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Loreto, Which Dive Shop?

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by Laurie S., Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
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    A friend and I will be in Loreto in May as part of a cruise. I am an underwater photographer, specializing in macro. We weren't able to book with Blue Nation, but can book either with Dolphin Dive Baja or Sea and Land Tours. The latter is $25 cheaper for a two-tank dive.

    I would appreciate any advice as to which shop to go with. This will be our first time to Loreto. Wish we could go with Blue Nation, but they are booked.
     
  2. Hethen57

    Hethen57 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: San Luis Obispo, CA
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    Hopefully someone will chime in on this... we are going in September and I would be curious to hear if there is any feedback regarding the other dive ops in Loreto
     
  3. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
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    I have booked with Dolphin Dive Baja.
     
  4. UTscuba

    UTscuba Barracuda

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    Came here just to say Blue Nation... sorry they're booked... they're a fantastic shop

    Yago is on here from time to time:

    Azur Salino
     
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  5. Scubagolf

    Scubagolf Manta Ray

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    Location: Sacramento, California, USA
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  6. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
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    I am very disappointed in Dolphin Dive Baja, our cruise was cancelled almost two weeks ago and they still haven't processed my refund through Paypal. I have e-mailed them three times and keep getting told, oh we're going to do it. I finally filed a dispute with Paypal. The other shops refunded quickly. We've now rebooked the same cruise for next year, so this time we should be able to go with Blue Nation.
     
  7. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
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    Sound like Blue Nation needs to expand their operation. I'll have to quit giving them great reviews so they'll have room for me on their boat :wink:
     
  8. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
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    I couldn't use them because someone had chartered the whole boat. I'm trying earlier this time!
     
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  9. Laurie S.

    Laurie S. Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tucson, Arizona and San Carlos, Mexico
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    Booked with Blue Nation for a year from now, not taking any chances this time. Still no refund from Dolphin Dive Baja.
     
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  10. JamesBon92007

    JamesBon92007 Great White

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California...too far from the ocean
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    I can't remember what x-street it was near, but there's a dive shop where you walk from Salvatierra into where the old capitol was and Mi Loreto etc, right on the corner, and it may or may not be Dolphin Dive. Anyway, I was talking to the owner and he sounded OK but I'd already booked with Blue Nation. I'll see if I can find it on Google Earth.
     

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