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Dive Review of Sunshine Dive and Charter in Cabo San Lucas in
Mexico (Western)/Baja California

Sunshine Dive and Charter in Cabo San Lucas, Aug, 2009,

by Georg A. Gottschalk, CA, USA (Reviewer Reviewer 4 reports). Report 5061.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving This trip: Also in Cabo Pulmo and La Paz.
Prior: Hawaii, U.A.E, Australia, Cabo San Lucas, Phuket, Sipadan (Malaysia), Monterey (Northern California).
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 28 to 33 Celsius Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility 15 to 50 Meters

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions No restrictions.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters 5 stars Large Fish N/A
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 [None]

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

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments Sunshine Dive and Charter were great again (went out with them before) - and now in a new, very convenient location right at the marina in the Hotel Tesoro.

We did six dives in two days, and although I've been at the dive sites in Cabo many times it was really great again. At landsend the big bait ball was swirling, Pelikan Rock again awed with teaming, colorful fish, and the best (plus a first for me in Cabo!): Five sea horses at Neptun Finger!! Extra very cool.

Visibility was first rate, the water warm and I didn't need a wet suit.

Lars Helten, the extremely experienced, knowledgeable and capable owner of Sunshine Dive and Charter (and, full disclosure, a fellow German expat) even showed me a new dive site (Cabeza Ballena) 20 min up the shoreline from the marina. Viz was medium due to some swells, but nice fan corals and a bunch of bass, reminding me a bit of Northern Cal diving (minus the kelp obviously). Always fun to see new sites!

All in all again a fully satisfying experience with Sunshine Dive and Charter.

I can highly recommend them to both the experienced and the novice diver. Very solid, well run operation you can trust.

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