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Dive Review of Hotel Cantamar in
Mexico (Western)/La Paz

Hotel Cantamar, Sep, 2005,

by Michael Traylor, Texas, USA . Report 1955.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Costa Rica, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Roatan, Bonaire, Texas Flower Gardens, Fiji, Cozumel
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, currents
Water Temp 78 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 20 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Max time 50 min. Max depth 80 ft on a few dives
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 2 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]Anything could be dipped in the "dedicated" tub on the boat. Only dry, flat spots were in the dimly lit cabin.

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Simple but clean rooms with good air conditioning. Buffet-style meals usually served cold with mediocre food. Divers had to rinse and stow their gear daily and load it onto the boat each morning. All dive sites reached by long boat rides. Poor pre-briefings. Decent lunches served on the boats with bottled water and sodas available between dives. Some sites with miserable visabilty and all are rocky. Reef fish sometimes plentiful and often absent. Whale shark encounter was the highlight. Sea lions often present but hostile and wary of divers. One site had a ripping current divers were not warned of. Departure from the La Paz airport was delayed enough so my groups' connection at LAX was missed.
Overall, not yet ready for prime time.
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