the dive guide for the different regions of the Baja Peninsula on the left.
in the Baja Peninsula is very rewarding as the area has
a very rich and varied population of marine life and
dive sites. The dive sites include walls, rocky bottoms,
overhangs, reefs and a number of wrecks. Whale
sharks can be spotted in Autumn and Spring while hammerheads
and manta rays come late summer to early autumn.
Always dive according to your level of training. Never
enter the water without checking with the local dive center
for safety, additional information, level required for each
dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers
and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average air temperature during the year 33°C (91°F) to
Average Water surface temperature range between 27°C
(80°F) in summer and 16-21°C (60-70°F) in spring and winter.
Visibility ranges from 18-30 metres (60-100 feet). July
to October are the best months.
Coldest time, November-March
Warmest time, June-September
Possible to dive all year round
Best time to dive, July-October.
The Baja Peninsula of Mexico is located between the Pacific
Ocean and the Sea of Cortez and is renowned for it's big animals
like mantas, hammerheads and whale sharks.
Most of the diving activities take place in the Mulege, Cabo
La Paz and Cabo San
The Cabo San Lucas
area has a great diversity of marine life. From here divers
can visit Santa Maria Bay, Chilerio, Sea Lion Colony where
sea lions can be seen in their habitat and also Gordon
Banks which is famous for encounters with the bull and
whale sharks just to name a few sites. Many species of
whales can be seen in this region all year including the
blue whale, sperm whales, humpbacks
and grey whales coming to the Sea of Cortez to breed
and calve. They mate and give birth to their calves January
to March after which they proceed on their trip to the north.
Off Loreto's coastline are 5 islands namely Isla Coronado, Isla
Carmen, Isla Catalina, Isla Danzante and Isla Monserrate. They
are part of the Loreto National Marine Park. There's
a big variety of marine life, counting more than 700 species
including some rare ones that can be seen only in the Sea of
Cortez. The rocky structures are covered in invertebrate life,
black coral and colorful sea fans. There are regular sightings
of dolphins, sea lions, hammerhead sharks,
whale sharks and sea turtles. It's a heaven
for underwater photographers.
In La Paz there's great
drift diving. The gray whale and sea lions
are a good reason to dive in La
Paz and Les Animas Island is often visited by sharks.
The Sea of Cortez doesn't only have amazing marine life, there
are also some great wrecks to be dived here like the
Salvatierra Wreck, La Paz 03 and Fang Ming.