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Dive Review of Underwater Diversions in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo San Lucas

Underwater Diversions, Apr, 2006,

by Carmelita Hansen, CA, usa (Contributor Contributor 15 reports). Report 2431.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 3 stars Food 1 stars
Service and Attitude 4 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 3 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments The water was chilly and we were comfortable in our dry suits. The visibility was just as murky as in California but we saw lots of marine creatures that are unique to this area.The dive guides were helpful with the gear and in pointing out some critters. However, due to the heavy boat traffic at Land's End, we had to stay with the dive guide and surface together. This "herding the divers together" mentality made it difficult for us to find and photograph the macro creatures we were looking for. All of the local dive boats seemed to dive at the same locations simultaneously, resulting in crowded conditions underwater. The dive operators were not willing to go anywhere else that might not have been so crowded. One operator told us they wouldn't go to Cabo Pulmo because "the conditons aren't good this time of year." However, the local dive operator at Cabo Pulmo was booked up and going out twice a day,so we went snorkeling there.The conditions at Cabo Pulmo appeared to be as good as those at Land's End.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Bonaire, Curacao, Fiji, Sulawesi, Philippines, Hawaii, Florida Keys, California(Catalina, Monterey, Carmel), Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Bali, Palau
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm
Water Temp 68-72°F / 20-22°C Wetsuit Thickness 0
Water Visibility 20-25 Ft/ 6-8 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Had to stay with the dive guide and surface with the rest of the group.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish 3 stars
Large Pelagics 1 stars

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

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 1 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments no camera table or rinse buckets for underwater cameras but we were able to use the wet suit rinse hose for rinsing the cameras and dry suit valves. They handled our cameras carefully though.
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