With its spectacular coral reefs, wonderful rock formations and abundant marine life, Cabo San Lucas is simply a mecca for scuba divers. This unique destination in the backyard of Southern California offers wonderful diving experience to divers of all levels. So, head to Cabo San Lucas today. Discovery in the waters of this amazing “world’s aquarium” awaits you!
Cabo San Lucas is in fact called a dive playground. The Sea of Cortez here is a boon for scuba divers. It offers an experience of lifetime, which is simply unforgettable. The sand falls, coral reefs and caves – all are waiting to be explored.
The seasons in Cabo San Lucas changes invariably and so does the marine life and water conditions. Each season brings different water conditions as well as varied marine life. Underwater photographers find the conditions best as they are able to find different photo subjects with each changing season.
The best seasons for scuba diving here are October-November and December-March. During October-November the tropical temperatures warm up the water making visibility outdo any classic dive destination in the world. This is the best time when scuba divers visit Cabo San Lucas in large numbers to see hammerhead sharks at El Bajo or in the Corridor. Whale sharks are also seen in the Sea of Cortez. Scuba diving is also excellent during December-March. This is the time when humpback and grey whales are seen moving into the Pacific Ocean from the Sea of Cortez. The divers also get opportunity to swim along with schools of mobula rays as well as sea lions. During winter and spring the colder water prompts the octopuses, bullseye rays, banded guitarfish and many other critters to come up to recreational dive depths from the deeper waters.
Cabo San Lucas has some of the best dive sites. These include North Wall, Pelican Rock, Neptune’s Finger, Land’s End, The Corridor and Gordo Banks. The divers get access to steep sandy slope intermingled with rock fingers at the North Wall. The rocky areas around the slope are best to look out for blennies, seahorses, trumpetfish, cornetfish, box fish, puffer, stingrays, jewel eels and zebra. Large rays, sharks and big schools of fish can also be seen in the open water here.
The Pelican Rock is a fabulous dive site. The infamous Sand Falls is the prominent feature here. The divers get opportunity to search for blennies, octopus, seahorses, moray eels and nudibranchs at the Pelican Rock’s right and backside.
The Neptune’s Finger justifies its name. This large, finger-resembling rock peeps into the sky from deep into the ocean. This is the best place to look out for sting rays and banded guitarfish that come up from the ocean depths to enjoy the cool water during spring. Sea fans, big schools of fish and other marine creatures are also seen.
The Land’s End is the best site to see pelagic fish, schools of baitfish, diving cormorants and resident sea lions. These marine creatures are commonly found here. The Land’s End is also a must-dive site for the underwater photographers because of the less dive pressure here.