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Baja Expeditions / Don Jose Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   Huge schools of medium sized fish: scads, goatfish, jacks, etc. Sea lions at most sites. Interesting tiny gobies. Not much cora... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Mark Rosenstein
250+ Dives
 
Baja Diving andService/ Club Cantamar Full report N   La Paz   The resort was real nice and the people were very friendly. My wife and I got the "Full fair" meal package, which means 3 meals a ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Randy Pedersen
1000+ Dives
 
Cortez Explorers Full report N   Mulege, Baja   I'm coming back here. If it's this good in the winter, I'm not going to believe it in the summer! Sea lions are incredible. I want... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
2/2006   Debbie Husby
500+ Dives
 
Great White Adventures/Solmar V Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   22 hour crossing from Ensenada to Guadalupe Island makes for ripe conditions for seasickness. Return trip had 4-6' beam seas and ... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2006   Jim Harris
250+ Dives
 
The Cortez Club Full report N   La Paz   The trip was fantastic, and I wouldn't dive with anyone else in La Paz. My group of four dove for five days, and had our own priv... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
9/2005   Lisa Biesele
<100 Dives
 
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Solmar V/ n/a Full report Y   Socorro Islands   The Solmar V is a well-maintained liveaboard based out of Cabo San Lucas. You must make your own arrangements for transporta... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2006   Daniel Mann
1000+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports Full report N   San Carlos, Sea of Cortez   We originally were going to go with Gary's Diving in San Carlos. They were very unorganized, vauge about what trips to dive. We ... Full report  
4 stars
5 stars  
7/2006   John Swearingen
250+ Dives
 
Underwater Diversions Full report N   Cabo   The dive conditions were not very good during my visit, but hearing stories I missed some good diving by a week. I guess there wa... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   Bear Johnston
250+ Dives
 
PVScuba/ Velas Vallarta Full report N   Puerto Vallarta   Dive master, Alex Vega, did a remarkable job in helping us with our dives. Being still new to diving, his attention to details was... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
7/2006   James T Frey
<100 Dives
 
Underwager Diversions/ Marina Sol Full report N   Baja   This was a 'mixed bag' family trip of 8. 1 snorkler, 2 just certified OW divers, 1 OW divers with 3 dives, 1 AOW diver with 50 di... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Elaine Matthews
500+ Dives
 
Cabo Pulmo Divers/ Baja Paradise Vacation Rental Full report N   Cabo to La Paz   This is primitive diving, but a lot of fun. Cabo Pulmo is in a Mexican marine park halfway between La Paz and Los Cabos. We got ... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Joel Snyder
250+ Dives
 
Baja Outpost Full report N   Loreto, Sea of Cortez   Leon and Noellia Fisman's Baja Outpost is their vision realized for people enjoying nature, up close and personal. Baja Outpost o... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   camille smith
<100 Dives
 
Professional Diving Services/ Condo Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   First day of diving, near Lands End off Cabo San Lucas, at end of dive after number of divers had called it quits we were watching... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Jeffrey R. Johnson
100+ Dives
 
Underwater Diversions Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   The water was chilly and we were comfortable in our dry suits. The visibility was just as murky as in California but we saw lots o... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
4/2006   Carmelita Hansen
250+ Dives
 
cabo pulmo beach resort Full report N   east cape   Cabo Pulmo was only a short stop in a two week tour of the Region, and I was aware prior to arrival, that this time of year would ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
2/2006   mickey rosenberg
250+ Dives
 
Nautilis Explorer Full report Y   Socorro Islands   This was our annual New Years Eve trip, and we all had a great time diving together. We all arrived in Cabo San Lucas and were ta... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
12/2005   Jill Crocker
250+ Dives
 
SolmarV Full report N   between Lapaz and Cabo   Betty and I arrived 4 days early to Cabo and stayed at the Solmar Hotel. The Solmar is walking distance from town and sits on a n... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   james Rieter
100+ Dives
 
Hurricane Divers/ Playa Santa Cruz, Oaxaca Full report N   Huatulco   I made 5 dives with this outfit from October 24 to October 28. The guides knew the area well, and were flexible about dive sites,... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Chris Sobin
100+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   Third trip on Solmar V and will go again. Crew was excellent. Dive Masters quickly became friends and made trip a great one. Food... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2005   Don "Digger" Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   [None]... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Don "Digger" Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   [N/A]   DECEMBER 2004 REPORT CONTINUED; Immediately upon return to Cabo San Lucas, we went to the hospital and met with the chamber doctor... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
1/2005   Edith Summey
1000+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Socorro   Captain Jekyll or Captain Hyde -- which was it? If you had asked me after my 2-week trip from Juneau to Vancouver on the Nautilus... Full report  
1 stars
4 stars  
12/2004   Edith Summey
1000+ Dives
 
Great White Adventures Full report Y   Guadalupe Island   Guadalupe Island, 100+ miles off the Pacific coast of Mexico, and about 200+ miles south of San Diego holds several world records ... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   Tim Nugent
500+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   REVILLAGIGEDO INLANDS   This trip met all my expectations--Sharks(hammerheads, galapagos, silky and reef white tips), whales and what makes this a once ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
2/2005   Jerry Tuttle
1000+ Dives
 
Great White Adventures Full report N   [N/A]   For the second year in a row, San Francisco-based Great White Adventures (GWA) has chartered the Solmar V out of Encenada, Mexico ... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
9/2005   Kent Bonde
1000+ Dives
 
Swiss Divers Full report N   Acapulco   [My wife and I did not expect great diving in Acapulco, but we wanted to see what they had. We had an excellent guide which found... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Al Schmauder
100+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Revillagigedo Islands - Mexico   Boarding moved from Cabo San Luca to La Paz due to some trouble with Mexican authorities, adding 3 hours driving North and 6 hours... Full report  
5 stars
2 stars  
4/2005   Flavio De Simone
100+ Dives
 
Underwater Diversiones Del Cabo Full report N   Los Cabos   I was woried about how the diving was ging to be but it ended up being great. I had a great time and the trip was excelent. The di... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2005   Adam Keen
<100 Dives
 
Hotel Cantamar Full report N   La Paz   Simple but clean rooms with good air conditioning. Buffet-style meals usually served cold with mediocre food. Divers had to... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
9/2005   Michael Traylor
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   I dedided to dive the Sea of Cortez aboard the Solmar V to see something different from the Caribean Liveaboards I have done. I w... Full report  
4 stars
3 stars  
8/2005   Steve Maguire
250+ Dives
 
Club Cantamar/ Club Cantamar Resort & Sports Cente Full report N   La Paz, Baja Calif Sur   Club Cantamar is a family-run hotel and dive/sport operation and they are extremely customer-focused. Although the hotel accomoda... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
5/2005   Sheryl O'Connor
100+ Dives
 
Don Jose (Baja Expeditions) Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   I don't feel very long winded tonight, so I will make it short and sweet. My friend defined the trip as the "poor man's Galapagos... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
6/2005   Noel Hall
500+ Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar /Deep Blue Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   Started with Amigos Del Mar but lost confidence after dive master ignored and lost divers underwater. Some divers running low on a... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2005   conrad kantor
250+ Dives
 
Gary´s dive shop Full report N   San Carlos   It was my first dive with this outfit; they have a quite a few boats but the first thing that caugth my attention was that Gary (t... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2004   Jorge Becerra
<100 Dives
 
Underwater Diversions/ Villa Del Palmar Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   We were very leary about the diving in Cabo, we had only heard that the conditions ok at best. Our experience was one of the best ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
11/2004   Scott
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports/ San Carlos Mexico Full report N   San Carlos   This was a trip set up by our local dive shop and overall information about the specifics were lacking. I wished I had known that... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
10/2004   Debbie Crosby
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Sea of Cortez   The cost of the diving on the Solmar V is similar to other first class live-aboards. However, the operation has much more in comm... Full report  
1 stars
2 stars  
9/2004   Mark Buchfuhrer
500+ Dives
 
Vista Sea Sport/ Hotel Buena Vista Full report N   Sea of Cortez   Dive boats were 24ft. covered pangas with large outboard engines. Could run pretty fast, but needed to in order to get to distan... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
7/2004   Clem Clap
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   Solmar V visits Las Islas Revillagigedos, about 250 miles off the coast of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean. It is a 24 hour tr... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
1/2004   Brad Bowen
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   I wasn't aware of how cold the thermoclines can get. I only brought a 3 mm and ended up having to rent a 3 mm hooded shortie. If y... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
7/2003   Daryl Briten
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Socorro   It was a little over 24 hours sailing from Cabo San Lucis southward to the first of the Islas Revilla Gigedo. Also referred to as... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
5/2004   Bruce Busfield
500+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Revillagigedos (Socorro) Is.   The Revillagigedos Islands (informally know as Soccoro Islands) are located 230 miles south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. There are ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
3/2004   Ken Mostello
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   [N/A]   This is my fourth trip on the Solmar V and one of the best. We had good interaction with mantas at "the boiler," saw whales everyd... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
6/2004   James R. Grim
1000+ Dives
 
AMIGOS DEL MARE Full report N   CABO SAN LUCAS   DISEMBARKED FROM "VISION OF THE SEAS CRUISE SHIP". AFTER PASSING ALL THE PEOPLE SCREAMING AS THEY HAWKED THEIR SERVICES ON THE DOC... Full report  
5 stars
4 stars  
3/2004   STANLEY COHEN
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro   Solmar V is the most uncomfortable and most expensive liveaboard I have ever been on. Living area of boat is very uncomfortable wi... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2004   Scott McGill
1000+ Dives
 
Baja Diving and Service Full report N   [N/A]   Saw many of the smaller mobilus rays on surface and underwater. No encounters with the larger Manta rays, Hammerhead sharks, or Wh... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
8/2003   Jacob Rosenstein
250+ Dives
 
amigos del mar/ solmar suites Full report N   [N/A]   excellent organization; divemaster/guide julio knew the area dive sites and pretty much left us alone to do our thing; diving was ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2004   betty ekmanian
500+ Dives
 
Great White Adventures Full report Y   Guadaloupe Island   Its about a 22 hour crossing to Guadaloupe Island, 215 miles WSW of San Diego and 155 miles W of Baja.. There was one sea sick ca... Full report  
5 stars
5 stars  
9/2003   David Nixon
100+ Dives
 
Horizon/San Diego Shark Diving Expeditions Full report Y   off Guadalupe Island   Since this trip was to see great white sharks from cages everyone knew in advance that we would not be looking at corals, etc. Ch... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
9/2003   Dorothy McDonald
250+ Dives
 
Don Jose Full report Y   La Paz   The trip was an unexpected joy. Half of my dive gear was lost en flight and arrived two days late. The captain modified the itine... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
10/2002   ROBERT Bishop
100+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro   I was very disappointed... I know the dive conditions and marine life can not be controlled but the emails and website are a bit m... Full report  
4 stars
2 stars  
3/2003   Barbara Petrecca
100+ Dives
 
Pepe's Dive Center Full report N   Baja Sur/Cabo Pulmo   Pepe and his staff did a great job. They were all very nice and helpfull. The facility is located far from any town, so come prepa... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   Marc Massari
500+ Dives
 
Surface Time Full report N   San Carlos   Decided to make my first trip of the year to San Carlos, Mexico. Made arrangements at the Surface Time Dive Center in San Carl... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
6/2003   Randy Bailey
100+ Dives
 
Baja Outpost Full report N   Loreto   I discovered Baja Outpost through its web page, but I picked it for my diving vacation because of Leon Fichmans business-like man... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Jeremy Isenberg
<100 Dives
 
Baja Quest & Baja Expeditions/ Los Arcos Cabanas Full report N   La Paz, Baja   Baja Quest &#8211; Caters to Japanese divers. They had to bring in an dive master fluent in English to dive with us - we were th... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
10/2002   Tina Petersen
100+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report N   Islas Revillagigedo   Boat was wonderful. Rooms were small, but great otherwise. Plenty of hot water & plenty of a/c. Beutiful boat--lots of polished ... Full report  
5 stars
1 stars  
2/2003   Warren Sprung
250+ Dives
 
The New Beginning Full report Y   La Paz - Sea of Cortez   This wonderful, small live-aboard must be included in the Undercurrent Chapbook. "The New Beginning" is a 60-foot Lien Hwa Motor ... Full report  
5 stars
3 stars  
10/2002   Rich Goldman
250+ Dives
 
Carlos Scuba/ Costa Club Full report N   Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo   Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo is not a dive destination. This was the worst dive of my life. Only a few small brown fish, like diving in pea... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
3/2000   Peter Belden
100+ Dives
 
Carey Dive Center aka Buceo Carey/ Los Arcos Cabanas Full report N   La Paz   We dove in La Paz Thanksgiving weekend and were told that Nov 27 is a bit late for the whale sharks. We'd previously been told th... Full report  
4 stars
4 stars  
11/2002   Peter Belden
100+ Dives
 
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