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91 Logged Dives

Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez, also known as the Gulf of California, is a warm, sub-tropical strip of water that sits between Baja California and the mainland of Mexico.

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


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Drift Diving
  • Night Dive
  • Wreck Dive
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Artificial Reef
  • Snorkeling
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced

Programs

  • Scuba

Entry

  • Shore/Beach
  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate

Maximum Depth

  • 18m

Visibility

  • 16m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Sperm Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Silky Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Whales
Humpback Whale
Sperm Whale
Killer Whale / Orca
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Whale Shark
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Silky Shark
Rays
Giant Pacific Manta
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Molluscs
Octopus

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