Live-Aboard Diving Baja
Enjoy an exclusive, catered diving expedition with an experienced dive master and boat crew aboard our 45-foot sailing Catamaran El Mechudo. We visit many of the best dive sites in the area, and might explore El Bajo, Salvatierra, Swanee Reef, Los Islotes California sea lion rookery off Isla Espiritu Santo, and much more. There is even a unique underwater art installation turned natural reef to explore — our company founder was a key consultant on the placement of the work! Our week-long itineraries allow you to visit sites that have earned the Sea of Cortez its moniker as the Aquarium of the World, its increasing protected status and its growing, worldwide reputation for diving excellence. A portion of the proceeds from your expedition goes to support local environmental education and conservation research programming.
At your request, we can arrange for rescue, advanced, and instructor training courses aboard the catamaran. El Mechudo has 4 cabins with heads. The fourth cabin head is shared with crew, lowering the price somewhat. Each cabin has one double bed, and the two forward cabins also have a single bed in the pontoon. Price includes deluxe shipboard accommodations on nights 1 - 6 and a hotel in La Paz on night 7. We typically offer 2 to 3 dives per day during the trip, with a total of 5 1/2 days diving. Rental of regulator and BCD is separate.
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Start: La Paz
End: La Paz
Little Ones — Grandparents
Medium — plenty of action, plenty of breaks
3 Cabins available on board for Diving expeditions
USD $4450 per cabin (2 people/cabin)
USD $750 for extra person in cabin 1 (this cabin sleeps up to 3)
Minimum & Maximum: 6 guests
First night aboard El Mechudo at marina; AM departure Day 2; final night in La Paz Hotel
Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides and animals' habits
Routes include anchorages along coast and Islands of La Paz — Espiritu Santo and San José
2-3 dives per day based on dive master and captain's local knowledge — El Bajo, Salvatierra, Swanee Reef, Los Islotes California sea lion rookery, and much more
Sessions with naturalist
Explore remote coves of Archipelago Natural Protected Area
Expedition gear, plus equipment for kayak, SUP, snorkel, and bird watching
Dive gear provided: tanks (average 3/ day), weights
Food & Drinks
Local seafood, healthy Mexican & International cuisine
Local fresh juices and waters
Cerveza, wine, spirits by request — in moderation
What Should You Bring?
Personal clothes and gear:
~July — November: layers for sun, heat and wind*
(*detailed packing list in Welcome Packet)
Diving Gear - Your personal BCD & regulator, dive computer, mask, fins, wetsuit
Willingness to explore
Art supplies, if desired
Gratuities for BE team at your discretion