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Dive Review of Manta Scuba Diving in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

Manta Scuba Diving, Jul, 2011,

by Eugene Bertin, NV, US ( 1 report with 1 Helpful vote). Report 6126 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 68 to 78 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20 to 40 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with DM, behind and above. Watch your depth, a 60 foot dive actually wound up deeper.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

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

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments No camera bucket or table on the boat.

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 4 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Water temp ran 68 at depth to 78 at the surface. Themocline at 34-40 feet. Service is excellent. Staff is extremely knowledgeable, responsive, safety conscious, and point out those unique fish (frog fish, scorpion fish, etc.) Michelle (at the counter) has that bubbly, infectious grin to make you welcome. The Instructors/DMs, Marc, Cass, KiKi, all have your safety in mind at all times. Boats for local diving are smallish with outboard motors (trip is short however, ~5 minutes. Surface traffic is heavy on weekends for local diving, lots of tourist boats and water taxis in the dive area. They do not heed dive flags. The trip to Cabo Pulmo takes ~2 hrs by road to get to the site. Diving is off local small boats with 35 HP motors. No ladders to get back into these oversize row boats. The dive is interesting, larger fish then seen in the Caribbean (jacks, trevali, grunts, giant triggers, humphead parrotfish, machete, etc.) and the light current makes a north to south drift dive possible.
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