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.
UWE has been busy between assisting at Vista Sea Sport and conducting SDI Openwater courses. Friday had us out on Mark’s Panga, down to Cerro Verde doing Openwater Dive 1 and 2 of a Global Referral from SSI. Jon (student) and Nadine (Certified diver) did great on their dives. Jon proved he was up to the task of completing all of his skills with no difficulties on both of his dives, and Nadine is an excellent diver, she has excellent buoyancy and her air consumption is amazing. Well done to both.
Uw Explorers SDI Training Facility currently is running an Openwater course for Charlie B. has completed all of her Confined water skills, and is more then ready for the ocean portion though we may head back to the pool for one more go…just to make sure everyone is comfortable. Once she has completed her academics, then there will be no stopping her. She is certainly a natural in the water, so I am excited to get her course completed so she can get in there and do some of the awesome dive sites that are offered here in the Baja.
Interested in learning to dive…drop us a line and lets see what we can get arranged!!
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!!
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.
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!!
Uwe, went out as Dive Leader with Vista Sea Sports, while their lead instructor is off for a couple of months. We had two customers, named Eric and Alex, a father and son duo from Arizona. They are fresh off their AOW water course which they took back home.
Our first dive was on Islote, which means “Little Rocks”. The dive went very well, which Alex finding a lovely Green Moray Eel, and there were some large Yellow Fins, Bluenose Parrot fish, and tons of other tropical fish. The water temperature was in the 76 degree range though comfortable, had a bit of a chill to it. On Dive two we headed too Los Morros del Norte which means “Boulders to the North”. This dive was fantastic, with two or three huge schools off fish just hanging off the reef, a bullseye Ray, no less then 5 Moray Eels, and once again Alex say a Manta Ray. Fantastic!!
Uwe made it out again with Vista Sea Sport for another mazing dive day! Once again a big thank you to Simon for all of his hard work. I was put in with a group of 4 divers, for the day, and fantastic divers they were!! We rolled in for dive one, and it really was a strange feeling for me. In 60ft of water, I could see the bottom clear as a bell from the boat, so there was not that feeling of dropping into the unknown.
As we made our decent down, we could see the sand littered with Sting Rays, and there was a school of what I would call Eagle Rays swimming around us, though I think here in the Sea of Cortez they are referred to as Bat Rays. The visibility was easily in the 100 – 150 ft mark, water temps were in the low 80’s. It was an amazing day out on the water!