We want you to discover the joy of scuba diving! Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort has teamed up with Padi to offer you an easy and affordable way to become an Open Water Diver!
The Padi eLearning course allows you to complete the Open Water Diver course in the comfort of your own home. You can take the class online at your own pace.
After completing the online course, you will have up to one year to finish your certification by completing a two day resort class at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort.
With Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort and Padi eLearning you will.......
The two days at the resort will include:
- Day 1 - Pool session and 2 easy dives in shallow water
- Day 2 - Pool session and 2 more open water dives
The eLearning course is only $130.00 USD!
To sign up all you need to do is go to Padi eLearning
and use Padi Resort #20015.
Right now is a PERFECT time for you to become a scuba diver!
PADI Open Water Diver Course - More Info
|What does it cover?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world's most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.
What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?
To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 12 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.
*In some regions the minimum age is higher.
How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
What else is required to complete the course?
Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll visit your PADI Dive Center or Resort to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor. You learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you've trained in.
What does it cost?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is $130 (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification. You may also need to purchase a mask, snorkel, pair of fins and other personal dive equipment. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You'll also need a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) or the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book. Contact your dive center for all of these things and to find out the total course cost.
How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?
The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual.
What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
The PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.
How do you document that you've completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.
A Day of Diving at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort
This morning we went out to the beach, the water was nice and calm. This is going to be a good day, I thought!
After a quick briefing about the dives, we jumped in the boat and headed to our famous dive site "El Bajo" This dive site is incredible for the coral reef, but also for the amazing schools of fish! You can see moray eels, rays, puffer fish and sometimes you can even happen upon and unexpected surprise.....
About 12 minutes into our dive this morning, we saw a BIG shadow swimming toward us.....
A whale shark! What a thrill to encounter one of these huge, amazing sharks!
Despite its size, the whale shark is not dangerous to humans. These giants have a diet of mostly plankton and small fish. The young whale shark was about seven meters long. It was not afraid of us and wanted to take a closer look at us! After allowing us to snap some pictures and videos, he decided to swim on against the current, with what looked like no effort at all.
A good day indeed!
Now is the time to Dive Cabo Pulmo!
September, October and November are the best months for diving Cabo Pulmo, Baja Mexico.
The visibility at this time is an impressive 60 feet or more! This is due to the calm weather, which creates a calm and flat sea. The water temperature is an average of 85 F - ideal! These are perfect conditions for diving in the Sea of Cortez.
With the excellent visibility, you will not be disappointed in all you can see diving at Cabo Pulmo. The Cabo Pulmo National Marine Park is a government protected hard coral reef. The reef is home to thousands of different marine species, including whales, manta rays, sea turtles, octopuses, mobula rays, lobsters and many, many more. The shores along the Sea of Cortez have soft and porous rock. All the cracks and crevices in the rock make perfect homes for the smaller sea creatures. Now is the time to immerse yourself in an underwater wonderland. At Cabo Pulmo, there is no shortage of marine life!
The autumn is also beautiful on land in Cabo Pulmo. The hight tempertures and high humidity make way for warm and pleasent days and evenings. The dry hot desert is invigorated with moisture and seems to transforms into a beautiful garden that pops with burst of color!
Another great aspect of travelintg to Cabo Pulmo in the Fall is there are fewer people traveling during these months. This allows for speedy, uncomplicated travel! So, what's stopping you? Come dive beautiful, warm waters and relax in our 'garden' with us! We look forward to seeing you!
Dive Report for the week of August 20th
Right now til mid November is the season for great visibility and warm water diving and snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo.
After a few days of hard rain we had some trouble even getting out but now that the chocolate water is gone we are back having fun again.
- A grader is coming to smooth it out. Finally!
- Jacks in Los Morros
- Schools of porkfish
- Lots o’ snappers and cabrillas - like usual
- Some turtles
- Last week we ran into some 4-5 ft. white tip sharks on one of our dives around El Cantil
- Last week there was a school of mobula rays, which is pretty weird because they usually come later in the season. Now they are gone
- 5 ft stingrays spotted in the sand
- 40-50 feet visibility, which means there is a lot of food in the water. At this time we are seeing the visibility increase, in a couple of days it should be very good
- We expect the visibility to be around 80 feet by next week
- 30 degrees Celsius ( 88 degrees Fahrenheit )
- 82 and very comfortable. No suits are needed. Shirts are comfy for the bcd’s on your back
- There is a bit of a swell so launching can be tricky, but once out it's smooth sailing
- Calm in the morning coming from the Northwest (unusual ) but soon we expect a wind from the West
- A 3 mile per hour current from the North which allows us to burn a full tank of air from Los Morros to El Bajo
Great Diving ! Lots of Fish!
CALL US TO MAKE A RESERVATION
Inside Mex: (624) 14-10726
From USA : IP phone rings in Mex: (562) 366-0722
Driving Directions to Cabo Pulmo from San Jose del Cabo (HWY 1)
Take HWY 1 east. You will be on this road approx 1hr (from San Jose del Cabo) and 1:30 (from Cabo San Lucas). Enjoy the desert scenery until you come to a small town called Las Cuevas – you will see signs cabo riviera, cabo pulmo national park – GO RIGHT. You will be on this road for 10-15mins. You will pass the town of Santa Cruz (careful of the unmarked speed bumps) you will come to the town of LA RIBERA – You know you’re close when you see signs advertising cabo riviera. When you come to LA Ribera – GO RIGHT (at LA RIBERA Monument) - This is the last turn you will take. You are now on the road leading to Cabo Pulmo. You will be on this road for 15-20mins until you reach the DIRT ROAD – from the dirt road you have 9kms to go. Do not deviate from the dirt road or take any cut offs. You will arrive in Cabo Pulmo in approx 15mins. When you drop down into our village you will see a 2 story turqouise building on your left with signs that say DIVE CENTER, RECEPTION along with an enormous dive flag.
Cabo Pulmo is a Mexican National Park. The map shows park bounderies, cabo dive and snorkel sites, areas to camp and kayaking limits.
The best time to visit Cabo Pulmo depends on what sort of activities you're interested in doing. Cabo Pulmo Diving is good all year long with June having marginal conditions due to the climate and wind changes. The best time to snorkel Cabo Pulmo is mid January to mid April; Guaranteed to be the best snorkeling of your life. The surf season officially begins in June, but usually surfers begin to show up around April. Hiking and mountain biking are always happening. There are miles of trails that zig-zag through the desert terrain. if you're a bird-watcher this is also a great place to be. There are over 300 species of birds that call Baja home.
Whatever your interests you're sure to find a home away from home in Cabo Pulmo
Cabo Pulmo is a small community of about 100 residents, half of whom are Mexican Nationals and the other half American and Canadian "snowbirds" that have bought small lots and built themselves houses to escape their cold winters.
The main attractions of Cabo Pulmo are its world class scuba diving and snorkeling sites. These sites include eight coral reef formations that stretch from the sandy shores to approxiamately a mile out into the sea. Other noteworthy attractions include the village's tranquility, great local fare, quaint thatched roof bungalows, whale-watching, bird watching, miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, and of course, surfing!
Cabo Pulmo was declared a National Park by the federal government 17 years ago. Since then the reef has shown a 463% increase in biomass (sea-life). Entrance to the park requires a $5 per person fee, which is well worth it! Kids six and under are not required to pay.
In the center of town sits Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, often referred to as the "Hub" of town. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort consists of 18 bungalows, a diving and snorkel center, its own restaurant and an international staff to accommodate most cultural and language barriers.
The bungalows range from Eco Bungalows, that sleep two or three, up to the Beach House, that can accommodate nine guests comfortably. They have fully equipped kitchens, gas BBQ grills on the patio/deck, outside hammocks and some even have a 2nd story deck.
The Coral Reef Restaurant is located above the dive center and reception. It boasts local and international fare that includes tasty mexican dishes, delicious pastas, steak and potatoes and of course, FRESH FISH!
Cabo Pulmo has a flare for all types, whether you just want to realx and have a lazy day or two, or if you seek the adventures of land and sea, or maybe a couple of days of each. Whatever you choose, it's your vacation and the folks in Cabo Pulmo are always quick to offer you advise on where to go, things to do and places to visit.
At Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, guest won't be bothered by staff. After check-in you are left alone to enjoy your bungalow. Unless you request the service, no room service or cleaning staff will interrupt your stay.
You will notice that everyone waves to each other, whether they know you or not. Cabo Pulmo is a very welcoming town.
Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort has a 60% repeat customer base, the diving and snorkeling are the main reasons people keep coming back.
Jacques Cousteau called this area, the Sea of Cortez, "The Aquarium of the World". What more can be said?
Cabo Pulmo Diving in the warm turquoise green waters of the Sea of Cortez, is one of the most beautiful places in the world to dive.
In Cabo Pulmo you get the total diving experience. Starting with the drive to Cabo Pulmo through the lush baja desert, then arriving to the friendly greetings from the local dive staff, followed by the unorthodox boat launching procedures and spectacular diving (that is virtually unparalled), ending with a delicious lunch at the Coral Reef Restaurant.
The operators at Cabo Pulmo Diving, dive every day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, with 10am & 2pm departures. Generally, the morning dives are more popular than the afternoon dives due to the fact that the winds tend to increase as the day goes by. But unlike the Caribbean or other parts of the world, this doesn‘t happen as often Cabo Pulmo. Whatever time is best for you, will work for Cabo Pulmo. However, they do request that you arrive at the dive center 1 hour prior to departure for equipment disbursement and briefings.
Another option that has become quite popular, especially among those staying at the bungalows at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, or even locally, is the “Early Bird Dive”. This is arranged upon request, and has become quite popular with those traveling with non-diving family members, spouses and groups. You’re back on shore by 9:30am, ready to start your day!
Cabo Pulmo Diving offer 2 dives per outing at 2 different dive sites (2 tank dive). The surface interval is made while motoring from one site to the next. The first dive lasts approximately 45 minutes, or “low on air” (750 psi), and your 2nd dive 40 minutes or “low on air” whichever comes first. Depending on depths, surface intervals will be 20 to 40 minutes
Cabo Pulmo diving is literally world class! Not to be compared to places like the Caribbean, it’s in a class all it’s own. There are more fish in Cabo Pulmo than you will ever see, anywhere, and I mean BIG FISH! Grouper, half the size of a volkswagon, swarms of pufferfish, guitar sharks, rays, moray eels, huge snapper, oysters, scallops, sun corals, and various hard corals and many other species indigenous only to the Sea of Cortez. There’s even a good chance of spotting bull and tiger sharks, orcas, dolphins and giant mantas.. Depending on the season, visibility can range from 20ft, up to 150+, with water temps ranging from the lower 70s to almost 90F. The diving here is not to be missed.
To arrange your cabo Pulmo diving adventure try one of the following:
1. Contact Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort directly by telephone or email. From MX (624) 141-0726 / US (562) 366-0722 / email firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Ask your hotel concierge or travel agency for information about Cabo Pulmo Diving.
Diving in Mexico has been enjoyed by millions of divers over the past few years.
Dive enthusiast from around the world have been travelling to Mexico with dive groups, dive clubs and dive buddies just to experience the warm, clear oceans off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the island of Cozumel.
These dive particular destinations have been visited so many times by the same divers that they seem to be losing their appeal. Dive store owners and dive club operators are now searching to experience new dive destinations to keep their members and customers from jumping ship. The challenge is how to find world class diving close to home, reasonably priced and exciting for all levels of divers.
There's a not so new dive destination here in Mexico that is just starting to catch on......... CABO PULMO! World class, reasonably priced exciting diving in Baja Mexico.
It's a far cry from the concrete jungle of Cancun, or the cold water sink holes in Tulum that some call cenotes.
Cabo Pulmo is a hidden treasure located just one hour from the Los Cabos Airport. A place that is home to 100 residents (1/2 of them Mexican. the other 1/2 Gringo), a dirt road runs thru it, as does the Baja 500. There are 6 restaurants, no grocery stores, no gas stations, no power lines and no ATM machines. Oddly enough, there are 5 well maintained tennis courts, miles & miles of bike and hike trails and some of the best food on the planet.
But the coolest thing is the DIVING!!! It's equal to or better than any other dive destination in Mexico. It is in a class of diving all by itself.
There are more fish, bigger fish, more schools of fish, bigger schools of fish, more species of fish, bigger species, whales, rays, mantas, moray eels (swimming in the open), sharks, dolphins, orcas, sea lions, nudibranchs, coral, I can go on and on.... So much bio mass that Jacques Cousteau called Cabo Pulmo "The Aquarium of the World".
If someone would have told me 10 years ago that Jacques had said that about a place so close to home, I would have been coming here every couple of months to do some diving! And Cabo Pulmo does get a tremendous amount of business from people who do just that.
Dive Cabo Pulmo is an amazing deal. Come for a long weekend, summer's almost here. It's a great place for family diving, old friends to reunite, and a FUN place stay and play.
Cabo Pulmo is offering 50% off EVERYTHING during May & June. It's worth the trip. Cabo Pulmo is a vortex...If you go once, you will return again and again.
Make those plans now.
Visit the website at www.cabopulmo.com
Congratulations to our newest PADI Open Water Divers in the world. These young students just received their dive certifications while diving in Cabo Pulmo. What a fun group of youngsters! They come to us from Aspen, Colorado travelling with their parents. While their parents enjoyed hiking & biking in cabo, this group of high school kids & myself hung out for 2 days while completing their PADI open water training. It ended up being just as fun for me as it was for them. For me it was like being in high school again, doing back flips off the boat, taking our fins off underwater and having a running race all while introducing them to the underwater world. Being that these guys have been coming back to Cabo Pulmo for more than 10 years, I'm sure I'll be seeing them again. From left to right we have: Willy, Colin, Jack, Arthur
Families learn to Dive Cabo
Congratulations to the newest PADI Open Water Divers in the World. These folks were a real pleasure to have here while diving Cabo Pulmo. They really brightened up the week here. We are getting a tremendous amount of families learning to dive Cabo Pulmo. Fathers and daughters. Brothers and sisters. Sometimes the whole family is here to dive cabo. Did you know that you only have to be 10 years old to learn to dive? The summer is coming and it's a great opportunity to get the family together for a new adventure. Be sure to check out Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort's website www.cabopulmo.com and book your family vacation here in Cabo. Now is the time to dive Cabo or snorkel Cabo, it's your choice. We also offer Cabo rental bungalows that are fully self contained with refrigerators, stocked kitchens and can sleep 2 to 9 per bungalow. Give us a call at MX: 624-141-0726 or from the USA: 562-366-0722 what are you waiting for? The call is free!