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2301 Central Expy #140

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 423-3483​


Mon-Fri: 11:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M.

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Sunday 1:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Scuba Diving in Cabo Pulmo

Are you a scuba diver looking for an adventure? Then head to Cabo Pulmo, Mexico, the “Aquarium of the world”! Sitting on the tip of the Sea of Cortez, a protected marine park with crystal clear waters and plenty of exotic marine life awaits. From its colorful corals to its majestic pelagic creatures, there is something unique and exciting around every corner.

Whether it’s your first dive trip or you are an experienced pro, this natural reef offers something special suitable for all levels and abilities. Come discover why Cabo Pulmo stands apart from other dive destinations; read our guide now to learn more about what makes this site so unique!

What To Expect From a Trip To Cabo Pulmo

Lose yourself in an unspoiled paradise and immerse yourself in a unique adventure that combines majestic mountains with crystal blue seas. This is Cabo Pulmo, where since 1995 the locals have come together to create sustainable tourism! There are no luxury hotels or bustling shopping centers – just simple eco cabanas operated by friendly locals whose warm hospitality will provide fresh bread for breakfast and homemade brunches after morning dives.

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Scuba Diving Conditions in Cabo Pulmo

One of the things that makes scuba diving in Cabo Pulmo so enjoyable is the water temperature. The reef is located in the Sea of Cortez, which has a relatively stable temperature between 75 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit year-round. That means you won’t have to worry about dealing with cold water.

Another great thing about diving in Cabo Pulmo is the visibility. The water is so clear that you can often see upwards of 100 feet in front of you. That means you’ll be able to spot amazing creatures from a good distance away. It also allows for some truly spectacular underwater photography opportunities.

One of the most impressive things about Cabo Pulmo National Park is the coral reef. Stretching for almost 8 kilometers, the reef is the largest living organism in the Sea of Cortez. It’s also one of the few remaining coral reefs in the Gulf of California.

Dive Sites in Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo is a great scuba diving location for experts and beginners alike. The shallow coastal reefs provide an opportunity to explore vast amounts of vibrant sea creatures and colorful coral amongst the tropical fish. Most dives in this area are considered drift dives, usually between 30 and 65 feet, allowing divers to bop along the ocean floor with little effort.

With more than 20 dive sites there is plenty to explore and each one is clearly marked and easily accessible. Not only that but you can be sure you are in safe hands as the dive operators in town put safety first and use only the most professional guides and equipment. With plenty of sites to choose from, it means you can explore something new with every dive. Here’s a closer look at a few of our favorites.

El Bajo – El Bajo is a Caribbean dive favorite thanks to its variety of coral and fish. You can expect to get face to face with eels, rays, and many varieties of fish while taking in the beauty of the coral found here. What truly leaves divers in awe are the large pelagic fish that like to hang around El Bajo due to the great amount of opportunity for food, safety from predators, and more. Legend has it that El Bajo is amongst some of the best diving areas of Central America, leaving no wonder as to why experienced and novice divers alike flock here for an unforgettable underwater experience.

El Cantil – El Cantil’s depths reach about 45 ft and the dive is full of exciting surprises. You’ll find yourself swimming among huge rocks and crevices, as well as coral caves ideal for exploration. Underwater life abounds with massive schools of  fish, a vibrant reef wall and even the occasional reef shark amongst this tropical paradise!

El Vencedor – This small cargo boat wreck lies 45 ft deep and attracts divers from around the world due to its inhabitants. Bull sharks often call El Vencedor home, making it a popular spot for those who seek an adrenaline-rush underwater adventure. The crystal-clear waters are also filled with other species, such as snapper, grouper, eel, puffer fish, angelfish and moray eels. Its vibrant coral reefs boast an array of vivid colors which make for stunning visuals during the dive. El Vencedor is well protected from currents so it’s friendly to divers of all levels; even beginners can explore its vast beauty without any problems.

Cabo Pulmo Marine Life

Because the water is so warm and the reef is so vibrant, it’s not uncommon to see a wide variety of marine life while diving in Cabo Pulmo. In fact, it’s one of the things that draws divers from all over the world to this little corner of Mexico.

Over 250 species of fish, such as angelfish, pufferfish, triggerfish, and parrotfish inhabit the reef ecosystem. But there is more to be seen! Elusive visitors such as manta rays, sea lions, eels, sharks, whale sharks and dolphins often make a spectacular appearance.

If you’re lucky enough to encounter them while diving, you might even get the chance to see some majestic pelagic jacks swirling in their own mini tornado or huge hammerhead sharks circling around. These large schools of fish alongside whale sightings and pods of dolphins are all part of the amazing experience that awaits beneath the sea’s surface here. Keep your eyes peeled and your camera ready!

Join Scuba Adventures On Our Next Trip to Cabo Pulmo

Scuba diving in Cabo Pulmo is an experience unlike any other. The water is warm, the visibility is incredible, and the marine life is abundant. Whether you’re a seasoned diver or someone who’s just getting started, Cabo Pulmo is sure to be a dive destination that you’ll never forget.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

John Worthen July - 2020

I can’t recommend this place enough. After moving to the area, I read a lot of reviews and emailed several dive shops before going with Scuba Adventures. I choose them because they were the most responsive and helpful. The owners seem to not only be great divers but have business backgrounds. This is the most focus on customer service I have seen in a dive shop. Good inventory with all of the brands I could ask for. On point with their pricing. If you do find a better price they will work with you.

I ended up taking the Rescue Diver course and had a blast! I just got back from a dive trip with them at Lake Travis, very enjoyable. They also have one of the only indoor pools (18 ft.) in the area.

At Scuba ranch they have a big spot that is one of the easiest to get to and a nice pavilion for training. They are right next to the air refill station, which I love! Family and friends are welcome at the ranch. Good community there on weekends and you'll most likely find a dive buddy for a fun dive.

Maddie Womack August - 2020

Scuba Adventures and their staff are beyond amazing! Their Plano store has a very wide selection of equipment and the pool is 18ft deep! Their Scuba Ranch location is amazing and still growing, with plenty of room and seating. I’m a fairly new diver and all the instructors do an amazing job of making me feel safe and secure deep underwater. Their staff is always very helpful and I can’t wait to continue my diving knowledge and certificates with them.

Jason Domenden March - 2020

Found a great diving shop for all my gear. Been living here in texas for awhile and this shop has just what I needed. Really recommend scuba adventure for all your gear.

Emily Winnenberg March - 2020

Went in last week to pick out goggles for an upcoming trip— loved the selection of masks they had available! Ended up picking out a hot pink pair to shamelessly match the other accessories I’d picked out.

Matt K March - 2020

The new owners are the greatest! Their positive approach towards people and the sport of diving are huge part of the reason I love the sport. When they told me they were going to open a dive shop; I knew without a doubt I was going to be their customer. I have taken several dive adventures with them and other scuba diving misfits, and plan on taking many more.

Martin Garvie February - 2020

Decided to revisit this shop since it is under new management. Already impressed with the facility improvements - by far the best training pool I have seen. Looking forward to the roll out of the full training curriculum - will be able to go from open water certified through all kinds of technical specialties. Good dive gear selection. Owners really have a great vision for promoting scuba diving and ocean adventures.

Don Champlin July - 2020

This is the shop with the most experienced and competent personnel in the metroplex. Their commitment to safe, enjoyable and professional instruction is obvious from the first time you enter the store and meet the staff and owners. I have dove with most of them over the years and know first hand the love of diving they have and now share with the community as the new team. They are knowledgeable and up to date with the latest dive info. Don't miss a chance to dive with them.

Julie L February - 2020

In January 2020, Scuba Adventures was purchased by divers that were affiliated with a different scuba store. These same divers taught me to dive, and got me to fall in love with scuba diving (despite me being pretty scared to start). I trust them, enough that I opted to take a trip with them to Cozumel for diving in 2019. It was one of the best trips of my life, and now I'm already signed up for their Costa Rica dive trip in 2020 with Scuba Adventures. I haven't visited the shop yet, but I can 100% vouch for the new owners--they are knowledgeable divers, good people, and all around amazing.

Jeremiah Perez May - 2020

Owners and staff are professional, knowledgeable, and friendly. Allowed me to try backplate and wing set up in the pool. They did not pressure me to buy anything, but gave great information on products and financing options. All in all great staff and would recommend them to anyone!!!

Eric Coulombe August - 2020

Great customer service, from the owners to the employees. Very knowledgeable about everything and anything pertaining to scuba diving. The instructors are highly educated and experienced in scuba diving. They put you through real life scenarios, so you know and understand what to do in the event something happens while you are under water. My family and I learned a lot about scuba diving in a very short amount of time. We will definitely keep taking additional courses with Scuba Adventures as we progress. We definitely reccomend Scuba Adventures to anyone wanting to learn and get scuba diving certified.
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