Tropical fish, Turtles, Manta Rays, the underwater world of the Sea of Cortez and scube diving in Loreto Baja Mexico has it all. Aptly nicknamed the “Aquarium of the World” by Jacque Cousteau, the waters just outside Loreto Baja California Sur are perfect for diving and have an abundance in both variety and quantity of sea life. Many divers from around the world have called this magical place an amazing scuba diving experience. The waters of Loreto Mexico include 5 islands that have been protected from over fishing for the last 10 years. Loreto Bay is part of the Loreto Bay National Marine Park, the largest marine park in Mexico. The Islands and waters are also protected as part of the chain of Islands in the Sea of Cortez as listed in the UNESCO World heritage Site. Best Scuba diving in Loreto Mexico
Within the National Marine Park, there is also an abundance of different dive sites, ranging from sand bottoms to walls and sea mounds. For the more advanced diver, there are also sea wrecks to explore. From the Loreto Marina, there are over 35 scuba diving sites within a 45-minute boat ride of the launch.
Diving in Loreto is a year around adventure. The most common time to scuba dive is August to November when the waters are the warmest and generally crystal clear. Diving in the winter months usually requires a light wetsuit, which the local dive shops provide, but when the winds are down the clarity is amazing and the Jural are prolific.
There are a few very good companies that provide Scuba Diving Courses and certifications. Tours Loreto can provide you with anywhere from an introductory “resort” course, Open Water Diver to the level of Dive Master. They have both English and Spanish speaking instructors and guides, with over 13 years of experience in the Loreto area. We have partnered with them in providing some scuba diving packages. Click here to obtain more information.
Our hotel is located just off the bay of California and offer some of the scuba diving in Loreto Mexico.