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The Best Places for Diving in Cabo San Lucas

The best diving in Cabo San Lucas right outside your door!

This vibrant city sits right on the southern edge of the Baja California Peninsula, surrounded by the rich waters of the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. In exciting Cabo San Lucas, you can discover all kinds of amazing nightlife, dining and shopping throughout your vacation, but the best attraction in this destination is the thrilling range of diving options.

Diving in Cabo San Lucas

The Cabo San Lucas marina is the heart of the city, where you can book a wide variety of tours for snorkeling, visiting the Lands’ End Arch, and of course… diving in Cabo San Lucas. Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos resort boasts an unbeatable location right between the Pacific Ocean and downtown Cabo San Lucas, with the marina right outside our entrance! When staying at Sandos Finisterra, you’ll discover the best tours for diving in Cabo San Lucas just steps away from the hotel.

Diving in Cabo San Lucas is a year-round activity, with great diving conditions during any time of year. For an optimum dive experience, you’ll find the greatest visibility (reaching over 100 feet!), calmest weather and warmest waters from June through September. Most dive sites in the region are suitable for beginners and expert levels alike, with many nearby areas that are well-protected from wind, waves and current.

The Sea of Cortez is one of the world’s most fascinating bodies of water to explore. Jacques Cousteau even referred to it as “the world’s aquarium” for its rich wildlife with nearly 1,000 species of fish. Since Los Cabos is at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula where several large currents come together, the area offers plentiful plankton that attracts all kinds of species. When diving in Cabo San Lucas, you can come across all kinds of marine life such as eagle rays, manta rays, sea turtles, sea lions, hammerhead sharks, bull sharks, barracudas, angelfish, butterflyfish, sailfish, octopus, starfish and so much more.

Cabo San Lucas bull shark

With reefs, sandfalls, caves, shipwrecks and much more to explore, it’s no wonder that the Los Cabos has become a scuba diving hotspot. You’ll even find some of the region’s very best diving sites just a 15 to 30 minute boat ride from the Cabo San Lucas marina. Some of the most popular places for diving in Cabo San Lucas include:

  • The Cabo San Lucas Marine Park: You’ll find great diving right in the Cabo San Lucas Bay! Known for its calm waters, this area has several unique dive sites like beautiful coral reefs, the Middle Wall and the North Wall, and of course the famous Lands’ End Arch with a sea lion colony and a shipwreck. Divers also rave about the Sandfalls, a stunning natural phenomenon that’s home to parrotfish, eels, lobster and more.
  • The Corridor: Located off the coast of the Tourism Corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose del Cabo, this area has shallower dive sites and plenty of reefs that are teeming with wildlife like rays, turtles and starfish. For amazing photos, take a tour to The Blow Hole.
  • Cabo Pulmo: This breathtaking site has numerous caverns and ledges to explore, in addition to a colorful coral reef. At Cabo Pulmo, you can find a rich variety of marine life such as sea turtles, grouper, manta rays and bat rays.
  • Gordo Banks: For experienced divers! Gordo Banks is a large dive area situated five miles off the coast of San Jose del Cabo, and it has more challenging dive conditions like stronger currents and deeper waters. If you visit this site at the right time, you will be rewarded with fascinating wildlife like devil rays and maybe even hammerhead sharks.

For quick and easy access to the Cabo San Lucas marina and unbeatable views of the bay, experience a vacation at Sandos Finisterra Los Cabos. Our beach resort offers an all inclusive meal plan, plenty of activities, a beautiful pool area, several ocean view bars and restaurants, and so much more to enjoy the next time you go diving in Cabo San Lucas.

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