CopyRight @ 1997
Diving Cortez banks is an exotic experience. It is a sea mount that sticks almost to the surface more than 100 miles from shore. Often the visibility there is great, but it is a dive trip that is always ruled by Weather Permitting. In ways, the diving there reminds me of diving at Santa Cruz Island. There is lots of kelp, but it is not as densly overgrown as some places. There are still a fair number of abalone to be seen there and it is a favorite place of the lobster hunters. If you go a bit deep, something that is real easy there, you may see a lot of pink hydrocoral. It's some pretty wide open diving.