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Dive Review of Dolphin Dive Center in
Mexico (Western)/Loreto

September, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Donald L. Rowe, CA, United States
Sr. Reviewer   (10 reports)
Report Number 4382
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Australia,Galapagos,PNG,Palau,Bali,Revillagegedos,Bahamas,Fiji,Maldives,Red
Sea,Martinique,Tahiti,Costa Rica,Cozumel.                                  
 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
84   to 86    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
3
Water Visibility
30   to 70    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nominally, one hour duration but was commonly exceeded.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
None 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
Schools 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
> 2 
Whales
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  N/A
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  5 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  2 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
3 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
[None]Land based dive operation not connected with hotel, so hotel was
separate.
Dive ops owner is active diver and is expert in sea life of Sea of Cortez,
as is divemaster Rafael. Diving is from Panga sized boats and we never had
more that six divers on a boat at any time. Dives were lead by divemaster
but divers could do their own thing if they wished.

Sea life in Sea of Cortez at Loreto is abundant.  Area is marine reserve
and animals reflect protection.  Lobsters came out of their holes and
touched diver's hands with their horns to see what they were.  Damsel fish
would play knock a rock off my reef as long as you wanted to stay with
them.

Dive shop has excellent layout for cleaning and drying gear between dives.

Had to leave two days early due to tropical storm approaching from Baja,
and hated to go.

Will go again next year.
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