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Dive Review of Mazatlán in
Mexico (Western)/Mazatlan

Mazatlán: "Mazatlán and Aqua Sport Center", Mar, 2015,

by R Howard, MB, CA ( 2 reports with 1 Helpful vote). Report 8159 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Jibacoa; Cuba, Plymouth; UK, Oban; Scotland, Playa Del Carmen, Cancun, Mazatlan; Mexico, Crosby; USA, Westhawk Lake; Canada
Closest Airport General Rafael Buelna International Airport Getting There Delta Airlines, but flights are limited and expensive

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 70 to 80 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 5 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay very close to the divemaster. If you don't he will quickly be out of sight and impossible to find without surfacing.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments No direct awareness of photography requirements ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling 2 stars
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments February 2015 was my second time vacationing in Mazatlán. In 2010 we did a family vacation with my two sons and their wives. While there, my sons and I did one dive in the small bay between Deer and Wolf Islands. We had a good time but were disappointed in the low visibility and dull reef. This year my wife and I returned with another couple and I thought I would give the diving another try. It was absolutely identical, low visibility, drab featureless reef structure and well hidden marine life.
Standing on the beach looking out at Wolf, Deer and Bird Island there are three main dive sites. Eagles Head on the south end of Wolf Island, the little bay between Wolf and Deer at the south end of Deer Island an ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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