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Dive Review of Sunshine Divers/Wyndam Cabo san lucas in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

August, 2011, an Instant Reader Report by jonathan scolnick, CA, US (2 reports)
Report Number 6220
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Wider Caribbean, SE. asia
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

sunny, cloudy  
Water Temp
78   to 82    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
40   to 70    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
depth capped ~110 ft. come up with >500psi  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
3 stars  
Small Critters
  3 stars
Large Fish
5 stars  
Large Pelagics
  5 stars
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
4 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
DMs were happy to handle equipment, but the boats were small so no rinse
tank or camera safe places.  
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
3 stars
3 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
5 stars
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
3 stars    
5 stars   
3 stars    
Sunshine divers was a pleasure to dive with.  The DMs Jonathan and Louis
and the boat captain Solomon were all top notch; very fun loving yet very
responsible.  We never had to touch our gear over the 3 days of diving. 
Most of the dive sites had a bit of a surge, but nothing very difficult to
deal with.  For a couple of dives there were some less experienced divers
and when we surfaced as a group my buddy and I still had quite a bit of air
left (though we always got minimum 45 min).  The fish life was
disappointing at first until I remembered that we were there for the big
stuff.  Even within the bay we were treated to a couple of Devil Rays, a
turtle, a sea lion and a spotted eagle ray.  Due to the weather we were
unable to dive directly where the sea lions live, but we still saw one swim
by.  The highlight of the trip was the scalloped hammerhead migration at
Gordo Banks.  Its about a 2 hr boat ride out to the blue and we were lucky
enough to see over a hundred of the sharks.  It was magnificent.  Beware,
though, if you don't find the sharks there is just blue water as far as you
can see.  We also took a trip out to Cabo Pulmo which was a 2hr car ride
away.  It was a beautiful beach and because it is a marine preserve it has
a very untouched feel.  The fish life wasn't amazing, but the experience
and beauty was worth the trip.  Overall the big stuff and the crew made the
trip to Cabo worth it.
   We stayed at the Wyndam resort which is located right at the marina. 
The location was perfect for a dive trip because we only had to walk 3
minutes to the dive shop and boat.  The room was perfectly pleasant,
nothing special, but we got a reasonable good deal.  They want you to wear
a hospital type bracelet for security purposes, but they will let you keep
it in your pocket rather than wear it around.  Do keep it with you, though,
bc the security doesn't mess around if you don't have it on you.  I was
surprised overal by the prices in Cabo.  Food was american pricing which
annoyed me a bit since the area is still developing.  The options for
changing money there are all poor.  Many of the ATMs only dispense USD and
when I found a local bank they gave me a bad exchange rate.  Everyone
accepted dollars, usually at 10:1.  That makes sense because the math is
easy for small restaurants etc., but the actual rate was 12.5:1 when we
went.  What made me mad was that the banks also gave poor rates.  If I were
to go again I would change money in the US.
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