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Dive Review of FunBaja/CostaBaja in
Mexico (Western)/La Paz

FunBaja/CostaBaja, Oct, 2012,

by Kelley McDaneld, CO, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports). Report 6749.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Bonaire, Roatan, Cozumel, Fiji
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 84 to Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

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

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 3 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 1 stars
Large Pelagics N/A

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]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 3 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments We dove with Fun Baja for a day out at Los Islotes off of Espiritu Island. The boat was comfortable and fast and it took about 1 hour to get out to Los Islotes from La Paz. The dive operator had oxygen and a first aid kit on the boat. Chabelo was our divemaster and he showed us some neat things underwater--such as a giant jawfish. The topography was interesting underwater and we were able to dive with the sealions--which was the highlight of the trip. They are so playful underwater! There were a total of 3 DM in the water during our dives, which proved to be helpful because one of the divers was having trouble and needed extra attention underwater. Ricardo, one of the DM, is also a trained marine biologist, which is a great asset to the company. Between the 2nd and 3rd dives we had lunch on Espiritu Santo--a gorgeous island with turquoise blue waters offshore. The lunch was delicious and fresh. The only thing that was troubling is that our DM Chabelo handled some of the underwater sealife, such as a scorpion fish (pulled its tail) and he also fed an urchin to a fish. We don't find these practices acceptable. However, overall we had a great experience and would dive with them again.
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