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

Solmar V, Feb, 2003,

by Warren Sprung, TX, USA . Report 392.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Red Sea, Caribbean, Texas, Palau, Galapagos, etc.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75 to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 60 to 80 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales >2
Corals 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 N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments [None]

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments 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 us....got to snorkle with them and dolphins as well.

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 face!

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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