It's SHARK TIME!!

Join our friends at Shark Dive Cabo and learn more about sharks!

Tour Duration: 4 hours aprox.

Tour times:

  • 07:30am
  • 01:30pm

Prices:

  • 190 USD Snorkeling
  • 95 USD Passenger

Note: tour takes place with a minimum of 3 people.

Included:

Boat, Captain, Multilingual Guide, Water, Juices, Snacks, Snorkeling Equipment, Marine Park Fees.

What to Bring:

Camera, Sunscreen, Hat, Towel

 

Tour Highlights

  • Dive and swim safely with sharks in blue ocean, a life-changing experience!
  • Maximum learning from Marine Biologist
  • Chance to see dolphins, sea turtles, sea lions, whales, mantas  and other marine animals
  • Maximum safety and very high qualified staff
  • Small groups, maximum 6 people in the water
  • Up close and personal encounter
  • Dive sites outside tourist areas
  • Professional underwater photography included as a memory of your incredible experience

A THRILLING WILDLIFE EXPERIENCE:

CABO TREK now offers SHARK DIVING IN CABO SAN LUCAS operated by SHARK DIVE CABO.

Diving and snorkeling with sharks is an offshore activity: The Northern California current, the Southern California countercurrent and a strong coastal upwelling work together to create a marine environment with an incredible biodiversity making the blue waters of the Sea of Cortez and Pacific Ocean the BEST PLACE IN the WORLD TO SNORKEL AND FREE DIVE with SMOOTH HAMMERHEADS (Sphyrna zigaena) AND WITH MAKO SHARKS (Isurus oxyrinchus).

The smooth Hammerhead is a pelagic shark that lives close to the surface and migrates to Cabo in large numbers in March for mating and feeding. It is a rare and magnificent shark that can grow over 12ft! The mako shark is the fastest shark in the world, pure adrenaline, with an average size of 6 ft!

The dive/snorkel sites are only 30 minutes boat ride away from the marina of Cabo and once in the water there is enough time to swim with the shark as they stay around for a very long time, nevertheless the experience is variable depending on the Ocean conditions.

Visibility varies a lot during the whole season, from 60 to 100 feet. The water temperature is 70-80 f (Jan-MaY) and 75-90 f(Jun-Dec)

“not only sharks… During our shark dive tour, we always look at the surface for PELAGIC ACTION OR BAIT BALLS. We have high chance to jump in the water with other big marine animals like striped marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo,  dolphins,  sealions & other big marine mammals…. everything can show up!”

THE OCEAN ONLY FOR US!

Since Cabo Shark Dive is the first, one and only shark diving company here, and since we discover most of our shark dive locations, we are always the only dive boat in the spots during our shark dive tours.

HOW TO ENJOY THE EXPERIENCE

There’s 3 ways on how you can participate in shark diving in cabo:

  • Snorkeling: it’s the preferred way as we are mostly staying at the surface with the sharks.
  • Diving: if you’re certified and you have a bit of experience in diving in currents then you can choose this option.
  • Passenger: if you’re not very familiar with water activities but don’t want to miss out on the thrill of being close to the shark this is the right way to do it. 

Blue shark (Prionace glauca):

The most elegant, cute and playful shark, like a big puppy. The best model for the underwater photographers.

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!

 

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.

 

Cabo Shark Day Schedule:

Daily tours at :

  • 08:00am
  • 02:00pm

Meeting at Cabo Trek office 15 minutes before tour start.

 

IMPORTANT: REQUIREMENTS TO BE COVERED BY THE VISITORS

  • Be at least 13 years old and in case of a minor to be accompanied by an adult
  • For Snorkeling no certification required
  • For scuba diving: advanced open water certification, 50 logged dives
  • Know how to swim
  • Basic snorkeling skills – know how to use snorkel and mask
  • Good physical condition – Tolerant to long periods on a boat
  • Avoid wearing yellow, silver, white and red.
  • No shiny things, jewelry, hearing, etc.
  • Signing the responsibility waiver

Need more informations?

Call us – TOLL FREE:

01 844 373 3931

 

SHARK CALENDER:

White Tip Reef Sharks – Shark Diving Cabo

by Laura Tyrrell PADI Instructor and guide at Cabo Trek

When we think of sharks I’m sure most of us born cerca to the Jaws generation will conjure up images of man-eating robotically-enhanced sea monsters waiting just off shore for a tasty human feast. This, readers, is very much NOT the case. Sharks with the worst reputation (think great whites, tiger sharks and bull sharks) have had a nibble or two on a surfer here or a swimmer there most probably through mistaken identity hoping more for an injured animal than that yucky human leg. Have you seen how much a surfer looks like a turtle from underneath their board? In any case, sharks come in all shapes and sizes so we must resist lumping them all into this ‘jaws’ category: most are afraid of the loud clumsy movement of humans and stay well out of our way.

We are lucky enough to have reef and nurse sharks at many dive and snorkel sites in the waters of Los Cabos and they allow us to get close enough to observe them in their natural habitat. I have dived and snorkeled at Pelican Rock hundreds of times and they haven’t tried to nibble my leg once.

The most common local shark sighting is of whitetip reef sharks at Pelican Rock: What are they? What do they do? The small, slim whitetip doesn’t normally exceed 1.6m and congregates in small rock caves below 30ft. Unlike other sharks they do not need to swim in order to pass oxygen through their gills and for this reason they are able to lie still. It is possible, therefore, to approach them from below nice and slowly and get quite close. Move too quickly or descend above them and they will swim away trying to find some space. They rest alone or in groups. During the day they conserve energy for the nighttime hunt where they eat anything from various bony reef fish, crustaceans and octopus.

The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature) has classified the white tip as Near Threatened. Like all shark species the reproductive age is late (around 2 years old) the gestation period is long (between 10 and 13 months) and they don’t birth many pups. Global overfishing means fish stocks are at all time low reducing food supplies for this apex predator. And it’s not just the whitetip that’s in trouble. Sharks are going extinct: 90% of sharks have been wiped out in 40 years thanks to overfishing, destructive fishing practices, the shark finning industry and human impact. Without sharks the reef ecosystem will fail and in turn the coral reef, which produces the world’s oxygen, will die. Never has it been so important to protect the sharks we have left: to take this opportunity to observe them in their own environment and to educate future generations. So, for all you sports fishermen out there, please think twice before bringing a shark back to the marina. If you want to see a shark, go diving instead?

 

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