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More of Cabo Pulmo

Breaching Whale Cabo Pulmo
Taken by Dave and Dean

UWE was out once again helping out Vista Sea Sport, with a charter of 3 divers from California.  Tom, Scott and Cortlandt headed down to Cabo Pulmo for some great diving.  The weather was amazing with very calm seas.  Actually flat calm seas which is nice!!

Dive one had us down at Islote, this is easily one of my favourite dives in Cabo Pulmo.  Islote stands for Little Rock, and that is exactly what it is.  This rock that breaks the sruf to about 25 feet heigh.  We rolled in and headed down to circumnavigate the area.  We were treated to no less then 4 Green Moray Eels, a guitar ray, and numerous bright colorful tropical fish!

Dive two had us rolling in on El Bajo.  Todays dive was amazing…there were a large number of fish, rays and once again eels.  The reef is pretty short and narrow but it is certainly worth diving.

Not to be out done…we had some fabulous whale breaches before the dives and during the surface intervals.  I am not sure I will ever get use to seeing that.  It is simply amazing!  Just seeing the whales breaching is well worth the trip down to Cabo Pulmo

Down in the Baja, looking to do some diving, be sure to drop Mark and email at Vista Sea Sport.

Marine Life Update

Panamic Green Moray Eel

UWE has added more to the Marine Life of the Sea of Cortez section.  In the Bony Fish Section we have added some footage of a Panamic Green Moray Eel.  These kinds of eels are prolific here in the Sea of Cortez.  It is not unusual to count 4  or 5 per dive.  As long as you are on the rocky reefs, there will be Green Moray Eels for your to check out.  Eels are one of my favorite fish in the ocean, and I am not sure why…but I never get tired of searching for them.  Just remember to keep you fingers out of their mouthes!!

If you like the footage then can be down loaded at the following link.

Panamic Green Moray Eel (598)
Round Stingray

The second video was added to the Ray & Skate page.  We added the Round Stingray to our collection.  There is something so majestic about Stingrays.  To me, they are the undersea birds flying by as we try to increase our explorations of the ocean.  I have many other pieces of footage of various rays which I will add as the weeks go on.  Be sure to go and check out our new additions.

If you like the footage then can be down loaded at the following link.

Round Stingray (587)

Three Days of Fun Diving!!

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.

Balloon FIsh
Balloon Fish from Vista Sea Sports

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!!

Los Morros del Norte

Taken by KennyG
Guitar Ray

UWE was out diving with Vista Sea Sport again today, dive leading for Dave and Dean, another awesome day down in Cabo Pulmo.  Our first dive was at Los Morros del Norte, where we rolled in at the northern part of the reef and enjoyed a nice drift south.  As we descended in the 75 degree water we could tell the visibility was going to be a little short today, in around 30 feet and cloudy.  The normal sounds of open circuit scuba diving was replaced with the sounds of whales talk to one another, it was amazing to dive to.  There was plenty of schooling fish, an we came across a couple of nice guitar rays hiding in the crack and crevasses.

Dive two had us heading a little further south El Bajo de los Morros where en route we were entertained with a couple of whale encounters and a whale breaching which was just way to cool.

Breaching Whale Cabo Pulmo
Taken by Dave and Dean

The second dive went off with out a hitch though I  do not think it was good as the first one.  The land scape was lovely and there were many cracks and crevasses to swim through.  Once again there was many schools of tropical fish, the ever plentiful Balloon, and some very large groupers.  Overall it was a great dive out with Vista Sea Sport, as well Dave and Dean who were the guest divers on board the boats today! Great diving with you guys!!  We will be headed back out for another great day of diving tomorrow…so don’t miss out!!

Thank you for the Positive Feedback!!

UWE made a post a few weeks back about completing some Openwater training with Katie, Hahnah, and Emma.  I received this email from Anja, Katie and Hahnah’s mom and Emma’s Auntie, who did some training with me, but our schedule was such she was not able to complete her entire training requirements, though she was doing a great job!

Compass work with Hahnah & Katie

Dear Ken:

Greetings from Berkeley and happy new year! David wanted me to pass these on to you. We had a great time with you and appreciate your patience with the kids (and adults). If we can give any of your prospective clients a reference, we’d be happy to do so. You were just terriffic – thorough, informative, fun, careful, cautious but persistent and always keeping an eye on safety! We felt we were in great hands and accomplished a great deal!

Thanks for everything and also for all the computer support. You are the best!

Feel free to contact us anytime and have a great year. We’d love to stay in touch.

Anja

Thank you Anja for the kind words..I loved working with you and your fabulous family!  I hope our paths cross again sometime!

Cerro Verde

Stone Scorpion Fish
Stone Scorpion Fish (c) Uw Explorers

UWE was out diving once again at Cerro  Verde.  This site is looking more and more like the Tuwanek of the Baja.  Once again the weather was simply amazing.  We arrived at the dive site around 12 – 12:30 in the afternoon after what was a pretty slow start for us.  The wind was down, with little to no surf for entry….so we quickly dressed and headed in off the beach.

Today we were armed with just our point and shoot camera, but it does not seem to disappoint us.  Our mission today was to capture so fresh pictures of a Stone Scorpion fish if at all possible.  We descended in about 10 feet of water, and after we headed off on our swim to the slide area, Susanne found a beautiful stone fish sitting right out in the sand….this was like minute two of the dive.  Once we left him, we headed down the slop, and encountered a good current heading North…we managed to still make progress to the south south east.  We found two rather small eels which would not cooperate and stay out of their dens so we could get a nice picture of them.  There was plenty of tropical fish swimming all around.  Overall a great dive!  Visibility was easily 100 ft, and water temps were between 73 – 75f.

Great time…be sure to stop by and head out with us for some great shore diving!!