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Dive Review of Manta Scuba Diving in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

July, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by Eugene Bertin, NV, US (1 report)
Report Number 6126
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
68   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
20   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Stay with DM, behind and above.  Watch your depth, a 60 foot dive actually
wound up deeper.  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No camera bucket or table on the boat.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
4 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
5 stars    
Water temp ran 68 at depth to 78 at the surface.  Themocline at 34-40 feet.
 Service is excellent.  Staff is extremely knowledgeable, responsive,
safety conscious, and point out those unique fish (frog fish, scorpion
fish, etc.)  Michelle (at the counter) has that bubbly, infectious grin to
make you welcome.  The Instructors/DMs, Marc, Cass, KiKi, all have your
safety in mind at all times.  Boats for local diving are smallish with
outboard motors (trip is short however, ~5 minutes.  Surface traffic is
heavy on weekends for local diving, lots of tourist boats and water taxis
in the dive area.  They do not heed dive flags.  The trip to Cabo Pulmo
takes ~2 hrs by road to get to the site.  Diving is off local small boats
with 35 HP motors.  No ladders to get back into these oversize row boats. 
The dive is interesting, larger fish then seen in the Caribbean (jacks,
trevali, grunts, giant triggers, humphead parrotfish, machete, etc.) and
the light current makes a north to south drift dive possible. 
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