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Dive Review of Cortez Club in
Mexico (Western)

Cortez Club: "SIMPLY FANTASTIC!", Sep, 2018,

by Dale Lachman, IL, US (Reviewer Reviewer 5 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 10515 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments The rides out to most sites were 1.5+. I realize they can't help that but it was a bit of a drag but the boats were comfortable enough with moderate sun protection. We passed the time along with mindless banter or even a snooze. The divemasters were all wonderful. They were very pleasant, helpful and accommodating yet had a keen eye towards safety. There was nothing more I could have asked of them.

The mantas were in town! We swam with them on 4 occasions (I think there were 5 different mantas, each making multiple passes). What a thrill! They came within a couple feet of us many times and were 12-16 feet tip to tip. On one site, the sea lions were also busy playing, diving and cooling off. Seeing the mantas and sea lions in the same field of view made me stop and appreciate the life I've lead. The sea lions varied from very interactive young ones (hugging you, pulling on your hoses and fins) to intimidating for the big bulls. They aren't looking for a fight so we would just give them some space.

We did a Chinese wreck (twice) and it was nice but I'm not much of a wreck guy but it was better than most.

There was more coral than I anticipated and it seemed very healthy.

I liked that they picked us up every dive day and offered to drop us back off. However, most of the time the bar on site delayed our immediate return and we Ubered for $2.00 back to our hotel on our own.

They weren't cheap but with all the fuel they burn to get out to the sites, it's completely understandable and I don't think they out of line at all.
Websites Cortez Club   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida, Fiji and many, many places in the Caribbean.
Closest Airport Cabo Getting There Fly into Cabo and then take an airport shuttle 1.5 - 3.5 hours (depending on the route) to La Paz

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 35-75 Ft/ 11-23 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 50 minute dives were talked about but usually lasted an hour or longer.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 5 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]
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