 1 month prior to this dive excursion, 100% refundable if excursion has to be canceled by Rocky Point Scuba Dive

Bahia De Los Angelas

Where: Join us for this amazing once-in-a-lifetime trip to Bahia de los Angeles. This very remote fishing village is located halfway down the Baja Peninsula on the Sea of Cortez.

When: (Trip 1 August 12-19, 2023)(Trip 2 August 19-26, 2023) (Trip 3 September 9-September 16, 2023)(Trip 4 September 16-September 23, 2023)

What to expect: 

Day 1 – Travel from your location down Baja California to Bahia De Los Angeles.  We will depart from Phoenix Arizona at 4am with our group of adventurists in a caravan style. You can design your own adventure and meet us on the way or in BDLA.  The drive is approximately 10-11 hours, but very beautiful with several picturesque stops on the way.  We arrive at Villa Bahia, our hotel, and settle into our rooms. Welcome drinks and appetizers will be served upon your arrival. We will then give briefings on our weekly activities and other opportunities at that time.  

Day 2 – Relax and unwind!  We will give free refresher courses before lunch and then do a shore dive off Villa Bahia’s beach to check gear, get properly weighted and most importantly, get comfortable breathing under water.  Then we relax, swim, float, sun and chill.  Kayaks are available and a couple palapas right on the water for shade. 

Day 3 – Breakfast at 7am. The Panga’s (dive boats) will pick us up, and our gear, on our beach at 8am.  Very convenient!  Pick the best location for diving that day and off we go!  We will do back roll entries from our panga boats on every dive.  We will dive two tanks per day. On our surface intervals, we explore the islands by boat, look for dolphins or whales and educate you on the surrounding Sea of Cortez.  We have lunch on a nearby beach and after the second dive, then off to snorkel with the WHALE SHARKS!!  This is amazing!!  Then back to our hotel we go, to relax, walk on the beach, nap, kayak, paddleboard or fish and did we say…..  ???  RELAX!!!

Days 4-7 We will repeat day three. Something different every day with so much to explore. Underwater sea life is amazing and different on each and every dive.

Day 8 It is time for our journey home!

Cost: This trip is $1650 for your accommodations, two dives per day, tanks and weights, whale shark preserve passes and all meals and non-alcoholic beverages.*  We have rental gear available, kayak rental available and a few water floaties will be provided.  Tips are not included as well as alcoholic beverages.  

*$500 deposit required to hold your dive spot on this Destination Dive Trip.  Deposits are non-refundable 6 months prior to this Destination Dive Trip and 100% refunded if trip is canceled by Rocky Point Scuba Dive at any time)

We look forward to seeing you on this unforgettable adventure!

Bali

Join us for this bucket list trip half way around the world to dive with Manta Rays!!!

APRIL 14-23   &   APRIL 02 – MAY 07  2023

Where: Padang Bai, Bali, Indonesia at the Absolute Scuba Hotel
When: Check in April 2nd / April 14th
What to expect: Round trip transfers from Denpasar to Padang Bai are included. When you get your itinerary for your flights, we will arrange your round trip transfers to/from hotel. The drive from Denpasar to Padang Bai is approximately 3 hours depending on traffic but a beautiful drive. We will be staying at a fantastic little hotel, Absolute Scuba. Deluxe double accommodations are reserved, but we can alter for our guests as needed. The hotel has a swimming pool, beautiful garden and partial ocean views. It has a nice restaurant on site, a spa with amazing massages and a dive store just in front of hotel.  Beach is just across the street from hotel pool. This is a very convenient location in respect to the dive sites.
Cost: $1200 per person includes:*

  • Round trip airport transfers from Denpasar to Padang Bai
  • 9 nights accommodations in a deluxe double room based on double occupancy.
  • Breakfast daily at hotel
  • Lunch daily
    DIVES:
    April 16:Padang Bai 2 morning dives 1 afternoon
    April 17: Padang bai 2 morning dives 1 night dive
    April 18: Manta point, Crystal Bay, Nusa Penida drift 3 dive
    April 19 Tulamben 2 dives
    April 20 Gili Biaha, Tepekong and Mimpang 3 dives
    April 21 and 22 Private driver, 4 people per car to tour, hike, see Temples, ect
    Total of 14 dives

 

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
Round trip airfare
Dinners
Alcoholic beverages
TIPS for hotel staff , drivers, dive masters, and boat crew
Trip Insurance
DAN insurance

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PURCHASE TRIP INSURANCE

*$750 Deposit required to hold your spot on this Destination Dive Trip.  Deposit is non-refundable 6 months prior to this trip but 100% refundable if canceled by Rocky Point Scuba Dive at any time
Blackbeards Bahama’s Exumas Livaboard

This trip is in the works for Spring of 2023

Socorro Islands
Where: 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. Guests fly into San Jose del Cabo (airport code SJD).  We dive the islands of San Benedicto, Socorro, and Roca Partida.  Our season is November through the end of May.
 
When: Dec 27, 2023 – Jan 05, 2024
 
What to expect: 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, “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. Whale sharks may be seen during November, December, and May. We always make an extra special dinner on New Year’s Eve along with champagne and decorations.
 
Our itinerary is ten days and nine nights and includes six full days of diving.  Below is our scheduled diving itinerary.  Weather and sea conditions may require changes to this itinerary. If unique animal sighting opportunities arise, we may suggest alternative options to divers.
 
Day 1 – Board the boat at 5 pm / Dinner is served at 7 pm / Boat departs shortly thereafter
Day 2 – At Sea
Day 3 – San Benedicto – 4 dives scheduled
Day 4 – Roca Partida – 3 dives scheduled
Day 5 – Roca Partida – 3 dives scheduled
Day 6 – Socorro Island – 3 dives scheduled (check-in with the naval station)
Day 7 – Socorro Island – 4 dives scheduled
Day 8 – San Benedicto – 3 dives scheduled – at the end of the day, we will start our return to San Jose del Cabo
Day 9 – At Sea
Day 10 – Arrive at San Jose del Cabo in the early morning hours – disembark at 8:30 am
 
Cost: $4095 include all taxes, port fees, meals, beverages, tanks, weights, and complimentary beer and wine*
So you are aware, most other boats charge a 5%-16% sales tax and harbor fees.  We do not.  In addition, other boats typically provide five days of diving, and our trips have six days of diving.
 
WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:
$480 Park Fee (Exceptions: Retirees over 60 can qualify for 100% discount ; teachers & students can qualify for 50%)
$120 Nitrox (if you want it)
Transfers to and from the boat
Crew gratuity
 

*$1000 deposit required for this Destination Dive Trip.  Deposit is non-refundable unless the trip is canceled for any reason by Rocky Point Scuba Dive

 

 

 

Find us next door to Manny’s Beach Club
Av Coahuila S/N
Benito Juárez
83554 Puerto Peñasco
Son., Mexico

or contact us today

rockypointscubadive@gmail.com
(928) 380-8619

 

Socorro Islands 2023

Come join us for an incredible trip to Mexico’s Galapagos aka Socorro Islands

Bring in the New Year like never before

December 27 – January 5, 2024