This past week, my family and I spent a glorious week on the most southern tip of Baja in Cabo San Lucas. The weather was near perfect with exceptional sunrises and sunsets. The most stunning array of colors providing this or any photographer the perfect canvas.
Our resort, Hacienda Encantada is 15 minutes from the marina in Cabo and only 20 minutes from San Jose del Cabo. The resort provides many wonderful dining options but we love to explore local cantinas and restaurants. A local to Cabo recommended that we eat at 'Tres Islas' for amazing seafood, very popular with locals. We were not disappointed. While in San Jose we dined on the best Mexican food we've ever tasted at 'Restaurant Jazmin', located in the heart of San Jose.
I was able to enjoy seven excellent dives with Manta Scuba. Five were local dives only about seven minutes from the Marina. The two final dives in the 'Corridor', about 30 minutes out. Octopuses, Seahorses, Sea lions, Whitetip Reef Sharks, Banded guitarfish, Mobula rays, one Bat ray, and much more. My one night dive at Pelican Rock included a completely different array of animals that only come out to hunt at night.
Our last full day we spent on a truly amazing whale watching tour with Cabo Escape Tours. This late in the season I had very low expectations of viewing whales, but to my surprise we we were shocked and awed! After a tour of the Marina, the Arch, and the Sea lions, our Captain set out to find the Humpback Whales. Within 30 minutes we were treated to multiple sets of humpbacks, a 30 to 40 minute show of a mother and calf. A truly stunning performance of breaching, fin and tail slapping by these massive 60,000+ pound creatures as they prepare for their long journey to feed in Alaska.
To view my complete gallery from this trip go to my 'Cabo 2015' Gallery page.
The Salish Sea: Jewel of The Pacific Northwest
book launch and events:
On March 31, the most definitive book to date about the Salish Sea was released. I'm very excited! Sasquatch books and the SeaDoc Society published 'The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest'.
Order your copy today through multiple sites like Amazon, etc. This publication will help to educate and enlighten people around the world about the most beautiful part of our world.
A list of events promoting the launch of this magnificent publication is provided by the SeaDoc Society.
Drew Collins professional underwater photographer and environmentalist living and diving primarily in the beautiful Emerald green waters of Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington.