Scuba Diving in La Paz

Just 18 miles from La Paz, the 23,383 acre island of Espiritu Santo is the crown jewel in the warm crystal-clear waters of the Sea of Cortez.

Called the aquarium of the world by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Espiritu Santo is a world famous diving spot, known for it's abundant marine and pelagic life.

The waters surrounding the island support coral reefs, resident colonies of sea lions at Los Islotes rookery, 500 species of fish and are also frequented by over a dozen species of whales, including the year-round resident finbacks.

Main attraction diving sites include the sea lions rookery (Los Islotes), several ship wrecks (Salvatierra, Fang Min and C59), coral reefs (Swanee), La Reina where giant mantas are often seen, and for more experienced divers, El Bajo, where big schools of hammerhead sharks can be spotted during their migration season.

Because of its warm waters and protected coves, Espiritu Santo provides the perfect place for all-level divers to hone their skills.

Baja Expeditions is an official PADI certifier.

Trip rating

Easy to moderate. Only certified divers are allowed to dive. Depending on the underwater conditions, most of the dives are very easy; however some sites are only for divers with some experience.

Trip dates

The diving season starts in August and ends beginning of November. Please call us at 800-843-6967 for availabilities.

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