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Dive Review of Cabo Pulmo Divers/Baja Paradise Vacation Rental in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo to La Paz

Cabo Pulmo Divers/Baja Paradise Vacation Rental, Aug, 2005,

by Joel Snyder, AZ, USA (Contributor Contributor 18 reports with 9 Helpful votes). Report 2474.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii; Caribbean; Mexico; Asia
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 70 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20 to 50 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 2 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments This is primitive diving, but a lot of fun. Cabo Pulmo is in a Mexican marine park halfway between La Paz and Los Cabos. We got tired of the 1+ hour boat ride for La Paz dives, so came down here. The accommodations are great (suggest [bajaparadise.com link] strongly) and the town is tiny---about 100 people.

No nitrox, and the dive sites are barely defined---it's mostly the dive captain looking for a spot that has been good in the past, with a name made up on the spot.

I wouldn't call it world-class diving, but it's very well done and everyone is very friendly and accomodating. Most people in the town are related to each other in some way, so there is a lot of cooperation and participation in whatever the guests want to do.

Diving-wise, we saw great things. Garden eels by the truckload, schools of moorish idols, more pufferfish than I've ever seen before. Have you ever seen SCHOOLING pufferfish? Currents were moderate on some drives; absent on others. Lots of nudibranchs, stonefish common as in most of the Gulf of California. Morays also by the dozen, 2 or 3 at a time. If you want to dive the Baja side, this is definitely worth investigating. It's not hard to get to (90 minute drive from Los Cabos airport, a little longer from La Paz) and you're one of the first to explore a new dive location!
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