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Dive Review of Solmar V in
Mexico (Western)/Islas Revillagigedo

February, 2003, an Instant Reader Report by Warren Sprung, TX, USA
Report Number 392
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Red Sea, Caribbean, Texas, Palau, Galapagos, etc.
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
calm, choppy  
Water Temp
75   to 77    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
60   to 80    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
5 stars  
Boat Facilities
5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
Shore Facilities  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
4 stars
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars   
5 stars    
Boat was wonderful.  Rooms were small, but great otherwise.  Plenty of hot
water & plenty of a/c. Beutiful boat--lots of polished mahogany.....

Seas were kind to us...the 22 hour crossings (each way) were some of the
nicest down time we've every enjoyed.  

Sharks were up close & personal--grand experience.  Manta experiences
at El Boiler were world class--put Yap to shame......  These guys were big
(18'), plentiful (usually 5), and giant puppies!

Mating season for humpback whales--they were everywhere!  Jumping in the
distance, blowing all around to snorkle with them and dolphins as

Cannot tell you how exhilirating it was to hit the water and have numerous
curious sharks (kinda' like barracudas do) come check you out face to

The hammers were in untold numbers in Galapagos, but here the sharks (only
3 hammers all week) were in your face and not-threatening.  A must do in
this lifetime!
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