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

September, 2005, an Instant Reader Report by Michael Traylor, Texas, USA
Report Number 1955
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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

sunny, dry  
calm, currents  
Water Temp
78   to 80    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 100    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Max time 50 min.  Max depth 80 ft on a few dives  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  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  
[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):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
3 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
3 stars    
     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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