Espiritu Santo Archipelago Diving

In the warm, crystal-clear waters just minutes from La Paz lies one of the most intact ecosystem in the world. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. the crown jewel of the Sea of Cortez, Espiritu Santo Island Archipelago boasts 500 species of fish, unique plants and diverse wildlife. One-third of all the world’s whale and dolphin species either live or migrate here including the year-round resident fin whale.

Los Islotes is home to an important rookery of some 400 resident sea lions, Zalophus californianus. Snorkel with curious pups that swim straight at you only to zoom away in a froth of bubbles, tugging on your fins when you least expect it. Observe dynamic schools of uncountable colorful fish, magnificent sea turtles, breaching Mobula rays and the occasional Humpback.

We will explore as many spectacular spots as conditions allow — sea mounts, reefs and a wreck are all nearby! Our trips are designed for certified divers of all skill levels. Our crew members will work with your group to map out the best itinerary. The prime diving season starts in July and August and ends at the end of October. Welcome to your ideal Baja Ex/perience. A portion of the proceeds from your expedition goes to support local environmental education and conservation research programming.

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Trip Details

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

Activity
Scuba Diving

Expedition Type
Day Trip

Age Range
All Certified Active Divers Welcome

Trip Rating
Medium — plenty of action, with some breaks

Season
all year, best July - November

Trip Duration
8 hours
Leave at 8:30 a.m. October
Leave at 9 a.m. July-September

Crew
Divemaster/Naturalist Guide/Captain

Support Vessel
Panga Motor Skiff

Itinerary Details

  • USD $160 per diver
  • Minimum Group Size: 6; Maximum Group Size: 8 (Questions? Contact us!)
  • Our flexible itineraries are designed to change with weather, tides, animals' habits, and divers' preferences
  • 2-3 dives per day based on divemaster and captain's local knowledge: El Bajo, Salvatierra, Swanee Reef, Los Islotes California sea lion rookery, and much more. Learn about local dive sites
  • Session with expert naturalist

Dive Gear Provided

2 - 3 tanks, weights, belt.
 

Food & Drinks

  • Healthy snacks
  • Local fresh juices and waters

Other Cool Stuff

  • Local history and dive tips
  • Bird watching
  • Want to see more?  Visit our Photo Gallery
  • Contributions to preserve Wild Baja are greatly appreciated and tax deductible!

Stuff you'll need

  • Personal clothes and gear:
  • November - March: layers for sun, cold and wind
    April — October: layers for sun, heat and wind
    see a detailed packing list in Welcome Aboard
  • Dive gear — Your personal BCD & regulator, dive computer, mask, fins, wetsuit
  • Camera
  • Energy to explore
  • Gratuities for BajaEx team at your discretion
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