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Acapulco

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by Brown Mermaid, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Brown Mermaid

    Brown Mermaid Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Chicago
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    Has anyone ever dove in Acapulco? If so, please give me some information whether good or bad.

    Brown Mermaid.
     
  2. mike_s

    mike_s Solo Diver

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    I've never dove there.... so no report on diving, but I've been there and can't say the visibility at the beach was worth a darn. it was like "river water". Very dark. You couldn't even see your feet while in the water. Just FYI as I don't know how this points to diving visibility.
     
  3. DiveTyme

    DiveTyme Instructor, Scuba

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    This probably isn't much help but I made 5 dives there 20 years ago. The vis then was about 15. And I have a thing about snakes (not eels) and there were many on every dive. The divemaster keep saying "they won't bite" and just when I was about to scratch the dive, a young lady from our group jumped in. What could I do....I dove!
    Tim
     
  4. icyman

    icyman Assistant Instructor

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    Dove there last year, vis was maybe 15 to 20 feet on a shore dive. We did see alot of sea life, couple of Octipi, urchins, sea cucumbers, but nothing really cool. For the money you pay, I would probably say go fishing instead, and I don't like to fish! :)

    The clift divers are a must see though!
     
  5. KidK9

    KidK9 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Columbus, Ohio
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    I did some research on this board about a month ago. I suggest a search. But I can save you some time - everybody that's been there says its terrible.
     
  6. diver1369

    diver1369 Solo Diver

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    I have been to Acapulco (my wife loves the Las Brisas...) and I always take my dive gear along even though I know it won't be great diving (but then, 'not great' diving is better than no diving at all.)

    It's fairly cold (I dive a 5 mm Gold core there, although you might be comfortable in a 3mm with hood) and the water is usually pretty murky (vis is usually 5-10 feet). There is one wreck just outside the harbor - Japanses freighter at about 60 feet. Some fish, but not spectacular colors. No reef...

    When I'm in Cozumel or PDC, I usually do three tanks a day. In Acapulco, I might dive four tanks in a week. On the other hand, the Beach Club at the Las Brisas is awesome. Got my wife to dive in the lagoon there, and she was certified in Cozumel the next year.
     

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