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Dive Review of Dolphin Dive Center/Villas Del Palmar in
Mexico (Western)/Loreto

Dolphin Dive Center/Villas Del Palmar: "Good Central Sea of Cortez Island Diving", Sep, 2018,

by Frank G Postillion, AZ, US (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 10746.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling 4 stars
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The first day diving at Coronado Island was wonderful. The second dive it was worth it with a colony of sea lions and they’re willing to play. Met several turtles, tropical fish and some coral. The Dive staff was good and willing to please. They led us to some dolphin pods and that was really fun to watch. Diving Danzante island was somewhat boring and there was not too much to see other than some tropical fish. However there are a few nudibranch and other critters. The beauty of the islands are breathtaking and worth just taking pictures top side too

Villas Del Palmar was about 20 miles south of Loreto so rent a car. The resort was nice and food good.

Websites Dolphin Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Cabo Pulmo, San Carlos, Puerto Penasco, Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Aruba, BVI, St. Croix, St. John St. Thomas, Cozumel, Akumal, Florida springs and Atlantic coast,
Closest Airport Loreto Getting There LA to Loreto

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 82-83°F / 28-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 1
Water Visibility 40-50 Ft/ 12-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 2 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 3 stars
UW Photo Comments No water tank for cameras. Small panga.
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