Overview

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.

trips length:

5-8 hours


Price from:

$925 (6 passengers)


Available: Year round, peak season Aug – Sep
Trip type: Private
Departs from: La Paz (enquire for transportation options from Todos Santos, La Ventana and Los
Barriles)


Dates:

Itinerary


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.

Optional add-ons

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:

  • Trip departs from RED marina at 8:45 a.m. Ground transportation available, enquire for options.
  • Trip ends by 5 p.m. Actual return time depends on weather and sites selected.
  • All trips staffed by bilingual dive guide and licensed captain.
  • Mixed groups are welcome (snorkel/scuba). Let us know and we can include an additional snorkel guide so everyone can enjoy the day (additional guide extra).
  • Boats are outboard skiffs with full shade, seat cushions, and dry storage space.
  • All divers must hold current certification from an internationally recognized dive organization.
  • Upon receipt of payment, RED will request specific passenger information and will provide departure specific information and packing list.
  • Trip runs year round, depending upon wind and weather.

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.

Trip Impact

Reducing our footprint

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.

Traveling Roots and whale shark ambassadors –Raising awareness with local youth

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.

Preserving endangered sea turtles in Magdalena Bay

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.

Building local economy

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.

Strengthening individuals families and microenterprises in rural communities

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.

Reforestation in the Sierra de la Laguna Biosphere Reserve

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.

trips length:

5-8 hours


Price from:

$925 (6 passengers)


Available: Year round, peak season Aug – Sep
Trip type: Private
Departs from: La Paz (enquire for transportation options from Todos Santos, La Ventana and Los
Barriles)


Dates:

Term, Payment & Aditional info.

Packing & luggage

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.

  • Sun hat and warm hat in winter/spring months
  • Sunglasses
  • long sleeve shirt for sun protection
  • Bathing suit
  • Long pants and shorts
  • Sturdy shoes for walking/hiking and old tennis shoes or sturdy water friendly sandals
  • windbreaker and in winter months a warm layer or other jacket or sweater, rain jacket
  • Water bottle. Please bring your own reusable water bottle
  • A small flashlight or headlamp
  • dry bag or large ziploc is handy to keep valuables dry and the sand/dust out
  • Any personal medication you need
  • If you wear glasses or contacts you may want to bring a spare pair
  • Biodegradable sunblock
  • Ear plugs
  • Personal toiletries
  • Camera with protective case
  • towel or sarong is nice to dry off and help fend off the sun
  • Cash is handy for tipping guides, camp staff and and captains.
  • good attitude. Weather changes, food tastes different, speaking Spanish is harder than you remembered. Roll with it and have a good time!

trips length:

5-8 hours


Price from:

$925 (6 passengers)


Available: Year round, peak season Aug – Sep
Trip type: Private
Departs from: La Paz (enquire for transportation options from Todos Santos, La Ventana and Los
Barriles)


Dates:


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