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Dive Review of Blue Adventures in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

March, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Nancy Collins, NM, USA
Reviewer   (5 reports)
Report Number 4662
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire; Roatan and Guanaja, Honduras; Hawaii; Salt Cay, Turks &
Caicos; Several Islands in the Bahamas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

choppy, surge, currents  
Water Temp
63   to 65    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Time, Depth limits  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
2 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
2 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
Visibility was poor - pictures turned out but anyone really into
photography would have been disappointed.  Boat very small, not equipped to
accommodate photographers in any way.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
3 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
1 stars   
3 stars    
Stayed at Marina Fiesta Resort located right on the marina in Cabo San
Lucas, Mexico.  Marina Fiesta was nice, but it's a timeshare resort so we
were constantly bothered by people wanting us to go to the timeshare
presentation for 90 minutes of our time, in exchange for discount dining
cards and a free activity of our choice.  We had a full kitchen so bought
groceries and ate breakfast and lunch in our room, which saved us some
money.  Dinners around Cabo averaged $60 for two, so any savings on other
meals was a good thing.

Dove with Bluewater Adventures also located on the marina.  Diving was
okay, no dive is a bad dive, but conditions were less than ideal. 
Visibility was poor-40 feet at best.  Lots of particulates in the water,
with a green tint.  Dove in the afternoon and current around the point at
Land's End was EXTREMELY strong, causing us to turn around and head for
more protected areas.  Tropical fish were not what I would call abundant,
but there were lots of puffers, several small stingrays, a couple of
spotted moray eels and enough fish life to keep an amateur photographer
busy.  Bluewater Adventures' set up is ok - a small skiff that has no tank
ranks and a less than adequate ladder for re-entry after the dive.  Entry
was via a back roll off the sides.  Boat did have a bimini cover for shade.
 Dive sites are 5 minutes away.  Language was not a problem - both
divemasters spoke fluent English.  Staff was friendly and talkative. 
Jamie, the owner, was an American who seemed to be ready to head back
stateside after 6 years there.  One divemaster was Mexican, the other from
Argentina.  One thing I didn't like-they never even asked to see our
C-Cards.  The divemaster did ask what our experience level was, but the
owner of the operation did not, nor did we have to sign any kind of
liability release.  I have gone diving in Mexico before and that operation
did ask, so it can't be the laid-back attitude in Mexico.  

The water was cold-our computers read 64 degrees.  I was not cold in my 7mm
suit with a neoprene beanie.  It's a little early in the season and the
water hasn't warmed up yet.  

We also went whale watching and saw several humpback whales and a pod of
dolphins followed our boat.  Cabo is a nice location but the diving at this
time of year left a bit to be desired.
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