La Paz SCUBA diving sites

  1. Los Islotes:
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Advanced
    • Average Depth: 20-60 feet (6-18 meters)
    • Description: Los Islotes is known for its friendly population of juvenile and adult California sea lions. Divers can enjoy close encounters with these playful creatures in crystal-clear waters. The site also features underwater caves and rocky formations, adding to the beauty of the dive.
  2. El Bajo:
    • Skill Level: Advanced
    • Average Depth: 60-100 feet (18-30 meters)
    • Description: El Bajo is a seamount that attracts various marine life, including schools of jacks, tuna, hammerhead sharks, and even the occasional manta ray or whale shark. Due to the depth and sometimes strong currents, this site is better suited for experienced divers.
  3. La Reina:
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    • Average Depth: 30-60 feet (9-18 meters)
    • Description: La Reina offers a colorful reef environment with a variety of hard and soft corals. Divers can spot reef fish, moray eels, rays, and occasional larger species like nurse sharks and sea turtles.
  4. La Reinita:
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    • Average Depth: 20-40 feet (6-12 meters)
    • Description: La Reinita is a gentle slope dive with a sandy bottom and rocky outcroppings. It’s an ideal site for macro photography, where you can find nudibranchs, seahorses, blennies, and other small critters.
  5. Swanne Reef:
    • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
    • Average Depth: 50-80 feet (15-24 meters)
    • Description: Swanne Reef is characterized by its dramatic underwater topography, including swim-throughs, canyons, and crevices. Divers can encounter a diverse range of marine life, such as groupers, snappers, angelfish, and occasionally, hammerhead sharks.
  6. Salvatierra Ferry Wreck:
    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Average Depth: 60-80 feet (18-24 meters)
    • Description: The wreck of the Salvatierra Ferry offers an artificial reef teeming with marine life. Divers can explore the wreckage and encounter schools of fish, eels, and other reef inhabitants.
  7. Fang Ming Wreck:
    • Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced
    • Average Depth: 60-90 feet (18-27 meters)
    • Description: The Fang Ming is a Chinese fishing vessel that was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef. The wreck is covered in corals and sponges, attracting a variety of fish species, rays, and even the occasional bull shark.
  8. Isla Ballena:
    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • Average Depth: 40-60 feet (12-18 meters)
    • Description: Isla Ballena is known for its unique underwater formations and overhangs. Divers can spot marine life such as triggerfish, pufferfish, rays, and sea turtles among the rocky structures.
  9. El Bajito:
    • Skill Level: Beginner to Intermediate
    • Average Depth: 20-40 feet (6-12 meters)
    • Description: El Bajito is a shallow dive site with a sandy bottom and scattered rock formations. It’s a great site for novice divers to enjoy colorful reef fish, sea fans, and the occasional octopus or moray eel.

Remember that dive conditions, underwater life, and visibility can vary, so it’s always a good idea to check with our staff before planning your dives. Additionally, respect for marine life and the environment is crucial for responsible diving.

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