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Dive Review of Cortez Club/La Concha in
Mexico (Western)/La Paz

Cortez Club/La Concha: "so so", Oct, 2014,

by Michael Braunstein, NV, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 7834.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 3 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments There is not much shade on the boats. Cover up and use lip block. There is dengue fever there so use mosquito repellent when on land. . The boat rides can be long. Liquids are provided on the boat. The boat captain cannot be trusted to set up your equipment. Check it yourself. I was given one tank that was two thirds full. Twice the inflator hose was not connected. Open the tank yourself. They also are poorly trained as to how to be helpful you with your tank. Two people had their wallets stolen off of the boat. My dive light was missing for a day. It had my name on it as did my gear bucket. After complaining it appeared. The rinse bucket for cameras is poor and the one on shore was often very dirty and had little water in it.

The hotel is adequate. It has hot water and AC. It is pretty clean but needs upkeep. The toilet had difficulty flushing. The food was good but pricey.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Tahit Fiji, Solomon, Philippines, Indonesia, Cayman, Honduras.Bonaire
Closest Airport La Paz Getting There drive from Cabo or fly from Mexico City

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 80-83°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 2
Water Visibility 10-40 Ft/ 3-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions time limit on some dives.[Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 2 stars Shore Facilities 2 stars
UW Photo Comments POOR. There is no camera room. The camera tank was dirty and too small on shore. O n the boat it was enough to dunk one camera at a time.

The highlight was the sea lions and bait balls.
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