tours depart in the morning and return between noon and 3:30 p.m.
depending on dive location. Tours consist of two dives at two
different dive sites. 10% IVA and gratuities to boat captains
are not included in prices
Pulmo Marine Park
In June of 1995 this area was officially declared a Marine preserve
by the Mexican Government. It is approximately 11 miles long with
at least eight different fingers of coral reefs. It is historically
known as the only substantial living coral reef on the west coast
of North America. It is approximately a 50-minute boat ride and
is the premier area for diving and snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez.
If you've never taken the opportunity to see it, we would like
to invite you to experience it.
This site is an old tuna boat that went down in the early 1980s.
Most of the wooden hull has long since disintegrated, but there
is still some wreckage there. A large diesel motor and a huge
brass propeller engulfed in netting provide sanctuary for fry
and other species of marine life. There are also masts and large
refrigeration units all lying in approximately 45 feet. In winter
months gay bar grunts and goatfish school by the thousands.
Los Morros Norte
This site surrounded by sand, is a long bar, that harbors schools
of huge grouper, some in excess of 200 lbs. In the spring of the
year it is not uncommon to also see large amberjacks and schooling
big eye jack. The depth of this reef is 55 feet and harbors many
large green Moray eels.
El Bajo de los Morros
This reef is approximately 1/4 mile long and only 20 to 30 yards
wide. The colors, coral and vegetation remind us of Disneyland.
This reef draws an extreme amount of tropical fish as well as
resting turtles. Other divers have commented that "the visibility
would have been better but they couldn't see through all the fish!"
Surrounded by sand and thousands of garden eels, it is not unusual
to see large pargo and grouper. This site has also attracted whale
sharks, porpoise, and manta rays.
This is another very popular reef for a number of reasons. Its
maximum depth is 55 ft. with many small caverns that harbor very
large grouper and dog toothed snapper. There are many ledges and
crevices to yield protection to octopus, resting turtles, playful
pufferfish and a wide variety of starfish. Since Cabo Pulmo has
become a protected area, a large school of bat rays have taken
residence there and it is not uncommon to see manta rays as well.
The topside of this site is covered with what seems to be acres
of elegant stony coral, which provides a safe environment for
frogfish, damsel, wrasse, and other colorful tropical reef fish.
The Deep Reef
Like most of the reefs in Cabo Pulmo, this long bar of ledge-like
reef is surrounded by a sandy bottom. Located in approximately
90 feet, the many cracks and crevices provide ample hiding places
for many large grouper that fall into the 200-pound plus category.
This site is never a disappointment as there is always something
different there to peak your curiosity. We have seen stingrays,
angel shark, nurse shark and even hammerheads.
Cerralvo Island Area Dives
The area around Cerralvo Island is extremely beautiful and hosts
an array of
different types of diving as well as species of fish.
The south end of the Island is about 35 miles from our location
and it takes approximately 50 minutes to a little over an hour
of travel time.
The Rock Highway
This site appears as a long rock bar that resembles an actual
highway. The depth ranges from approximately 55 to 70 feet, surrounded
by a sand floor. Huge over hangs and crevices house many lobster,
an abundance of Moray eels, and very large Dog toothed snapper.
Punta Perico Area
This area harbors large schools of ladyfish as well as many other
species of tropical fish. Sometimes we've been lucky enough to
find sea horses. There is a constant supply of parrotfish, cabrilla
With a maximum depth of 70 feet, this site has three distinctive
terrain changes. The first is large boulders with many cavern-like
swim-throughs. The site then opens up into unique monumental type
rock formations. Toward the end of the dive, it completely changes
into large channels that resemble a huge rat maze.
Boca de Los Muertos
Unique rock formations with a maximum depth of 85 feet, this site
always hosts an abundance of sea life.
Pescadero Area Dives
This group of dive sites is the closest area to the local resorts.
It is a brief 20-minute boat ride.
Translated into English, this is Fisherman's Point—and it’s
a site that truly lives up to its name. With a maximum depth of
40 feet, it has unusual rock formations and very interesting topography.
Resident scorpion stonefish, Cortez stingrays, and large schools
of surgeonfish provide this site with grace and beauty. Seasonally,
we see conch, octopus, and Nudibranch. Because this site is located
on a migratory point, conditions and marine life may change very
rapidly. A second dive, at the same location, may reveal something
Only a 20-minute boat ride, this area is a large rock bed that
begins in 25 feet of water and slopes down to approximately 90
feet. It features large schools of amberjack and ladyfish. It
also harbors a wide variety of star fish such as chocolate chip
sea stars, tan sea stars, panoramic crown of thorns, yellow spotted
and spiny stars, to name a few. There is also a community of Cortez
stingrays with loads of garden eels living in the sandy floor
on the north side of the rock bed. This area is also a seasonal
provider of Nudi branch.
This shallow reef is located in between Cerralvo and Pescadero
areas. Maximum depth is only 35 feet, but the large amounts of
branching elegant stony coral and numerous varieties of tropical
fish make this spot a photographer’s dream. There are also
loads of green Moray eels, as well as spotted snake eels, tiger
reef eels and the beautiful zebra Moray. This is a site where
you are likely to see many different species of Nudibranch.
Cabo Los Frailes Area
This beautiful and well-protected bay is just south of Cabo Pulmo.
It is a great mooring for sailboats as well as anchorage for larger
yachts. A combination of smooth sandy bottom and large platelets
of rock provide very interesting diving.
This small island protrudes slightly on the surface and then widens
stoically into a thick hearty structure under water. This pinnacle-like
structure is like diving in the round. It features many varieties
of sea fans, gorgonian, and colonial cup corals that have become
the signature of the Sea of Cortez. The structure itself is indigenous
of the near by beach's topography, with large boulders providing
small caverns with portholes for great photo opportunities. Huge
bumb head parrotfish, and scrawled leather jacket filefish are
residents there as well as a seasonal, large school of swarming
big eye jacks.
Although we call them caves, there is no major overhead environment
to these structures. With plenty of ambient light shining through
many large portholes, the brilliant colors of the different varieties
of corals, and an array of tropical fish provide a perfect composition
for remarkable photos.
The Sea Lion Colony
The face of Cabo Los Frailes has an almost glacial appearance—minus
the ice, of course! Large boulders that appeared to have rattled
loose and fallen aimlessly into around 45 feet of water provide
a sanctuary for a colony of California sea lions. These playful
creatures, as cumbersome as they are on land, are charmingly graceful
under water. This site can be dived or may be used for an amusing
surface interval. Large schools of sardines and many species of
other tropical reef fish reside there as well.
The Submarine Canyon
This site is the deepest of the Frailes area and begins in approximately
50 feet and gently slopes to well beyond the recreational dive
limit. There are very unique rock formations that were created
when the platelets of the earth erupted over thousands of years
ago. These large ledges and over hangs provide homes for an abundant
supply of lobster and other marine life. It is not uncommon to
see schools of manta rays, big grouper and a large supply of conch.
Gordo Banks Area
This site is approximately 50 miles south and takes about two
hours by boat to arrive. It is for ADVANCED DIVERS ONLY! The top
of this seamount is in approximately 100 feet and is covered with
loads of yellow bushes of black coral. Because this dive is a
"Blue Water" dive you may be able to see game fish in
action. It is not unusual to see marlin, tuna, dorado and wahoo.
Hammerheads and whale sharks have also been known to grace this
site with their presence. Recommended for advanced divers only,
and advanced reservations preferred