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Dive Review of Cabo Pulmo Divers/Baja bungalows in
Mexico (Western)

October, 2012, an Instant Reader Report by bill mashek, CA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (8 reports)
Report Number 6803
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Eastern and western Mexico, Barbados, Belize,   South East Asia. Western
North America, California, Washington, Florida, Central and South America
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
cloudy  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
78   to    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
2
Water Visibility
60   to    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
There was a large group from Mexico mainland who dived with us so some
restrictions, normally none  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
no 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
Dive from pangas,  there were several photographers but not designed for
photo trips.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
5 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
3 stars  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The lodging at Baja bunglows was excellent. We had a casita, two rooms and
an bath.  There was an outside shared kitchen.  Also on the property was a
two level main house and two other casitas.  Owners were great folks.
Highly recommend.  
Cabo Pulmo is NOT Cabo San Lucas and Diving in Cabo Pulmo is not for the
"Caribbean Resort Diver" - don't even bother to come here.
However, if you appreciate beautiful desolate beaches, rustic lodging,
close nit communities and don't mind helping push the panga into the water.
You will appreciate Cabo Pulmo.   
The sea life here is prolific. The abundant coral growth on the rocky reefs
provides shelter and food for countless colorful reef fishes, many of which
are found nowhere else in the world. I dived Cabo Pulmo four times in the
last 20 years and notice a significant increase in fish population.  This
area is a National Marine Park, promoted by local diver Pepe Murrieta.  It
is the only coral reef in the northern eastern pacific. 
I dived with Cabo Pulmo Divers, They were OK, I dove with them  years
before, when they were the only dive operators there.  I have heard good
reviews about the other dives shops.   
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