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Dive Review of Club Cantamar/Sea Escape - Liveaboard in
Mexico (Western)/Revillagigedo Archipelago

Club Cantamar/Sea Escape - Liveaboard: "Socorro 2017", Mar, 2017,

by David Gere, WA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 9634.

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

Accommodations 2 stars Food 3 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 3 stars
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Endless big animals. Mantas on almost every dive. Five species of sharks. Dolphins. Snorkeling with humpbacks. Excellent diving and fortunately, good diving conditions. We even had two full days at Roca Partida, where conditions often limit diving.

The boat, on the other hand, was disappointing. Our cabin had problems flushing the marine head from day 1. We talked to the staff about it almost every day, with little improvement. The last 3 days we had solid waste sitting in the bowl that the crew failed to clear, despite speaking to the crew and the fact that the owner was on board for a busman's holiday. The cabin next to us had sewage overflowing from its head and sloshing into the lower level corridor during the 27 hour return trip in moderate seas to Los Cabos.

The food was so-so. Not much variety and I don't think that the cook ever met a meat or fish that he couldn't overcook to the point of shoe leather consistency.

I definitely plan to return to Socorro again, however not with the operator or on this boat.
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Multiple Caribbean, USA - both tropical and cold water (Pacific NW), Hawaii
Closest Airport San Jose (Los Cabos San Lucas) Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 72-75°F / 22-24°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales 1 or 2
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 2 stars
Small Critters 1 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 3 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Entries and exits along with crowded rigid-hulled inflatables made handling large housed dSLRs challenging. Enough so that I left my big housed camera with dual strobes on board and simply used my GoPro.
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By kathleen lynch in galveston, US at Jun 23, 2017 06:04 EST  
Try the Nautilus boats or the Valentina- Fun Azul fleet
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