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Dive Review of Cantamar Dive Resort/Los Arcos Hotel, LaPaz Mexico in
Mexico (Western)/Baja

Cantamar Dive Resort/Los Arcos Hotel, LaPaz Mexico, Oct, 2007,

by George A Bogard, TX, USA ( 2 reports). Report 3704.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caymans, all 3, Hondorus, Utila, Belieze, Bonaire, Turks, St Lucia, St. Vincent, Philippines, Bali, Fiji, Solamon Islands, Wakatobi, Texas Gulf Coast
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents, noCurrents
Water Temp 80 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions None, There was NO supervisiopn of any kind. Many dives the dive guides did not even get in the water, and many dives had no briefings.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks 1 or 2
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments There were no accomodations made for UWP. One divemaster took a photographers camera by the port, which came off in his hand while the camera fell back into the ocean!

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments This was the worst of "Cattle Boat Diving". Dangerously overcrowded boats, 35 divers on a boat designed for 20! No oxygen, no emergency equipement, NO saftey briefings, Little briefings of any kind. Very disorganized. Only trying to pack as many people as possible on a boat. No one in charge or knowing what they were doing. Promised all sorts of great sites and then took us to the same poor sites. No repair equipement, not even o rings for there own tanks. Everyone blamed everyone else and made all sorts of excuses and provided NO service at all. Many times no dive guide accompanied the dive group. I will Never use this company again. It is a miracle they have not killed someone!
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