I am the Amigo Tres and right now I am sitting in Yayo’s taller. Yayo does mechanical work on gasoline engines and he also does fiber glass work. Every year just about this time, Amigos Del Mar pulls me out of the marina and takes me somewhere so that I can get my annual face lift. This year I am getting a basic body overhaul so that I will look fresh and young when I get back in the water. My engine has been overhauled so that I can make the runs Across the Bay and out to Gordo Banks. When you are heading an hour out into the Sea of Cortez, you really need to be reliable and Amigos Del Mar makes sure that I am ready to go for the season coming up. And this year I need a new propeller.
I can’t wait to get back to the marina. It is great to get the primping and preening. And I know I need all the check ups that Amigos Del Mar is running me but I miss being where the action is!
Look for me – the Amigo Tres – when you dive with Amigos Del Mar. And don’t forget Nedel who is my captain. He also goes by Pelon.
Not only did we celebrate with green beer, Cabo hosted an Ironman Triathalon Competition. Cabo was selected as a regional competition site. And it was the whole deal with the 2 1/2 miles of swimming, the 100+ miles of bicycling and then they ran a marathon. They are TRULY Ironmen and Ironwomen. The top finishers qualified for the national competition in Kona Hawaii.
So who do you think the Ironman committee selected as the dive shop to offer rescue support for the swimming segment? That’s right – it was none other than AMIGOS DEL MAR. Jonathan, Jorge, Luis and Shaggy headed up to Palmilla at 4:00 am in the morning! They were closing down access so it was a very early start for the support divers. Each of the four guys was assigned a support station with the job of keeping a close watch on the divers as they passed their stations. They spent anywhere from one hour to one and a half hours in the water making sure they everything came off without a hitch.
The swimming is always the first leg of the triathalon competion, so they wrapped up the swimming segment by 9:00 am. The guys packed up their gear and then enjoyed part of the show. They were finally allowed to leave the area at 10:00 am and made it back to Cabo by 1100 am. Then off t bed for a well deserved siesta.
We are a: PADI, SSI, NAUI, NASDS Dive Resort Facility offering daily Sea of CortezScuba Tours in Cabo San Lucas, a variety of Certification Courses and Introductory Scuba Courses, and – in season – natural history whale watching tours. Our choice of dive sites will please every diver, from the novice to the most experienced.
Cabo San Lucas is located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, the longest peninsula in the world, about 30 miles south of the Tropic of Cancer. Because we are located at the exact point where the Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez, we enjoy marine flora and fauna indigenous to both bodies of water, making our dives a truly unique experience. We have an average rainfall of 6″ per year. January to June average air temperature is around 80 degrees F and average water temp is around 68 degrees F . June to January average air temp is around 90 degrees F and water temp 85 degrees F . We enjoy warm water and optimum visibility from midsummer thru December, but the diving is always excellent do to the abundance of marine life and our Sealion rookery
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Our Dive Boats
Designed by us and custom built for divers, our biggest boat is 31′ long and 10′ wide.
Equipped with marine head, lots of shade and a freshwater shower. 10 pax.
Our 25′ fast boat. Custom built with a freshwater shower, cooler and camera dip tank.
She’s got a big engine and marine electronics to find and reach out of the way adventure sites.
We like to use Amigo II for small private groups of 4-5 pax.
26’ Long, Wide and Stable . . . This wonderful little boat is used to carry divers to the remote dive sites away from the Bay of San Lucas. The hidden reefs on the Pacific side, Chileno and Santa Maria Bays, Blue Water Dives, Gordo Banks and much more!
Equipped with marine head, lots of shade and a freshwater shower. 8 pax..
The staff has a saying you’ll often hear around this place . . . It goes something like; “We Have to Remember That These Customers We Have With Us Today Saved and Dreamt All Year for this Dive Vacation in Cabo San Lucas . . . Let’s Make Today the Very Best We Can for Them . . . ‘Course it sounds way more poetic in Spanish
It’s People Who Make the Difference
At Amigos Del Mar we take great pride in our staff and the level of service they offer you . . . Your safety is always our first concern. Most of our staff have been with us for many years . . . This is unusual in the SCUBA Industry where Divemaster and Instructors drift from diveshop to diveshop like so much flotsam and jetsam in the Ocean . . . We truly believe in swimming the extra mile to make your diving vacation as memorable as possible . . .
Our staff; including Jon Vega, who oversees all training activities for Amigos Del Mar, Jorge Ramirez, who keeps everything mechanical running well, Lorena Sanz, who loves introducing folks to SCUBA, and the rest of our staff are all committed to making your dive vacation their top priority.
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