The Sea of Cortez is a UNESCO world heritage site that separates the Baja Peninsula from the Mexican mainland. It is thought to be one of the most diverse seas on the planet with the widest variety of whales and dolphins, and home to nearly 900 species of fish.
This warm body of nutrient-rich water basks in sunshine throughout the year and is home to many endemic species as well as pods of pilot whales, sea lions, dolphin, jumping mobula (devil) rays, whale sharks, hammerhead sharks, turtles and orca. Discover dive sites such as Los Islotes, famous for its sea lion rookery, El Bajo, a seamount attracting large pelagic species, the colourful reef of Isla Las Animas and the artificial wreck, Fang Ming with its amazing marine life that now resides on and around the vessel.
Diving operates Jun-Nov to the dive sites around Isla Espiritu Santo in the south where you can spend time staying and diving at an eco-camp (minimum stay is three nights). During these months you can encounter whale sharks, sea lions, Mexican barracuda, whales and dolphin. The Midriff Islands in the north are best visited by liveaboard between July and September. It's here you can expect an incredibe biodiversity of wildlife both topside and underwater, the highlight for many being the snorkelling with the whale sharks at Bahia de los Angeles.
Water temperature ranges from 23-26C and visibility from 10-30 metres.
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