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Dive Review of Solmar V in
Mexico (Western)/Guadalupe

Solmar V: "Guadalupe Great Whites Awesome", Aug, 2017,

by Jeanne Sleeper, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9740.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving worldwide
Closest Airport Tiajuna or San Diego Getting There Solmar charter bus picks you up at specific San Diego hotel and goes to Ensenada where you board the boat

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 69 to 70 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15 to 30 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions This is shark cage diving. The surface cages were 60 minutes per session. The submersible 25 ft deep cage is 30 minutes, open to certified divers only. You can dive multiple times per day 7 am - 4 pm
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments If you want to photograph 8 - 14 ft great white sharks from a cage that has sufficient gaps in the bars to shoot a DSLR with a full dome port and 2 strobes, Solmar V is a good ... 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 N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments Just back from a Solmar V great white shark trip to Guadalupe Island, Mexico.
Have previously gone on Solmar V to Socorro and liked their operation: seamanship, vessel condition, staff, dive practices, operations and attitude - so they were an easy choice to travel with again. Heading out on a 20 hour run offshore, the vessel and captain quality and competence are my #1 consideration. Solmar V once again demonstrated great seamanship. Many of their crew has worked together for 5-10 years and they function like mind-meld team. The chef has been there 8 years and the meals he turns out in that small galley are amazing. Top quality ingredients, well prepared, nic ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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