Gill-nets are destroying one of the world’s Seven Underwater Wonders – By Johnny Friday
Known to divers around the world as El Bajo, this famous seamount located on the fringe of La Paz Bay is where Dr. Peter Klimley first discovered schooling hammerhead sharks in the 1970s. The first amazing underwater images of this phenomenon were filmed here by filmmakers such as Stan Waterman and Howard Hall in the early 1980s. Over the next decade, El Bajo was the premier dive destination in the world for divers to encounter schooling hammerhead sharks. El Bajo was a top five diving destination and truly an underwater wonder of the world. Then, in the mid 1990s the shark schools became smaller and smaller. Now they’re nearly gone. I think I know why.