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Dive Review of Baja Expeditions / Don Jose in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez

September, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Mark Rosenstein, MA, USA
Contributor   (12 reports, with 3 Helpful votes)
Report Number 3012
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Caribbean, Fiji, Australia, New England
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
calm, currents, noCurrents  
Water Temp
83   to 85    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Boat is leaving at such-and-such a time, generally allowed for 2 hour-long
dives with an hour surface interval.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
4 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Plenty of electric outlets in cabin.  Only a tiny space on dive deck to set
cameras.  Large dedicated rinse bucket.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
Huge schools of medium sized fish: scads, goatfish, jacks, etc.  Sea lions
at most sites.  Interesting tiny gobies.  Not much coral, but rocky terrain
still housed much life.  Too bad hammerheads, mantas and whale sharks are
no longer seen very often.
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