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Dive Review of Solmar V in
Mexico (Western)

Solmar V: "Good Diving with Big Animals", May, 2019,

by Michael Chiado, CA, US ( 1 report). Report 11155.

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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 1 stars
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Comments My buddy and I meet the group that would be our partners for the week at The Bahia Hotel & Beach House, the official host hotel. The official hotel changed between the time we had booked our hotel and the trip date. None the less, the Solmar team made contact with us the day of arrival and arranged transportation to the host hotel. Once the full group arrived at the hotel, we had shuttles to the hotelís beach club for a nice lunch and with a great view of the water.

Boarding the Solmar V was delayed on the day of departure. I donít recall if a mechanical issue or late arrival back from previous trip due to weather was the reason for the delay. We never felt out of touch with the Solmar team and were provided local contact ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Belize, Bonaire, California Channel Islands, Cayman Islands, Florida Keys and Gold Coast, Galapagos, Palau, Red Sea, Truk, Moorea, Roatan, Philippines
Closest Airport Cabo San Lucas Getting There Direct Flight from Los Angeles. The only bump in the travel process was Mexican Customs considering charging some fees for bringing in underwater cameras. No fees were required in the end, but others on the trip did pay fees.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 75-72°F / 24-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 50-80 Ft/ 15-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Dive plan was discussed in advance and since diving from inflatable boats group was asked to stay together especially with negative entries.
Liveaboard? yes Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas Squadrons
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks 1 or 2
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 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments My only slightly negative comment is that the photo area on the back deck was just barely big enough for all of u ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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