Scuba Diving in Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo, located off the beaten path and home to a diverse reef ecosystem.  Famous for it's schooling jacks and bull shark encounters.

Cabo Pulmo is a unique dive destination, almost off the grid and home to a successful marine reserve. It's known for it's schooling jacks, bull sharks and is home to juvenile sharks, humpback whales and a healthy population of fish. There are about ten dive sites in the park including the El Vencedor wreck. Cabo Pulmo is about a 3 hour drive from La Paz and about 2 hours from Cabo San Lucas. Baja Connections offers single day and overnight tours to Cabo Pulmo from La Paz, San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.

Cabo Pulmo is a managed reserve and has more conservative regulations for diving than other places in Mexico. Group sizes are limited, maximum 50 minutes of bottome time and dive sites are on a rotation. Simply translated this means great diving but we can't gurantee which dive site you will visit during one of our tours. If your aim is to dive the school of jacks please contact us and we will do our best to get you out to that dive site. It's best to give yourself a window of opportunity and plan your trip so you can be flexible. The maximum group size is six divers for any scheduled dive trip, this includes the divemaster.

We have a variety of free rental equipment including weight integrated BCD's, 3mm and 5mm wetsuits, high quality regulators, wetsuit boots, dive computers and open heel fins. We will also rinse and dry any of your personal equipment from day to day during your diving holiday or dive trip. Departure times and tour duration vary depending on the tour and your location. The dives are scheduled at 8:30am in Cabo Pulmo. Baja Connections can provide tours with or without transportation if you plan on renting a car during your stay here in Mexico. For more information and a personalized quote for a dive trip to Cabo Pulmo please contact us

 Cabo Pulmo wildlife seasonality

  • Bull shark season runs from approximately December to early March, when the waters cool down.
  • The horse eye jacks are schooling during the late summer and through to December.
  • Humpback whales are commonly seen in the fall and winter months.

 Diving Conditions and Infrastructure

Cabo Pulmo is definately off the beaten path, there isn't a lot of infrastructure so don't expect any real hotels or restauraunts. These are limited to bungalows and rooms in private homes that are available for rent. Diving conditions are fairly easy and all the diving is done off of small pangas, 22ft to 26ft boats. Most of the diving is shallow with a few deeper sites on the outer reef. If you do decide to rent a car the road conditions are good the entire trip with only the last 40 minutes being on dirt road.