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Dive Review of Cabo Pulmo Divers/Baja Paradise Vacation Rental in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo to La Paz

August, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Joel Snyder, AZ, USA
Contributor   (14 reports, with 2 Helpful votes)
Report Number 2474
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Hawaii; Caribbean; Mexico; Asia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
70   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 50    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  3 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
2 stars  
Shore Diving  
2 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars   
4 stars    
This is primitive diving, but a lot of fun.  Cabo Pulmo is in a Mexican
marine park halfway between La Paz and Los Cabos.  We got tired of the 1+
hour boat ride for La Paz dives, so came down here.  The accommodations are
great (suggest [ link] strongly) and the town is
tiny---about 100 people.  

No nitrox, and the dive sites are barely defined---it's mostly the dive
captain looking for a spot that has been good in the past, with a name made
up on the spot.  

I wouldn't call it world-class diving, but it's very well done and everyone
is very friendly and accomodating.  Most people in the town are related to
each other in some way, so there is a lot of cooperation and participation
in whatever the guests want to do.

Diving-wise, we saw great things.  Garden eels by the truckload, schools of
moorish idols, more pufferfish than I've ever seen before.  Have you ever
seen SCHOOLING pufferfish?  Currents were moderate on some drives; absent
on others.  Lots of nudibranchs, stonefish common as in most of the Gulf of
California.  Morays also by the dozen, 2 or 3 at a time.  If you want to
dive the Baja side, this is definitely worth investigating.  It's not hard
to get to (90 minute drive from Los Cabos airport, a little longer from La
Paz) and you're one of the first to explore a new dive location!
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