The local jewel of diving

Diving Cabo Pulmo

The most northernly coral reef ecosystem in the eastern Pacific

The local jewel of diving

Up the coast from Los Cabos is one of the local jewels of diving, Cabo Pulmo National Marine Sanctuary. Often referred to as the most northernly coral reef ecosystem in the eastern Pacific, the reefs inhabitants have flourished from protection.

A 20,000 year old reef

The reef is approximately 20,000 years old, an age that places it among the oldest in the American Pacific.
In 1995 the area, around 7,000 hectares, was declared a Natural Protected Area and classified as a National Marine Park in order to preserve its biodiversity and reduce to the minimum the level of human impact.

What can I see?

  • 226 of the 875 reef fish species that exist in the Gulf of California
  • It is estimated that 15% of the species reported in the reef are visitors, among them Mantas Rays. Endangered Sea Turtle Species such as the Leatherback, the Loggerhead, the Olive Ridley, the Black and Hawksbill turtle come to visit the Marine Park to spawn or feed.
  • Non-breeding groups of Sea Lions from California, as well as other marine mammals that travel through or near the boundaries of the park, such as Bottlenose Dolphins, the Spinner Dolphin and the Rough-Toothed Dolphin. Also in the winter, Humpback Whales can be found in the area.

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Cabo Pulmo | Dive Site Statistics

  • Large Marine Life 80%
  • Macro 80%
  • Large Schools of Fish 90%
  • Sealions 50%
  • Difficulty 50%

Dive Sites in Cabo Pulmo

There are around 10 dive sites that are worth to be explored among them the 2 most popular are “El Bajo” and “El Cantil”.

El Bajo

Along this Reef the coral and  the vegetation are spectacular. This site is a great opportunity for U/W photography as you can expect to see Turtles, large Groupers and Pargo. Also Whale Sharks and Manta Rays as well as Bullsharks can be encountered in the Marine Park. All of this might be accompanied by the love song of a Humpback Whale.

El Cantil

It’s a great dive site where you can glide through nice canyons where vertebrate and invertebrate species find home. Since Cabo Pulmo has become a protected area, large schools of bat rays have taken residence there and it is not uncommon to see Manta Rays, schools of Jacks, Triggerfish, Blennies, Wrasse and many other.

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Diving the Corridor

  • Large Marine Life 70%
  • Macro 80%
  • Large Schools of Fish 70%
  • Sealions 20%
  • Difficulty 50%

Diving Gordo Banks

  • Large Marine Life 90%
  • Macro 10%
  • Large Schools of Fish 90%
  • Sealions 30%
  • Difficulty 80%

Diving Cabo

  • Large Marine Life 60%
  • Macro 80%
  • Large Schools of Fish 60%
  • Sealions 100%
  • Difficulty 40%