Dive Conditions

pic-3-04Here, in the Sea of Cortez, water temperature and visibility can vary from day to day and even site to site. This is a result of diving where the sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean meet. The ocean brings currents rich with nutrients for the marine animals.

While the end of the summer and fall offer warm tropical water, as the temperatures decrease in the winter, the number of unique species that can be seen in the dive sites increases, as well as the size of the schools of snapper, grunts, jacks and groupers.

Cabo is not always “bathtub diving” but rather a diving adventure to see all the unique marine animals that the sea of Cortez has to offer in such large abundance. From December to March when the Humpback and Grey Whales are in the area, or August to December when we have Hammerhead expeditions and large schools of Mobula Rays can be seen in the local sites, there is always unique things to see. To top it off, Cabo averages only 6 inches of rain a year, so expect lots of warm sunshine!

Here are some general guidelines of what you can expect here in the southern Sea of Cortez.

Time of Year Water Temperature Visibility
JUN-JUL 65-75f 30 – 60 feet
AUG-NOV 78-86f 40 – 90 feet
DEC-JAN  68-74f 30 – 60 feet
FEB-MAY 64-70f 20 – 50 feet