The Sea of Cortez is considered to be one of the most fertile bodies of water in the world. It supports over 800 species of fish, from cold-water California-related species to tropical fish and pelagics such as whale sharks, giant manta rays and hammerhead sharks.The Cabo San Lucas Bay provides excellent diving conditions. A deep submarine trench closely follows the bay and creates an unusual marine environment that attracts an abundance of marine life. Here the water is warm and the currents are gentle.All types of dive experiences can be satisfied here, from shallow to deep, night to wreck dives, from playful sea lions to the elusive sea horse. Large congregations of fish are seen on the rocky slopes covered with gorgonians and graceful sea fans. Sea lions, turtles, eels and huge gropers are common sights here.
of the "GREAT LOCAL DIVE SITES"
CHILENO BAY - 30' TO 70'. A breath-taking bay known for its diving
and snorkeling. Large rocky reef with coral trees and a large variety
of schooling tropical fish. Sea turtles and eels are often seen here.
SAND FALLS - Discovered by Jacques Costeau, the Sand Falls
start at 90 feet and descends to 120 feet. Steep sand banks cascading
into the canyon with many tropical fish.
SANTA MARIA - To 40'. A sheltered cove great for snorkeling
and diving. Colorful gorgonians and sea fans line the rock walls where
colorful tropical reef fish are in abundance. Great dive for the photographer.
SEA LION COLONY - 30' - 70'. Join the sea lions in their own
habitat. This dive gives even the novice diver an excellent opportunity
to join and observe the sea lions.
LA ANEGADA - Starting at 20 feet this area slopes down to 80
feet where you find the tip of the Cabo San Lucas Canyon Wall which
sinks straight into the abyss. Lined with sea fans and vast amounts
of schooling fish, this dive is one of Cabo's best and most versatile
WHALES HEAD - 30' to 60'. With spectacular rock formations,
this spot is known to be home to sea turtles, octopus and moray eels.
Small nurse sharks and guitarfish sometimes inhabit this area.
Cabo Pulmo - Cabo Pulmo is the only true living coral reef
in western North America. Rich in an abundance of tropical fish. A
National Marine Sanctuary. This is a photographer's paradise. A 2
hour dive from Cabo San Lucas. 30' to 80' beginning to advanced divers.
Gordo Banks - Because of the depth and currents, this dive
is for the experienced diver only. This sea mount which is 4 miles
off the coast of San Jose Del Cabo, lies under 90' to 130' of water.
Here schools of hammerheads, jacks, and dolphins can be seen just
a few feet below the surface. Manta rays, bull sharks and whale sharks
are sometimes encountered here.
Scuba Boat Trips
Boats depart daily for a very short ride to the local dive sites.
At 10:00 am you can depart for a 2 tank dive. At 2:00 pm you can depart
for a 1 tank dive. The site for these dives depends on weather and
water conditions on that day.