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Dive Review of Baja Outpost in
Mexico (Western)/Baja Sur

Baja Outpost, Sep, 2008,

by Sherrie Barker, OR, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 8 reports). Report 4484.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The diving was excellent, with abundant underwater life. Every dive had eels, a wide variety of fish, rays, lobsters and sea stars. There is a small colony of sea lions that came close enough to look us over but didn't interact with us other than that. Water temps were very comfortable and visibility was excellent. There was some current at one or two sites but it was manageable. We dove 7 sites on 3 islands and all were completely different. Loreto Bay is an underwater preserve and the fish populations show that it's working. Leon knows the area very well and took us to excellent dive sites.

Leon's kids go along on the boat on the weekends, as does Cleopatra, the yellow lab. Some might not care for the company, but we thoroughly enjoyed them. Bottlenose dolphins followed the boat, putting on a terrific show as we came back to port.

Baja Outpost is undergoing renovation with the addition of a large pool, and once it is complete it will be a nice addition. The palapas are comfortable and the location is convenient to restaurants. There are no phones or tv in the rooms. Purified water is provided for guests. Breakfast is cooked to order every morning, and a delicious lunch is provided on every dive trip. It isn't the fanciest place in town, but you get a full day of diving, a good location and comfortable lodging for a good price.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 51-100 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Fiji, Bay Islands, Cozumel, Belize, Hawaii
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm
Water Temp 80-85°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 60-100 Ft/ 18-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions dove our own profile
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No rise tank but fresh water available to rinse housing.
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