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Diving in Cabo San Lucas

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When to go to Cabo San Lucas

Average ambient temperature in Cabo San Lucas in winter is 66F/19C, with water temperature around 73F/23C. Ambient temperature in summer is around 84F/29C, with water temperature around 78F/25C. Water in the Pacific is always 5-10C/10-15F cooler than in the Sea of Cortez. Rainy season lasts from May to September.

 

What to see

While scuba diving here divers can see tuna, barraducas, rays, mantas, parrotfish, wrasse, angelfish, stonefish, jacks, nudibranch, moray eels, whale sharks, and many others.

Scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas

Cabo San Lucas is located at the southern tip of the peninsula of Baja California. Los Cabos International Airport is located in 50 km from it. Cabo San Lucas is one of the five most popular tourist destinations in Mexico. Here you’ll have the opportunity to dive in the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean. There are many coral gardens here abounding in wildlife. Pods of whales migrating to the Sea of Cortez from Alaska and Siberia can be seen in Cabo San Lucas in the winter. Divers going here should note that hurricanes can occur in the last months of summer.

 

Most popular dive sites

Pelican Rock, Sand Falls, North Wall, Middle Wall, Land’s End (The Point), Santa Maria Cove and Neptune's Finger are popular dive sties at Cabo San Lucas. One of the features of the area is the Sand Falls dive site – an underwater waterfall of sand cascading into a canyon. Land's End (The Point) is a dive site just south of Cabo San Lucas where the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean, with a sea lion colony.

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