Underwater Adventures in Los Cabos, Mexico
- Last Updated: March 11, 2013 by Roxanna Brock McDade
- Cabo, Scuba Diving
If you are looking to enjoy the ocean while visiting Los Cabos, Mexico, you should check out these amazing underwater adventures—snorkeling & scuba diving. Underwater visibility in the seas around Los Cabos can be anywhere from 30-60 feet. Here are the places to go.
- Playa del Amor is a site you can go on your own or you can hire a guide to make sure you see all you'd like.
- Bahías Chileno and Santa María on the Corridor are bays, protected from the waves, and accessible via a vehicle. They are considered two of the most beautiful and popular areas for snorkeling and have a variety of rock outcroppings that attract varieties of fish and marine life. There is little to no shade and few commercial services exist, however, there are vendors during the busy seasons. Chileno bay is best in the mornings and has a public restroom. Snorkeling rentals are available at Santa María bay. These areas can be crowded.
- Pelican Rock is a rock island/large rock outcropping a short distance from the Los Cabos shore where Pelicans hang out. It requires a charter tour to get to and can get crowded during the busy season. It is located in the Cabo Marine Preserve.
- Bahías Chileno and Santa María on the Corridor accommodate shallow diving.
- Neptune's Finger allows dive depths from six to eight meters and is also part of the Cabo Marine Preserve.
- Land's End Dive underneath a Sea Lion colony and then swim along diverse topography while potentially viewing green sea turtles, amberjack, guitarfish and more interesting underwater creatures.
- Pelican Rock is a popular dive spot, as well as snorkeling spot, located in the Cabo Marine Preserve. For the seasoned diver, the Abyss or Middle Wall and the Sandfalls (a 90-foot canyon dive documented by Jacques Cousteau) should not be missed.
- Gordo Banks Located eight miles offshore of Punta Gorda is a summit of 110 to 140 feet. There one will swim with manta rays, game fish, whale sharks, and occasionally a hammerhead will show up.
- Cabo Plumo National Park features an eight-fingered live and healthy coral reef in the depths of this large and wide bay. Diving can take place between 15 and 100 feet depending on the location. A shipwreck and the multitude of reefs make for incredible marine life.
Various guides and outfitters are located in the Los Cabos vicinity. Here are a few:
Underwater Diversions www.divecabo.com
Eagle Divers www.eaglediver.com