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Makos Shark Snorkeling 2023

By March 31, 2023No Comments
Mako Shark mouth gape.
Makos Every Day!

This year we ran three short back-to-back mako trips in Baja. Each one consisted of three days chasing makos and blue sharks, and four nights in a hotel at the inner harbour in Cabo.
As usual, our timing was impeccable. In fact, this year was the best year for makos that we have ever had, because we snorkelled with makos every single day that we went to sea! On our best day we encountered six makos. For a short time, we had three makos at the boat at once. The blue shark action was excellent too!

As each day was similarly awesome, instead of me waffling on about how good it was, I’ll simply list what we saw each day and include some shark shots to get you excited about potentially joining us next year. After all, this trip deserves a spot on every shark fanatic’s bucket list.

Mako shark snorkeling in Cabo.
Day One:

Three Mako Sharks.

Mako shark snorkeling in Baja.
Snorkeler with a mako shark in Cabo.
Day Two:

3 makos, 2 blue sharks, saw a smooth hammerhead but not underwater.

Blue shark photographed during our mako snorkeling trip.
Mako shark dive in Cabo.
Day Three:

2 makos. One stayed for almost an hour!

World class mako snorkeling encounter!
Mako shark photography tips for underwater photographers.
Day Four:

1 mako, 1 blue shark.

Swimming with a big mako shark.
Swimming with a big blue shark in Cabo San Lucas.
Day Five:

6 makos, 1 big blue shark. An epic day at sea!

Mako photography diving trip.
Mako gape photography. Cabo.
Day Six:

4 makos, 8 blue sharks. Off the chart action. Went in early because everyone was exhausted!

Free diving with a big mako shark in Mexico.
Swimming with blue and mako sharks in Mexico.
Day Seven:

Forgot to write down how many we saw on day 7. Reviewing my images, there must have been at least 1 mako and 2 blues. The encounters are starting to blur because the action is so consistent.

Blue shark snorkel in Baja.
Mako snorkeling in Baja.
Day Eight:

2 makos, 5 blues.

Mako swimming in the blue water off Cabo San Lucas, Baja.
Snorkeling with makos and blue sharks in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
Day Nine:

3 makos on our last day, leaving us with a perfect record!

Snorkelling with mako sharks in Baja.
Snorkelling with mako and blue sharks in Baja, Mexico.
2024 Mako Trips:

Next year, we will of course return to Baja to photograph mako sharks. Our trips are scheduled for exactly the same time to maximizer our chances of the best mako shark encounters.

If you would like to join me on our small group adventure to snorkel with and photograph the fastest sharks in the world, I look forward to hearing from you: Mako and Blue Sharks 2024

Mako snorkeling tour in Cabo San Lucas with Big Fish Expeditions.