What should I bring for my visit to Cabo Pulmo?
Pack comfortable clothing and a swimsuit, beach sandals, biodegradable sunscreen, motion sickness medication if needed, sunglasses, a hat, a beach towel, and a waterproof camera. Credit cards are not accepted, so bring cash. Between January and April, it's advised to bring a light jacket for after diving. Divers should not forget their diving certification card.
Do I need to have a diving certification to participate in the activity?
It's not necessary to be certified. You can go on a snorkeling tour if you don't want to scuba dive, or you can take a discovery scuba diving course and dive at some of the spots in Cabo Pulmo. However, to fully enjoy the area, we recommend having a diving certification.
How do I get to Cabo Pulmo?
The best option is to hire transportation. However, you can also rent a car. Cabo Pulmo is about 1 hour and 30 minutes from the San José airport, where car rentals are available, or 2 hours from Cabo San Lucas or 3 hours from La Paz. If you're coming from Los Cabos, follow Highway N 1 to Las Cuevas, turn right towards La Ribera, and at the OXXO store, turn right again until you find a dirt road. After 5 miles on this dirt road, you will arrive at Cabo Pulmo.
Where can I stay and eat in Cabo Pulmo?
There are various accommodation options in Cabo Pulmo that we can arrange for you, from bungalows to ocean-view houses if it's for families or large groups, but there are no hotels. The town is eco-friendly and remote, so bring everything you need. There are 6 restaurants that do not accept credit cards, so it's recommended to bring enough cash
What's the best time to dive in Cabo Pulmo and what can I expect to see?
Autumn features warmer waters and is the high season. Water temperature and visibility vary. Between December and July, the water can be cold (down to 19°C), and from July to November, it's warmer (up to 30°C). Visibility is best from August to December (up to 90 ft). You can encounter rays, turtles, groupers, jacks, hogfish, eels, sea lions, sharks, and more. The colder water brings more large marine life and schools of fish.
Is it common to spot bull sharks in Cabo Pulmo?
Yes, sightings of bull sharks are becoming more common and frequent during the cold water season (December to April). Feeding of sharks is not allowed, so all encounters are natural and unpredictable. It's important to follow the guide's instructions to ensure safety.
There are several diving spots in the Cabo Pulmo, how are they managed?
There are over 15 diving spots, all within about a 10-minute boat ride. Each site has a maximum number of divers allowed per week. Guides must book the available sites on the same day of the dive. During the high season, some sites may be crowded or closed.
What rules should I be aware of for snorkeling or diving in Cabo Pulmo?
For snorkeling, the maximum is 8 people per boat, with life vests and a certified guide. For diving, the maximum is 6 people per boat with a certified guide.
Can I do night dives in Cabo Pulmo?
No, night dives are not allowed in the National Park.
What's the electricity and water situation like in Cabo Pulmo?
The accommodations are equipped with solar systems and water tanks, so the supply is limited. Responsible usage is encouraged.
What is the booking and cancelation policy?
For day tours, a 40% deposit of the total payment is required to complete or secure the booking if the reservation is made more than 7 days in advance. If the reservation is made with less than 7 days notice, full payment is required. For packages that include multiple activities, a 40% deposit of the total payment is required to complete or secure the booking if the reservation is made more than 60 days in advance. If the reservation is made with less than 60 days notice, full payment is required. If we cancel the activity due to "unforeseen circumstances" such as weather, mechanical difficulties, or insufficient participants, you will receive a 100% refund.For all cancellations requested by clients, any amounts paid in advance are non-refundable and non-transferable. We strongly recommend obtaining travel insurance to cover unforeseen personal emergencies, such as illness or accidents.