Diving Paradise in the Sea of Cortez: Cabo Pulmo
A national marine park situated in Baja California Sur’s pristine East Cape region (about 55 miles from Cabo San Lucas), Cabo Pulmo is an underwater paradise home to a spectacular variety of marine life. Recently, our company president Don Hirschaut had the opportunity to revisit this majestic marine reserve and captured enchanting video footage of this remarkable habitat. An avid diver, Don continues to be amazed by the thriving marine ecosystem at Cabo Pulmo, even after countless dives here. An outstanding setting for scuba diving and snorkeling, Cabo Pulmo is home to one of North America’s only living coral reef systems. This magnificent reef is estimated to be approximately 20,000 years old.
Jacques Cousteau once called the Sea of Cortez “the World’s Aquarium,” and Cabo Pulmo is an outstanding example of the region’s vibrant sea life. The area has also been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as part of the Islands and Protected Areas of the Gulf of California. Among the marine animals visible here, divers may encounter angelfish, rays, bull sharks, sea lions, sea turtles, eels, pargo, groupers, snappers, trevally and many other species. Cabo Pulmo is an easy day trip from Cabo San Lucas, and a number of outstanding dive operators offer guided tours.
See our Los Cabos Scuba Diving page for additional information to plan your trip.