SCUBA DIVING CABO PULMO NATIONAL NATIONAL PARK
September - December
ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE
Off the coast of Cabo Pulmo is the largest coral reef in the Gulf of California and due to its age, it could be the oldest reef in the American Pacific.
Due to its ecological importance and to protect it from overfishing, a group of residents from Cabo Pulmo organized themselves, and with the support of the Autonomous University of Baja California Sur, they requested the federal authorities to decree this marine area as a Natural Protected Area. .
Thanks to this initiative and the joint effort of the community, scientists, academics, civil society organizations and municipal, state and federal governments, a marine reserve of 7,111 was created in Cabo Pulmo on June 6, 1995. hectares, with the category of National Park.
Unlike other places in the world, in 25 years of protection, the Cabo Pulmo coral reef has recovered from overfishing, becoming the marine area with the highest concentration of fish in the entire Gulf of California.
The protection and recovery of the marine community and the reef has allowed the return of migratory species such as the whale shark, giant mantas, humpback whales, sea turtles and sharks.
This area is one of the most important in Baja California Sur for the reproductive cycle of sea turtles. 3 of the 7 species of sea turtles in the world nest here, including the Golfina and the Leatherback which are in danger of extinction.
This wealth has been recognized internationally. In 2005 Cabo Pulmo was added to the list of Natural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO and in 2008 to the list of the RAMSAR Convention for the Conservation of Wetlands of International Importance.
Cabo Pulmo is an example of the ecological and economic benefits that healthy ecosystems provide, becoming one of the main diving spots in the Mexican Pacific and an important recipient of nature tourism in the state; generating the spill of 106 million pesos per year through autonomous and free diving activities.
In addition to representing income for the tourism industry, the Cabo Pulmo reef is a source of life that exports 932 tons of fish per year to the nearby fisheries, with a commercial value of 22.4 million pesos per year, contributing to the food security of the region. region.
Cabo Pulmo has become a world example of marine conservation with the participation of the community, who continue to promote the model of sustainable tourism development.
What does it include?
-2 tank dive
-Full Scuba gear or Snorkel
-National Park Fee
-Lunch at Local Restaurant
YOU NEED TO...
-Be a Certified Scuba Diver in order to dive
-Snorkelers be able to swim and feel comfortable in the water (lifejacket necessary)
-Bring swimwear, eco-friendly sunscreen lotion, hat, sunglasses, towel, confortable clothes and shoes, certification card for divers (can be digital), and cash for tips.
IN CASE YOU WANT TO BRING YOUR CAMERA LET US KNOW WHEN YOU MAKE RESERVATION (documents and extra fees are necessary in the marine park for any camera device)
How is step by step
1.-Starting with transportation around 7am, depending on your hotel or villa location.
2.-Arrive to Cabo Pulmo by car
3.-Prepare your gear and briefing marine park.
4.- Let's jump to the water for our first dive (45 minutes, marine park statements)
5.-Lets do our surface interval moving in to the next dive spot and change tank for the next dive.
7.-After a beautiful 2 tank dive is time to get a great lunch on a local restaurant at Cabo Pulmo town.
8.-Time to come back to your Hotel/Villa
1. What do I need to bring on the tour?
Swimsuit, towel, eco-friendly sunscreen, comfortable clothes, a sweatshirt, hat, and great attitude! if you want to bring your own snack and drinks you can do that too.
2. How is the payment made?
It is necessary to pay at least 50% of the total amount through Paypal to make your reservation, and the day of the tour pay the rest in cash. You can also pay the total amount from the beginning if you wish.
3. What happens if the tour is cancelled?
If the tour is cancelled by us we will refund the total amount paid, cancellations will be made in case of bad weather and we will notify you as soon as possible. In case you cancel for any reason, we will not be able to refund your money.
4. What is the minimum age for this tour?
The minimum age for this tour is 13 years old.
5, Is it necessary to know how to swim for this tour?
Yes, it is necessary to know how to swim since we will be in the water all the time, and although we have life jackets, you need to have experience to enjoy the tour.
6. Can passengers such as small children, elderly people or other people who do not want to enter the water go on the boat?
No, this is a long tour where we will be in the water all the time and it is definitely not recommended for people who do not want or are not able to go in the water.
7. Can I bring my own cooler with beer, snacks etc?
Yes, it is possible, but please try not to take up too much space since the boat is a panga.
8. How many people are in each group on this tour?
A maximum of 4 people per boat, plus 3 crew members.