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Dive Review of cabo pulmo beach resort in
Mexico (Western)/east cape

cabo pulmo beach resort, Feb, 2006,

by mickey rosenberg, rI, usa (Reviewer Reviewer 6 reports). Report 2304.

No photos available at this time

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

Accommodations 4 stars Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude 3 stars Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 1 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ N/A
Beginners 2 stars
Advanced 3 stars
Comments Cabo Pulmo was only a short stop in a two week tour of the Region, and I was aware prior to arrival, that this time of year would not offer the best conditions (colder water, poorer viz, and more wind) than other times of year. None the less, my dives with Carmel , an Israeli born multilingual guide were fun and interesting shallow (30-45 ft) reef dives (reef being a relative term: mostly rock and scattered coral growing on it here and there) We saw schools of Jacks, lots of Puffers, a school of bat rays soaring above, many guitarfish (rays) in the sand, large bump heads, a rock mover wrasse, scorpion fish etc. Between dives, we chased down, and got close to Grey whales: a Mom and 1 or 2 calves, that were obligingly breaching and showing tail. I also snorkeled in a huge school of Jacks. One dive reminded me of New England- cold with 15 foot viz- well I guess that's a good day in New England!
Carmel had a friend's digital camera with housing, and kindly e-mailed me some pictures of our dives, and the whales, that turned out quite well. The rental gear was decent, the pangas well made (they drag them up on a rocky beach- they must be tough) but minimal.
Our rental Casita with kitchen and great shower was really nice and a 2 minute walk to the beach. No bugs this time of year (though the bed had mosquito netting) And always fabulous stars in the desert.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving [Unspecified]
Closest Airport Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 65-70°F / 18-21°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 15-30 Ft/ 5-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions [Unspecified]
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

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

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]
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