Dive Trip to La Bufadora, Baja California

Traveling with the "Dive Animals," a San Diego dive club, I spent the weekend diving at La Bufadora, a tourist site outside of Ensenada famous for its blowhole (the second largest in the world). The seas were a bit rough, but the diving was great. Most memorable, however, was probably the "rattlesnake shooter" at Gordo's, a shot of homemade tequila scooped from a jar containing several dead, fermenting rattlesnakes (something of a tradition for first-timers to La Bufadora with the Dive Animals).

Note: I haven't "immersed" myself into underwater photography yet, but if you want to see what I saw on this trip, check out the underwater photos at this link.

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Bay at La Bufadora, with bunkhouse circled

Million-dollar view from my bunk

Tourists viewing the eponymous blowhole

Launching the panga boat

Getting through the surf

Divers heading to the dive sites

Looking down on the town of La Bufadora

Typical Baja coastline view

Gorgeous coastline

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