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    Diving in Cabo: Don’t Miss These Top Spots

    Diving in Los Cabos, Mexico is an incredible experience. World-renowned for the incredible abundance of marine life, diving in Cabo San Lucas is exceptional due to the confluence of the cool waters of the Pacific Ocean and the warmer waters of the Sea of Cortez at the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Scuba divers can see an awesome variety of sea creatures thriving in these rich waters, from colorful tropical fish to large pelagic species. Luckily, you don’t have to travel far from Cabo San Lucas proper to experience outstanding diving. Don Hirschaut, CaboVillas.com President, shares some of his recent diving photography, video and top spots in Cabo and along…

  • Scuba Diving in the Sea of Cortez at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park in Baja California Sur Mexico
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    Cabo Pulmo Offers World-Class Diving in Baja Sur

    Celebrated among the world’s top scuba diving and snorkeling destinations, Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve ranks as one of the most prestigious dive spots for eco-travelers in search of incredible marine life and pristine waters. Situated in Baja California Sur approximately 2 hours by car from Cabo San Lucas, this is an easily accessible day trip for Los Cabos visitors with outstanding guided excursions available. Nearby, Villa Bahia de Los Frailes, a luxurious 4-bedroom vacation rental, offers a convenient home base close to Cabo Pulmo. A breathtaking living testament to one of the world’s most successful conservation efforts, Cabo Pulmo teems with marine life. Rainbow-hued reef fish swim among colorful varieties…

  • Giant manta ray being cleaned by Clarion angelfish and others at Socorro Island in Mexico
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    Mantas & More: Diving at Socorro Island, Baja Sur

    Located approximately 240 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean, the Revillagigedo Islands are a mecca for scuba diving enthusiasts. This group of 4 islands (San Benedicto, Socorro, Roca Partida and Clarión Islands) has been called the “Galapagos of Mexico” for the astonishing abundance of marine life surrounding them. One of the most popular spots for divers is known as “The Boiler.” This submerged seamount serves as a much-visited cleaning station for many large pelagic species including giant manta rays. Recently, CaboVillas.com President, Don Hirschaut and CFO, Michelle Hoffman, had the opportunity to revisit these pristine islands for an incredible live-aboard diving experience with the outstanding team of Nautilus…

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    Cabo Pulmo: A Conservation Success Story

    Thousands of jacks swirl around a group of divers in the pristine, clear waters of the Sea of Cortez just off the East Cape of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula. Nearby, a majestic bull shark sways through the gentle currents as dappled sunlight filters to the sandy seafloor. Colorful reef fish dart among neighboring corals in an exuberant rainbow of colors. Acrobatic sea lions frolic and curiously approach divers. Farther offshore, an enormous whale shark makes a sweeping arch through the sea, its gaping mouth filter feeding on plankton. Today, this enchanting scene at Cabo Pulmo is a testament to one of the world’s most successful conservation efforts.

  • Snorkeling at Chileno Bay in Los Cabos, Mexico
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    Fall Diving Highlights & Video from the Sea of Cortez

    Recently, our company president, Don Hirschaut, and our CFO, Michelle Hoffman, had the chance to experience some wonderful fall scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez. Don says, “the autumn months are an excellent time to scuba dive and snorkel in Los Cabos, with warm waters and excellent visibility. We had 84° water and visibility exceeding 100 ft. during our trip.” Here are some highlights:

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    Diving with Mantas & Whale Sharks at Socorro Island

    Located approximately 260 miles southwest of Cabo San Lucas, the rugged Revillagigedo Islands have sometimes been called the “Galapagos of Mexico” for the stunning variety of marine life found in these protected waters. This group of four volcanic islands include Socorro, San Benedicto, the islet of Roca Partida and Clarion Island. Recently, our company president Don Hirschaut had the opportunity to revisit Socorro Island and Roca Partida, as well as San Benedicto with the expert team of Nautilus Diving for a spectacular live-aboard diving trip on the state-of-the-art Belle Amie dive boat. Here, he shares some spectacular video footage, photos and insights from this amazing experience.

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    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…

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    Long-Hidden Shipwreck Uncovered in Cabo San Lucas

    In September of 2014, Hurricane Odile brought strong surf and wind to Baja California Sur. While the storm caused some damage (see the latest on the rapid storm recovery), one of the unexpected surprises was the unveiling of a long-lost shipwreck near El Arco, the famous arch at Land’s End in Cabo San Lucas. Don Hirchaut, our company president, and Oscar Ortiz of Cabo Expedtions are good friends and avid divers. The two headed out for a day of scuba diving and witnessed the newly uncovered shipwreck early in October 2014 after shifting sands revealed the dramatic wreckage spread about a large area on the ocean floor.  Don says, “we were out diving to see what sort…

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    Diving the Socorro Islands of Mexico

    Giant Pacific manta rays, sharks and whale sharks are just the beginning of the remarkable sea life at the Revillagigedo Islands (sometimes called the “Socorro Islands”). Recently, our company president Don Hirschaut, had the opportunity to revisit the Revillagigedo archipelago (home to Socorro, San Benedicto, Clarión and Roca Partida Islands) a chain of islands of volcanic origin located approximately 250 miles south of Cabo San Lucas in the Pacific Ocean. This location has sometimes been called the “Mexican Galapagos” for its unique ecosystem. Traveling aboard the state-of-the-art Nautilus Explorer dive boat, the 8-day journey allowed participants to experience some of the most memorable marine animals in the world in a setting of dramatic…

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    Top 8 Marine Animal Encounters in Baja California Sur

    Oscar Ortiz heads up Cabo Expeditions, one of the leading operations of environmentally friendly excursions in Los Cabos. Specializing in marine tours, from kayaking in the scenic waters of Cabo, to swimming with majestic whale sharks, Oscar has seen his share of incredible ocean life in Baja California Sur. With the dazzling abundant variety of marine creatures in the beautiful Sea of Cortez, there’s no shortage of photo-worthy encounters to be had. Here, Oscar shares his top marine animal experiences: 1.  The Ultimate: Blue Whale – The largest animal that is known to have existed on the planet, the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) can reach lengths of up to 90 feet.…