A few years ago, Cabo Pulmo wasn´t known as the important diving destination that is today, so we feel the need to explain to our followers what Cabo Pulmo is about when it comes to Scuba Diving.
There are only three coral reefs on the west coast of North America. Cabo Pulmo is the location of the northernmost coral reef in the eastern Pacific. It is the oldest coral reef and is estimated to be 20,000 years old.
The reef has a number of fingers of hard coral occurring in progressively deeper water offshore.
On June 15, 1995, the area surrounding Cabo Pulmo was declared a National Marine Park.
Since then, the fish population and the reef health have been getting bigger and better.
The schools of fish are impressive even for the most experienced and travelled diver.
David Valencia, our guest photographer in September, is someone that became a Cabo Pulmo “believer” after the dives he made here with us, at Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort.
Dave, is a very well known underwater photographer worldwide.
To see part of his art work, you can visit his website www.david-valencia.com.
His work has been recognized in several contests, and one of his photos has been selected by PADI to be on the certifications cards in 2014. http://www.padi.com/blog/2013/11/25/photo-contest-winner-david-valencia-the-story-behind-the-shot/
Another of his photos was selected as the main image of the Project Aware campaign (you remember the one with the Whale Shark being liberated?? Well… that´s it).
During his visits to Cabo Pulmo this season, Dave had the chance to capture the magnificence of the Big Eyes Trevallys schooling in our beloved Cabo Pulmo National Park reef, along with uncountable other species during his dives.
Cabo Pulmo is very well known for its reef, sharks, rays and fishes, but the Big Eyes Trevallys schooling in massive numbers, are the stars of the seasons, and the main attraction for underwater videographer and photographer from all over the world.
After watching Dave´s work on the schools, you can appreciate why.
This is an underwater paradise, no doubt. One of the few places in the world where you can meet the past the present and the future of the oceans if we decide to take care of them, a unique Aquarium in the world, or as they say, “The Aquarium of the World”.
Now the question is, when are you coming to enjoy it with Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort, the only PADi Divecenter and PADI 5 Star Resort in the area??