Uwe has been out helping Vista Sea Sport this week, with the many many divers that have been out enjoying the amazing diving here in the Sea of Cortez! Day 1 – 3 had us out with 7 divers that joined us from Boulder Colorado. The trip leader and Padi Course Director Sage was doing and AOW course with Kathy, and with them were 5 other divers were on the boat.
Day 1 had us head down to the Cerro Verde dive sites. These were mainly check out dives used to get weighted off and accustomed to the waters here on the Baja. We were treated to some stone fish, Moray Eels, and turtle sightings!! What could be better.
Day 2 had us heading down to Cabo Pulmo, where we conducted two dives one at Islote (meaning little rock) and dive two was at Los Morro del Norte. The first dive good, but the current was playing and shifting around on the site and we ended up covering the same group in order to swim. We sighted a Guitar ray which was very nice to see. On the second dive, which was all drift we were treated to an abundance of schooling fish, parrot fish and then the big guy himself, a giant sized Jew fish. It was amazing. We also had some ray and eel sightings. Overall it was a good day of diving.
Day 3 had us heading down to dive in Punta Perico (The Bay of Dreams) we were treated to one of the longest boat rides I have had in a long time. The wind was up as were the seas, and needless to say it certainly was not the driest ride I have ever had. Once we arrived on site we headed in to the bay to find some shelter from the wind, and to warm up a little before hitting the water. We took some time set up our equipment, and then headed out to the entry area. Now I have been told there are some awesome swim throughs, and I have not found then up until this fine day! Ten minutes in the dive we found ourselves swimming though three or four various tunnels that lead from the deeper part of the wall, up to the shallower parts of the wall. We were traversing from 30 foot down to 50 – 55 foot and vice versa, it was amazing…so much so everyone wanted to do dive two here as well!
Down in the Baja…want to get some diving in!! Be sure to look up Vista Sea Sport!!