La Paz, Baja California Mexico
This is my second time to La Paz with House of Scuba and it was once again AMAZING. 22 of us traveled down to La Paz together for 5 days, 4 nights and 3 days of diving. I don’t know how I got so lucky to travel with such an awesome group of divers. Now that I’m back in reality and sorting through about 1000 photos, I’m breaking up blog posts by day. Yes, that’s right 1000 photos in 3 days. I’m not ashamed. 😀 I take photos the way I pack for vacation. With plenty of options. 😀 Here’s what our day consisted of:
1. wake up
2. breakfast buffet at 7AM
3. on the boat at 8AM
4. 1-2 hours to relax on a huge open deck while taking in the gorgeous scenery of beautiful aqua waters
5. DIVE DIVE DIVE in 85 degree water
6. Back at the dock around 4PM
7. Head straight to the swim up pool bar.
8. Drinks then dinner
9. passing around iPads and computers sharing the days photos, and geeking out in fish ID books
10. Bed, only to wake up and do it again
Rough life, I know…. 😀
First day of diving we went to one of my favorite spots, the Sea Lion Colony! Their sea lions are even more friendly than ours here in San Diego and the pups are so cute! But my reason for loving this spot is for the arch swim through. It’s in only 25-30 feet of water, but it has an insane amount of sea life in such a small area. I could be down there for hours. Last year I almost was, I actually got in trouble by the Divemaster for taking so long. He had to dive down and come get us. 😀 Only 25-30 feet of water and my tiny girl lungs are a dangerous combination. 😀 So these are dives 1 & 2 at the Sea Lion Colony
Dive 3 was at Fang Meng Wreck. On the 18th November 1999, two Chinese metal vessels named Fang Ming and Lapas03, of 183 feet and 118 feet of length respectively were sunk close to Isla Ballena. These vessels were confiscated by the Mexican government for the illegal transportation of immigrants, and remained in their possession until the golden opportunity arose of taking advantage of the situation to create an artificial reef.
Divers can penetrate this wreck should they have the experience too. Lots of light and holes on the vessel to swim in and out of. Look up and see the air bubbles of divers past. 😉