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Dive Review of Carlos Scuba/Costa Club in
Mexico (Western)/Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo

Carlos Scuba/Costa Club, Mar, 2000,

by Peter Belden, CA, USA . Report 293.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Curacao, Grand Turk, Monterey CA, Moorea, Ixtapa, Coronados Island, Cozumel, Belize, Maui, Little Cayman, Channel Islands, Vancouver BC, La Paz
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 70 to 75 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions We circled a pinnacle. Had to follow DM to avoid excess current/surge.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics 1 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 3 stars Food 2 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 2 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 2 stars
Comments 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 soup. Rough boat ride to get there. Current/surge was relatively strong. Water was too cold for a 3 mm wetsuit. We had thought originally about doing 2 dives but decides on just 1 after realizing it was so lame.

The Costa Club in Ixtapa was sort of a low quality Club Med type all inclusive place with particularly bad food. Got dragged there by a bunch of non-diving friends looking for an all inclusive place. Club Meds are way better. The pool was nice though at least.
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