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Dive Review of Solmar in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez

July, 2002, an Instant Reader Report by Sherry Carberry, FL, USA
Report Number 145
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Florida, Caribbean, and Fiji
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, dry  
Water Temp
78   to 69    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
30   to 60    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
1 or 2 
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
> 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
2 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
4 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
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
4 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
1 stars  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
2 stars   
4 stars    
We were expecting water in the upper 70's to low 80's. When we arrived we
were told the water was in the low 70's. We were able to rent heavy wet
suits at the dive shop before getting on the boat. Wished we had been
informed early so we would have been prepared with hoods. Ship was the
nicest livaboard we have been on and Axel was an excellant dive master.
Crew was overall very pleasant and worked hard to keep the guest happy.
Visability was often poor, the water cold, and sometimes a current.
However, we did see a whale shark, two manatas, and large schooling fish.
Highlights also included diving with the sea lions that were very playful.
We enjoyed the sea lions so much that we stayed for an extra afternoon to
dive with them some more. I booked the trip 10 months in advance and then
Solmar reduced the rate by $200/person. I call Solmar and they refunded me
$200/person that I had paid. 
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