Cabo San Lucas isn’t very famous for snorkeling and diving. Of course, there’s a simple explanation for this: many of the popular coastal areas are either featureless underwater or difficult and dangerous to swim. But, there are some locations that will truly get your attention.
Before revealing these amazing spots for diving and snorkeling in Cabo San Lucas, take a look at what you can find under the water in the Sea of Cortez…
Sea of Cortez biodiversity
Once called “The World’s Aquarium” by Jacque Cousteau due to its huge biodiversity, the Sea of Cortez is the most biologically diverse body of water on Earth. To explain, it supports over 900 varieties of fish. Also, it supports more than 2,000 species of marine invertebrates. And, It’s home to many endemic species, which are creatures that only exist there, and nowhere else on Earth.
When snorkeling Cabo San Lucas, you’ll find many sea creatures. The largest on the list are the migratory whales. And, they include humpback whales, California gray whales, and even orcas or killer whales. Then, you’ll find whale sharks. Swimming next to these peaceful giants can be an experience of a lifetime.
Pelican Rock: the snorkeling capital of Cabo
As you’ll discover, Pelican Rock is suitable for divers of every experience level. Trainers often use the Pelican Rock shallows to train beginners. Then, experienced divers get to explore the deeper areas of Pelican Rock. After passing the sandy slope that gently slopes down about 70ft/21m, you arrive at the start of the wall, which drops down an impressive 500ft/152m.
When you dive in the shallow parts of Pelican Rock, you’ll encounter sea bass, moray eels, and porcupine fish. Along the reef, see an octopus or two, sea lugs, and nudibranchs that hide within the reef itself. Then, see the large schools of sardines often found around the top of Pelican Rock.
See the North Wall at Land’s End
Land’s End, as the name suggests, lies at the tip of Cabo San Lucas. Its unique geographical location is when the Sea of Cortez meets the Pacific Ocean. This nutrient-rich environment means that the site is home to stunning marine life and corals.
A well-protected site relatively close to the Cabo San Lucas marina, the North Wall is usually the first dive spot when diving in Cabo San Lucas. The site varies in depth from 20 ft/6 m to 100ft/30m, making it an ideal site for every level of diver, from novice-level divers to experienced ones looking for more.
The dive site starts on a sandy slope dropping to around 25F/7.5m, where the rocky wall starts. The wall is primarily made up of a medium and large boulders and provides a home and shelter for a dizzying array of marine life and critters. Due to its proximity to the marina, the site is relatively sheltered, making diving conditions here ideal. The North Wall has minimal currents, and visibility is good year-round.
Diving the North Wall, much smaller marine life can hide in the rocks and swim around. Looking at the rocky reef, you can encounter slipper lobsters, moray eels, scorpionfish, and even sea horses lurking on the rocks. Bigger creatures are also around, and you can encounter porcupine fish, pufferfish, guitarfish, and the occasional sleeping whitetip reef sharks.
Diving at Cabo Pulmo National Park
Being a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to one of the best diving experiences imaginable in Cabo San Lucas. This amazing place is home to North America’s most northern reef. Though once considered to be endangered, this park is now home to abundant marine life among quite healthy corals.
Scuba diving at Cabo Pulmo National Park offers over 6,000 different species that are documented in these waters. There, you’ll encounter everything from corals’ heads and sand eels to groupers, turtles, and reef sharks. Whether you love to see larger species or enjoy marine macro life, Cabo Pulmo National Park is filled with all of it to see for yourself.
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