Once the MV Explorer anchored off the coast of Cabo San Lucas yesterday, 11 divers from the Enrichment Voyage opted to get their fins wet and explore Mexico’s underwater landscape.
On the first dive, the group headed out to Pelican Rock, a popular spot for snorkelers and divers. The neighboring shoreline, Playa del Amor ( Lover’s Beach), is always crowded with sunbathers and is only accessible by kayak or boat.
While the visibility below the surface was rather low due to strong currents, the divers still were able to see an impressive array of marine life, from the camouflaged rockfish to countless rays—and even a seahorse, an animal that is very rare to find while diving.
The group also found the sand falls, a magical underwater place where sand continuously cascades down a canyon of rocks.
But the highlight of the dive was when the voyagers were swept away in a school of thousands of snappers who remained impervious to the divers’ presence. Good things snappers don’t live up to their name!
For the second dive, the group headed out to Land’s End, where a friendly local welcomed everybody to the area. As the divers descended, his sea lion pals frolicked in the water around them.
Puffers were many at this dive site, as were guitarfish and trumpetfish, to which the dive master proclaimed: “We found a whole band!”
It was a great day for diving and for exploring Cabo San Lucas in general. We can’t wait to come back here on our December 2012 Voyage: Origins & Empires.
Enrichment Voyage participants were in for a real treat last night when a capella group the Exchange took the stage. The seven singers, many of whom originally were part of the University of Rochester YellowJackets, met while on the NBC show The Sing-Off and have been performing around the world—from Africa to Hong Kong—for the past year. After kicking off their set with Taio Cruz’s Dynamite, the Exchange had the audience up on their feet for the next two numbers: Tutti Frutti and a mash-up of K’naan’s Wavin’ Flag and Shakira’s Waka Waka. The men will take the stage several more times throughout the voyage.