A Step Above Just Snorkeling…Try SNUBA at Arbolitos Cove!
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- Round trip transportation from your Ensenada cruise terminal area!
- Air conditioned, fully licensed and insured transportation!
- English speaking professional hose diving guides!
- Professional GoPro digital pictures included!
- Fresh and authentic Mexican fish taco lunch included!
- All hose diving gear included with wet suits available at no extra cost!
See what it is like to explore underwater like a diver - hose diving is similar to SNUBA. It is as easy as snorkeling but uses real scuba diving equipment. No diving experience or certification is needed and just about anyone can participate.
Your friendly, bi-lingual hose diving certified instructors will be waiting for you just a few minutes walk from your cruise terminal. After you get checked in, they will assist you into the air conditioned transportation and on your way. The base camp is located about 45 minutes down the coast to a beautiful cove and beach. Along the way, your guides will be going over the game plan and giving you all the information about the excursion.
When you arrive at Playa Arbolitos which means Little Trees in Spanish, everything will be set-up for you. The beach and cove are beautiful and covered in small, smooth wave worn stones. The guides will show you the gear you will be using, explain how to use it and all of the safety instructions. Then you will get suited up and enter the water with your guide. There is a natural stone walkway into the water which makes it easy!
Your gear will consist of full wet suit, hood, boots, gloves, weight belt with weights, mask and breathing regular. Attached to the regulator is a hose leading to the air tank which will float along on the surface. You will be just like a diver except the heavy metal tank will not be strapped to your back! Simple, easy and comfortable.
Hose diving is, like SNUBA, a water sport that was designed for those with no diving experience who wanted to go beyond snorkeling. Your highly PADI trained guide will be by your side the whole time. As you enter the water, you will be amazing at the underwater marine life just below the surface. You will gradually go deeper with the maximum depth being only 25 feet or about the same depth as the diving board section of a swimming pool.
The approximate time you will explore below is about 25-30 minutes. Your guide will be monitoring everything so no worries about your air supply. When you hose diving excursion is completed, your guide will lead you back to the beach staging area to switch out of your gear. Then the transportation will take you back towards town for a traditional Baja style lunch of famous fish tacos! The excursion will end at the same meeting point it started. Guests may choose to shop or head back to the ship. Photography service is included - No extra cost! Just ask for it on the comment section on your order form. Your guide will be happy to take a couple of shoots, so remember to smile.
NOTE: After booking this Ensenada Hose Diving Excursion, you will be re-directed to our "Additional Info" page where the operator requires the following information for each participant's equipment sizes: name, age, gender, weight, height and shoe size.
Ensenada Beaches sea temperatures range - 19 to 23C / 66 to 73F, warmest in September and lowest in February.
This was really worth the time and money
This was really fun! We have been snorkeling before, but this is way different from snorkeling. The instructor was great and made sure that we understood the instruction and how important it was. We were helped into the water and at that point it was really easy and exciting. Okay, yes the water was cold but they give you full wetsuit which helped make you feel more secure in the water anyway. We could not believe all that we saw. Loved seeing the kelp growing, it was like a forest rising from the bottom. The colors were bright and beautiful. Lunch was excellent. The famous fish tacos were way better than any of the food we had on the expensive cruise ship!!! We are really looking forward to doing this again.
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