Why we love it
In South Baja California, Cabo Pulmo marine reserve is considered as one of the most successful marine reserve in the world for its abundance of fish. Dive with hundreds of schooling jacks and the resident bull sharks. Cabo Pulmo is also known for its hundreds of passing Mobula rays, sea lions, turtles, whales and sharks, and its beautiful reef.
The Guadalupe and Socorro Conservation Funds support since 2004 scientific research and conservation work in the Sea of Cortez, at Socorro, Clipperton and Guadalupe Islands. Support of various charities such as Dive into the Pink and PADI Project Aware.
Who is it for?
For divers of all levels who want to discover the very rich marine life of the Sea of Cortez with little tourists. Non-divers can snorkel, use kayaks and paddle boards.
Prices and Dates
- 5 nights on the boat with daily room service
- 12 dives
- All meals (continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert)
- Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
- Use of kayaks and paddle boards
- An underwater dive guide
- End of trip DVD
- Port Fee of per person payable in cash
- Local mexican tax
- Transfers between airport and meeting spot
- Alcoholic beverages
- Dive gear rental and Nitrox
- Wi-fi access onboard
- Cabo Pulmo’s marine reserve is located in the very rich Sea of Cortez, off the South coast of Baja California, Mexico.
- It has been labeled by Mission Blue, Dr Sylvia Earle’s NGO, a “Hope Spot”.
- Expect to see huge schools of pelagic fish, some sharks - that even includes hammerheads, and also some turtles, mobula rays, sea lions and many more creatures.
- Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to the oldest of only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America.
- The Sea of Cortez is also one of two primary mating and breeding areas for the Humboldt squid.
- Season: year round
- Currents: little to medium
- Visibility: 15 to 30 m (50 to 98 ft)
- Water Temperature: 27° to 30°C (81° to 86°F) July to November. 22° to 26°C (72° to 79°F) December to June
- Depth: shallow and deep dives
- You will dive all along your trip, from La Paz to Cabo Pulmo.
- Some of the sites you may visit are: the wreck of the ferry Salvatierra, beautiful Suwanee Reef teeming with life, La Reina, Las Animas, Cerralvo Island, and other sites of Cabo Pulmo.
- Dive operator with over 25 years of experience in the area
- 4 boats
- Guests dive into different groups according to their level and preferences in guidance
- Dive course possible with additional costs - ask us.
- English speaking crew
- Equipment Recommended: 3 to 5 mm wetsuit, dive computer, surface marker buoy (SMB), and a whistle
- Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
- Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Visas, flights, and more!
- Many countries’ residents do not require a visa to stay in Mexico for up to 180 days.
- Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country on Mexico’s Ministry of Tourism website.
How to get there
- The trip starts on the first day in Cabo San Lucas at 8:30am and returns on the 6th day to Cabo San Lucas at 8:00am.
- International flights to San Jose del Cabo, (SJD), Mexico. We always recommend arriving and leaving one day before/after.
- Another option is going to Mexico city and take an internal flight with Interjet (usually 2 flights a day, starting at one way) or Aeromexico (usually 6 flights a day, starting at one way).
- Make sure you have enough time for transfers between terminals &/or airports.
- Bring reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a rash guard, and a sweater or light-weight jacket