Feb 12 2021
On early February, the UW Exploration Club took off to once another technical diving exploration in the deep reef system known as Mount Eden. In the past, the survey dives done in that reef were focused on the main topographic structure. In one of our last dives, we could describe the seamount as a twin-peak …
May 17 2020
As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads we have witnessed deep changes in our lifestyle and daily routines. The virus is here to stay and the world is finding new ways to integrate this new reality in our lives as we go back to the so called “new normality”. Tourism and traveling has suffered a big setback, …
Dec 05 2019
One year has passed since the initial survey of this deep mount, located north of Loreto, outside the boundaries of the Loreto Bay National Park. The general area is popular among fishermen as a variety of game fish can be found. Our original scouting dive in September 2018 showed an overwhelming amount of biomass, both …
Apr 30 2019
In the late April 2019, the expedition took us north of Loreto, beyond the limits of the National Park. In the past we have sought that area as the topography (both under and above water) is spectacular and has gifted us with some amazing dive sites.
On the way we were greeted by 3 humpback whales …
Apr 29 2019
The Sea of Cortez is still in relative good shape compared to most of the seas in the world, but overfishing is becoming an issue, and fishing debris is severely affecting some reefs.
Fishing lines tangle around coral heads and damage them, creating a wound that might be fatal to the colony. Ropes, lines and hooks …
Feb 28 2019
A while ago, we decided we would be heading south of the National Park.
Past Danzante island there is a wide region with abundance of seamounts and pinnacles. Although the area is popular among fishermen, is not very often dove, as dive operators tend to stick with closer and more convenient spots. We like remote and …
Jan 29 2019
The Loreto Bay National Park counts with more than 50 popular spots, although maybe only a fraction of them are dove regularly. These sites have proven to be of great beauty and they have stuck with us due its conveniency. Nevertheless, there is a vast sea out there, and some of the best dive sites …
Aug 31 2018
Mount Eden is a deep seamount locates north of Loreto. The site was well known by fishermen but was never dove before. The shallowest part of the site is 130 feet / 40 meters deep and it slopes down to more than 180 feet / 60 meters.
The mount is covered with a thick forest of …
Aug 31 2018
As we know, Loreto Bay National Park contains many treasures and natural wonders. It also has several sunken vessels in its waters, but these are not very well known nor documented yet. Maybe the most emblematic wreck within the Park limits is the C-54 Agustin Melgar, and old minesweeper sunken in 2000 south of Puerto …
Aug 30 2018
There is a number of deep drop-offs and seamount scattered around the National Park. The volcanic north coast of Coronados island, with its impressive cliffs and dramatic formations offer lava walls that drop down deep, creating the perfect habitat for black coral forests and big fish. Piedras Blancas is one of the most amazing dives in …