|Diving Type||Reef dive, Drift dive, Wreck|
Cabo Pulmo Divers, a popular store, is open 24 hours a day. Look for a building with a giant turtle painted on the front.
As the capital of Baja California Sur, La Paz offers visitors access to a great range of diving in the southern Sea of Cortez. One of the biggest attractions here is the whale sharks that visit La Paz Bay in October and November when plankton blooms are at their richest. Swimming with these gentle giants is a humbling experience, and one of the highlights of a La Paz trip. Also in La Paz Bay, the hammerhead shark nursery, which has been decimated by fishing in recent years, is regenerating, and sightings of these once abundant sharks are becoming more frequent again. Please note, La Paz Bay is closed for swimming with whale sharks from May until early-October each year.
Further offshore, the renowned El Bajo seamounts are the best place to encounter oceanic pelagics, with mobula rays, hammerhead sharks, dolphins, marlin, and tuna all taking turns to steal the show.
For a unique experience, the sea lion colonies at Isla Los Islotes are great fun to dive amongst, with dozens of curious and playful youngsters providing a circus of entertainment to willing spectators. Just as entertaining is watching the show from the surface, and many visitors choose to snorkel rather than dive. The sea lion colonies are closed for breeding from 1 July to 31 August each year.
Expect fish with psychedelic hues when diving near La Paz. You could also run into a whale shark or manta ray, its fins at full mast. Several dolphin species inhabit this area, too, and shipwrecks loom below.
So there you have it: locales for the best scuba diving in Baja, if not the best scuba diving in Mexico. In the mood for some diving adventures, now? Experience Mexico's beauty from a shimmering new perspective. Come on in! The water's great!
Los Islotes Sea Lion Colony
La Paz & Isla Partida // La Reina Islet
La Paz & Isla Partida // Salvatierra Ferry Wreck
La Paz & Isla Partida // San Rafaelito Lighthouse / Lobos Rock
La Paz & Isla Partida // Swanee Reef
La Paz & Isla Partida // Fang Ming Wreck
La Paz & Isla Partida // El Bajito
La Paz & Isla Partida // Whale Shark Refuge Waters
Ref : https://www.mexpro.com/, https://www.padi.com/, https://www.bluewaterdivetravel.com/
|Season||When to dive in Baja California SurDiving in Baja California Sur is excellent year-round but each season brings its own gems. July to November has excellent visibility (25m). This season is also prime time for whale sharks (best chances in October/November) and offers the warmest water (73-85°F/23-30°C).
Cooler waters between December and March (64-68°F/18-20°C) bring different creatures. Now is the best time do come face-to-face with humpback whales and mobula rays. Whatever time of year you visit, your logbook will be pleasantly full after diving in Baja California Sur.
You can dive with the famous colony of sea lions at Los Islotes all year except for June-August when the area is closed for mating season. If you plan to extend your trip with a visit to Socorro Island, the liveaboard season is November-May.
Ref : https://www.padi.com/
|Highlight||Whale shark, Humpback whale, Mobula, Sea lion|