scuba diving cabo san lucas faq  
scuba diving sites in cabo san lucas
dive sites at the corridor
dive with hammerhead sharks at gordo banks
scuba dive cabo pulmo

 

Frequent Asked Questions

 

Information about the weather, water conditions and marine life:
1.1) Water Temperatures and visibility?
1.2) What Marine life can I expect?
1.3) What are the dive conditions like in Los Cabos?

 

Information about reservations, cancellations and payment options:
2.1) How do I book a dive trip or dive package?
2.2) What is your cancellation policy?
2.3) What are your payment options?

 

Information about the dive trips:
3.1) I haven't been diving for a while, do I have to do a refresher courses?
3.2) I am thinking of renting equipment instead of bringing my own. What does your equipment rental include?
3.3) How big are your dive groups?
3.4) What should I bring with me when I dive?
3.5) Can I bring a non-diver along on the boat when I dive?
3.6) What is your daily dive schedule?

 

Information about Gordo Banks, Cabo Pulmo and La Paz:
4.1) When is the best time to dive at Gordo Banks, Cabo Pulmo and La Paz?
4.2) Do I need to be Nitrox certified to dive at Gordo Banks?
4.3) How long are the trips to Gordo Banks, Cabo Pulmo and La Paz?

 

Information about dive courses:
5.1) I did my course work and pool sessions already. Can I do my certification dives with you?
5.2) Do you offer PADI elearning?
5.3) Do I have to do my course on certain days?
5.4) Can my child become certified to dive?

 


1.1) Water Temperatures and visibilities?

August - November: 75 - 85 degrees and 40 - 100 feet visibility
December - April: 65 - 75 degrees and 20 - 60 feet visibility
May - July: 60 - 65 degrees and 20 - 50 feet visibility

 

1.2) What Marine life can I expect?
The main attraction of diving in Los Cabos is the quantity of marine life. The waters around Los Cabos are home to over 250 species of fish and invertebrates. Here a just a few to give you an idea what to expect:


Marine Mammals: Californian sea-lions, 3 different types of turtles, whales and dolphins


Rays: Mobula rays, manta rays, guitar rays, eagle rays, electric rays, diamond rays, butterfly rays and many more


Sharks: Hammerhead sharks, whale sharks, white-tip reef sharks, bull sharks, tiger sharks and more


Tropical Fish: Angelfish, snappers, groupers, pufferfish, porcupine-fish, barracudas, jacks, mackerels, butterflyfish and a lot more


Gamefish: Marlins, sailfish, dorados, rooster-fish, tunas ….


Invertebrates: Nudibranches, octopus, starfish, flatworms .......

 

1.3) What are the dive conditions like?
Diving conditions at the Cabo San Lucas marine park and the nearby corridor are good year round. Most dive sites are suitable for beginner as well as more experienced divers with only a few exceptions. The most protected area from winds, currents, waves and surge is the Cabo San Lucas marine park.

 

2.1) How do I book a dive trip or dive package?
Just send us an email at "info@divecabo.com" and let us know which dates you wish to dive and if you prefer the morning of afternoon dives. We will make a reservation for you accordingly and ask for a $30 US deposit to secure your reservation.

 

2.2) What is your cancellation policy?
Once you reserve a space , that space is yours and cannot be sold to anyone else. Therefore if you cancel without sufficient notice, we do not have the opportunity to fill that space. This cancellation policy is designed to cover part of the lost revenue.

 

• To secure a dive reservation we ask between $25 US- $75 US per person.
- We will refund 100% for cancellations made at least 72 hours prior to the trip.
- We do not issue refunds for "No Shows" or cancellations made less than 72 hours prior to the trip.

 

• Dives canceled by "Dive Cabo" due to weather and/or port closures will allow the client the option to reschedule the dive (based on availability) or to receive a 100% refund for the dive.


• "Dive Cabo" reserves the right to refuse service to anyone at anytime with no refund if divers are deemed to be unsafe, irresponsible, do not follow dive plans, disobey marine park regulations or are otherwise disrespectful to the crew.


• "Dive Cabo" has a zero tolerance policy for "drinking and diving." Everything in moderation is acceptable; however, anyone showing up for the dive hung-over or smelling of alcohol will not be allowed on the boat and will not be issued a refund.


2.3) What are your payment options?
We accept the following payment methods:
- Cash (US dollars, Canadian dollars, Mexican pesos and Euros)
- MasterCard and Visa
- Paypal

 

3.1) I haven't been diving for a while, do I have to do a refresher courses?
If you haven't been diving for a year or more it is recommended to do a refresher course.

 

For those who haven't been diving in a while or are fairly new to scuba diving we offer an optional short "scuba refresher" for free 30 minute prior to the dives.


For those who haven't been diving in a long time we offer a full refresher course which takes 4.5 hours and includes 2 open water dives for $150 US

 

3.2) I am thinking of renting equipment from you instead of bringing my own. What does your equipment rental include?
You can rent the full equipment from us or just the piece of equipment you are missing
The full equipment rental includes:
- BCD (Sherwood Zodiak)
- Regulator (Scubapro MK2+ / R295 / R295-Octopus / SPG)
- Dive Computer (Sherwood Insight)
- Wetsuit + Hood (5 or 7mm)
- Full-foot Fins or Open-heel Fins (Cressi Sub / Scubapro)
- Mask & Snorkel

 

3.3) How big are your dive groups?
For reasons of safety and convenience we like to keep the dive groups small and divided by experience.
Our maximum diver to dive-master ratio is 5:1, but most of the time there are only 2-3 divers per guide.

 

3.4) What should I bring with me when I dive?
Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and sunglasses. For all full-day dive excursions please also bring a jacket (windbreaker)

- If you're a certified diver, please bring your certification card and log book (if you have on). If you don't have your certification card with you and are certified with PADI, SSI or NAUI we can look up your certification online

- If you’re a student, bring your course manual, referral documents and logbook.

 

3.5) Can I bring a non-diver along on the boat when I dive?
Yes. We do allow passenger / snorkelers to come along with a diver. We charge $45 US per passenger / snorkeler for trips to the Cabo San Lucas marine park. Included: Snorkeling gear and wetsuit.

 

3.6) What is your daily dive schedule?
We offer 5 dives a day, 7 days a week.
- 2 tank morning dives from 8:30 - 13:00
- 2 tank afternoon dives from 13:30 - 17:30
- Night dive from 18:30 - 21:30 every Tuesday and Friday with minimum 2 participants

 

4.1) When is the best time to dive at Gordo Banks, Cabo Pulmo and La Paz (diving + whale-shark snorkeling)?
- Gordo Banks all year round
- Cabo Pulmo from July - December
- La Paz (whale shark snorkeling) from October - January

 

4.2) Do I need to be Nitrox certified to dive at Gordo Banks?
Nitrox is recommend because of the extended bottom time , you can also dive Gordo Banks using regular air.
If you are interested in an "Enriched Air - Nitrox" course please contact us, the course takes only 1 day.

 

4.3) How long are the trips to Gordo Banks, Cabo Pulmo and La Paz?
Gordo Banks
Checkin is at 8:30 at our sister shop (www.eastcapeexplorers.com) in San Jose del Cabo
Return: 13:00
Travel Time: Approximately 40 minutes each way by boat.

 

Cabo Pulmo
Check in: 6:45 at our dive shop
Return: 17:30
Travel Time: Approximately 2.15 hours each way by air conditioned van.
If you are staying in a hotel at the Corridor we will pick you up at the highway in front of your hotel or at the Mega supermarket in San Jose del Cabo

 

La Paz
Check in: 6:45 at our dive shop
Return: 16:30
Travel Time: Approximately 2 hours each way by air conditioned van.

 

5.1) I did my course work and pool sessions already. Can I do my certification dives with you?
Yes, of course. This is called a referral course and includes the 4 remaining open water dives for your open water diver certification. We schedule 2 dives per day either from 13:00 - 17:30.
Please let us know which dates you wish to dive and if you prefer the morning or afternoon dives.

 

5.2) Do you offer PADI elearning?
Yes, we offer PADI eLearning for the following courses:
- Open Water Diver Course
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Dive master

 

5.3) Do I have to do my course on certain days?
No, we'll schedule the course at your convenience.

 

5.4) Can my child become certified to dive?
The minimum age to become a certified scuba diver is 10 years.
Children develop physically and mentally at different rates, making it difficult to define an age at which all children can safely dive. A child's maturity, reasoning skills, and physical limitations should be taken into account when determining if he is ready to begin scuba diving.

 

Call us from US or Canada:   +52 624 105 1793  or   +52 1 624 122 2528        Call us from within Mexico:   624 105 1793  or  (044) 624 122 2528

 

 

        dive cabo facebook account        tripadvisor scuba cabo       contact dive cabo