Sea of Cortez

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Diving the Sea of Cortez - Pacific coast of Mexico

The Sea of Cortez on the Pacific coast of Mexico is, due to its unique oceanography, one of the richest body of water on our planet. It lies between mainland Mexico and Baja California. Some of Mexico’s best pelagic and marine mammals diving can be done from La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo. The Baja California peninsula and the Sea of Cortez are home to a UNESCO World Heritage site and three biosphere reserves!

  • La Paz, a peaceful town on the east coast, boasts dry and sunny weather year round. The best time to dive is June to November. Divers can spot blue whales, humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, manta rays and leatherback turtles!
  • Cabo San Lucas offers unbelievable diving within its Marine Park where the marine life is in abundance due to the lack of fishing. Try 'The Corridor' and 'Gordon Banks' areas nearby: 5 dive sites where you may see Mobula rays and/or scalloped hammerhead sharks.
  • Cabo Pulmo, on the southern tip, is also a Marine Park home to hundreds of different fish species and over 10 dive sites, where sightings of bat rays, manta rays and whale-sharks are a regular thing!
  • Puerto Escondido, further south in the state of Oaxaca on the Pacific coast, is another of Mexico’s hidden gems with a thriving reef life. Best diving is found between May to November when the visibility is good. A popular place to visit, and a chance to see humpback whales, manta rays and whale-sharks!

Diving the Sea of Cortez - Pacific coast of Mexico

The Sea of Cortez on the Pacific coast of Mexico is, due to its unique oceanography, one of the richest body of water on our planet. It lies between mainland Mexico and Baja California. Some of Mexico’s best pelagic and marine mammals diving can be done from La Paz, Cabo San Lucas and Cabo Pulmo. The Baja California peninsula and the Sea of Cortez are home to a UNESCO World Heritage site and three biosphere reserves!

  • La Paz, a peaceful town on the east coast, boasts dry and sunny weather year round. The best time to dive is June to November. Divers can spot blue whales, humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, manta rays and leatherback turtles!
  • Cabo San Lucas offers unbelievable diving within its Marine Park where the marine life is in abundance due to the lack of fishing. Try 'The Corridor' and 'Gordon Banks' areas nearby: 5 dive sites where you may see Mobula rays and/or scalloped hammerhead sharks.
  • Cabo Pulmo, on the southern tip, is also a Marine Park home to hundreds of different fish species and over 10 dive sites, where sightings of bat rays, manta rays and whale-sharks are a regular thing!
  • Puerto Escondido, further south in the state of Oaxaca on the Pacific coast, is another of Mexico’s hidden gems with a thriving reef life. Best diving is found between May to November when the visibility is good. A popular place to visit, and a chance to see humpback whales, manta rays and whale-sharks!
Diving the Sea of Cortez - Pacific coast of Mexico

The Sea of Cortez on the Pacific coast of Mexico ...

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