Dive into the Sea of Cortez

      La Paz, Mexico

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

      Blue Planet Scuba
      • Facebook verified
      • Twitter verified
      137 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.


      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

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

      Deposit: $500
      Diver, Single Occupancy
      Deposit: $500
      Non-diver, Double Occupancy
      Deposit: $500

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      Blue Planet Scuba
      137 reviews
      Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.


      Great experience, our instructors from blue planet were accommodating and flexible with what we needed. They balanced safety and fun, as well as a hectic schedule that allowed us to get certified in just three days in the water. The weather was perfect (not that thats under our control) which lent itself to good swimming conditions. wonderful trip overall!
      By Gloria L for December Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Dec 08, 2023
      Trips with Blue Planet continue to amaze! The Sea of Cortez liveaboard was great value for the money- comfortable rooms, friendly and capable crew, and highly enjoyable diving. There are lots of moving parts re: a liveaboard and Blue Planet consistently provides excellent support. I highly recommend any and all of their trips!
      By Andy M for Sea of Cortez Liveaboard on Nov 12, 2023
      Jen is a fantastic trip leader! She really made the trip great! She made everything easy. Thank you!
      By Dee B for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on Oct 22, 2023
      Hi Dee! Thanks so much for joining us, we enjoyed adventuring with you. Hope to sea you on another trip soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Oct 22, 2023
      Another wonderful trip with Blue Planet! Thank you so much for coordinating a day with Dr. German Mendez and the Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program as well as setting up an opportunity for us to volunteer with baby sea turtle hatchlings. Helping to plant coral and release baby turtles into the ocean was truly life changing. Oh and I guess the diving was pretty good too. 😉 Thanks again BP! Looking forward to the next one.
      By Kristin D for September Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Oct 19, 2023
      Another great Blue Planet trip in the books!!! This was a very laid back and relaxing destination, I enjoyed every minute of it! Our trip leader Jen was awesome she was on top of everything and kept us informed!!! Cane Bay diving was great! The whole crew was very nice, communicated with everyone and was very friendly. I felt like I had already knew them, made me feel very welcomed! The topside events was fun, including the underwater pumpkin carving which I've never carved a pumpkin before and was able to do it underwater..lol Looking forward to our next adventure together some where around the world!
      By MICHELLE S for St Croix: Escape to the US Virgin Islands on Oct 17, 2023
      Thanks for joining another Blue Planet adventure, Michelle. We are so glad you had a great time and congrats on your 300 dive milestone. Sea you again soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Oct 17, 2023
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