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

Cabo Pulmo Diving: "Easy trip for west coasters.", Oct, 2018,

by Joel Horie, UT, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 9 reports with 2 Helpful votes). Report 11365 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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 3 stars
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Comments Dove with Pilu, who is Cabo Pulmo Diving. We made reservations with her and paid her. Good communications via email. Now,she works out of the Cabo Pulmo Divers shop. We enjoyed diving with her and also Claudio(who works at Cabo Pulmo Divers). Cabo Pulmo Divers has the gear rental and boats. It's easy to get confused, as every Shop has Cabo Pulmo in the name. It seemed like Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort(which is not actually on the beach) is the biggest operator, with rooms, restaurant,pool, etc. Cabo Pulmo Divers has Nitrox, but it comes from one of the neighbor dive shops. But.. with only 45 minute dives, you don't really need it. I believe Cabo Pulmo Watersports and the Cabo Resort both fill Nitrox. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort launches their boats from sort of a private alley on a different part of the beach. No one seems to do night dives, but some shops to late afternoon dives. You might call around if a specific time of day is important.

Dive sites.

El Islote, large schools of Gray bar grunts, healthy corals


Mario's Reef, two bull sharks schools gray bar grunts vis 40-50 feet. One Bull shark was going to make a nice pass, but didn't like the look of us at about 20 feet.

Went looking for Jack's. Saw schools from the su ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
Websites Cabo Pulmo Diving   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Hawaii, Belize, Grand Cayman, Socal, Bonaire
Closest Airport SJD Getting There All major US carriers.

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, dry Seas calm, choppy
Water Temp 85-85°F / 29-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 50-100 Ft/ 15-30 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay with the group, about 45 minute dives. No moorings. All dives are drift dives.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins 1 or 2 Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 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 1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Take care of your own gear. There is a Marine Reserve area tax for Cameras. They seemed to only be taxing people with large camera/video rigs. As yo ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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