Magdalena Bay Tour
Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to swim with sharks in a pristine place that is not yet open to mass tourism.
Magdalena bay is a natural reserve in the Pacific Coast of Baja
California Sur, not open yet to mass tourism. It is 50 km long
bay along the western coast of the Mexican state of Baja California
Sur. It is protected from the Pacific Ocean by the sandy barrier islands
of Isla Magdalena and Isla Santa Margarita.
In modern days Magdalena bay has become a must do adventure mecca for those who recognize the rare beauty and pristine areas of Baja California, and her 150 miles or more of estuaries beauty on the eastern shore of the Pacific Ocean. Her seemingly endless system of mangrove estuaries offers residence to a diversity of birds and animal life. It is a fact, "One of the highest quality outdoor recreational eco-tourism Mexico has to offer.
This bay is particularly noted for the seasonal migration of the California gray whales and now also for the sharks. The aboundance of sharks and different species of marine animals makes Magdalena Bay the Best free diving/snorkeling experience you can have in Baja California Sur.
The bay includes the small and authentic mexican fishing village of San Carlos, that will be our base for 3 days.
An amazing shark diving, naturalistic and cultural experience. This is a place where the time seems to stop, preserving nature and culture. Visit the fishing community of Isla Magdalena with its traditions, customs and typical fishing techinques. Isla Magdalena and the surrounding area is also home to more than 8 endangered, endemic and rare plant species.
The nature is wild also outside the water. Nearby mangrove swamps provide sanctuaries for sea birds. More than 100 species of birds call the bay and the surrounding area.
All these features make Magdalena Bay the BEST naturalistic and cultural experience you can have in Baja California Sur.
"The Cabo Shark Dive experience is highly recommended for underwater photographers and videographers, shark enthusiasts, shark divers, adventurers"
SAFETY ON THE TOUR
Cabo Shark Dive has the Official Authorisation and Permit of the Mexican Federal Institutions and Port Authorities for shark diving/snorkelling activities in Cabo San LucasOur Shark diving/snorkelling tour follow the rigorous professional global protocols of the shark diving industry, with tested and reliable safety measures. We take maximum 6 people in our tour, with a careful and direct supervision of our certified and experienced guides. Only when one of our staff have deemed it safe to enter the water with the sharks will our guests be able to jump in!
All expeditions are run by Jacopo Brunetti, aka Jacob Scuba, founder of Cabo Shark dive, Padi dive Instructor and EFR Instructor, marine biologist, professional underwater photographer, shark behavioral expert and professional shark dive. With his skills and knowledge he focuses on your safety and ultimately the safety of the sharks.
Our Magdalena Bay Tour
Our shark diving and pelagic tours occur offshore, in the deep and blue waters of the Pacific Ocean far from coastal recreational activities.
We dive and free dive in the Baja California banks, big seamounts that raise from 9000ft of depth to 90-200 ft on the top, generating a strong upwelling and big pelagic action. Some of that sites are almost unknown and unexplored(except by us!). Visibility varies a lot during the whole season, from 40 to 100ft. The water temperature is 65f-80f
This a FREE DIVING AND SNORKELING TOUR NO SCUBA DIVING
every monday at 7 Am, meeting in front of Salomon Landing restaurant at the Marina of Cabo San Lucas
WHAT TO BRING
Sun protection (sun block, hat, sun glasses, etc.)
Towel, warm dry clothes for the way back (sweatshirt or a coat)
Do not forget your camera!
Transportation Cabo San Lucas- Puerto San Carlos round trip. Comfortable van capacity 12 p, A/C, licensed driver, Marine Biologist.
-Hotel. Chance to pick up in La Paz at 9 am
4 nights in Mar Y Arena Eco Lodge
Ocean Front A/C Double room, private WC
Having a private room, costs an additional $200 us
Snacks and food on-board (fruit, chips and beverages)
All meals in Puerto San Carlos, FRESH FISH, MEXICAN FOOD & VEGETARIAN
water & soda NO ALCOOL.
3 full day shark free diving & snorkeling in the open Ocean
Eco tour of the bay: visit the sandy island with his endemic population of coyote, the mangroves and the big colony of sea birds
Visit the local community of fishermen of isla Magdalena,
a real contact with ancient culture and traditions
Complete gear (wetsuit, mask, snorkel & fins).
Because it is a fishing port there are no scuba centers (yet), we recommend you rent all the gear at La Paz or you can bring your own. The tour is a snorkeling experience, you do not need a diving certificate or diving gear.
Tips for the crew
Dive with mako, sliky sharks, blue sharks and hammerheads in the open ocean.
Maximum learning from Marine Biologist.
Interact underwater with other big marine animals.
Be surprised by the incredible amount of pelagic life.
Maximum safety, 1 guide for 2 people.
Small groups, maximum 6 people in the water.
Up close and personal encounter.
Explore the wildest marine reserve of Baja California.
Birdwatching and nature visits to local mangroves, sand dunes and wild landscape of the Bay.
Live an authentic cultural experience.
REQUIREMENTS TO BE COVERED BY THE VISITORS
Be at least 15 years old and in case of a minor to be accompanied by an adult
For scuba diving: advanced open water certification, 50 logged dives
For Freediving and Snorkeling no certification required
Signing the responsibility waiver
Good physical condition - Basic swimming skills - Tolerant to long periods on a boat
Avoid wearing yellow, silver, white and red.
No shiny things, jewelry, hearing, etc.
Sharks species list
Blue shark (Prionace glauca):
The most elegant, cute and playful shark, like a big puppy. The best model for the underwater photographers.
Mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus):
The fastest shark in the world, and the most exciting to dive with! Pure adrenaline, the best emotional experience you can have in the ocean.
Silky shark (Carcharhinus falciformis):
Curious and cool! They come really close!
Smooth hammerhead Shark (Sphyrna zygaena):
Mysterious, elusive and unique. A unusual interaction, real privilege diving with this shark!
Other species of pelagic animals, over and under the water (seasonal):
Whale shark (Rhincodon typus)
Thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus)
Yellow fin tuna ( Thunnus albacares)
Dorado (Coryphaena hippurus)
Striped marlin (kalika audax)
Wahoo (acanthocybium solandri)
Common Dolphin (delphinus capensis)
Mobulas (mobula mobular)
Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Killer whales ((Orcinus orca)
Blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus)
Pilot whale (Globicephala macrorhynchus)
Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas)
Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta)
Olive Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys olivacea)
Hawksbill Turtle ( Eretmochelys imbricata)
Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea)
Impressive Laysan Albatross
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