Mexico-Cabo San Lucas:
Airports: (Airport Code SJD): Los Cabos International Airport is the seventh busiest airport in Mexico, located at San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico. The airport serves Los Cabos area: San José del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas.
Currency: The Peso is the official currency of Mexico, although the US Dollar and other major currencies are widely accepted as well.
Climate: The average year-round temperature is 78F. During high tourist season, October to April, the temperature is typically 80F during the day and cools to the 60′s at night. The low tourist season, May to September, the temperature will go up to 100F+ during the day and stay in the upper 70′s and low 80′s in the evening. The winter months (December-February) bring the averages down with daytime temps in the mid 70s and night temps in the high 50s.
The climate is arid with over 300 days of sunshine, with some reports of over 350 days. Average annual rainfall is 10 inches (25.4cm), most with occurring during the months of September and October.
Water Temperature: The average year-round water temperature in the Sea of Cortez is 72F. During the summer months the water temperature can reach the mid 80′s.
Language: Spanish is the official language of Mexico, but English is widely spoken in the tourist areas.
LOS CABOS DIVE SITES The Los Cabos Bay provides excellent diving conditions. A deep submarine trench closely follows the bay and creates an unusual marine environment that attracts an abundance of marine life. Here the water is warm and the currents are gentle. All types of dive experiences can be satisfied here, from shallow to deep, night to wreck dives, from playful sea lions to the elusive sea horse. Large congregations of fish are seen on the rocky slopes covered with gorgonians and graceful sea fans. Sea lions, turtles, eels and huge gropers are common sights here.
Anegada On the edge of the Submarine Canyon that forms San Lucas Bay. Beautiful wall dive to small sandfall at around 90′. Large congregations of big and small tropical fish. Slopes covered with gorgonians and gracefull sea fans. Not unusual to spot rays and big fish swimming out of nearby deeper water. Also an excellent night dive, the Bay of San Lucas is a National Marine Sanctuary. The Point At Land’s End where the Pacific Ocean joins the Sea of Cortez. Sea lions, turtles, huge sea bass, schools of gamefish brought in by large schools of baitfish such as sardines and greenjacks. Also morays, octopus, tropical varieties, the average depth at Land’s End is 60′.Whale sharks and mantas are also seen in this area. La Larga Canyon depths from 60′ to 120′. Rock outcrops giving way to steep vertical granite walls and rocky ledges at 100′. Thick with gorgonians and sea fans. Octopus, abundant tropical fish, schools of barracuda and other pelagics. The Blowhole 40′ to lOO’ in depth, backside of a huge rock forms a wall covered in gorgonians. Small nurse sharks and guitarfish sometimes inhabit the area, along with a few large grouper and the occasional bat ray or eagle ray. The site gets its name from a small blowhole on shore.
Cabo Pulmo Not enough can be said about Cabo Pulmo, the only living coral reef on the western coast of North America. A National Marine Sanctuary. A 2 hour excursion from Cabo San Lucas. Email us for more details.
Sand Falls Next to Anegada Rock, a sand chute collapses into a rocky cleft. In strong surge, the moving sand cascades down the chute and falls off the vertical granite wall like Niagara Falls with sand. This amazing site was first documented by the late Jacque Cousteau. The depth is 90 to 130-plus feet. The skill level for this site is intermediate divers. Gorda Banks Rivals Cabo Pulmo and San Lucas Bay Submarine Canyon among the prime dive sites in the area. Eight miles off the coast of San Jose del Cabo, the top of this seamount lies under 110′ – 130′ of water. Masses of jacks, scores of schooling hammerheads, solitary bull sharks, manta rays and even huge whale sharks. Pelican Rock A calm protected site teeming with a wide variety of Tropicals and Invertebrates. This is also where some of the Sandfalls (Rivers of Sand) are located. The Sandfalls look like waterfalls but are composed entirely of sand. Pelican Rock is a must for all underwater photographers and videographers! (25 to 100 feet) NORTH WALL This dive site starts in a shallow sandy bottom that slopes off into deeper water with rock boulders appearing at around a depth of 40 ft. At a depth of 90 ft. a cliff face starts and continues east until it connects with the sandfalls. There is also a shallow reef at a depth of 12 ft. surrounded by sand which is a good area to do a safety stop. Look for garden eels in the sand flats.
Middle Wall This dive really starts in 75 ft. of water after following a sandy canyon down to the edge of the cliff face. The rocky cliff face continues to the west until it connects with the sandfalls at depths from 80 ft. to 100 ft. The cliff face continues east a little deeper until it connects with La Larga. Look for big fish swimming by the bluff. ADM Wall dive to a maximum depth of 100′. Large schools of fish, sea fans, lobsters, green moray eels, etc. Neptune’s Finger An interesting area consisting of rocky substrate covered with Hard and Soft Corals, Sea Fans, Sponges and Gorgonians. Another Sandfall occurs here and Tropicals abound. At times an occasional Pelagic (Tuna, Shark, Manta Ray, Turtle, etc.) may visit this area. (30 to 100 feet)
Santa Maria A sheltered cove great for snorkeling and diving. Colorful gorgonians and sea fans line the rock walls where colorful tropical reef fish are in abundance. Great dive for photographers. (up to 40 feet) Chileno Bay A breath-taking bay known for its diving and snorkeling. A maze of fingered-shaped reefs covered with coral trees, it is home to a large variety of schooling Tropical Fish, Sea Turtles and several species of Moray Eels. A colorful collection of invertabrates, starfish, seafans, sea urchins and sponges fill the nooks, crannies and sea floor. (30 to 70 feet)
Whales Head With spectacular rock formations, this spot is known to be home to Sea turtles, Octopus and Moray Eels. Small Nurse Sharks and Guitarfish sometimes inhabit this area. (30 to 60 feet)