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Dive Review of Manta/Sheraton Hacienda del Mar in
Mexico (Western)

April, 2009, an Instant Reader Report by Lori Brown, WA, USA
Sr. Contributor   (22 reports)
Report Number 4734
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
501-1000 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina, Washington, Bonaire, Cozumel, Fiji,
Indonesia (Irian Jaya and Sulawesi), Jamaica, Papua New Guinea
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, windy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
65   to 69    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
5
Water Visibility
30   to 40    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
[Unspecified]  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
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
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
N/A  
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  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
4 stars
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
3 stars    
Comments  
This was our first experience with Manta in Cabo San Lucas.  We went diving
with them in the area near the Cabo iconic rock formation,  El Arco. Our
dive guide, Kiki, set up our equipment.  The boat ride from the Marina  to
the dive site was about ten minutes.   The sun was hot and the water was
refreshing.  We dove at two sites  the first Pelican Rock and the second,
North Wall.  The sites were only  several hundred feet apart, so quite
similar.  The  terrain is rocky  and the coral is patchy coral on rocks.
There were many starfish, eels, puffer fish, blennies, and hawkfish.  There
were swarms of fish, in fact,  at Pelican Rock, we were amazed by a moving
wall of fish about 30 feet high and just as wide and deep.  The water was
murky and the shy fish wouldnt let us get close enough to take a good
look- still an impressive sight.  Between dives, we just cruised around in
the boat for a view of the Pacific from the Sea of Cortez.  The dive
operation, Manta, was good and we were pleased with their service.  
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