Dive and Swim With Whale Sharks and Sea Lions in Baja California

Why We Love It

Every year over the summer, hundreds of whale sharks migrate to Bahia de los Angeles, a marine reserve located in the Sea of Cortez, Baja California. This journey starts in Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico, from where you'll do a road trip through the desert, before embarking in La Paz on a comfortable dive boat. You'll be astounded by the abundant marine life. It is also one of the few places in the world where hundreds of whale sharks gather on a seasonal basis.


The Guadalupe and Socorro Conservation Funds have supported scientific research and conservation work in the Sea of Cortez, at Socorro, Clipperton, and Guadalupe Islands since 2004. They also support various charities such as Dive into the Pink and PADI Project Aware.

Who Is It For?

For divers of all levels who want to discover the very rich marine life of the Sea of Cortéz with some thrills. Non-divers can snorkel, use kayaks, and paddleboards.

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What's included?
  • 7 nights on the boat with daily room service
  • up to four dives a day and some snorkeling sessions
  • Transfer between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz
  • All meals (continental breakfast, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks
  • Use of kayaks and paddle boards
  • An underwater dive guide
  • An end-of-trip DVD
What's not included?
  • Port fee of $35 (about ... EUR) per person payable in cash
  • Local Mexican tax
  • Transfers between the airport and meeting spot
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Tips
  • Dive gear rental and Nitrox
  • Wi-Fi access onboard
Dive Briefing!

Marine Life

  • Bahia de los Angeles is a marine reserve located in the very rich Sea of Cortez, off the east coast of Baja California, Mexico.
  • You're likely to see huge colonies of sea lions, large schools of fish, turtles, up to 14 types of whales and dolphins, sharks and rays, many sponges, endemic algae, and both hard and soft corals.
  • It is one of the few sites on Earth where large groups of Whale Sharks gather every year.
  • The Sea of Cortez is also one of two primary mating and breeding areas for the Humboldt squid.

Dive Conditions

  • Season: June to October
  • Currents: Very little
  • Visibility: 15 to 35 m (50 to 115 ft)
  • Water Temperature: 23° to 26°C (73° to 79°F)
  • Depth: Shallow dives mostly

Dive Sites

  • The dive sites you may visit are: Las Animas, La Reyna (fingers crossed on a giant manta), San Franciscito, Espiritu Santo, Loreto, Isla San Pedro Martir and Bahia de los Angeles!

The Team

  • Dive operator with over 25 years of experience in the area
  • Four boats
  • Guests dive into different groups according to their level and preferences in guidance
  • Dive courses possible with additional costs - ask us.
  • English-speaking crew

Safety Information

  • Equipment Recommended: 3 to 5 mm wetsuit, dive computer, surface marker buoy (SMB), and a whistle
  • Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe that has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
  • Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: San Diego, USA or San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
Visas, Flights, and More!

Visa Requirements

  • Many countries’ residents do not require a visa to stay in Mexico for up to 180 days.
  • Please check the current visa policy that applies for your country on Mexico's Ministry of Tourism website.

How to Get There

  • International flights to San Jose del Cabo (SJD), Mexico
  • Road transfer organized by the liveaboard between Cabo San Lucas and La Paz (LAP) where you'll embark and disembark the liveaboard


  • Bring reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a rash guard, and a sweater or lightweight jacket.
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