Deep Dives – Water Based Activities
Cabo San Lucas enjoys one of the most singular and astonishing settings on earth. Its evocatively shaped Land’s End headland is the last stretch of uninterrupted terra firma reaching down from the Arctic recesses of northern Alaska to the southern terminus of the nearly 800-mile-long Baja California peninsula. More importantly, it is the meeting place of the Sea of Cortés and Pacific Ocean, and thus the recipient of a singular up welling effect which contributes to the region’s wide array of world-class water activities: abundant big-game sport fishing, spectacular snorkeling and diving, whale watching, kayaking, kite-boarding…the list goes on and on. Let CaboViVO take you on awe-inspiring virtual tours of Los Cabos’ natural wonders, both above and below the waterline.
Ferocious With Life
Nobel Prize winning novelist John Steinbeck memorably described the Sea of Cortés as “ferocious with life.” Bisbee’s show’s why in this recap of their most recent Black & Blue, AKA “the world’s richest fishing tournament.” This year’s winner boated a 534 lb. blue marlin, and walked away with a check for $2,183,000 usd.
Source: Cabo Expeditions
Each winter, thousands of humpbacks and other whales migrate from arctic waters to shallow water breeding grounds around Baja California Sur. Cabo Expeditions’ high-speed inflatable whale watching tours capture the majesty of these enormous creatures, from spyhopping to spectacular breaches.
Diving the Sea of Cortés
Source: Manta Scuba
Although water temperatures and visibility peak during the late summer and early autumn, Los Cabos and environs offer excellent year-round conditions for snorkeling and diving, not to mention a wealth of breathtakingly beautiful sites. The marine sanctuary at Cabo Pulmo, for example, features the highest abundance of marine life in the Sea of Cortés, as well as one of the oldest and largest living coral reefs in the Western Hemisphere.