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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

sunny, windy  
Water Temp
65   to 69    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 40    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
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):
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
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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