In November, join other reef-friendly divers and dive in the Sea of Cortez, one of the best places in Mexico! In this World Heritage Site, you'll get to see friendly sea lions, some schooling Mobula rays, some whale sharks, huge schools of sardines, and even some hammerhead sharks!
We love the excellent value of this liveaboard and its friendly team. There are plenty of shared spaces onboard, and all the cabins are located on the main deck.
The liveaboard regularly invites onboard scientists working to protect manta rays and other pelagic species.
Who Is It For?
For divers of all levels who want to experience the rich marine life of the Sea of Cortez with few tourists, non-divers are also welcome.
5 nights cruise in a twin or double shared cabin with en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning.
Up to 16 dives. Since two dives on the last morning, we recommend staying one extra night in La Paz in a hotel after the cruise if you want to do all the dives 24 hours before flying.
All meals (Western, Mexican, and Asian cuisines served in buffet style) with vegetarian options too.
Water, local beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea, and a glass of wine at dinner.
One hike on Espiritu Santo Island.
National park fees: $5 (about ... EUR) per day.
Between La Paz (LAP) airport and the marina on the day of check-in.
Between the liveaboard and hotels in La Paz on the day of check-out.
Between hotels in La Paz and La Paz airport (LAP) the day after the check-out.
What's not included?
Fuel surcharge: $10 (about ... EUR) per night
No dinner on the first night - eat before checking-in.
Nitrox: $20 (about ... EUR) a day
Equipment rental: $30 (about ... EUR) a day for the full set
Tips for the crew
Off La Paz, the dive sites are famous for their whale shark sightings, some Mobula rays passing by in big groups - including on night dives, their playful sea lions, and huge schools of pelagic fish (jacks, tuna, sardines)!
Dolphins and hammerhead sharks are also sighted.
There are plenty of critters to observe: nudibranchs, crabs, shrimp, snails, and more.
Season: You can dive year-round, with an abundance of species between July and November
Currents: little to medium
Visibility:15 to 30 m (50 to 98 ft)
Water Temperature:22° to 28°C (72° to 82°F) June to November.
Depth: shallow and deep dives
You will dive all along your trip, even on the last day
Sites you may visit (depending on the itinerary) are La Paz Bay, Swanee Reef, Fang Ming, San Francisquito, Los Islotes, La Reina, Punta Lobos, and El Bajo.
Dive operator in the area since 2000
Boat renovated in 2013
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
Nitrox course available on board with an additional fee
Maximum 6 divers per guide
Equipment Recommended: A 5 mm wetsuit, a hood, and the usual dive equipment
Insurance: Both dive insurance and travel insurance are mandatory. We recommend DAN Europe which has plans to cover both - ask us for a quote.
Nearest Hyperbaric Chamber: La Paz, Mexico
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