EAST CAPE DIVERS FIND MEXICO REEFS PACKED WITH SEA LIFE
Nov. 27, 2005, Mark Rayor, Vista Sea Sport Dive Service, East Cape Diving, Baja Sur, Mexico:
The water in the Sea of Cortez produced visual limits for East Cape divers, snorkelers while fishermen proceeded to fill their sacks this week.
East Cape weather was gorgeous for the holiday and we took advantage of it. The reefs on all the sites we scuba dive are jam packed with sea life. Normally while guiding underwater tours I will point out stingrays hiding in the sand, stonefish, nudibranchs or other micro life hard to spot without a trained eye. Right now there is so much to see everyone is occupied observing huge amounts of life as it passes by. A giant manta ray with about a 15 foot wing span and sea lions chasing huge schools of grunts were some of the highlights of the week. The water at Cabo Pulmo is 78 to 79 degrees at depth with visibility of 70 to 100 plus feet.
Topside fishermen at East Cape are having a great time. The dorado that have been mostly absent all year have showed in big numbers. Most boats are getting limits of fish to 50 pounds. The blue and striped marlin have also been very active. A person on one of our scuba tours said the day before they had a limit of dorado by 9 a.m. and then had released four marlin by 11 a.m. It doesn't get any better than this!