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Dive Review of Baja Diving and Service in
Mexico (Western)

Baja Diving and Service, Aug, 2003,

by Jacob Rosenstein, CA, USA (Contributor Contributor 13 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 835.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Saw many of the smaller mobilus rays on surface and underwater. No encounters with the larger Manta rays, Hammerhead sharks, or Whale sharks. El Bajo had lots of moray eels. Several dive sites had large schools of tropical fish, and ample varieties of tropicals. The wreck of the Fang Ming had a resident seahorse along with large fish. Los Islotes dive site great for Sea Lions. The dive operation offered three dives per day. It took a long time, over 2 hours, to get to the dive sites on the larger 52 foot boat. Returned to my hotel in La Paz late in the evening on most dive days. Divemaster Joe very knowledgeable on marine life. They only run one boat on Weekends, so it felt very crowded on either the 42 or 53 foot dive boat on that particular day. No camera tables, but boats have rinse tanks. Nitrox available. Crew and staff generally helpful.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Caribbean isles, e.g. Little Cayman, Saba, Bonaire, Cozumel, Roatan, Turks and Caicos;Belize;Costa Rica;Fiji;Red Sea in Eilat, Israel.
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas choppy
Water Temp 79-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-75 Ft/ 15-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 130 feet max, although most dives were much shallower. Allowed to go with own buddy after diving with group/divemaster at least once.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments The large 53 foot "Liberacion" had many tables useful in changing film.No particular camera table, but boat had a couple of rinse tanks. The crew would hand you the camera once in the water. The smaller 42 foot boat "Realidad" had only one gallet table that the cook used to prepare food. Changing film was more of a hassle. No camera table. One rinse tank. Boat too crowded when only one boat was used on Weekend, either Sat. or Sunday.
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