The Sea of Cortez is an interesting place. We started diving here many years ago when giant mantas were common and multiple schools of hammerhead sharks would swirl around El Bajo. Commercial fishermen hit the place really hard in the 1990’s before the government of Mexico enacted exclusionary zones and marine protected area. Our beautiful sea has come back to life but it is different than before. Whale sharks are still resident seasonally off La Paz. The sea lions at Los Islotes were never impacted. Humpback whales still show up every winter. And the huge schools of panamic fish are as abundant as ever before. We are seeing hammerhead sharks at El Bajo and Los Animas and mantas at La Reyna. We finally figured out where the humboldt squid are and it’s quite a trek to get there! We discovered the stunning number of whale sharks at Bahia de Los Angeles in the northern sea of Cortez.
Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez the aquarium of the world. Expect to see a lot of fish. A LOT of fish! Whale sharks in season. California sea lions. Giant manta rays at one particular site. A variety of shark species possibly including hammerheads (noting that the Sea of Cortez is nowhere near as sharkie as Socorro), several shipwrecks, garden eels and diving cormorant birds.
Fly into Cabo on a Saturday and meet at, See Creatures, Dive Center and board a luxury coach transfer to La Paz at 7pm to board the boat. The boat will depart early Sunday morning to start diving and visit our old favourites including Los Islotes, El Bajo, Fang Ming, Suwammee Reef and wreck of the Salvatierra, La Reyna and the sharks of Las Animas. You will return to La Paz the following Saturday to disembark at 8:30am. There is an easy transfer to SJD in time for an afternoon flight home OR head into Cabo for more adventures!!
The Nautilus Explorer is a rebreather friendly vessel. They have sorb and oxygen on-hand (ok, we need to tell them when you book so we can make sure it is on-board). So, yes you may use your rebreather.
Shopping in town, zip lining, parasailing, City and cultural tours, horseback riding and more
Airfare to/from Cabo San Lucas, Nitrox, port fee ($65, cash paid on-board), Park Fee (None at this time), Boutique, Bar tab, Lunch & dinner, Rentals, sorb and rebreather gasses, Taxi fares to/from town, Airport tax Additional land tours, Other activities, Diving equipment system, Trip insurance and shopping, hotels in Cabo the day before or after arrivals. Tips for local dive staff or tour staff,
The traveler must be free from COVID before departure. A Covid test is required before departure (with in 5 days prior) and a test is required to return to the United States. These requirements are subject to change
Please see the Terms & Conditions page for a listing of our travel policies. All prices are subject to change until booked and ticketed. All moneys are due in full on deposit even if not paid in full and some penalties may ably for cancellations based on the operators policies and group penalties. As with most small island properties and vessels, cancellations are more of an issue so they have limited ability to fill unused spaces. We highly recommend trip insurance to help avoid any unnecessary problems. No refunds for missed flights or changes in plans. Trip insurance and diving insurance can be found at http://oceanicventures.com/travel-insurance/. Both Dive Assure/DAN and Travel Guard have a family plan. Diving Accident and Medical Insurance is required. Vessel and OVI travel releases are required. Please plan to bring a copy of your logbook, c-card, and diving insurance.
Passport must have a minimum of 6 months validity prior to passport expiration. No refunds for missed flights or boats.
Note: All guests spaces are reserved upon deposit. But unless a minimum number of guest sign up for the trip by the deadline dates, an Oceanic Ventures trip leader will not be attending.
August 7-14 2021
Airfare is not included in this trip. Your desitnation is Cabo San Lucas
There is a departure flight on August 14 in the evening or you may want to depart on August 15. We can help you plan this part of the trip.
We can assist you with transit hotels if needed.
All per person double discounted for cash and Club membership. Except the single cabin which is for one person. First booked, first choice.
We highly recommend travel insurance to help cover you for unknown events that may occur. We also recommend that you have coverage to help you in the event you need to leave for weather or other emergencies.