Rocky Point

Puerto Penasco, Mexico
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Snorkeling and Scuba Diving at Rocky Point

Commonly known as "Rocky Point" a favorite vacation spot for many Arizonans. About 4 hours away from Phoenix - No passport required. Several good shore diving locations. About 30 miles north of Puerto Penasco, at the northeast corner of the Sea of Cortez
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Anonymous
Anonymous
Nov 6, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
Go to Cholla Bay to Pinto Point, and you can dive on the north or south side of the point. Water temp was 78 degrees F. Air temp 80-85 degrees F. I took a group of new divers down and they had a blast. Water was warm, and the entry was easy at high tide. Make sure you dive as close to high tide as possible to avoid heavy currents. Feeding the fish with conch was a blast. We had many different species eating out of our hands. Water visibility was great around the rocky areas. Sandy areas were murky but overall great for new divers. Shore dives are typically from 6-25 feet deep. Night dives have great bio illuminesscents. Best time is November. God Bless and have a great dive.
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Sarge
Sarge
Apr 22, 2007, 12:00 AM
scuba
If you go to Casa Del Captian restaurant and look over the railing, you'll see a basin behind a hotel. You can access this basin with your vehicle through the hotel parking lot. IF you have a sturdy pair of dive boots, the entry is easy. Great area for night diving for those with experience! Lots of animal life and some small vertical walls about 40 yards out off the entry. Not too many people seem to know about the area, and as such, we usually have it all to ourselves. As with any diving in the area, tide is important, so check the charts. Visibility is sometimes 40+, but usually hovers around 30'. Good dive site if you take the time to find it.
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Mr. Moose
Mr. Moose
Nov 15, 2006, 12:00 AM
scuba
Pelican Point is between Sandy Beach and Cholla Bay. Don't go to Rocky Point for Scuba Diving. Dive if you are bored or just can't get enough of being underwater. Site: Pelican Point. Rocky Entry. Need strong booties and good sense of balance. The best of 5 sites I have dove. Good amount of sea life including tasty rock scallops. Fish small to medium size. Viz 30 feet or less.
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Shaun Rost
Shaun Rost
Dec 21, 2005, 12:00 AM
scuba
OK , but you would not make a special trip for the scuba diving. If you are there anyway, it's an easy dive with lots of rays!
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