Local Diving (Cabo Reserve)
Discover the magnificence of the spectacular under-water landscape as well as the hundreds of species of marine life which will make this an unforgettable diving experience. SCUBA Diving is one of the most fantastic ways to experience the place that Jacques Cousteau discovered and later named, 'The Underwater Aquarium of the World…' This will be a memory that will last forever, and a must-do in Los Cabos.
The enormity of underwater sea cliffs will amaze you, the sand falls at Pelican Rock will surprise you and the friendly sea lions will allow you to have some interaction. All of this together will leave you begging for more.
Inside the protection of the Bay the conditions are great for diving, rarely much current and typically good visibility. These are great sites to try diving for the first time with Discover Scuba Diving, to continue with the PADI advanced training or just to do fun dives.
Local sites are a ten minute boat ride away, so those who don't enjoy long trips will enjoy the short cruise. The eastern side of the bay was declared a National Marine Park in 1973, one of the first in Mexico. Over the years the abundance of marine life has grown from this protection, the healthy reef system is impressive.
•Watch the unique Sand falls phenomenon, an underwater avalanche of sand
•Dive with the playful sea lions next to the famous arch
•Enjoy a tour around the Land's End area: see Lover's Beach, the Sea Lion's Colony, the famous arch, and the Pacific
•Experience a ride on our well shaded, fully equipped, custom made dive boats
•Dive in small groups with a PADI certified Divemaster or instructor
Duration: Approx. 4 hours
Departure and operation days: Daily at 8:00am and 1:00pm
Cost: $95 including; Guide, tanks, weights and taxes.
Rent of dive gear: $30 per person.
Nitrox: available for $10 per tank up to 32% and $15 up to 40%
For Reserving the Local dive trip Now please submit a deposit of $40usd per diver.
Confirmation will be sent after the payment.
Once in our facility you should pay the balance for your trip
Please note that we reserve the space for you and deposits are non-refudable unless we need to cancel dives due to a storm.
THE POINT or LANDS END...
Our Divemasters favorite in Cabo San Lucas, Lands' End defines what diving in the Sea of Cortez is all about, anything can show up! Next to the famous Arch, the most southern rock of the Baja Peninsula, look out to the Pacific Ocean, nothing but boundless ocean meets the eye...
Between two immense rocks pinnacles we begin the dive over 30 feet of sandy bottom, look out for small rays buried in the sand. Out from the sheer rock face there is a small wreck at that is the home to a cleaning station of surgeon and barber fish.
Next is the 'Ice Berg' a large rocky pinnacle that just breaks the surface. Grouper shadow schools of baitfish while Cormorants, a diving bird, hunt underwater. Look into the cracks for green, zebra and jewel morays. Look out into the blue for occasional schools of Mobula and Cow Nose rays passing by...
Enjoy a quick diving getaway at the beautiful Sea of Cortez
We return to the main rocky edifice accompanied by Bumphead Parrotfish cleaning the rocky walls, and Giant Hawkfish perched on lookout. Nudibranchs are commonly found hiding between Sea Fans on the way to the Sea Lion colony.
Facing north is the flat rocky islet home of the resident Sea Lion colony. Playful barking announces their presence as they enter the water where they dance acrobatically for underwater photographers and amazed divers. When the sea is calm, we'll enter a canyon were they like to play and chase each other for a safety stop like no other!
A sharp rocky pinnacle that rises from the water is Neptune's Finger. As the name suggests this site drops off to great depths on a sheer vertical wall down to Neptune's domain. Beginning in 25 feet over a sandy bottom, we pass rocks covered in gorgonians and sponge with blennies darting from their barnacle homes, small rays often half buried in the sand. We make our way to the edge of the wall and drop to 60 or 100 feet depending on the groups experience level.
The wall of Neptune's Finger is a great place to see eagle rays cruising and a large school of barracuda patrolling the drop off. Angel and butterfly fish dart along the rocks as coronet fish stalk chromis that number in the hundreds. Look up to see a spectacular vista of schooling goat fish moving in unison above the reef. Ascend back onto the sand flats to finish the dive watching moorish idols school near the rocks.
PELICAN ROCK and SAND FALLS
Dwarfed by the sheer desert rock face a rocky islet home to many pelicans breaks the surface.
Starting at 20 feet we make our way to Pelican Rock which is covered with sea fans, coral colonies, nudibranchs and even frog fish. Dropping down to 50+ feet on the back of the site we explore the rocky outcropping for sleeping white tip reef sharks, sea horses and scorpion fish.
Schools of snappers, surgeon fish, angels and stalking groupers fill the water above the reef. Look out into the blue for passing schools of jacks, rays and even tunas. For advanced divers, drop down to 90+ feet and visit a unique sight, the Sand Falls, where the slope and rocks channel sand into an underwater mini avalanche of sand, flowing into the depths.
Safety stops are done while exploring the shallow rocky face of Pelican Rock for eels, hawk fish, gobies and blennies.
The North Wall offers a varied underwater topography of shallow sand areas perfect for Discover Scuba Diving, commonly referred to as the 'Resort Course'. Divers tuning up their skills after having been away from diving for a while will enjoy the easy topography, advanced divers can drop down to explore the deep reef wall.
Starting in shallow water we look over the sandy bottom for reef and bull's-eye stingrays as they hunt for small crustaceans in the sand. Moving over to the rocky slope we find garden eels swaying from their holes. The upper wall is jumbled rocky formations that are the home to puffers, triggers and many other reef fish. New divers and those warming up for trips to Gordo or the East Cape will enjoy the lack of current and ease of diving here.
Advanced and experienced divers can drop down the rocky slope to look for occasional white tip reef sharks, and out into the blue for passing schools of bat and cow nose rays. Follow the rocky drop offs in a drift dive accompanied by many species of puffer fish and large schools of reef fish.