Our Team • East Cape Explorers
Our goal is to provide a fun and professional dive, snorkel and whale watching services. Come as customers and leave as a friend.
Tom • General Manager
Tom is a wandering Welsh man, he’s been diving around the world for the last couple of decades and has developed a relentless love of the ocean and all that resides within it.
He always wears a smile on his face and loves to talk everything to do with diving, be it the little critters hiding in the rocks, the schools of sharks swimming by or the newest piece of equipment on the market – he has something to say about it all! He’s also an avid tech diver, with a passion for pushing the limits and seeing what lives in the deep, deep blue.
Outside of the diving world, Tom is a huge football fan and can often be heard lamenting over his favorite teams most recent catastrophe!
Ruben • Boat Captain
Captain Ruben is a San Jose local, born and raised here he knows the waters as well as any other captain out there!
Having spent years working on the Tuna boats out of Baja California, he has unrivaled knowledge of pelagic species, the oceans short temper and can spot Whales and from miles away!
Ruben brings a humble and positive attitude to the dive boat, being a diver himself he is able and willing to help you with any question or query you may have.
Ruben always rides with his 1st mate Capi, the cutest member of the team by far!
Jitka • Divemaster | Tour Guide
Jitka is a smiley and enthusiastic soul with an unwavering love of both terrestrial and marine life.
Originally from the Czech Republic, Jitka has spent the last decade in Latin America and Mexico, seeing as much of the ocean and cents as possible. She is always excited to learn about new cultures and cuisines.
Although Jitka is a keen SCUBA diver, she is also an excellent free diver, a discipline perfectly suited to her calm and caring nature and loves to share her passion of conservation and protection of our beautiful world with all that join us at East cape.
Le Roux • PADI Dive Instructor
Le Roux joins us all the way from South Africa! With a deep back ground in colder water and shark diving he is fantastic member of the team here at East Cape.
You’ll never see him with out a beam on his face and despite showing nothing but love and connection with the big blue world he also brings a very responsible and safety orientated attitude to the boat.
A man years ahead of his time he’ll be happy to share with you a wealth of knowledge about the marine environment and his homelands beautiful treasures and culture. Catch him after the dive vibing off repairing regs and inspecting tanks
Our Boats & Facilities
Our primary dive boat is a 33 foot Panga. The “Tassie Tiger” is powered by 2 outboard engines allowing for fast, comfortable trips to the dive sites, Once on site, our top of the range Garmin “fish finder”, ensures we drop to the right co-ordinates and get the most out of each dive.
She boasts ample seating space with a marine toilet onboard, for your comfort. Our vessel is registered for 16 passengers and is large enough take 12 divers + crew. However we limit each trip to 10 divers + crew to optimize space and comfort.
Furthermore, we ensure plenty of shade via the canopy, a spacious deck makes walking up and down the boat easy and a wide ladder allows for easy entry and exit, regardless of ability.
Our primary Whale Watching and Snorkel Tour vessel is a 26ft custom, hand built Panga. The “Super Salty” provides you with all amenities to enjoy the ultimate ocean experience. She is extremely spacious and comfortable, boasting cushioned seating and an optional table, making her ideal for cruising along side whales and into our beautiful snorkeling sites.
We also have the option of accommodating smaller, private dive charters. Licensed for 10 passenger + crew and powered by a brand new 140 HP outboard engine, she is by no means a slouch but comfort is preferred to speed.
Our Dive Shop
The region known as Los Cabos encompasses the area of Cabo San Lucas, San Jose del Cabo and the East Cape. We are located just off the marina “Puerto Los Cabos” in the small fishing town of La Playita, only a short drive away from most hotels in San Jose Del Cabo.Furthermore, we are an entirely independent and self-sufficient business. Consequently we have our own boat, compressors, top of the line diving and snorkel equipment for adults and children alike. Similarly, here at East cape Explorers, we can offer off road parking, secure lockers for your personal items and a lovely warm shower for post dive revival! Therefore, we can provide you with the exceptional customer service we are famous for.
If you find that your hotel is closer to Cabo San Lucas, we have a sister dive shop named Dive Cabo, located behind Hotel Tesoro, right on the marina in Cabo San Lucas. If you are interested in numerous days of diving, we can easily split our packages between either location.
Our Training Facility
East Cape Explorers also has the benefit of Dive Cabo´s purpose built training facility for all levels of scuba diving courses, from Open Water, all the way to Instructor Development. The ‘Klubhaus’ offers a deep water training pool, kitchen, air conditioned classroom and bbq area.
We built our 4 meter deep pool specifically with diving in mind. Jump into the 1.2 meter shallow area for your first breath underwater, before dropping down to the deep end to master hovering skills, safety skills and more, in a safe, calm and stress free environment before heading out to the ocean.
The “Klubhaus” also has 5 fully furnished rooms for our IDC candidates and internship students. We outfitted each room with a small kitchenette, 2 individual beds, a restroom and cozy sofa.