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Dive Review of Don Jose in
Mexico (Western)/La Paz

October, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by ROBERT Bishop, AZ, USA
Report Number 662
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Belize, Bonaire,Bahamas, USVI, Florida Keys, Saba, St. Martin, Dry
Tortugas, Mexico, Tahiti, California, Northern Marianas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
81   to 84    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
75   to 110    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Most dives requested to be less than 60 minutes  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  3 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 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
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
4 stars   
4 stars    
The trip was an unexpected joy.  Half of my dive gear was lost en flight
and arrived two days late. The captain modified the itinerary to meet a
launch sent out from La Paz ferrying my luggage.  I just assumed I would
not see my gear until the week was over.  They made the extra effort seem
like their normal every day service. The visibility was much better than
anticipated. The crew was as good as any of the 7 live-aboards I have used.
 I do fish surveys for REEF and was surprised at the number of fish species
encountered.  We had two dives with 100+ visibility and 5 to 7 manta rays
that stayed between two sea mounts for the entire dive.  The Don Jose is a
smaller live-aboard, older, but comfortable.  The air conditioning was
easily controlled in my cabin and worked perfectly.  The owner of the Don
Jose has worked for years to protect the marine environment around La Paz
and that mentality manifests itself with the entire crew.  The food was
above average. I always can eat seconds and would have enjoyed larger
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