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El Bajo is a group of underwater sea mounts located roughly twenty seven nautical miles from La Paz and about six nautical miles from Isla Partida. Also known as the Marisla Seamount, it was named after a dive-cruise ship Marisla II (Mexican Flag), formerly USCG Cutter Columbine, owned by Maria Luisa Adcock and Richard M. Adcock. Richard was the first known sport diver, using SCUBA gear, to dive on the Seamount in 1957. This sea-mount is famous for its schooling scalloped hammerhead sharks. It is possible to see hammerhead sharks on this dive but they are shy creatures that often lurk below the recreational limits of scuba diving. While any diver can enjoy this dive if the conditions are right it is necessary to have experience in deep diving to have a chance to see the sharks. The sea mounts however are a magnet for other pelagics such as manta rays and large schools of jacks and tunas and home to a large group of Panamic Green Moray Eels.

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