Don’t ask us where the nicknames come from – but Jorge – otherwise know as Coco – has been a captain with Amigos Del Mar for 4 years….this time. Because Coco worked for us previously. I think all told – maybe 6-7 years.
Coco is the captain of Amigo Dos – our superpanga especially retrofitted as a dive boat. The Amigos Dos has made uncountable runs out to Gordo Banks to see the hammerheads….and who-could-count-how-many trips across the bay to Santa Maria and Chileno. Today we primarily use the Amigos Dos for trips to the mouth of the bay and the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park.
We have had the Amigos Dos for over twenty years – but every year we haul her out and give her a makeover. And an engine overhaul.
Coco is responsible for the running and maintenance of the Amigos Dos, but he also has other responsibilities. He spends a lot of time driving…..he is our primary driver when we head over to Cabo Pulmo to dive at the marine park or up to La Paz to snorkel with the whale sharks. And he does a lot of driving around Cabo San Lucas – dropping divemasters and instructors at the pools serviced by Amigos Del Mar and just running errands for us.
Next time you’re diving with Amigos Del Mar – make sure to say HOLA to Coco.