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Dive Review of Cabo Pulmo Diving/Tres Amigos in
Mexico (Western)/Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo Diving/Tres Amigos: "Off the Grid in Cabo Pulmo", Nov, 2017,

by Andy Skuntz, CO, US ( 1 report). Report 10006.

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

Accommodations 5 stars Food 5 stars
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments It's hard to say anything bad about this remote dive destination. We didn't go to the only dive resort there, I booked our group adventure via Pilu and Henri (dive operators), and the eco casitas they manage there. Don't expect all the amenities of a major dive resort and don't whine about no a/c. Deal with it, for the best off the grid experience this place has to offer. There's much more from a great adventure than a/c.

This is a hidden gem away from major diver traffic, and they like it that way, but they also need tourism to fuel their economy. This is a village with no electricity, so everything is solar powered, but if you manage your resources, there's power for lights, fans, refrigerators, ice makers (required for margaritas), and battery charging stations. And there's always some wifi you can find, and some mobile phone carriers have free data in Mexico.

For the marine park, they operate by strict rules, and they enforce and protect this fragile reef system. Play by the rules, and there's plenty to enjoy. Where else can you find a tropical reef system, with marine life you would expect, plus bull sharks, mobula rays, and sea lions. And, without a doubt, this may be the largest school of big eyed jacks found anywhere.

We dove for 6 days, and 17 dives, and it was different than you would expect from the Caribbean. But, we were not in the Caribbean, we were diving the Pacific, and the Sea of Cortez. We'll do it again, so stay tuned, and follow my webpage for other exciting trips.

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Websites Cabo Pulmo Diving   Tres Amigos

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Florida, Catalina, Monterey, Mexico, Belize, Caymans, Roatan, Bonaire, Bahamas, St. Kitts, Saba, Guadalupe, Socorro Islands, Galapagos, GBR, Tonga, Fiji, New Zealand, Raja Ampat, Ambon, Banda Sea, Lembeh, Komodo, Philippines
Closest Airport Cabo San Lucas (SJD) Getting There Direct flights from Denver, schedule transport with Baja Ground Services.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 81-84°F / 27-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 30-70 Ft/ 9-21 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 45 minutes max, scheduled dive times, some restrictions to the most popular dive sites via scheduling, reset each week.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? no

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas 1 or 2
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 3 stars Large Fish 4 stars
Large Pelagics 3 stars

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

Subject Matter 4 stars Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's 4 stars Shore Facilities 1 stars
UW Photo Comments Restricted to 6' from the reef, but demonstrate care and excellent buoyancy, and you can always get your shots. No professional photography allowed. For strobes, you must submit a hand written letter and obtain a permit to take underwater camera setups.
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