Why we love it
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.
Prices and Dates
- 5 nights cruise, in a twin or double shared cabin with en-suite bathroom and air-conditioning.
- Up to 16 dives. Two dives on the last morning. it is recommended to stay one extra night in La Paz in a hotel after the cruise if you want to do all the dives.
- All meals (Western, Mexican, and Asian Cuisine, 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: per day
- Complimentary transfers:
- 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.
- Fuel surcharge per night
- No dinner on the first night - eat before checking-in.
- Nitrox: a day
- Equipment rental: a day for the full set
- Tips for the crew
- Off La Paz, the dive sites are famous for their whale sharks sightings, some Mobula rays passing by in big groups - including on night dives, its playful sea lions, and its 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: 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
- Some of the 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
Visas, flights, and more!
- 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
- The trip starts on the first day in La Paz, where guests must check-in between 19:00 and 23:00. The liveaboard will be in La Paz Malecon, on the dock in front of hotel La Perla.
- International flights to La Paz, (LAP), Mexico.
- On the last day, you’ll disembark the ship around 16:00 at Marina Palmira, La Paz.
- Spend one night in La Paz before flying as there will be two dives on the last day.
- Bring reef-safe sunscreen, a hat, a rash guard, a sweater or light-weight jacket, and some walking shoes.