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Dive Review of Baja Diving and Service in
Mexico (Western)

August, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, USA
Sr. Reviewer   (9 reports, with 1 Helpful vote)
Report Number 835
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean isles, e.g. Little Cayman,Saba,Bonaire,Cozumel,Roatan,Turks and
Caicos;Belize;Costa Rica;Fiji;Red Sea in Eilat,Israel.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
79   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
50   to 75    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
130 feet max, although most dives were much shallower. Allowed to go with
own buddy after diving with group/divemaster at least once.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
The large 53 foot "Liberacion" had many tables useful in changing
film.No particular camera table, but boat had a couple of rinse tanks. The
crew would hand you the camera once in the water. The smaller 42 foot boat
"Realidad" had only one gallet table that the cook used to
prepare food. Changing film was more of a hassle. No camera table. One
rinse tank. Boat too crowded when only one boat was used on Weekend, either
Sat. or Sunday.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Saw many of the smaller mobilus rays on surface and underwater. No
encounters with the larger Manta rays, Hammerhead sharks, or Whale sharks.
El Bajo had lots of moray eels. Several dive sites had large schools of
tropical fish, and ample varieties of tropicals. The wreck of the Fang Ming
had a resident seahorse along with large fish. Los Islotes  dive site great
for Sea Lions. The dive operation offered three dives per day. It took a
long time, over 2 hours, to get to the dive sites on the larger 52 foot
boat. Returned to my hotel in La Paz late in the evening on most dive days.
Divemaster Joe very knowledgeable on marine life. They only run one boat on
Weekends, so it felt very crowded on either the 42 or 53 foot dive boat on
that particular day. No camera tables, but boats have rinse tanks. Nitrox
available. Crew and staff generally helpful.
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