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Dive Review of Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort: "Lots of Fish but Lots of Rules", Nov, 2021,

by ROBERT PECORARO, HI, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 10 reports with 8 Helpful votes). Report 11755.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food 4 stars
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
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Comments Cabo Pulmo is a conservation success story. It went from being virtually fished out in 1995 to a having about a 400% gain in biomass in current times. There are lots of large fish schools, including the famous schooling Bigeye Jacks, which are amazing. There are lots of Groupers, Snappers, other Jack species, Grunts, Goatfish, Porkfish, etc. We came in mid November and we were lucky enough to see lots of Bull Sharks at a couple of sites. We stayed at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort. We opted for the full board package, which included a room, 3 meals and 2 dives per day. We got a deluxe beach bungalow with A/C right on the water. The room was nice and spacious and had all necessary amenities. We regretted getting the full meal plan on about day 2 of our week-long trip. Breakfast ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Continental US, Hawaii, caribbean, Indo Pacific, Africa, Asia, South Pacific, Antarctica
Closest Airport SJD - Los Cabos Getting There Fly into Los Cabos and drive approx 1.5 hours. Unimproved roads toward the end.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 79-82°F / 26-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Tons of rules. Don't get closer than 6 feet from the rocks, crawl on the sand if you see a Bull Shark, no lights or strobes with Bull Sharks. 50 min max dive time. Sites closed when they reach max divers/week.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments The boats were small but offered life vests to protect the cameras. There were no special rinse buck ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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