01 Nov
2017
La Paz, Mexico 0

Posted by Julian Cohen

It was a long journey from Santiago to La Paz in Baja, but we made with no hiccoughs and all baggage intact. The first day’s dive at Los Islotes was not as I remember it seven years ago. There are a lot of tourists now, so the national park has brought in rules about swimming with the sea lion pups to make sure they are not too badly affected by the increasing number of visitors. It took a bit of getting used to but it’s not too much of a hinderance to getting images if the babies want to play. Yesterday they didn’t seem to interested in us, but today was totally different. We got dive bombed by pups coming from all directions. They gnawed on our strobes, bit and pulled at my flippers, one grabbed hold of me from behind and tried to get my hat off. They don’t hurt although their teeth are sharp, like a puppies would be; little needles, but they are careful with how they use them. So far.

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