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.

רמה

רמה

  • מתחיל
  • Advanced
ראות

ראות

  • 15 m
זרם

זרם

  • זרם קל
  • זרם חזק
  • ללא זרם
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • צלילת לילה
  • Artificial Reef
  • צלילת הסחפות
  • שנירקול
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • צלילה בספינה טרופה
  • Cavern/Cave
  • Pinnacle, Needle, Seamount

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

San Antonio Point

Popular dive site north of Marina San Carlos. Shallow area with pebbles/rocks (10ft) sloping off to the West with larger boulders finishing on a sandy area (30ft).

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Tres Marias

Shallow Bay is a short boat ride from San Carlos Marina. Typical, volcanic topography, with rocky shoreline and flat sandy bottom further from shore.

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Eagle Rock

Eagle Rock is a great site for all levels of training. The sloping rocky reef gradually descends to the sand at 60 ft. In the shallows at the wall there is a canyon opening up to the south that is around 20 ft deep. Toward the north, the sloping reef turns into a field of boulders.

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Auk Class Minesweeper: The first Gladiator was laid down 7th of January 1943 as HMS Blaze (BAM 6) by the General Engineering and Dry Dock Co., Alameda, Carenamed and reclassified Gladiator (AM-319) in January 1943 Launched 1st of May 1943 Commissioned USS Gladiator (AM-319), 23th of February 1944 Naval Vessel Register of 1st of Jan.

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Sea Mount

Fantastic dive site right out of the Marina San Carlos. Underwater mountain with the top at around 20ft below the surface. Steep to less steep sides leveling off at around 90-100ft.

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Exposed dive site on the south tip of San Pedro de Nolasco. Can have strong currents, better for advanced and expert divers. Deep drop off and outside pinnacle with large pelagics at times.

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San Pedro Island

It is a bit of a boat ride to get out to San Pedro Island but well worth it! You’ll see amazing reef structure, lots of hard and soft corals and tons of sub-tropical fish species, plus possible sightings of larger marine life. Don’t miss diving Las Cascaditas, Lighthouse both north and south, and Pelican Point.

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Lighthouse South

Popular dive site on the east side of San Pedro Island. Sloping boulder field leading into sandy area at around 40ft. Easy site for all levels. Tons of stuff to see over the sand.

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La Roca Grande

This dive site consists like many other sites at San Pedro Nolasco Island. Only an hour away from the marina. Average depth is 50 to 60 feet but can reach greater depth if desired.

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North Point

North Point is located on the northern tip of San Pedro and is a fantastic dive site for beginners and advanced divers. Due to its location at the tip, the site is exposed to currents at times and offers pelagic species.

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