Dive into the Sea of Cortez

La Paz, Mexico

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Nov 3 - 10, 2018
Group size: 8 - 20
Dive into the Sea of Cortez
La Paz, Mexico

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
  • Twitter verified
51 reviews

Nov 3 - 10, 2018
Group size: 8 - 20

About this trip

2 nights camping + 5 nights hotel + 15 dives + snorkel with whale sharks!


Play with sea lions, snorkel with whale sharks, dive at night with schooling mobula rays and more! Join us for this unique trip to the Sea of Cortez, one of the most biologically diverse marine systems in the world. We'll camp under the stars at a World Heritage Site, dive at Cabo Pulmo Marine Park, one of Mission Blue’s Hope Spots, and experience the charms of La Paz. 

Diving in the Sea of Cortez 

Get up close to some of the ocean’s coolest creatures including a life-changing frolic with a colony of 400 wild sea lions. What sets La Paz diving apart is the big stuff: giant mantas, sea lions, and impressive numbers of sharks, including whale sharks and hammerheads. There are also over 900 species of fish to see as well as marine mammals and diving birds. In October, the waters are warm with great visibility and a great chance of seeing juvenile whale Sharks.

Camping on Espiritu Santo 

You can't really call this camping - think of it as camping with benefits! Espiritu Santo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a world class natural park. Each tent, which has an amazing view of the turquoise bay, accommodates two people and comes equipped with cots and sleeping bags. Other creature comforts include manual flushing toilets and solar showers in private bamboo stalls, beach lounge chairs with umbrellas, covered dining and classroom area and more. A chef and three-person crew will prepare delicious meals and tend to camp while you are away exploring during the day.


Here you will experience all that nature has to offer 24 hours a day. The island is uninhabited and the beach camp is available by permit only. Enjoy soaking up the heat on the beach chairs or comb the waters edge as the sand sinks between your toes. Cruise around the bay in a kayak or on a paddle board while spotting for marine life in the crystal clear water. Watch Brown Pelicans and Great Blue Herons feed on the water’s edge. The sunrises and sunsets are spectacular. The night sky, unhindered by light pollution, is clear and filled with the unfiltered brilliance of the stars and planets.

La Paz 

The port city of La Paz has become the ideal site for all kinds of visitors. Its natural landscapes, deserts, mountains and seas — from the “largest aquarium in the world” to its islands that flank the bay — are the dream of every adventurer who enjoys diving, camping and extreme sports. La Paz offers first class services without losing the charm of a small city. Safe and cozy, but cosmopolitan, it has all the amenities a world traveler could want.


Our home base will be Hyatt Place, not far from our fabulous dive center, Fun Baja. Our stay includes hot breakfast, free wifi, on site bar, food, pool and shuttles to downtown La Paz.

Travel

You should fly in to La Paz (LAP) on November 3 and arrive no later than 3 PM. If you fly into Cabo (SJD), you must schedule your arrival so you arrive no later that 12 PM. From Cabo, plan to take the Eco Baja Tours Shuttle - click here for information on the shuttle and to book a ride. It's a 3 hour ride from Cabo to La Paz. You can fly home at any time on November 10. Please email or call the shop with any questions before booking your flight!

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 2 nights of camping
    Stay in a tent on the beach with all meals prepared on site by a chef, kayaking, paddleboarding, hiking and more
  • 2 dive days from island
    2 days of 3-tank dives from the island plus diving and snorkeling with the sea lions and a night dive with schooling mobula rays
  • 5 nights in the Hyatt
    Double or single occupancy available; breakfast included
  • 2 dive days from La Paz
    2 days of 3-tank dives plus swimming with whale sharks; lunch included
  • 1 dive day in Cabo Pulmo
    1 day of 2-tank dives at Cabo Pulmo
  • Airport transfers
    Round trip transfers from La Paz airport
  • Enriched Air/Nitrox
    for Nitrox certified divers
  • Flights
    international flights to La Paz
  • Scuba equipment
    Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew
  • Meals not specified
    Dinners and any other meals not mentioned above

Available Packages

Diver, Double Occupancy
5 left

Shared tent on the island and shared room in La Paz; two beds

$2185
Deposit: $500
Diver, Single Occupancy
only 2 left
$2655
Deposit: $500
Non-diver, Double Occupancy
only 2 left
$1665
Deposit: $500

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Reviews

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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Hey! Please add me to the waitlist for the Indonesia trip in November! Thanks! Eran Patterson
By Eran P on 25 Nov, 2018