The Sea of Cortez is very diverse and has a vast array of nudibranchs, blennies, jawfish, rays and guitarfish,schools of fish, eels, octopus, sea horses, frogfish, Mexican horn sharks, playful sea lions, and the list goes on and on. Legendary diver Jacques Cousteau described the Sea of Cortez as the "world's aquarium". We also have a lot of whale activity on this trip. We consistently see pilot, fin, and sperm whales. On the last day of diving, we dive in the morning then snorkel with whale sharks at Bahia de Los Angeles. Divers enjoy 3 - 4 dives per day and 2-night dives.Our trips have three dive masters on board to lead dives and assist divers. We also have two zodiac drivers vigilantly watching for bubbles and retrieving divers upon surfacing. We provide 80 cubic ft. aluminum tanks that are both DIN & yoke compatible.
The typical itinerary for a Sea of Cortez/Midriff Island trip (subject to change due to weather or sea conditions or other factors) is:
Day 1 - Embark at 5:00 p.m. in Puerto Peñasco. Depart the dock at 6:00 p.m *
Day 2 - Wake up at Refugio Bay on Angel Island.
Potential Dive sites: Angel Rock, La Vela, & Lolo’s Cove. Sunset zodiak cruise with sea lions.
Day 3 - Angel Island
Potential Dive sites: Andrea’s Eagle, El Aquario, Las Vivoras, and Las Vivoras including a night dive.
Day 4 - San Pedro Martir
Potential Dive sites: El Arroyo, Punta Martir (Sea Lions), Chayo’s Cove
Day 5 - San Pedro Martir
Potential Dive sites: Ravijunco, Xareni’s Pinnacle, Coromel, Morrito. In the after we go looking for whales!
Day 6 - Salsipuedes & Animas
Potential Dive sites: Los Cuervos, El Caballo, El Lavadero, and El Lavadero including a night dive.
Day 7 - Baja and Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Bahia De Los Angeles
Potential Dive sites: El Pescador, Baja Ca. Start to head back to Puerto Peñasco in the afternoon.
Day 8 - Disembark at 7:00 am.*
*Please note: The shuttle leaves at 1pm from the Phoenix airport. Travelers should arrive at the airport by 11am for the shuttle and plan departing flights after 2pm to ensure enough time to make your flight whether you're driving back or taking the shuttle (recommended).