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

Blue Adventures, Mar, 2009,

by Nancy Collins, NM, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports). Report 4662.

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

Weather sunny Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 63 to 65 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 30 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Time, Depth limits
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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