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Dive Review of Underwater Diversions/Villa Del Palmar in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

Underwater Diversions/Villa Del Palmar, Nov, 2004,

by Scott, Texas, USA . Report 1473.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Cayman, Belize, Flower Gardens
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, surge
Water Temp 78 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions You were required to stay with the dive master - you could venture off, but you had to stay within view of dm at all times.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales 1 or 2
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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
UW Photo Comments

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations 3 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments We were very leary about the diving in Cabo, we had only heard that the conditions ok at best. Our experience was one of the best dive trips we have ever made. Underwater Diversions delivered a level of support that we had never encountered. They carried your equipement to and from the boat, they cleaned our gear after the dive and stored it for us. They arranged dives based on the conditions and the experience of the divers. They realized that divers profiles differ and made arrangements for those who could stay down longer could while keeping everyones safety in mind. Their knowledge of the area and where and when quality marine life could be found was second to none. We had made preliminary arrangements with the dive operator prior to our trip. They refused our money until we had completed the week so that they could give us the best possible packaged based on our actual dives, not what we thought we would do. We took a day trip to La Paz and were able to snorkle aprox 2 hours with 7 whale sharks followed by 2 dives with hammerheads - an absolutley incredible day of diving. My wife had problems with her regulator and they provided her with a replacement, transferred her computer to the new setup and refused to charge us rental for the gear. All in all, an incredible diving experienc.
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