Can I fish in Lobos Island?

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There is a no-take radius around the island of 3 miles, where the natural protected zone limits are.

What time do I have to arrive at Puerto Lobos for departure?

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In case you purchased a meals included service, you have to be here at 7:00 am, on the contrary, 7:30 is the time to be here so you can check in and prepare your gear.  Boats depart at 8:00 am sharp.

Where Can I park my Car?

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All vehicles can be left for safekeeping in our closed parking lot.

What is the best season to visit?

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The season starts in April and it ends in September, however, February and March are the months with the richest variety of fauna is visible, although the water can be somewhat cold and visibility is not at its best. The big schools of tarpon come in February and they start leaving in May. In July and August the ocean is calm and most of the rain happens in these months.

How is the diving in Isla Lobos?

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There are plenty of options available, whether you are a beginner, intermediate or a pro diver, there different reef sites all around the island. There are also two wrecks, of which implicate deep and current diving plan, fluctuating between 10m/30 ft and 39m/130 ft. In case there is a strong current, we make drift dive plans, in which the boat constantly follows the diver’s bubbles.
One of the best diving sites is the abandoned oil platform: “Plataforma Tiburón”, located 3 miles away from the island. However, for safety reasons, diving the platform is subject to weather conditions, such as wind, waves and currents. This dive is for advanced and experienced divers, for it requires appropriate techniques, navigation skills and a good air consumption rate. In case the conditions are very good and the guide considers its safe, it will be possible to take less experienced divers with decent diving skills. This dive ought to be in group and with a buddy at all times, there is no solo diving, or decompression diving, unless it is for training in a formal technical diving course.

How do I fly to Tamiahua?

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You can fly to Tampico, Tamaulipas and fare a cab, it takes about 1:40 minutes to arrive.

What is the itinerary followed on a diving tour day?

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This is the approximate typical schedule, subject to weather conditions, diving times and unaccounted for events:

Day Diving Tour:
7:00 am Breakfast (In case it’s included in the service package you requested)
8:00 am Departure from Puerto Lobos
10:00 am First Dive
11:00 am Snack Time !!
12:00 am Second Dive
14:00 pm Return to Puerto Lobos
15:30 pm Arrival to Puerto Lobos
16:00 pm Lunch (In case it’s included in the service package you requested)

Camping on Isla Lobos Service:
7:00 am Breakfast (In case it’s included in the service package you requested)
8:00 am Departure from Puerto Lobos towards the island
9:30 am Arrival to the island and camp set up
11:30 am Appointment on the pier to get ready for the first dive
14:30 pm Second Dive
16:00 pm Lunch and free time
18:30 pm Night Dive appointment (In case it’s included in the service package you requested)
20:30 pm Dinner
07:00 am Camp Striking camp and pack up your stuff
08:00 am Breakfast
09:00 am First dive appointment at the pier
11:30 am Second Dive
13:30 pm Return to Puerto Lobos
15:00 pm Lunch (In case it’s included in the service package you requested)

Can I rent gear and equipment in Puerto Lobos?

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Sure you can ! However the stock on some pieces can be limited, so we advice you to confirm with anticipation so we can put aside the size you will require. You can also buy the best gear brands from our store. Rental available equipment:
BC vests, regulators (first and second stage, octopus and console) masks and snorkel, fins, wetsuits, dive lights, and marker lights. Weight belts and weights are included.

What do I need to hire a diving service package in Puerto Lobos?

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You have to be SCUBA certified by an international diving agency (such as, PADI, SSI, NAUI) In case you are not certified, please contact us about our beginner dive courses.

What does the Diving Service Include?

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It includes transportation in a diving equipped boat (VHF Radio, GPS, Insurance, CONANP permissions, shade, four-stroke engines) 2 tanks per day, dive Guides, tanks, weights, snacks and cold drinks, but the most important: personalized attention from the most experienced crew around the zone.

How do i get to Tamiahua by Bus?

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To get here by bus, there are one or two direct bus rides departing every night from Mexico Citiy Northern Bus Terminal, they depart at 22:10 and 24:00. Arriving into town at 4:30 and 6:00 respectively. The line’s name which provides the service is: Omnibus de México, and they offer additional services on holidays, check and buy tickets online at http://www.odm.com.mx We recommend to contact a taxi service in Tamiahua a day prior to your arrival, so they can pick you up at the terminal.

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