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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Trip Details

Start/End Destinations
Start: La Paz
End: La Paz

Activity
Scuba Diving

Expedition Type
Eco-Adventure Live-Aboard

Age Range
Little Ones — Grandparents

Trip Rating
Medium — plenty of action, plenty of breaks

Season
July — November

Trip Duration
7 nights, 8 days

Crew
Naturalist Guide/Dive Master, Boat Captain, Mariner/Chef

Support Vessel
Catamaran El Mechudo

Camping
Live-Aboard Catamaran El Mechudo

Itinerary Details

  • 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

Gear Provided

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

Other Cool Stuff

  • Kayak and paddleboard use in anchorages
  • Bird watching
  • Day hiking
  • Want to see more?  Visit our Photo Gallery
  • Contributions to preserve Wild Baja are greatly appreciated and tax deductible!

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
  • Camera
  • Willingness to explore
  • Art supplies, if desired
  • Gratuities for BE team at your discretion
     
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