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

Sunshine Divers/Wyndam Cabo san lucas, Aug, 2011,

by jonathan scolnick, CA, US ( 2 reports). Report 6220.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Wider Caribbean, SE. asia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas surge
Water Temp 78 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40 to 70 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions depth capped ~110 ft. come up with >500psi
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments 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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