DIVE TOURS, LORETO B.C.S.

BEST DIVING IN THE SEA OF CORTEZ

$115/person
9-2:30 pm 2 People Year round Equipment rental Cruiser friendly

DIVE THE SEA OF CORTEZ

Diving from Loreto Baja California Sur is some of the best diving in the Sea of Cortez and maybe even the world. Dive with giant round rays, vast schools of fish, a beautiful abundance of nudibranchs, turtles, tropical fish, and various landscapes. With over 40 dive sites spread out over three islands, all within 1 hour of Loreto, the sky's the limit! Our dive masters and captains have over 20 years of experience exploring these waters. They can choose the site that best suits you based on ocean conditions and your skill level. PADI courses and refreshers are also offered.

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Use the online form below to book your Dive Tours.

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We can provide dive tours for people staying down South at Villas del Palmar, or Loreto Bay.  Please contact us for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

If it has been over a year since you last dove we highly recomend a refresh course.  Especially if it is your first dive since being certified.  More information on the PADI refresh course here

It’s never 100% safe to swim with wild animals however we’ve never had an incident during our tours.  Of course we keep a safe distance from their rocks and don’t try to pet them.  Its wonderful to snorkel near their colony and watch them zoom by and play with eachother.  

While we can find amazing creatures and have good dives year round, the ideal time for most folks is August-November.  This is when the water is warm (80-85 F) and you can look far into clear blue sea.  

Yes we have boats designed with diving in mind.  We have pangas that can hold anywhere from 2-12 divers.  Perfect for families and dive groups or small private tours.

Equipment provided

Don't feel like shlepping your equipment through the airport? No worries, we have full gear for at least 20 divers. We have well-maintained new regulators, BCDs, wetsuits (for cold and warmer waters), masks, snorkels, hoods, and fins. We also have an onsite dive technician and compressor guru if you have equipment that needs a simple repair or tune-up.

Safety First

Our boats are fully permitted to operate in Mexican waters as well as the National Marine Park. They all come equip with: life jackets, radios, emergency beacons, New 4 stroke motors, and Oxygen kits onboard. Our boats designed for diving. There is plenty of room, shade and storage. We have boats that can hold from 4-12 divers, perfect for dive groups and big families.

Experienced Guides and Captains

With over fifteen years of diving in the Loreto National Marine Park, our guides and captains have the experience to ensure you dive the best sites and stay safe. We can also provide refresher or introductory courses for folks who are out of practice or would like to try diving.

PADI Dive Courses Available

Sea and Land tours have four onsite dive instructors available to teach the following PADI dive courses: Open Water Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, and Dive Master. Contact Us to find out about PADI online courses. You can do the coursework from the convenience of your own home. Once in Loreto, it's just three days with an instructor to do your pool and open water dives.

Would you like to try diving or get certified during your stay?
Diving the Sea Lion Colony at Coronado Island

Be Sure To Bring

Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Sarong or Towel, extra snacks, Camera, batteries, and warm layers in the winter and Spring months. All Boats have shade and dry storage on board.

Tour Includes

Food, drinks, tanks, weights, divemaster Not included: gratuity to captain or guide, National Marine Park entry fees ($5 USD) can be purchased in cash at our office or at the Marina. Full equipment available for daily rental.

Trip Itinerary

A basic estimate of our tour times. Should the weather look windy, we may start earlier. If we travel to a remote site, we might have an extended day on the water (Oh darn).

9:00 AM - Loreto Marina
Meet at the Blue Whale Statue, from there to your boat and captain.
9-9:30 AM- Travel to Dive Site
Travel North to the sites looking for dolphins, Mantas, etc. along the way
10:00-11:00 AM Dive #1
11:00 AM-12:00 PM Surface Interval and Lunch
12:00-1:00 PM Dive #2
1:00-1:45 PM Return to Loreto
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"We Never felt rushed. We really enjoyed our dives and our day out at the islands."
Jaya
Austin, TX
"What a great dive vacation. I really appreciated the time and attention the staff put into each dive. The dives were amazing as well. So much life!!"
Chris
Reno, NV

Book Here

Use the online form below to book your Dive Tours.

Planyo online booking system

We can provide dive tours for people staying down South at Villas del Palmar, or Loreto Bay.  Please contact us for details.

AVERAGE WATER TEMPERATURES, LORETO BCS.

  • DEC- JAN- 65-70 F
  • FEB- MAR-56-65 F
  • APR-MAY-62-68 F
  • JUN-JUL-68-75F
  • JULY-AUG-80-85 F
  • AUG -SEP-83-85 F
  • OCT-NOV-88-78F
  • NOV-DEC-78-70F

Year-round, there’s always something to see.  August-October, we have peak visibility of up to 100+ feet.  May-June is excellent for invertebrates.  Are you here Feb-March?  We can still do tours, but please understand that the water is cold and very murky during these months. 

THE FUN PART

Given that diving is an extreme sport, please be aware that currents, weather, visibility, and other conditions can change before or during each dive.  Our guides can only judge each dive based on the current conditions for each site.  Please follow the instructions in the dive briefing and be current with your certifications.  If you are new to diving or it has been some time since you last dove, please let us know, and we can do a refresher course.  We also need to see if you carry a current DAN card and appreciate a copy of this ahead of time.  Should you have any medical conditions such as hypertension, arrhythmias, etc.  Please be sure your doctor has cleared you for diving.
We carry oxygen kits with us on our dives, and the nearest Hyperbaric chamber to Loreto Baja California Sur is in either San Carlos BCS (2.5 hours) or Cabo San Lucas (6hrs), which is part of the SSS Recompression Chamber network.

Related Tours

Check out the additional services and tours that we offer. We have discounts for folks who do multiple days of activities with us as well as group rates.

Come explore this jewel in the Sea of Cortez

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Daily island tours from Loreto Baja California Sur

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Daily Shuttle Services

Airport Transfers

Transportation Services from Loreto International Airport

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Oct-May

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Visit Two Beautiful Islands in One Day

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