Royal Solaris All-Inclusive Resort and Spa

Diving in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Diving in the Sea of Cortez

Cabo San Lucas Bay and the Sea of Cortez are considered to be some of the most fertile bodies of water in the world, providing excellent diving conditions. These waters support over 800 species of fish, from cold-water California-related species to tropical fish and pelagics such as whale sharks, giant manta rays and hammerhead sharks. A deep submarine trench closely follows the bay and creates an unusual marine environment that attracts an abundance of marine life. Here the water is warm and the currents are gentle.

All types of dive experiences can be satisfied here, from shallow to deep, night to wreck dives, from playful sea lions to the elusive sea horse. Large congregations of fish are seen on the rocky slopes covered with gorgonians and graceful sea fans. Sea lions, turtles, eels and huge gropers are common sights here.



Description of the "GREAT LOCAL DIVE SITES"

CHILENO BAY - 30' TO 70'. A breath-taking bay known for its diving and snorkeling. Large rocky reef with coral trees and a large variety of schooling tropical fish. Sea turtles and eels are often seen here.

SAND FALLS - Discovered by Jacques Costeau, the Sand Falls start at 90 feet and descends to 120 feet. Steep sand banks cascading into the canyon with many tropical fish.

SANTA MARIA - To 40'. A sheltered cove great for snorkeling and diving. Colorful gorgonians and sea fans line the rock walls where colorful tropical reef fish are in abundance. Great dive for the photographer.

SEA LION COLONY - 30' - 70'. Join the sea lions in their own habitat. This dive gives even the novice diver an excellent opportunity to join and observe the sea lions.

LA ANEGADA - Starting at 20 feet this area slopes down to 80 feet where you find the tip of the Cabo San Lucas Canyon Wall which sinks straight into the abyss. Lined with sea fans and vast amounts of schooling fish, this dive is one of Cabo's best and most versatile dive sites.

WHALES HEAD - 30' to 60'. With spectacular rock formations, this spot is known to be home to sea turtles, octopus and moray eels. Small nurse sharks and guitarfish sometimes inhabit this area.Day Trips

Cabo Pulmo - Cabo Pulmo is the only true living coral reef in western North America. Rich in an abundance of tropical fish. A National Marine Sanctuary. This is a photographer's paradise. A 2 hour dive from Cabo San Lucas. 30' to 80' beginning to advanced divers.

Gordo Banks - Because of the depth and currents, this dive is for the experienced diver only. This sea mount which is 4 miles off the coast of San Jose Del Cabo, lies under 90' to 130' of water. Here schools of hammerheads, jacks, and dolphins can be seen just a few feet below the surface. Manta rays, bull sharks and whale sharks are sometimes encountered here.Daily Scuba Boat Trips
Boats depart daily for a very short ride to the local dive sites. At 10:00 am you can depart for a 2 tank dive. At 2:00 pm you can depart for a 1 tank dive. The site for these dives depends on weather and water conditions on that day.

(Resort Course)
You can take a guided scuba dive with a PADI instructor. You will spend approximately one hour of class time, learning how to use your Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus (SCUBA).
Then depending on your comfort level, you will either spend 1/2 hour in the hotel pool or in approximately 15 feet of water on the sandy ocean bottom, practice the simple, easy to learn skills of SCUBA. Following this practice session you will go on a shallow, instructor escorted dive, to visit the beautiful marine life of Cabo San Lucas.

There are offered guided trips to the beautiful sites of Pelican Rock, Lover's Beach, Baja Upside-down, The Sea Lion Colony and the Pinnacle. Mask, fins and snorkel are included.


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