SSB News

Summer is Here for Real!

¡Hola from El Sargento!

So, the month of June flew by! We have been busy hosting fun groups from different parts of the world. We have also had the good fortune of having our granddaughter Chloe McDaniel with us for several weeks now! She is a welcome addition to the Sea Sniper Baja energy. :))


group_shot_w_sofieOne of the highlights of June was to have had the privilege of hosting the first annual Daniel van Huyssteen Memorial Tournament. We had many of Daniel’s close friends coming together in tribute to the fine person, diver, surfer and family-man that he was. It was a joy to have everyone here having fun doing what we always enjoyed doing with Daniel. Thanks to all of you who participated in making it happen.

Even with the unpredictable conditions in the month of June, we saw some great catches ~ including a pending world record for Pargo Liso/Mullet Snapper by Jeff Croci. There were some good sized Yellow Tail, which is a bit out of the ordinary for this time of year. The water temperatures changing from cold to warm then back to cold had an unusual effect for sure.


20130607_14051509a870We’ve had a number of divers with us for the first time and it was fun to see them experiencing good luck and great times here in El Sargento. As many of you already know, the Sea of Cortez is one of the best places on the planet to enjoy this sport! Check out our Facebook page to see recent photos of some of the action. (

We are happy to report that we are receiving exceptional reviews on our new accommodations! Although the project still needs some finishing touches, our guest rooms are ready (including A/C!) and we can comfortably accommodate you on your summer vacation.
Ciao for now,
Linda & Chay

Fish Report

20130617_15311970b1e9Well, our month of June started sort of ‘normal’, finding thermoclines at about 45-60 ft and, of course, plenty of Amberjacks, Huachinango schools and Pargos as the main species. On the top part of the water column the thermostat was reading 75°F and Wahoos, Striped Marlin and Dorados were becoming active. We had lots of fun catching some very decent fish: Amberjacks in the 80-102 lb. range; a pending world record for Mullet Snapper; a 74 lb. Roosterfish caught by Grant Dunbar. Then suddenly things got out of whack by some up-swells driving cold green water to the top dropping water temps from 75 to 68°F in a matter of a couple of days. Luckily visibility was not compromised everywhere like last year and the fishing continued to be good. The trick was, if you wanted Wahoos, Dorados and Marlin you had to look for warm water pockets; if AJs, Pargos and Grouper were on your list, then head for the murk and cold. About a week ago while shore diving off the island, I was pleasantly surprised by a school of Yellowtails in about 30 ft of water!! At the end of June!!
~ Cheers, Chay

Upcoming Trips: 2013 Thetis Bank Trip

Pacific Plan – We’re all in this together!

Where: The Pacific side off Magdalena Bay
When: Oct 27 – Nov 3 2013 ( 1st Trip )
Nov 3 – Nov 10 2013 ( 2nd trip )
Cost: $1,350.00 U.S. Dlls per person + Tax

What is Included?

  • 3 Nights accommodations in our comfortable brand new rooms.
  • 4 Nights “luxury camping” at Magdalena Island. We provide tents, sleeping pads, blankets, pillows, beach chairs, generator for re-charging video/camera batteries, etc. Kitchen facility and cooks, tools to work/repair equipment.
  • All meals.
  • Fish Cleaning and storage.
  • Clean, well maintained Boats with radios, GPS and 4 stroke engines.
  • The best Captains in the area.
  • We welcome rod and reel fishermen too!!

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You’ll have the same casual fun time with us ~ and sleep in new rooms with comfortable new beds :))

The health and safety of our guests and staff is our number one priority

We have been staying up to date on statements made by the World Health Organization and Local authorities about health protocols pertaining to COVID19 and implemented several procedures to stay proactive and healthy.