I stopped by the previous afternoon to inquire
about diving the next day. The man at the counter said that there was only one slot left, so that would be fine. Did I need a reservation? No, just show up. He asked when I dove last and I told him it was a year ago. Ok in the national park here you need a refresher if it has been over six months. No problem, show up thirty minutes before the dive and you can take the refresher. Great! I got there paid my money and started the refresher. They have a pool on site which is fantastic!
Marco, gave me instructions in the pool, was very patient and excellent with the refresher.
I was now ready to join my fellow divers. Ok, now we are seven. He briefed all of us (and asked if we wanted Spanish or English, I voted English although I believe the other divers spoke fluent Spanish).
Off we go, the launch is a blast, there is no dock you get in the panga and a pickup backs you into the surf.
So now for the bad part. We get to the site, jump in the water to descend. I am not able to drop down with my group due to not enough weight so I struggle to keep up with them. The dive master who is also my dive buddy is Marco my instructor. However the gap begins to widen, visibility is about 20 feet. I am losing them, cannot see my "buddy" the dive master, and now everyone is out of sight and I am at 55 feet. I make a decision to surface as my buddy, the dive master is long gone along with the group.
The boat was near and I got on.
I was shocked to be abandoned by my buddy, the dive instructor of all people.
I passed on the second dive as I did not trust him and waited for the second dive to finish.
I have been a certified diver for over 30 years and was never abandoned before.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort is a small rustic romantic getaway village of Palm-thatched bungalows that are located right in front of the National Marine Park of Cabo Pulmo just 60 miles up the Sea of Cortez on the gulf side. Most of the bungalows host a simple open floor plan modern in style but rustic in nature. Most casitas and bungalows offer a nice functional kitchen for cooking and some offer BBQ's and are Solar powered. We have Air Conditioning in 3 of our Deluxe Casitas for the warmer times of the year....Mainly for the summer. Many guests choose to dine for lunch and dinner at the Coral Reef Restaurant just above the Dive Center with spectacular views of the Sea of Cortez! Eat, Sleep & Dive Packages available. Cabo Pulmo Beach Resort Dive Center is the Only PADI 5 Star Resort and Dive Center in the National Park with a full range of PADI courses, Diving and Snorkeling tours availables ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cabo Pulmo Beach Hotel Cabo Pulmo