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Dive Review of Sunshine Dive and Charter in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

November, 2008, an Instant Reader Report by Georg A. Gottschalk, CA, USA
Reviewer   (4 reports)
Report Number 4572
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Barrier Reef, Phuket, Sipadan, UAE, Hawaii, Monterrey, Caribbean 
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, dry  
Seas
calm, no currents  
Water Temp
28   to 30    Celsius  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 30    Meters  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
yes  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
No restrictions within the regular limits of recreational diving.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
Lots 
Mantas
Squadrons 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
1 or 2 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
5 stars  
Small Critters
  2 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  4 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
N/A  
Boat Facilities
N/A
Overall rating for UWP's  
N/A  
Shore Facilities  
N/A  
Comments
[None]
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
N/A
Food
N/A
Service and Attitude
5 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
5 stars  
Shore Diving  
N/A  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
5 stars    
Beginners
5 stars   
Advanced
5 stars    
Comments  
I went down to Cabo San Lucas on the Baja California for a week of diving.
That's pretty much all I wanted to do - three to four dives a day, every
day, all week. And thats what I did, and I had a phenomenal time! 

Went out with Sunshine Dive & Charter every day, for six days straight.
Did three dives a day, and two night dives. 

Amazing wild life! When my guide and I followed a stray ray into the blue
after starting the dive at Neptuns Finger we found an entire school of
devil rays, caught up with them, and then hung at 25 m (80 feet) while they
were circling us for five minutes. An absolutely amazing experience, being
in the middle of the blue away from the wall surrounded by this school of
rays  just unforgettable. 

Another amazing dive was when we went out to Gordo Bank, went down to 30
meters (100 feet), and Lars (the owner/operator) eyed a hammerhead. We
followed it down to about 40m, and hit upon a whole school of hammerheads,
at least 75 of them, about another 20m down (obviously we didnt go there).
We saw them on both dives that we did there! 

Other dives were just as fun, we often went out to Lands End (right past
the famous arch), where a large school of mackerels was enjoying a day in
the sun, and watched the sea lions hunt. Even the safety stops were great,
Pelican Rock for instance is a snorkel paradise, and the safety stop there
was always literally in the middle of a huge swarm of tropical fish of
every size and color. Pure joy!

Sunshine Dive & Charter is run by Lars Helten, an extremely experienced
Instructor and Dive Operator who's run dive shops from the Maldives to
Bali. He's the only one in Cabo providing free Nitrox on any dive (he can
as he supplies all the other dive shops). He and the instructors and dive
masters he works with are top-notch, the entire operation runs smoothly and
efficient, hes flexible and accommodating, knows the area and everybody in
the business very well, and is lots of fun to dive with. 

I can definitely recommend him and his shop to anybody, from beginners to
the most experienced divers. Hell find just the right dive! 

Their website is at: www.bajadivecharter.com

Go down there and dive ... :)
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