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Dive Review of East Cape Explorers in
Mexico (Western)

East Cape Explorers: "Lots of blue water - donde esta seamount?", Dec, 2016,

by mark magers, CA, US (Contributor Contributor 15 reports with 6 Helpful votes). Report 9452 has 1 Helpful vote.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving GBR, Saba, Montserrat, Dominica, Barbados, Cuba, USVI, Belize, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Ecuador, HI, WA, CA, RI
Closest Airport SJD Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, dry Seas calm, no currents
Water Temp to 77 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 40 to 60 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Stay above 120 feet
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks 1 or 2 Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals N/A 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):

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Comments We spent a long week before Christmas in BCS, and while there we decided to spend a day hoping to dive Gordo Banks, off the coast of Los Cabos. Gordo Banks is nearer to San Jose del Cabo than to the louder, noisier Cabo Wabo neighbor, Cabo San Lucas. I say hoping to dive since they plan trips out but a lot depends on conditions, since it is a blue water, open ocean dive.

Gordo Banks is a seamount with the top at about 110 feet. It is known for hammerheads, mobula rays, whale sharks, and occasinoally bait balls and billfish, making it a favorite spot for fishermen as well. Having seen some very cool videos on YouTube, we were excited to give this a try.

We went out with East Cape Explorers, based in the San Jose del Cabo Marina, and the only dive operation in San Jose. T ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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By Richard L Trinkner in CO, US at Jan 18, 2017 18:36 EST  
Would anybody know the GPS coordinates for Gordo Banks? I'll dive there April 1 and would like to confirm on the surface that we're over the Banks. I've Googled around, but can't find coordinates. Thanks!
By mark magers in CA, US at Mar 09, 2017 19:17 EST  
I just asked my brother, who has a lot of sport fishing contacts all around Cabo, if it is not top secret he may get an answer, but I have no idea about that.
By mark magers in CA, US at Mar 15, 2017 19:47 EST  
I got this from a Cabo sport fishing captain via mi hermano, from a screen shot from his boat. N 23 01.695 W 109 31.154 Hope that helps!
By Richard L Trinkner in CO, US at Mar 15, 2017 21:04 EST  
Thanks! That's very helpful!
By Richard L Trinkner in CO, US at Mar 15, 2017 21:04 EST  
Thanks! That's very helpful!
By Richard L Trinkner in CO, US at Mar 15, 2017 21:05 EST  
Thanks! That's very helpful!
By Richard L Trinkner in CO, US at Mar 15, 2017 21:05 EST  
Thanks! That's very helpful!
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