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Dive Review of Cabo Pulmo Diving Station/Hacienda de Palmas (La Ribera) in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo Diving Station/Hacienda de Palmas (La Ribera): "East Cape Baja Sur Fun!", Sep, 2017,

by Bradley W. Jacks, CA, US ( 2 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9867 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments September 21-24 I travelled to Baja Sur and dove Cabo Pulmo for two days. I had not dived there for about 20 years. It was different in some ways, and the same in some ways. Still excellent overall. I did not see any sea lions, and perhaps less small tropicals, but much more fish overall, and much larger fish, in large schools, as well as eels, turtles, and rays. So, what you see is on some level the changing nature if the ecosystem, as with other places, but also the distinct benefits of careful resource management. Cabo Diving Station is an excellent operation. Otto, the divemaster, knows his stuff (both as to the diving aspect and the local critters) and is safety-conscious and friendly. The dive sites are close in. Just a fine time. I'll return.
Websites Cabo Pulmo Diving Station   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Throughout Mexico Pacific and Caribbean, Hawaii, Cook Islands, New Zealand, Caymans, Turks & Caicos, Philippines, Costa Rica
Closest Airport Los Cabos Getting There LAX to Los Cabos Nonstop

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 78-84°F / 26-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-70 Ft/ 12-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Check in with the divemaster frequently during the dive as to remaining air. Occasionally, come up a bit in the water column.
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 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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]
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