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Surrounded by thousands of islands, pinnacles, and rocks, the Sea of Cortez is one of the ultimate diving destinations in the world. Named the World’s Aquarium by Jacques Cousteau, you will find playful sea lions, schools of fish, invertebrates, whale sharks, mantas and rays of all sizes.

Spotlights include: Sea Lion Colonies, Las Ánimas, El Bajo Seamounts, Cerralvo Island, and seasonal appearances by sea lions, giant mantas and hammer head sharks.

Amazing routes to the World’s Aquarium!

Aquarium of the World: September and October

Aquarium of the World + Cabo Pulmo: November



7 days / 6 nights leaving from La Paz (LAP)

Day 120:00 Shuttle from hotels in La Paz, boarding at Cantamar Marina La Paz
Day 23 dives at San Francisquito Islet / Sea Lion Colony
Day 33 dives at Las Ánimas
Night dive
Day 43 dives at Las Ánimas Sea Lion Colony
Day 53 dives at El Bajo Sea mounts
Day 63 dives at La Reina and La Reinita islets north of Jacques Cousteau Island (Cerralvo)
Day 7 9:00 disembarkation, shuttle to hotels or La Paz airport.

Sample itinerary – Weather and conditions limited.

Sea of Cortez Surface Temperature Chart

Port of Departure

La Paz (LAP) México

Diving in the Sea of Cortez

With dive sites for all skills, the Sea of Cortez has some of the most wonderful dive sites protected by the Islands and some others deep in the blue, with current diving.

Instructors onboard can give you courses on Advanced Open Water diving (AOWD) and NITROX diving (Enriched air).

Diving Skills:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Good bouyancy control


  • Diving certification card
  • Diving Insurance: DAN or equivalent
  • Dive Trip Insurance like DiveAssure
  • Surface Marker Buoy – Personal