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Dive Review of Baja Diving andService/Club Cantamar in
Mexico (Western)/La Paz

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Randy Pedersen, WA, USA
Report Number 2968
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Pacific Northwest, Cozumel, florida, Fiji, California
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
83   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Maximim dive time of 50 minutes - sort of enforced
Suggested no deco dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
3 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The boat had a dry area in the cabin where cameras could be opened without
fear of water splashing into them. There were also two rinse buckets on
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
3 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
3 stars    
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 day with
juice, water or coffee to drink. Carbonated and alcoholic beverages were
extra. The food was good and plentiful. The downside of this resort is
first, it is located across the street from the main ferry terminal from
Mazatlan. There were always many trucks moving in and out of the area 24
hours a day. Also, there is a waste treatment facility not too far away and
some people who were in the building on the roadside of the resort were
complaining about that. We were in the building farthest from the road
(Next to the swimming pool) and were not bothered by the truck noise or the
bad odor.

The diving tended to be shallower reefs in less than 60fsw for the most
part. When we told them we were interested in more challenging dives they
were accommodating.

I went to La Paz to see hammerheads, whale sharks and manta rays and I came
home having all three. The Mantas are getting very sparse (Their words, not
mine) due to over fishing as are the hammerheads. Both whale sharks I saw
were fairly small  - one being about 12 feet and the other 15 feet. The
manta we saw was about 8 or 9 feet tip to tip.

Will I go back? Definitely!
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