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

April, 2006, an Instant Reader Report by Carmelita Hansen, CA, usa
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Report Number 2431
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
251-500 dives
Where else diving
Bonaire, Curacao, Fiji, Sulawesi, Philippines, Hawaii, Florida Keys,
California(Catalina, Monterey,Carmel),Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Bali,Palau
Closest Airport
Getting There

		

Dive Conditions

Weather
sunny, cloudy  
Seas
calm  
Water Temp
68   to 72    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
0
Water Visibility
20   to 25    Feet  
 
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
no  
 
Enforced diving restrictions  
Had to stay with the dive guide and surface with the rest of the group.  
Liveaboard?
no 
Nitrox Available?
N/A 
What I saw
Sharks
1 or 2 
Mantas
None 
Dolphins
None 
Whale Sharks
None 
Turtles
None 
Whales
None 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Corals
  2 stars
Tropical Fish
4 stars  
Small Critters
  4 stars
Large Fish
3 stars  
Large Pelagics
  1 stars
 
 
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
3 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
Comments
no camera table or rinse buckets for underwater cameras but we were able to
use the wet suit rinse hose for rinsing the cameras and dry suit valves.
They handled our cameras carefully though.
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Accommodations
3 stars
Food
1 stars
Service and Attitude
4 stars
Environmental Sensitivity  
N/A
Dive Operation
4 stars  
Shore Diving  
3 stars  
Snorkeling
N/A  
 
 

Overall Rating

Value for $$
N/A    
Beginners
4 stars   
Advanced
4 stars    
Comments  
The water was chilly and we were comfortable in our dry suits. The
visibility was just as murky as in California but we saw lots of marine
creatures that are unique to this area.The dive guides were helpful with
the gear and in pointing out some critters.  However, due to the heavy boat
traffic at Land's End, we had to stay with the dive guide and surface
together.  This "herding the divers together" mentality made it
difficult for us to find and photograph the macro creatures we were looking
for.  All of the local dive boats seemed to dive at the same locations
simultaneously, resulting in crowded conditions underwater.  The dive
operators were not willing to go anywhere else that might not have been so
crowded.  One operator told us they wouldn't go to Cabo Pulmo because
"the conditons aren't good this time of year."  However, the
local dive operator at Cabo Pulmo was booked up and going out twice a
day,so we went snorkeling there.The conditions at Cabo Pulmo appeared to be
as good as those at Land's End.  
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