Main Menu
Join Undercurrent on Facebook

The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975 | |
For Divers since 1975
The Private, Exclusive Guide for Serious Divers Since 1975
Join Undercurrent on Facebook
"Best of the Web: scuba tips no other
source dares to publish" -- Forbes
 

Dive Review of Manta Scuba Diving/Fiestamericana in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo Pulmo

Manta Scuba Diving/Fiestamericana, May, 2010,

by David Funderburk, CO, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 11 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 5494.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Caribbean, Galapagous Islands, Palau, Indonesia,
Pacific - California and Washington, Arctic Ocean
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 70 to 72 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30 to 35 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 1 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments Paid for a 3 tank dive in Cabo Pulmo. Was a 2 hour boat ride from Cabo San Lucas. On our 1st dive the divemaster, who was a very young lady who had been diving for 4 years, took us to the sandy bottom at 67 feet and motioned us to stay there. After 18 minutes she returned and had us surface. Apparently she had become lost and had to surface herself to get oriented. The 2nd dive was uneventful and lasted 40 minutes. On the 3rd dive she aborted it after 20 minutes. No reason was given. I have been diving for over 40 years and this trip ranks right up there as one of my worst experiences.

When I dive Cabo Pulmo again I will do it in the Fall when some of the big creatures are there. Spring time is probably not the best time to go, although they reported seeing a whale shark last week.
Was this report helpful to you?
Bookmark and Share
Leave a comment (Subscribers only -- 200 words max)
Subscribers can comment here
 

Subscribe Now
Subscribers can post comments, ask the reviewer questions, as well as getting immediate and complete access to ALL 275 dive reviews of Mexico (Western) and all other dive destinations. Complete access to all issues and Chapbooks is also included.

Bookmark and Share
Featured Links from Our Sponsors
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
Reef & Rainforest, Let our experience be your guide -- Reef and Rainforest
Reef & Rainforest
is an agency for travelers that like to scuba dive. Let us plan your trip to view great white sharks & giant mantas in Western Mexico.

Want to assemble your own collection of Mexico (Western) reports in one place?
Use the Mini Chapbook Facility to create your personalized collection.

Note: The information here was reported by the author above, but has NOT been reviewed nor edited by Undercurrent prior to posting on our website. Please report any major problems by writing to us and referencing the report number above.

Undercurrent Home


Get more dive info like these and other important scuba updates sent monthly to your email.
And a FREE Recent Issue of Undercurrent

Free Undercurrent Issue
Get a free
monthly email and
a sample issue!



Find in  

| Home | Online Members Area | My Account | Login | Join |
| Travel Index | Dive Resort & Liveaboard Reviews | Featured Reports | Recent Issues | Back Issues |
| Dive Gear Index | Health/Safety Index | Environment & Misc. Index | Seasonal Planner | Blogs | Free Articles | Book Picks | News |
| Special Offers | RSS | FAQ | About Us | Contact Us | Links |


Copyright © 1996-2017 Undercurrent (www.undercurrent.org)
3020 Bridgeway, Ste 102, Sausalito, Ca 94965
All rights reserved.

Page displayed in 0.13 seconds