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PV Sea Dive/ Velas Vallarta Full report N   Peurto Vallarta   PV Sea Dive is a very good small operation. They (Sue and Marie) have one boat and, at present, no real dive shop, although they ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2012   John E. Keith
100+ Dives
 
Rocio Del Mar Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   The entire crew was great both in helpfulness and attitude. The food was up there with the best we've had on a live aboard. The ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2012   David Marchese
500+ Dives
 
Rocio del Mar Liveaboard Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   I think the diving is sometimes high voltage there, but I couldn't prove it from my trip. The visibilty was usually terrible and ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
6/2012   Michael Traylor
500+ Dives
 
Sunshine Dive/ Pueblo Bonita Sunset Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   We dived with Sunshine June 24- 30 2012. While we didn't go to Cabo primarily to dive, Sunshine was a real find. The level of ser... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2012   Tom Webb
500+ Dives
 
Cortez Club Full report N   La Paz   Took one day to dive Los Islotes and Espiritu Santu out of La Paz. Long boat rides, which also makes the diving pricey. Los Islote... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
4/2012   Mark A. Magers
250+ Dives
 
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Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Full report N   Cabo Pulmo   This was our first visit to the Baja region, and based on reports I had read about the Cabo Pulmo marine park we were very ex... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2011   Brent Barnes
250+ Dives
 
Club Cantamar Full report N   La Paz, Baja California del Su   This is a difficult review, as our condo was nice, the food provided our group (Scott Geitler out of LA), was adequate, and the un... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
10/2011   Dan Clements
1000+ Dives
 
Sunshine Dive Charter/ Marbella Suites en la Playa Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   We stayed at Marbella Suites which is about 17km from Cabo San Lucas. A world of difference - no timeshare vultures, no people wal... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2011   Dennis Lewis
100+ Dives
 
Sunshine Divers/ Wyndam Cabo san lucas Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   Sunshine divers was a pleasure to dive with. The DMs Jonathan and Louis and the boat captain Solomon were all top notch; very fun... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
8/2011   jonathan scolnick
100+ Dives
 
Sunshine Dive & Charter Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   We have been diving in Cabo San Lucas with 4 different dive operators and Sunshine is the BEST. They took wonderful care of us and... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
6/2011   Muriel Mimura
100+ Dives
 
Sonora Divers / Tucson Full report N   San Carlos   Over all a very nice trip. Travel to San Carlos is now a "hassle free zone", the same as travel to Rocky Point. No Visa required a... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2009   Ed Raver
250+ Dives
 
amigos del mar Full report N   [N/A]   ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
9/2009   henry campbell
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Scuba/ [same Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   It was good condidtions overall and typical for this time of year in Cabo. The water temps in the local dive sites, Pelican rock, ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
6/2009   Kevin
<100 Dives
 
Manta/ Sheraton Hacienda del Mar Full report N   [N/A]   This was our first experience with Manta in Cabo San Lucas. We went diving with them in the area near the Cabo iconic rock format... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
4/2009   Lori Brown
500+ Dives
 
Blue Adventures Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   Stayed at Marina Fiesta Resort located right on the marina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Marina Fiesta was nice, but it's a timeshar... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
3/2009   Nancy Collins
100+ Dives
 
Cabo Deep Blue Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   The owner, Oscar Hernandez does everything to make sure you have a good dive. The maximum number of divers we had on the boat at o... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2008   Susan Fuchs
250+ Dives
 
Chico's Dive Shop/ Barcelo de la Jolla Resort Full report N   Puerto Vallarta   Stayed at the Barcelo La Jolla de Mismaloya Resort about 30 minutes south of Puerto Vallarta. Resort was first class, all- inclusi... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2008   Nancy Collins
100+ Dives
 
Nautilus Explorer Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   Two highlights of the trip were diving with the sea lions and we also had a 45 minute snorkel encounter with whale sharks on the w... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
11/2007   Brian Morrow
250+ Dives
 
Cantamar Dive Resort/ Los Arcos Hotel, LaPaz Mexico Full report N   Baja   This was the worst of "Cattle Boat Diving". Dangerously overcrowded boats, 35 divers on a boat designed for 20! No oxygen, no emer... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
10/2007   George A Bogard
1000+ Dives
 
Vista Sea Sports/ Coral Baja Full report N   Cabo   Mark runs efficient, accomodating, safe operation from rather remote Buena Vista, an hour's drive north of SanJose del Cabo & 45 m... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
9/2007   Robert George
100+ Dives
 
Club Cantamar Full report N   La Paz   This trip was spur of the moment without time to research with hopes of seeing whale sharks, hammerheads, mantas, large pelagics wh... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
8/2007   Chuck Pinkham
500+ Dives
 
Chico's Dive Center Full report N   Puerto Vallarta   My daughter and I booked our trips through Chicoís web site. We went to Marietas Island which is known for large pelagics. Unfor... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2007   Thomas R. Chase
100+ Dives
 
Land's End Divers Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   All diving at Cabo is done from small outboard powered boats using backroll entry and BC removal to get back into boat. Only 6 - ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
11/2006   Lyn Greenhill
100+ Dives
 
Solmar v Full report Y   [N/A]   Solmar V is now doing several different dive trips during the year. We did the Sea of Cortez leg Oct 22- 29, 06. You Fly into Los Cab... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
10/2006   Russ Lido
250+ Dives
 
Baja Diving andService/ Club Cantamar Full report N   La Paz   The resort was real nice and the people were very friendly. My wife and I got the "Full fair" meal package, which means 3 meals a ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
9/2006   Randy Pedersen
1000+ Dives
 
Underwater Diversions Full report N   Cabo   The dive conditions were not very good during my visit, but hearing stories I missed some good diving by a week. I guess there wa... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
6/2006   Bear Johnston
250+ Dives
 
cabo pulmo beach resort Full report N   east cape   Cabo Pulmo was only a short stop in a two week tour of the Region, and I was aware prior to arrival, that this time of year would ... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
2/2006   mickey rosenberg
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
10/2005   Don "Digger" Rowe
1000+ Dives
 
Hotel Cantamar Full report N   La Paz   Simple but clean rooms with good air conditioning. Buffet- style meals usually served cold with mediocre food. Divers had to... Full report  
3 stars
2 stars  
9/2005   Michael Traylor
250+ Dives
 
SolmarV Full report N   between Lapaz and Cabo   Betty and I arrived 4 days early to Cabo and stayed at the Solmar Hotel. The Solmar is walking distance from town and sits on a n... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
7/2005   james Rieter
100+ Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar /Deep Blue Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   Started with Amigos Del Mar but lost confidence after dive master ignored and lost divers underwater. Some divers running low on a... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2005   conrad kantor
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Socorro   Solmar V is the most uncomfortable and most expensive liveaboard I have ever been on. Living area of boat is very uncomfortable wi... Full report  
3 stars
1 stars  
2/2004   Scott McGill
1000+ Dives
 
Pepe's Dive Center Full report N   Baja Sur/Cabo Pulmo   Pepe and his staff did a great job. They were all very nice and helpfull. The facility is located far from any town, so come prepa... Full report  
3 stars
5 stars  
7/2003   Marc Massari
500+ Dives
 
Baja Outpost Full report N   Loreto   I discovered Baja Outpost through its web page, but I picked it for my diving vacation because of Leon Fichmanís business- like man... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
5/2003   Jeremy Isenberg
<100 Dives
 
Amigo del Mar/ Villa del Palmar Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   Cabo San Lucas is known for its fishing but the diving is a hidden gem. Amigo del Mar advertised itself as the most comfortable div... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Michael Drumstas
100+ Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar/ La Esperanza Full report N   Baja California   Overall, based on our two previous dive trips the experience was fair. What really made our trip tolerable was that we stayed at ... Full report  
3 stars
4 stars  
8/2002   Samantha Deutch
<100 Dives
 
Amigos Del Mar/ La Esperanza Full report N   [N/A]   Overall, based on our two previous dive trips the experience was fair. What really made our trip tolerable was that we stayed at ... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
8/2002   Samantha Deutch
<100 Dives
 
Baja Outpost/ [same]villas d loreto Full report N   Baja   While in Loreto, we stayed 5 days at Baja Outpost as previously described. However, we really enjoyed our 4 night stay at Villa'... Full report  
3 stars
3 stars  
11/2001   bill mashek
500+ Dives
 
Vallarta Adventures/ Four Seasons - Punta Mita N   Puerto Vallarta   "Marietas Islands - Fun But Nothing Memorable"
Four Seasons Resort in Punta Mita, Nayarit, is our favorite hotel in the world. It's about a 40- minute drive north of the airport... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
9/2015   John Whitehead
1000+ Dives
 
Cortez Club/ La Concha Condos Full report N   Sea of Cortez   I spent three days diving with Cortez Club, which has a large facility adjacent to the La Concha Beach Hotel in La Paz. While the... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
11/2008   Sandy Falen
1000+ Dives
 
Vallarta Adventures Full report N   [N/A]   I had one day cruise stop in Puerto Vallarta off of the Norwegian Star. I do not book the cruise dive excursion because it is gear... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
10/2008   Mickey Fivenson
500+ Dives
 
Swiss Divers/ Grand Mayan Full report N   Acapulco   So after about 10 minutes into the first dive I thought. . . . I've dove worse! We weren't expecting much and were pleasantly surpri... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
11/2007   Glenn Evans
100+ Dives
 
Underwager Diversions/ Marina Sol Full report N   Baja   This was a 'mixed bag' family trip of 8. 1 snorkler, 2 just certified OW divers, 1 OW divers with 3 dives, 1 AOW diver with 50 di... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
8/2006   Elaine Matthews
500+ Dives
 
Swiss Divers Full report N   Acapulco   [My wife and I did not expect great diving in Acapulco, but we wanted to see what they had. We had an excellent guide which found... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
6/2005   Al Schmauder
100+ Dives
 
Ocean Sports/ San Carlos Mexico Full report N   San Carlos   This was a trip set up by our local dive shop and overall information about the specifics were lacking. I wished I had known that... Full report  
2 stars
5 stars  
10/2004   Debbie Crosby
250+ Dives
 
Solmar V Full report Y   Sea of Cortez   Advertised as a luxury yacht. Would have gladly traded the etched glass and fancy paneling for more sound deadner and roll dampene... Full report  
2 stars
1 stars  
7/2002   Mike Toombs
1000+ Dives
 
Desert Divers/ Plaza Las Glorias Full report N   San Carlos   Excellent new dive boat, but was docked too far from hotel. No equipment storage but, that may be remided as soon as the harbour i... Full report  
2 stars
3 stars  
6/2002   Jay
<100 Dives
 
baja out post Full report N   baja sur   they have a power problem that needs to be fixed unless you like to sweat a lot. makes sleeping hard. hot at night by May. . . . Clea... Full report  
2 stars
4 stars  
5/2002   Reed Nescher
1000+ Dives
 
Carlos Scuba/ Costa Club Full report N   Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo   Ixtapa/ Zihuatanejo is not a dive destination. This was the worst dive of my life. Only a few small brown fish, like diving in pea... Full report  
2 stars
2 stars  
3/2000   Peter Belden
100+ Dives
 
Mazatlán N   Mazatlan   "Mazatlán and Aqua Sport Center"
February 2015 was my second time vacationing in Mazatlán. In 2010 we did a family vacation with my two sons and their wives. While... Full report  
1 stars
3 stars  
3/2015   R Howard
250+ Dives
 
Nautilus Dive Tech Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   My husband and I decided to try a day of diving in Cabo San Lucas after diving both in La Paz and in Cabo Pulmo. We had low expect... Full report  
1 stars
5 stars  
10/2012   Kelley McDaneld
100+ Dives
 
Vallarta Under Sea/ Private Condo Full report N   Puerto Vallarta   The dive master Nacho, boat captain Emirio and Videographer Jean Paul were friendly. The entire operation seemed a little unorgani... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
11/2010   Leanne Miller
100+ Dives
 
Manta Scuba Diving/ Fiestamericana Full report N   Cabo Pulmo   Paid for a 3 tank dive in Cabo Pulmo. Was a 2 hour boat ride from Cabo San Lucas. On our 1st dive the divemaster, who was a very... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
5/2010   David Funderburk
1000+ Dives
 
Manta Scuba Diving Full report N   Cabo San Lucas   Since we were on a cruise ship I wanted to avoid the "herd mentality" of cruise ship diving and decided to conduct some research u... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2010   Paul M Price
250+ Dives
 
PV Scuba/ Melia Hotel Full report N   Puerto Vallarta   Alex, the owner was great to deal with before hand via emails, and later on arrival. Good operation, boat was nice. Rental equi... Full report  
1 stars
1 stars  
4/2009   Rick Bates
1000+ Dives
 
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