A September 2004 trip
to Cabo San Lucas by dlndavid
Quote: First trip to Los Cabos at Westin Club Regina. The property is built into the mountain side along a secluded strip of beachfront. The hotel is a sight to see, built mainly of two semi-circular towers. The timeshares are pueblo like units built into the hillside with ocean views.
Hotel | "Club Regina Los Cabos at Westin"
The surf can be quite strong at the beach, and swimming is not recommended, but we got lucky and had a very gentle surf most of the week and were able to swim and snorkel often.
There were many planned events to take part in, like a Mexican Fiesta with folkloric dancing and costumes from different areas of Mexico. A great selection of authentic Mexican cuisine is served. There is also a seafood night with lobster and so much great seafood to eat. If you like raw oysters, lobster, and seafood in general, don't miss this event.
SJC is a quiet little town with many shops to buy arts and crafts. CSL is a much busier place, with many bars and clubs (didn't go to Sammy Hagar's Cabo Wabo -- maybe next time). There are many beaches and bays to explore and see. The best way to get around is to rent a car, as the Regina is in a fairly secluded area, the way I like it.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 9, 2004
Club Regina Los Cabos
Carretera Transpeninsular Kilometro 22.5
Los Cabos, Baja, Mexico 23400
(52) (624) 142 9000
Los Cabos at the Club Regina, Westin20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas and 10 minutes from San Jose del CaboTrip date: 9/29/2004 thru 10/6/2004Dive Operator: Amigos del Mar CSL
1 of 6 dives, Sat Oct. 2ndMy Dive #7 Pelican Rock, near El Arco, Lovers BeachDepth: 87 ftTime: 44 min. Water temp: 80 deg FVisibility: 60+ ftBoat: TrimaranI saw a few reef sharks on the bottom, various fish (not a whole lot), a few lobsters in crevices. It was a relaxing dive and good beginning.
2 of 6 dives, Sat Oct. 2ndMy Dive #8 Neptune’s Finger, near El Arco, Lovers BeachDepth: 73 ftTime: 43 min. Water temp: 80 deg FVisibility: 60+ ftBoat: TrimaranI saw two white tip sharks very close. They were very curious. I saw one large ray.
3 of 6 dives, Mon Oct. 4thMy Dive #9 Blow Hole, near Chileno BeachDepth: 79 ftTime: 36 min. Water temp: 81 deg FVisibility: 60+ ftBoat: 6 diver pangaThere is very beautiful underwater scenery. I did my first swim through, which was really fun.
4 of 6 dives, Mon Oct. 4thMy Dive #10 Twin Dolphins, near Chileno BeachDepth: 65 ftTime: 47 min. Water temp: 81 deg FVisibility: 60+ ftBoat: 6 diver pangaThere was very beautiful underwater scenery, with fans corals and sponges. I saw my first lobster walking about in the open - cool!
5 of 6 dives, Tues Oct. 5thMy Dive #11 Gordo Banks, 1 ½ hour boat ride from CSL marinaDepth: 105 ftTime: 36 min. Water temp: 77 deg FVisibility: 80+ ftBoat: 6 diver pangaGordo Banks is an underwater mountain with a peak 110 feet below the surface.We anchored and descended on the line to this depth. We stayed at this depth for 10 minutes, then going to 60 feet for another 10 minutes. There were lots of schooling jack and tuna. It was a very exciting dive, my deepest to date. After surfacing, we had lunch while doing our 1.5-hour SI.
6 of 6 dives, Tues Oct. 5thMy Dive #12 Gordo BanksDepth: 101 ftTime: 45 min. Water temp: 80 deg FVisibility: 80+ ftBoat: 6 diver pangaI’m still looking for hammer head sharks or large mantas, but no luck. I saw a sea lion quite surprisingly, as he was 8 miles from the nearest rookery. He was an excellent swimmer, and man, could he hold his breath. There were lots of small jellyfish around, which I avoided. But, after surfacing, I got a pimple-like rash on one shoulder. I think it may be the jellyfish larva, as discussed on another thread.
All and all, it was great diving. The people of Amigos del Mar were very friendly and safe.
The stay at the Westin Club Regina was fabulous. I ccan’t wait to go back, as I didn’t get a chance to dive Cabo Pulma. They were diving there the day we were leaving.
Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 13, 2004