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

Solmar V: "Revillagegidos Arcepelago", Jun, 2016,

by Craig Howe, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 19 reports with 14 Helpful votes). Report 9144 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 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 3 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Unbelievable trip. It was 23 hours to San Benedicto, another 5 to Socorro, 10 to Roca Partida and 33 back to Cabo, but would readily do it again. Boat and Crew top notch.

Saw 5 species of shark, many Mantas, Dolphins, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, a huge school of Bonito and much more. Many of the above can be seen on one dive.
Websites Solmar V   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving All over the place
Closest Airport San Jose del Cabo Getting There We went Southwest.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, choppy, surge, currents
Water Temp 76-78°F / 24-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 80-125 Ft/ 24-38 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Had to follow the divemaster. Most dives were over 100' so Nitrox was adjusted accordingly. back on the boat with 500 lbs.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins Schools Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 5 stars
Large Pelagics 5 stars

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

Subject Matter 5 stars Boat Facilities 5 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 5 stars Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments Camera table with compressed air.
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