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Dive Review of See Creatures (previously Cabo Dive Center)/Tesoro Hotel in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

See Creatures (previously Cabo Dive Center)/Tesoro Hotel: "Relaxing dives before Revillagigedos", May, 2019,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 50 reports with 48 Helpful votes). Report 11422 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments I travelled to Cabo San Lucas in May 2019, three days early, before boarding the Nautilus Explorer for a trip to the Revillagigedos. I decided to take advantage of the local diving opportunities. I found the Cabo Dive Center on the Nautilus website, as they offered a free warmup dive for divers scheduled on one of their liveaboards. Since my visit, the dive operator has been renamed See Creatures, following a merger with the former dive shop, Amigos del Mar. The location is the same, just outside the main lobby of the Tesoro Hotel. The warm up dive is still offered by Nautilus.

Reservations: I made my airline reservations directly with American Airlines. Reservations with the Tesoro Hotel and Cabo Dive Center/See Creatures were made directly.

Travel: I flew from Philadelphia to Los Cabos, with a stop in Phoenix. Transport to and from the hotel was with Terramar, recommended by Nautilus, worked seamlessly. Itís something like 45 minutes from the airport to Cabo San Lucas.

Accommodations: The Tesoro Hotel is located on the marina. I had a quiet, comfortable, deluxe marina view room. Breakfast was included, I ate at the Lighthouse, just across from the dive shop. I at most lunches and dinners at Vista Roof restaurant, good food and variety, moderate cost. There is a large pool overlooking the marina.

Diving: For my three days of diving, I had planned to do one day in the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park, one day in the Corridor, and one day diving Gordo Banks. Unfortunately, seas were high, it was quite windy, and conditions limited diving to the marine park. We were not even able to dive at Landís End, as the conditions would not allow. We ended up doing a dive at Neptuneís Finger, 3 dives around Pelican Rock, and 2 drift dives either starting or ending at Pelican Rock. We met each morning at the dive shop and made a short walk to the boat. We had only 3-5 divers and a good DM, Luis. He did a very good job dealing with a group varying from quite experienced to rank beginner. Unfortunately, due to the diversity of the group, dives were short, averaging about 40 minutes (25-46). I dived air for all six dives. Current and surge were moderate, greater at times, Visibility was 20-30 feet, water temperature was 70-73, maximum depths were 67-84 feet. I was perfectly comfortable in my 7 mm full suit and hooded vest I brought for the Revillagigedos. Others, with less exposure protection, got very cold. Despite the less than optimum conditions, there was an abundant variety of sea life, including a couple of sea lions, large schools of snapper, spotted and golden Guineafowl Puffers, many Balloonfish, Porcupinefish, some large Broomtail Grouper, a Guitarfish, Reef Cornet, Chinese Trumpet, Threebanded Butterflyfish, Barberfish, Green MoraysÖ The dive shop did not charge me for my 2 tanker on the last day, the day I was scheduled for the Nautilus warm up dive.

So, despite adverse conditions, I had a pretty enjoyable time diving before my liveaboard trip. I was not able to experience the full spectrum of diving Cabo San Lucas has to offer. In addition, See Creatures offers a day trip to Cabo Pulmo, done through a local affiliate. I doubt I would choose Cabo San Lucas as a primary dive destination, but it is certainly a fine place to spend some time if you are going out on a liveaboard from that location.
Websites See Creatures (previously Cabo Dive Center)   Tesoro Hotel

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Roatan, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos
Closest Airport Los Cabos Getting There American Airlines Philadelphia to Phoenix to Los Cabos

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 70-73°F / 21-23°C Wetsuit Thickness 7
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Loosely stay with group, ascend with group
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish 3 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 I did not take a camera and paid no attention to facilities
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