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Dive Review of Solmar V in
Mexico (Western)/Islas Revillagigedo

Solmar V: "Solmar V, June 2-10, 2017", Jun, 2017,

by Sean Bruner, AZ, US (Contributor Contributor 16 reports). Report 9629.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Galapagos, Papua New Guinea, Panama, Palau, Solomon Islands, Islas Revillagigedo, Hawaii, Cozumel, Roatan, BVI, Fiji
Closest Airport Los Cabos Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather windy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, surge
Water Temp 73 to 74 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 6
Water Visibility 25 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions 50-60 minute maximum. Keep within depth limits per nitrox mix, 28-32 percent oxygen.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools 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 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Dedicated rinse tanks for cameras and a large table on the dive deck dedicated to cameras. Plenty of areas to charge batteries. Help available from resident videographer, Erick Higuera. ... 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 4 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 3 stars
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Comments This is our fourth trip aboard the Solmar V. The reason we have not tried any of the other boats that go to the Islas Revillagigedo is because we believe that the Solmar takes safety seriously. Also, much of the crew is the same as when we came on our first trip 10 years ago, including the captain. The last time we went in June three years ago we saw whale sharks, but not this time. The main difference between this trip and the others was the water temperature. Whereas in the past we dove with 3 mm wetsuits and hood/vests, this time the temperature was was only 73 degrees. Luckily, one of the other divers had a 6 mm that he lent me and the dive guide had a Farmer John he lent Laura so we were comfortable. Be sure to chec ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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