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

January, 2014, an Instant Reader Report by David Marchese, PA, US
Sr. Reviewer   (7 reports, with 4 Helpful votes)
Report Number 7508
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
Over 1000 dives
Where else diving
Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Turks & Caicos, Bay Islands, Bahamas,
Fiji, Saba, Maldives, California, Revillagigedo, Cozumel, Midway, Kona,
Galapagos, Panama, Palau, Tahiti, Cocos, Tonga, PNG, Komodo, Sulawesi,
Holbox, Solomon Islands, Belize
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

calm, choppy  
Water Temp
76   to 78    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 75    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
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Large Fish
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Boat Facilities
4 stars
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Of the 22 guests, I counted 16 cameras.  While half of those were GoPros,
that's still a lot and everyone had room on the large, well
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3 stars
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Value for $$
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4 stars   
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Socorro was off limits for Mexican military drills so we spent 3 days at
San Benedicto and two at Roco Partida.  The mantas were in-your-face
friendly.  At the boiler, several dives consisted of us just hanging and
watching them circle for the whole dive.  Hammerheads were present, but
mostly stayed deep and at the limits of visibility. We also saw Galapagos,
Silky, and silver tip sharks.  They appeared only occasionally and alone or
in small groups, but generally got closer than the
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