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

Manta Scuba, Jun, 2009,

by Kevin , OR, USA ( 1 report). Report 4891.

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

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 67 to 69 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
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.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 2 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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