Sea Lion Dive Espiritu Santo

Dive with sea lions and enjoy a complete day exploding with adventure and nature.  On this excursion to Espiritu Santo you will enjoy the incredible beautiful landscapes of the National Park we are so proud of and dive in the biggest sea lion nursery in the Baja.

Espíritu Santo island is home to around 600 sea lions giving you a high chance to  enjoy cuddles on your dive with cheeky sea lion pups that want to be your friend, white sandy beaches and the crystal clear sea that is vibrant and full of life.

On your way out to the dive site you have the chance to see sea lions, turtles, manta rays, dolphins, sharks, birds and even whales. The island has many different beaches where you can take walks, go for a swim or just enjoy the gorgeous scenery that only the Sea of Cortez can offer.

Espíritu Santo Island is a protected area and was declared part of a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1995. This beautiful island is located in the sea of Cortez a few miles off the coast of La Paz, in the state of Baja California Sur, which is two hours north of Cabo san Lucas.

Our trips to Espíritu Santo run from September to June as well like to protect are respect the sea lions in their mating season.  Please ask for other options if you would like to dive on the off season.

We have different sized boats to fit all your needs. All boats are insured and have permits for operation. They are all equipped with life jackets and snorkeling equipment. There will always be a well trained guide on board to help you get the most out of your adventure. ​​​

We focus on high safety standards and use well trained captains, guides and dive instructors to ensure you receive the best service possible. We want you to get the most from this excursion and remember it for life.

Itinerary

You will be picked up from you accommodation and taken to the marina in La Paz. There will be a breakfast snack for you in the transportation and we can stop along the way for breakfast and coffee.

Once the boat departs the marina your dive equipment will be assembled and tested for you so you can relax and enjoy the journey to the island. Along the way you can watch out for dolphins and schools of mobula rays popping out of the water and you can enjoy the views of the wonderful beaches.

The boat is fast and comfortable with shade and has a lot of space to allow distancing.

When we arrive at the island have a briefing about the dive site. The dive will be an hour or as long as your tank can last so you get the most of the amazing marine life and playful sea lion pups. 

You will then enjoy your lunch with a view of an amazing beach and you can even have a snorkel while you are relaxing around the beaches. 

On the way back you have the chance to visit the bird colonies and see the amazing rock formations before heading back to the marina.  If you would like to explore a surrounding town on the way back, that can do so.

Included:

  • Pick up in air conditioned transportation
  • Breakfast Snack
  • Breakfast stop
  • Drinks and snacks on boat
  • Lunch with an amazing view
  • Tanks and weights
  • Expert dive instructor
  • Photos and videos from trip
  • Photo boat tour
  • Photo tour on the return transportation.

What to bring:

  • Bathing suit
  • Hat/ biodegradable sunscreen
  • Cash for guide and captain gratuity 10-15% is customary
  • Dive gear if you have it

Who is This trip for?

This trip is for everybody, no experience is necessary. We can do a beginner dive and give all of the guidance you need to complete your first dive with sea lions.  This is also for experienced divers that loves marine life and wild life as a whole. If you do not want to dive or you have a mixed group of divers and snorkelers, every body is welcome and we can make sure everybody has an amazing experience above and below the surface.

For snorkeling a good level of swimming is ideal, you can also enjoy the trip from the boat. This trip is ideal for photographers both at the surface and under the water.

Contact us so that we can discuss snorkel trips or available options or a custom trip, boat and menu for you
Sea Lion Dive Per person

$350-

Sea Lion Snorkel Per person

$290

Optional:
$200- for a private boat.
$100- for a pro photographer on tour.

$35-Dive gear rental
Contact us so that we can discuss available options or a custom trip, boat and menu for you

The adventurous option

Some times one dive is not enough, if you would like to extend your day and dive at one of the famous ship wrecks of La Paz as well as playing with the sea lions you can look out for the resadent turtle, big schools of fish, black corral and ever an ugly jaw fish if you are lucky.

Price
Sea Lion and ship wreck combo Dive Per person

$400-

Whale sharks and sea lions

Swim with the biggest fish in the world and cheeky sea lions in the same day. Whale sharks come to La Paz each year to feed, the whale shark area is very well regulated and we snorkel with the biggest fish in the world with a lot of respect.  If you want to see the best bits of La Paz, this is the way to do it.

Price
Sea Lion Snorkel Per person

$325

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