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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!!

3 Pyramids

Stone Fish
Stone Fish, Scorpion Fish

UWE was out diving at the 3 Pyramids down in Los Barriles.  We headed in off the beach and there was a 2 foot surf, which was not very difficult to make it in.  Once in, we headed out till what looked like a 200 foot descent, and got read to head down.  Visibility close to shore was about 10 – 20 foot, but below the 30 foot mark things opened up to easily 60 ft plus.

Once we made our way down, we settled in and made our way down the rock pile until we made it to 80 feet or so, and we could easily see that there was another 20 foot or so until we would hit the sandy bottom.  As we did our cross crosses back and forth across the rock slide, Susanne eyed an beautiful and very very large stone fish!  Great find!!

Looking to go diving…this is an open water and above dive sit…just be careful heading in on the shore.