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

Cabo Pulmo Diving: "The other Cabo", Oct, 2018,

by Richard J Back, WA, US ( 2 reports). Report 10544.

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Comments Mention diving in Mexico and Cozumel usually is the first location to come to mind. The Sea of Cortez has some amazing diving, usually overlooked by many divers due to the logistics. Limited flights to Loreto and La Paz have a big impact on diving there so many don’t realize what they are missing. Having visited both for diving and been blown away by the beauty above and below the water, 5 years ago we set our sights on the crown jewel, Cabo Pulmo, for a one day visit to scout for a future trip. Drivable from Los Cabos (approx. 2 hrs.), we journeyed from San Jose del Cabo and chose Cabo Pulmo Diving for a 2 dive visit. The first dive was the best we had experienced in the Sea of Cortez and the second lasted 3 minutes as we hovered at 25 ft., above at least 8 very active, very edgy bull sharks. The dive ended with our guide Pilu suddenly appearing in my mask with wide-open eyes signaling to surface. A bit short, but it was definitely the right call. Having been assured that the sharks hadn’t been seen in 2 months after reports of them being aggressively “curious”, my wife wasn’t as pleased with their reappearance as I was. To call their behavior that day “aggressively curious” would be generous.
Though we visit San Jose del Cabo regularly, it took us 5 years to make the return trip. We planned to dive 2 days, driving roundtrip both days. Arrangements were made via email with Pilu at Cabo Pulmo Diving. October is a perfect time for diving the Sea of Cortez, the water is ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving British Columbia, Washington state, Sea of Cortez, Hawaii, Fiji
Closest Airport Los Cabos Getting There Drive

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp 86-°F / 30-°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 15-40 Ft/ 5-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions 40 min max bottom time
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available?

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 2 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
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