by Katia Silva, Marine Biologist and Guide at Cabo Trek
Around the world people often look for new and exciting activities. Certain activities may even fall into a category called “life-sports.” This means activities that a person can learn, develop, and perform throughout a lifetime. One such activity is scuba diving, which opens the doorway for adventure and excitement, and with more education this adventure never really ends. Often, when people try something new, they hope it carries them to unique places and allows for interesting experiences. Over 70% of the Earth is covered in water, so the odds are pretty good that scuba diving may allow you go to new places. In Los Cabos there is the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortez with some beautiful diving. The marine life is so diverse that on every level of diving, even if you are a beginner, you leave with that feeling of having lived for a few minutes in a surreal world.
Scuba diving changes that daily weight on our shoulders. Underwater, divers get the opportunity to experience a near weightless environment where there are no phones, televisions, or office meetings. Instead, divers hear the sounds of moving water, aquatic life, and peace. Many divers view scuba diving as a release from the normal work world. Every time they submerge below the surface, the only thing in the world is the water and the current dive. For this reason, if someone is looking for a new activity or hobby, scuba diving may be the perfect release from the daily grind.
Dive the same site 10 times, and you’ll have 10 very different experiences. In Los Cabos one day, you will look in a little cave to see a shy octopus, the next a curious sea lion wants to play with you, or a huge school of mobula rays will cross your path. The sheer amount of wildlife under Los Cabos’ waters is incredible. It’s peaceful, relaxing and exploring things you have never seen in your life before feeling connected with nature.
Scuba diving is one of the only sports where there is no competing. All members of the family can scuba dive together. It doesn’t matter how fast you can run or how much weight you can lift, underwater you are all equal. Time spent diving is so relaxing and peaceful that you feel revitalized afterwards and ready to take on your busy work schedule again, but counting the days to come back to Los Cabos.