Sealion dive in Espiritu Santo national park. Playing with these baby sea lions is a bucket list dive. This is one of the only places where you have the chance to interact with baby sea lions as well as diving amongst huge schools of fish.
ESPÍRITU SANTO ISLAND
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. The island is home to around 600 sea lions giving you a high chance to enjoy cuddles on your dive with cheeky sea lion pups.
As you are scuba diving in a protected area there are a high number of different species in the area. You have the chance of seeing hundreds of baby sea Lions as well as impressively big bulls. Diving off these islands in La Paz gives you the chance to see mobula rays, dolphins, birds, and even dolphins and orcas on the way out to the dive site.
Sea Lion Dive Espiritu Santo tour is designed for you to enjoy the best parts of the Baja. Our captains and guides are very experienced. We take out small groups, if you have a big group your tour is private. We want you to get the most from this excursion.
You will be collected from your 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 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 and rock formations.
When we arrive at the island have a briefing about the dive site. On the dive you can enjoy the amazing marine life and playful sea lion pups.
Lunch is provided on this trip. On the drive back you can make a stop at Todo Santos to see the ‘magic town’ and hotel California before being dropped at your hotel.
Who is This trip for?
This trip is for everybody, no experience is necessary. We can do a beginner dive and give you all of the guidance you need to complete your first dive with sea lions. This is also for experienced divers that love marine life and wildlife as a whole. If you have a mixed group of divers and snorkelers, everybody is welcome and we can make sure everybody has an amazing experience on the boat and in the water.
While you are in the area you can explore a little further and either swim with whale sharks or dive at a shipwreck as well as diving with sea lions.
Shipwrecks and sea lions
Sometimes one dive is not enough, if you would like to extend your day and dive at one of the famous shipwrecks of La Paz as well as playing with the sea lions you can look out for the resident turtle, big schools of fish, black corral and ever an ugly jaw fish if you are lucky.
$300 per pserson with transportation, minimum 2 people
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.