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Dive Review of Fun Azul Fleet/Valentina in
Mexico (Western)/Sea of Cortez

Fun Azul Fleet/Valentina: "Diving with Sea Lions", Oct, 2014,

by Gail M King, FL, US (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 21 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 7865.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling 3 stars
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments Valentina is a large,comfortable,well run liveaboard...this includes a large dive deck with plenty of camera space & rinse tanks,lots of comfy inside & outside space to relax in & out of sun,inside & outside dining areas,larger than usual cabins/bathrooms with comfy bunk beds.Food is good with cooked to order breakfast,buffet lunch,& served dinner with wine.Sodas & beer are free...all else is a cash bar.Diving is done from skiffs & are guided by knowledgeable local guides.Nitrox is 32 with 3 or 4 dives/day.Only 1 nite dive on the 6 nite trip & it was a unique dive with lots of small mobula rays drawn to an underwater lighted area to feed on plankton.However,the huge lure for divers is the great interaction with lots of young playful sea lions...they love to gently nip at hands,fins,cameras,hair,or anything you move around.There are lots of young ones in October & the water is warm & hopefully the threat of hurricanes is over.Our last afternoon was spent snorkeling with several whalesharks.This was an Island Dreams group trip well done by Susan Young.
Websites Fun Azul Fleet   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Carib & Pacific
Closest Airport La Paz or Los Cabos,MX Getting There free shuttle from La Paz airport;Delta/Areomexico into La Paz

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 82-84°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 50-60 minute dives but we often exceeded this;depths varied on each site
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks > 2
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 2 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Large camera table & rinse tanks;cameras carefully handled by the crew
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