La Paz

Diving in the warm waters of the Sea of Cortez, just outside of La Paz, Mexico is like swimming in an aquarium.

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

  • 10 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

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

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

Fang Ming (Wreck)

The Fang Ming, also known as the ’Chinese Wreck,’ was a Chinese cargo ship ceased by the Mexican navy in 1995 as it tried to transport 88 illegal Chinese immigrants to California.

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Los Islotes

Once referred to as the ’aquarium of the world’ by Jacques Cousteau, diving in the waters surrounding La Paz, Mexico is just that: so full of diverse marine life it’s like diving in an aquarium. Los Islotes boasts great rock formations and tons of marine life but most divers come here for the sea lions.

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El Bajo Sea Mounts

Probably the most famous dive site in La Paz, Mexico, the Baja Seamounts are a series of seamounts ravaged by heavy current as they are exposed to the open ocean of the Sea of Cortez, therefore, this is considered an advanced to expert dive site and only accessible by boat.

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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 Vencedor (Wreck)

The Vencedor is a fun wreck dive in Cabo Pulmo. This ship was a tuna trawler that sunk in the early 1980s after hitting the reef. It’s now become a great artificial reef surrounded by sand, schooling fish, and lots of sharks!

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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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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 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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Sea Lion Colony

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

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