Skip Stubbs in the Sea of Cortez (2006)

This just in from my good friend and diving partner Skip Stubbs, who has just returned from another of his excellent dive expeditions, this time in Mexico’s wonderful Sea of Cortez and Cabo Pulmo.

For the past 7 years I have organized October diving trips to the Sea of Cortez departing from La Paz. It is a spectacular area to see and diving is still great despite the impact of destructive fishing practices. Seawatch’s website has a wealth of information about the fishing and its impacts in the Sea of Cortez.

One can still occasionally see whale sharks, mantas, mobulas, dolphins, and schools of cownose rays, and even killer whales are seen there. Our trip was highlighted by >2.5 hours of tolerant pilot whales near Las Animas. The sunsets are among the most beautiful anywhere I have been, even without a marguerita in hand.

Click the image above to see some of the stills that Skip captured in the Sea of Cortez this year!