Diving in Baja California

Filled with amazing diving opportunities, Baja California is the long peninsula on the west of Mexico. Baja California offers one of the most thrilling underwater adventures: cage diving with Great White Sharks on the world-famous Guadalupe Island. These unique adventures fill up fast between the months of August to October, so make sure you book well in advance. Feel astonished by the abundance of large pelagic in the Socorro Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site accessible only by liveaboard. We recommend you visit around November through May, which are the best months to dive in Mexico. Baja California has something to offer for everyone. If you are a less advanced diver and you are looking for an experience that is just as unique, you can submerge in the crystalline waters and admire the rich wildlife of the Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, on the eastern side. Visibility is high and water is warm most of the year. Baja California has two large cities that are perfect for scuba diving due to the wide variety of sea life you will find: Cabo San Lucas and La Paz. Spot stingrays, fascinating coral reefs, sea lions and plenty of colorful fish species in Baja California.

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Wildlife in Baja California

Get as close as you can to the Great White shark while cage diving on Guadalupe Island. The clear, blue water will also allow you to admire fur seals, sea lions, and large tuna. You will spot pelagic species such as humpback whales, schooling hammerhead sharks, friendly manta rays, dolphins, silky sharks, and many large fish species in The Socorro Islands. Dive in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, named “the world’s aquarium” by Jacques Cousteau, which offer you an extensive variety of underwater life. You can also expect to see large species such as whale sharks, dolphins, sea lions, whales, and hammerheads, as well as hundreds of colorful reef species.

  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Bryde's Whale
Sperm Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Mako Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Bryde's Whale
Sperm Whale
Grey Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Spinner Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great White Shark
Mako Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Oceanic Whitetip Shark
Sand Tiger Shark
Bull Shark
Silky Shark
Whitetip Reef Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Reef Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Skate (fish)
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Sand Eel
Crevalle jack
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Tuna
Porcupine Fish
Flounder
Molluscs
Octopus

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