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Los Islotes

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  • Depth max:

    15 m
  • Visibility:

    to 30m
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This dive-site is open to divers of all levels. Located north of Isla Espiritu Santo, Los Islotes site features two large rock islets one of which is a natural arch.

When To Go Diving

Diving in Los Islotes is available year-round. Water temperature stays between 27-30C/81-86F August through September and 18-21C/64-70F January through February. The depth of the site ranges between 8–15m/25–50ft with the water visibility being around 10-30m/35-100ft.

What to see

Diving through the center of this natural rock formation visitors have a chance to observe shoals of silver sardines, blue and gold King Angel Fish and yellow surgeon fish hiding among golden cup corals. These islets are home to a colony of over 200 Californian Brown Sea lions.

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Playing with sea lions at Los Islotes, Sea of Cortez
Located near La Paz Mexico is a pair of rocky spires where sea lions hang out, have pups and generally do the sea lion thing. I went in early March of 2015 and while the water was still a bit chilly, a 5mm wetsuit was plenty of insulation. Before we got there we spotted a whale shark and got out for a quick snorkel before heading to the dive site. When we got there, the sea lion pups were getting close to grown, but they still played with us like puppies, nibbling at our hands and fins. We also saw lots of fish (King Ang... Read more
elfish, frog fish, stone fish, blennies morays, electric ray, Moorish idols and chromis), sea stars, shells and an octopus. There is a great swim through with corals and gorgonians. If you have a companion that doesn't dive like I did, it is also a good place to snorkel, although interaction with the sea lions is less since they prefer being well underwater. My daughter was with us and did her first salt water dive. There was a gentle current on one side, but not enough to tire you out. Although the rocky substrata was not as colorful as a reef, there was still plenty to see. The depth on one side was about 90 feet, visibility was about 70 feet
Experience of a lifetime!
Every diver should have this site on their bucket list. I will forever treasure the memories of this dive site. Curious sea lion pups romp and play all around you. They have grown comfortable with divers and their mamas have no issue with them swarming all around you. The occasional tug on a flipper or gentle mouthing on your hand is hilarious. They are so reminiscent of puppies, just don't wear your snorkel, unless you want it and your mask tugged off your head! It was an absolute joy to have this interaction with wild anim... Read more
als. From the time the boat pulled up, they circled the boat in anticipation of playtime with the divers. Don't miss out on this amazing experience
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