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About Cabo Shark Dive
Cabo Shark Dive was founded to protect sharks and pelagic predators by offering safe, close and personal underwater interactions. We believe that educating people is the best way to raise awareness, and what better way to do that then to expose them to the beauty of the underwater world. Shark diving, snorkelling or shark-watching expeditions are fun, exciting and entertaining activities that are also environmentally sustainable.
We aim to prevent the destruction of marine environments and to encourage an increased understanding of sharks. We hope that through our efforts, we will be able to contribute to the protection and conservation of marine life. In our tours, we also involve local fishermen, to help the community. Not only have some of the local fishermen joined our project, but we also make sure to ethically source our chum from the remains of fish that would otherwise go to waste.
While on the water, our number one priority is safety; of both you and the sharks. With our extensive background in shark diving, marine biology and the Cabo area, we have a 100% safety record – and plan to keep it that way! We were the first in to bring people to swim and dive with sharks and pelagic fish in Cabo San Lucas, and our entire team strives to provide the best service, in and out of the water.
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When Jacopo first began diving in this area, he was so amazed by the huge pelagic life that he witnessed here. Cabo San Lucas is perfectly located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula, making it the meeting place of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean.
It also boasts a huge variety of marine life directly off the coast. At various times of the year, you can see mobulas, sea lions, and whales, as well as a wide variety of shark species just off the coast. Our top shark-diving spots are located in both the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, within 25 minutes from our dock, most of which we have discovered ourselves. We could show you a map outlining where exactly we would take you, but we want to keep some of the locations secret to ensure that you will enjoy a personalized encounter with the sharks, without having to worry about other boats or tourists!
Further along the coast, but still within driving distance, you can also find an even larger variety of marine life. From whale sharks in La Paz to the marlin migration in Magdalena Bay, the Baja peninsula truly has it all.
Jacopo Brunetti is the founder and owner of Cabo Shark Dive. Originally from Italy, Jacopo is a marine biologist, PADI scuba instructor, professional underwater photographer, sharks behavioural expert, EFR Instructor, and professional shark dive guide.
Before founding Cabo Shark Dive, Jacopo worked as biologist, shark dive guide and professional underwater photographer with sharks and large marine animals for 12 years. Throughout this time, he has worked around the world; in South Africa, Egypt, Azores, Hawaii, Mexico, Baja California, Australia & Philippines, collaborating with important institutions such as The Shark Research Lab at The Hawaiian Institute of Marine Biology.
Miguel Costantini is our head guide and safety diver. He is not only highly experienced in the Cabo waters, but he is also a shark behavioural expert, professional underwater photographer, strong open water swimmer, and trained free diver.
Miguel is extremely friendly and patient, he is very professional and loves what he does, but the best thing about being on the boat with him is that he always makes sure everyone feels comfortable, in or out of the water. Miguel speaks English and French and Spanish and has been working in the industry for many years.
Benjamin Fernandez certified and skilled PADI Scuba Diving Instructor, professional underwater photographer and marine biologist. Before coming to work at Cabo Shark Dive, he worked with great white sharks on a live-aboard for several years. Benjamin is a really hard worker with lots of experience in shark diving operations worldwide. Benjamin’s outgoing personality always makes the boat more interesting. Although you may not enjoy his singing on the ship, he is nothing but professional and reassuring in the water.
Benjamin is also one of the best and most skilled dive instructors in Cabo. Certified in Utila, Benjamin has over 1000 hours of dive time underwater. If you are interested in learning to Scuba Dive or are interested in Scuba Diving in Cabo, Benjamin is the guy for you!
Clara is a marine biologist originally from Barcelona, Spain. She pursued a career in Biological Science at the University of Barcelona, majoring marine Zoology and Ecology. In 2006 she travelled to Seychelles Islands working for the Marine National Park as the sea turtle nesting project lead on the uninhabited Curieusse island, where magical encounters with reef sharks and whale sharks became a reality. Clara continued her work as a Marine Biologist/ Underwater Naturalist on a tall ship while completing her Master degree in Oceanography and Marine Ecology. After finishing her Master program, Clara enrolled in a pre-doctoral internship studying shark ecology with Pelagios Kakunjá team in Baja California Sur, México.
Clara is a professional scuba diver and amateur free diver, who is super passionate about sharks. Working part-time at Cabo Shark Dive, she has been able to continue researching and working with conservation efforts across Mexico. Clara is also the current director and science coordinator of Mexico Azul Foundation which fosters marine conservation programs with a special emphasis on sharks of Mexican waters.
Her passion for these animals means that she will have the answer to almost any question you may have. She is very knowledgeable and friendly, making a day on the water with her extremely pleasant.
Ulysses Coronado Morales is our hand deck and sailor. Although he has a very quiet demeanor, he is always there to lend a hand. Known by those who work at Cabo Shark Dive as “the Chum Machine”, Ulysses is one of the hardest workers you will ever meet. From helping to put on your flippers, to making sure everything is on board, Ullyses helps every day on the water run smoothly.
On board the boat, you might recognize him by his kind personality. Ulysses is always smiling and happy, loving every day on the water. He is truly an example of kindness and brings light to the boat.
Captain Edu Frias
Our boat captain Edu Frias is a real sea-wolf. He comes from generations of fishermen and is even an ex-fisherman himself. Seeing his expertise, we were able to hire him and he is now able to work in the Eco-tourism industry, helping to protect marine life every day. He is he is a profound connoisseur of the Pacific Ocean and can manage a boat in all kinds of sea conditions.