shark diving and snorkeling in the blue ocean
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WHY WITH US?
Because in Baja California Sur we are the best in what we do! Cabo Shark Dive is the first star diving company in CaboSan Lucas with the OFFICIAL PERMITS AND AUTHORISATION OF PORT AUTHORITIES and federal institutions. We are the only company in Los Cabos specialized in snorkeling, diving, free diving without the cage with silky sharks, blue sharks, mako sharks, hammerheads, mantas, striped marlin and other big pelagic fishes. All our tours are led with professionalism by high trained shark guides and marine biologists with many years of experience.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO SEE SHARKS?
We see sharks all year round, with a peak between January and August
WHAT IS THE SEASON FOR BLUE SHARKS ENCOUNTERS?
When the water is colder, from January until April
WHAT IS THE SEASON FOR MAKO SHARKS ENCOUNTERS?
The best time for makos is between January and July
WHAT IS THE SEASON FOR SILKY SHARKS ENCOUNTERS?
Almost all year round, with huge schooling aggregations on May, June and middle of July
WHAT IS THE SEASON FOR SMOOTH HAMMERHEADS SHARK ENCOUNTERS?
WHAT I CAN SEE BETWEEN OCTOBER AND DECEMBER?
Silky sharks and this is the best time for pelagic fishes and sardine bait balls
DIVING AND TRIPS DETAILS
WHAT IS THE WATER TEMPERATURE AND DO I NEED A WET SUITE?
Averages between 70 and 92 degreesF. That’s 20 to 30 degrees C. You need a wetsuit between January and June.
WHAT IS THE VISIBILITY?
Between 70 and 120 feet. Offshore the water is always blue!
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
We recommend guests bring their own toiletries, sea sickness medication, sunscreen and cameras. Although the day time temperatures are pretty warm, we suggest a light jacket especially between January and April
DO YOU RENT SCUBA GEAR?
Yes! we rent wetsuits, bcd and regulators
SWIM WITH SHARKS IS SAFE?
With us yes, we follow the rigorous professional global protocols of the shark diving industry, with tested and reliable safety measure.
HOW FAR IN THE OPEN OCEAN WE WILL GO AND HOW MUCH TIME WILL TAKE TO GET THERE?
Since we have lots of good spots both in Pacific and Sea of Cortez, It may vary from time to time, but for our regular half day tours it usually takes around 30 minutes, depending on the weather conditions. We never lose sight from shore. During our full day tour or special, long range expeditions to get in the spots takes between 1hour 45 minutes and 2 hours and half
HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE TO WAIT TO SEE SHARKS ONCE WE ARRIVE TO THE SIGHTING SPOT?
This is a quite unpredictable factor, it depends on the ocean current, the wind and other oceanographic variables, as well as the proximity to shark crossing routes. During the high sharks season (JAN-AUG) between 1 minutes and 1 hours, sometimes the sharks are already in the spots and we don’t even have to chum. During the other months, when the water temperature raise over 83F, around 2 hours. We have several sighting spots, and we always go in the best one!
HOW LONG I CAN STAY UNDERWATER WITH SHARKS?
We usually have unlimited time for snorkeling with sharks, but it depends from sharks behaviour.
YOU FEED THE SHARKS DURING THE TOUR?
Our tour is NOT a shark feeding tour, we keep sharks behaviour natural and relaxed as possible. The chum is in a “chum box” closed with no free access for the sharks. We use a liquid mixture of fish oil and fish blood to attract pelagic sharks. We use only fish caught in the area (skipjacks, mackerel, tuna) with no industrial/intensive practices. We buy fish from small local fishing families, we don’t buy from commercial fishing companies!
DURING A SNORKELLING TOUR I HAVE TO BE A EXCELLENT FREE DIVER OR A VERY GOOD SWIMMER TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE?
Absolutely NOT! Snorkeling with sharks is a safe, easy and amazing activity. You don’t need to be a good swimmer or free diver, you just have to float and watch the show! Less you swim, longer you can stay with sharks. We also have life jackets available in the boat.
CAN I SEE SHARKS UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WHILE DOING SNORKELLING?
Yes! The action is close by the surface, you can see their dorsal fins outside the water! You don’t need to dive
DURING THE TOUR I CAN SEE ONLY SHARKS?
No, everything can show up, expect the unexpected! Striped Marlin, dolphins, sea turtles mantas, school of mobiles, humpback whales etc!
CAN I SEE SHARKS FROM THE BOAT WITHOUT GETTING IN THE WATER?
Yes, and it’s so much fun! All pelagic sharks swim close by the surface following our chum line. They usually come very close to the boat and stay around us for a long time!
HOW MANY OTHER DIVE BOATS ARE IN THE SHARK DIVE SPOTS?
Only us!! We are the only shark diving company in Los Cabos and we discover most of our spots, so we are the only one with the right coordinates!! No other divers or dive boats around us guaranteed
WHAT LEVEL OF DIVE CERTIFCATION DO I NEED?
For snorkeling is NOT required any certification. For scuba diving (with tanks) we require an Advanced Scuba Diving certification.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED?
All half tour includes water, soda and snacks. Breakfast, lunch or Dinner are not included unless otherwise specified or prearranged.
CAN I BRING MY BEERS?
Yes! But remember, this is not a booze cruise, if you are drunk you will not be able to be in the water!
IS THERE ANY PAPERWORK I NEED TO FILL OUT?
All guests are required to fill out a Cabo Shark Dive Liability Waiver. You’ll be able to fill out the waiver on the day of the tour or online and email it back to us, or print it out and bring it with you.
DURING THE TOUR I CAN SEE ONLY SHARKS?
No, everything can show up, expect the unexpected! Striped Marlin, dolphins, sea turtles mantas, school of mobiles, humpback whales etc! Check the species list
DO YOU HAVE PROFESSIONAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY SERVICES?
Yes of course, Jacopo has 15 years of experience in underwater photography, working around the world as a PRO PHOTOGRAPHER
HOW DO I SECURE MY RESERVATION?
A deposit of $58 USD (50 usd deposit + 16% tax) per person is required to secure your reservation for all our regular tours offered on the web site. Once we receive the deposit we will send you a confirmation email with date of the tour and number of participants and balance due. You can pay the balance with cash or credit card at our office on the day of the tour. When you pay the balance the day of the tour, the 16% tax will not be added to cash payments, only to credit card payments.
All tours are subject to cancellation in the event of:
We do not meet the minimum occupancy of people, we will refound 100% of deposit
Bad Weather conditions: We check weather forecasts constantly to ensure that the conditions are optimal for a open ocean adventure. If the forecast does not allow a safe Expedition (20-30 knots winds with 2-3 meters high waves), we will have to cancel the Tour and refound 100% of deposit.
If WE need to cancel the trip for the reasons listed above or for any other reason, we will refund 100% of deposit or you can change your booking for another date.
WHAT PAYMENT METHODS DO YOU ACCEPT?
We accept Credit Card, Cash and Bank Wire. We charge 16% Mexican taxes (IVA) ONLY with credit cards and bank wire payments. We accept credit cards in the form of Mastercard, Visa, and American Express.
WHAT IS THE REFUND POLICY?
If Cabo Shark Dive staff cancels the trip, we refund 100% of deposit.
Bad Weather conditions: We check weather forecasts constantly to ensure that the conditions are optimal for a open ocean adventure. If the forecast does not allow a safe expedition we have to cancel the tour and we refund 100% of deposit.
A cancellation made less than 48 hours prior to departure incurs a 100% cancellation fee and no deposit refund shall be given.
If you decide to cancel the tour more than 48 hours in advance of the departure we will refund 100% deposit.
We don't refund any money in the unlikely event that we don't see sharks. We always do our best using all our skills and experience to attract sharks, but they are wild animals living in the big ocean. Sometimes the success of the trip depends form environmental factors that we can't control.
We don't refund any money in case of sea sickness. We suggest to take Dramamine 45 minutes prior the departures to avoid sea sickness.
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