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

June, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Kevin , OR, USA (1 report)
Report Number 4891
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
0-25 dives
Where else diving
I have been diving in Costa Rica, Monkey head, Hawaii, Carribean, and
Pugeot Sound.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
67   to 69    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
15   to 20    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
On the local dive at Pelican Rock we were limited to about 45 feet as Sand
falls does drop off considerably down to over 100 ft.  I was with some
inexperienced divers so that made it a little more limiting of a dive.   
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
Boat Facilities
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
2 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
2 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
4 stars   
3 stars    
It was good condidtions overall and typical for this time of year in Cabo.
The water temps in the local dive sites, Pelican rock, St.Maria, contribute
to lower visibility 15-25 ft. . Also, we didn't see a great deal of large
fish. However, the day before our dive there was a white tip shark sited at
Pelican Rock.  St.Maria offered more rock outcroppings and more larger
marine life. We spotted about 10 rays, a 4 foot pufferfish which was the
largest I have ever seen in the waters.Visibility was 20+ft. We had some
small surges at about 20 ft.  We also found parrotfish, durado, grouper,
rays, lobsters, puffers, eels,trumpet fish and rock fish. Although we
didn't see Mantas while diving we saw several large mantas on the surface
playing between sites.  I would definately recommend a quality camera for
photos. This was the second year with Manta Scuba and the team is great.
They are quick and efficient with check in and their boats are clean and
spacious. I was hoping to make the day trip to Cabo Pulmo with them but the
boat filled up. They reported seeing a Whale shark on that trip to Pulmo. 
Definately bring some of your own food as they supply muffins and pastries
usually on the morning dives. The shop has plenty of gear, tanks, and the
facilities are adequate with showers, and changing rooms. They are located
in the Marina complex by Cabo Dolphins. Contact Melissa for your next trip.
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