Cabo San Lucas

Cabo offers diving for all levels of divers and many different types of adventures from easy, calm aquarium like shore diving to deeper water diving off the coast at places like Gordo Banks that offer the possibility of large pelagic sightings like orcas, humpbacks, hammerheads, tuna, and more!

Wildlife encounters include semi-tropical pacific species like octopuses, lobsters, eagle rays, mantas, eels, parrotfish, angelfish, tuna, sea lions, and possible hammerheads.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 11 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

Pelican Rock

Pelican Rock is one of the most popular sites to dive and snorkel in the Cabo San Lucas area. Located just offshore from Playa del Amor it’s easily accessible right from the harbor making charter boats easy to find and not too expensive.

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Lands End

Lands End is the last dive site in a long line of popular sites along the coast of Cabo San Lucas and offers spectacular views both above and below the water of the amazing rock formations in this area. Although this site is just offshore it’s only accessible by boat for diving.

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Whale’s Head

This is a nice shallow dive, perfect for snorkeling and beginning divers, starting in just 5 feet of water and ending in 50 feet with a sandy bottom. There is lots of great coral growth and tons of reef fish to see. You can even hear humpbacks singing under the water at some times of the year.

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Cabo Pulmo

Cabo Pulmo National Park offers a wide variety of diving adventures from shallow, easy reef diving to more challenging, deeper drift diving. An amazingly biodiverse and successful marine park with over 6,000 different marine species.

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Sea Lion Colony

Fantastic place to start your Diving expedition. Sea Lions are like lovely dogs, very curious and friendly. The Place is also full of life and it is an easy dive.

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Pibe's Reef

Fairly shallow beginner reef in Cabo Pulmo, small dive site with varying bottom terrain. Good for scuba diving and free diving and has great visibility.

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El Islote

Beautiful rock pinnacle in Cabo Pulmo, Mexico. Easy dive done in a circular pattern around the pinnacle. Wall diving with outshoots to different rock outcroppings.

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The beautiful underwater topography mirrors the cliffs above water and creates a dramatic backdrop for the amazing wildlife sightings in the Sea of Cortez.

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Los Morros

Although not very deep, averaging around 50 feet, Los Morros is considered an advanced dive due to the cooler water, reduced visibility, and swift current that occur here. This site has patches of reef separated by sand, full of garden eels.

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El Cantil

El Cantil is a beautiful, shallow, clear dive that can be enjoyed by divers of all levels. This site is between 20 and 50 feet and features a beautiful reef with lots of cracks and caverns throughout it for lots of marine life to hide in.

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Recommended Training

Navigation

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Marine Ecology

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Photo & Video

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