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

May, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by David Funderburk, CO, US
Sr. Reviewer   (11 reports)
Report Number 5494
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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 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
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  
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  
 
 

Overall Rating

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.
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