PRIVATE SCUBA DIVING IN LA PAZ
Experience for yourself the underwater wonders of the Sea of Cortez on a private dive trip out of La Paz.
As you head out into the Bay of La Paz in an outboard skiff with full shade, your naturalist guide will help brief you on the sites you will be diving, as well as the natural history of the island. You’ll have the chance to explore some of the region’s, which range from two shallow wrecks, seamounts teeming with fish, and depending on the season, the sea lion rookery (the site selection will depend on group’s proficiency and will be determined by your guide). Between dives you’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch. Do you have fellow travelers that don’t dive? That’s no problem – let us know and we’ll bring a snorkel guide to make sure everyone gets the most out of the trip. We’ll have you back in La Paz in time for dinner.
$925 (6 passengers)
Experience for yourself the underwater wonders of the Sea of Cortez on a private dive trip out of La Paz. As you head out into the Bay of La Paz in an outboard skiff with full shade, your naturalist guide will help brief you on the sites you will be diving, as well as the natural history of the island. You’ll have the chance to explore some of the region’s, which range from two shallow wrecks, seamounts teeming with fish, and depending on the season, the sea lion rookery (the site selection will depend on group’s proficiency and will be determined by your guide). Between dives you’ll enjoy a scrumptious lunch. Do you have fellow travelers that don’t dive? That’s no problem - let us know and we’ll bring a snorkel guide to make sure everyone gets the most out of the trip. We’ll have you back in La Paz in time for dinner.
Ground transport and airport transfers
Lodging in La Paz
Walking tour of La Paz
Included: Private dive guide; weights; private boat with shade, cushions, dry storage and toilet; snorkeling gear; clean towels; lunch, snacks and drinks (including post-dive beer for adults); park entrance fee taxes.
Not included: Gratuities; Services not included in trip description; personal diving gear (BCD, regulator, computer, dive wetsuit); ground transportation (available at additional cost).
ADDITIONAL TRIP DETAILS:
Red is a hybrid organization that provides world class natural and cultural adventures that benefit conservation and community development. RED provides capacity building to rural communities in Natural Protected Areas throughout Mexico and supports regional models of sustainable tourism development.
RED’s zero-waste goal for day trips and itineraries in our gray whale camp helps us minimize our environmental impact. We have eliminated single use plastic from our operations. Lunch and snacks are sourced from local providers focusing on fresh versus packaged food. Recyclables are separated onsite and transferred to a processing facility and all organic waste is composted.
We can’t appreciate what we don’t know first hand. RED provides scholarships to underserved local youth to visit Espíritu Santo and to snorkel with whale sharks with a goal to foster stewardship and to promote equal access for all to the natural wonders that make La Paz such a unique destination.
RED works with Grupo Tortuguero de las Californias to recruit, train and employ fisher conservationists, creating sustainable employment alternatives, funding the monitoring, and in the process generating important data about the health and movement of sea turtle populations. By putting the monitoring in the hands of local fishermen RED and funding the participation of students from surrounding communities in sea turtle monitoring, RED is helping to create local stewards of Magdalena Bay’s natural resources.
RED designs its operational model to include local residents in its operations, whether as microenterprises, or directly as individuals, helping to diversify incomes while providing training and skills building through RED’s capacity building programs.
RED’s co-founders founded an independent, nonprofit arm, Red de Turismo Sustentable y Desarrollo Social AC,using our tourism expertise to create a micro-enterprise training program that benefits budding family enterprises throughout Mexico.
The Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere reserve is a natural paradise, boasting natural springs, oak trees, and one of the peninsula’s premiere spots for biodiversity. Mining, uncontrolled grazing and logging hasten desertification, threatening habitat and the natural process that makes this Reserve one of the principal water resources in the region. Working with CONANP and local rancheros, RED created a tourism based program focused on reforestation and soil restoration, along the way providing training and sustainable livelihoods.
$925 (6 passengers)
You probably have everything you need for your upcoming trip with RED Travel México, so don’t worry about rushing out to buy the latest high tech gear. If you don’t, you can probably borrow it. That said, there are a few essential items that you should bring with you. We recommend bringing a medium sized duffel bag or suitcase and a small daypack. Pack for cold and hot as we get drastic temperature swings and wind and a setting sun can turn a hot day into a cold night quickly in the desert.
Please contact us regarding your specific itinerary.
Almost an Island by Bruce Berger will transport you to the Baja California Peninsula
Log of the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck
The Pearl by John Steinbeck
Oasis of Stone, a coffee table book with pictures by Miguel Ángel de la Cueva and text by Bruce Berger
An Expeditionto the Guaycura nation of the Californias, James Arraj, available online at:
While cellular service is widely available throughout the Baja California Sur, some destinations on your itinerary may not have cellular service. Please check with your cellular provider to verify if your phone and plan will work in Mexico.
La Paz has a great and growing food scene that ranges from street food to high-end fusion cuisine. Once you have purchased a trip, feel free to contact us for recommendations.
All travelers must comply with communicated protocols and regulations regarding activities within natural protected areas and interactions with wildlife. We reserve the right to terminate services for travelers not complying with regulations regarding wildlife and natural protected areas.
Tipping guide: How much gratuity do you recommend for the following staff:
Tips are very important to staff working in the tourism industries. While RED prides itself on paying staff competitive wages with benefits, others in the industry earn very low wages.
Tourism work is very seasonal. Tips make up an important part of income for anyone involved in the tourism industry in Mexico. Tips are always optional, but we encourage our travelers to tip generously when they are deserved. The below is a guideline for day trips. For multi-day
itineraries, we will provide more information.
12% and up. We recommend you tip as you would back home.
Porter at hotels:
10-20 pesos per bag
Cleaning staff at hotels:
50-100 pesos per night
Tips for drivers are not required but definitely appreciated.
50-100 pesos per transfer or per day
Guides and boat captains
300-1000 pesos per guide/boat captain is a standard range. RED guides and boat captains split tips evenly.
You need a valid passport to enter and exit Mexico. Contact your local embassy, or consulate or for more information.
We will make all efforts to adhere to the itinerary described on this website and in your travel packet, but we may modify the itinerary due to wind, weather, and other factors. The safety and enjoyment of our travelers are our top priorities. Please see our terms and conditions for more information. We do not guarantee wildlife sightings, interaction or behavior. Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.
Illegal drug use is prohibited on RED trips. Marijuana is illegal in Mexico. Depending on your itinerary, alcohol may be provided in moderation during your trip. RED guides and staff are instructed to withhold alcohol from guests appearing inebriated. Abusive behavior is never acceptable. Abuse of RED staff or 3rd party providers may result in termination of your trip.
All passengers are required to fill out a Personal Information form to provide us with necessary information. All passengers are required to fill out a waiver of liability.
Mexico uses 120V/60Hz 15A polarized power. The socket type can be “A” (2 pin, ungrounded) or “B” (three pin, grounded).
Experiencing new tastes is an important part of traveling. Our pre-trip information forms request that you provide us with any dietary restrictions or preferences so that we can take them into account during your visit.
Some of our itineraries operate in relatively remote areas, more than one hour from a major hospital. Please take this into account when assessing your ability to participate in one of our trips, and when filling out your personal information form. While our guides and staff are trained in advanced first aid, they are legally prohibited from administering medication.
We highly recommend all travelers purchase travelers insurance.
Please refer to your trip information packet for 24 hour emergency contact information.
You can write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our office phone is +52.612.122.6057
There are three international airports in the state of Baja California Sur:
Los Cabos International Airport (SJD)
La Paz International Airport (LAP)
Loreto International Airport (LTO)
Payment terms for single tour shared departures
Deposits and payment of balance
Refund policy for cancellation by passenger for single tour shared departures
Payment terms for private and multi-day departures
Deposits and payment of balance
Refund policy for cancellation by passenger for private and multi-day departures
Itinerary changes and cancellations made by RED Travel México
Adventure travel is dependent upon many factors including but not limited to weather and environmental factors. In the case that RED is unable to operate the planned itinerary due to wind, climatological conditions, force majeure or factors out of RED’s control, we will modify the itinerary and provide no refund. If RED is unable to operate the itinerary due to mechanical, staffing or other, internal operational factors which we cannot resolve in a reasonable window of time, we will provide a full refund.
Inclusions and Exclusions
Please refer to your specific itinerary or trip packet for what is included in your trip.
Accommodations are double occupancy unless otherwise noted in your itinerary/trip packet. We are happy to provide single occupancy accommodations by request, based on availability and payment of fee to be defined on a case by case basis.
Refusal and Termination of Service
RED Travel México reserves the right to terminate service due to:
$925 (6 passengers)