Scuba Diving in Cabo San Lucas
Cabo San Lucas lies at the southernmost tip of the Baja California peninsula. This unique geographic location places it right where the mighty Pacific Ocean meets the Sea of Cortez. The meeting of these two bodies of water creates an incredible environment for diving boasting thousands of species of invertebrates, over 900 species of fish, and a multitude of marine mammals. Throughout the year we are blessed with the migrations of multiple shark species, humpback whales, bait balls, and acrobatic mobula rays.
Below you’ll find our list of Los Cabos scuba diving & activities that we offer at our home base in downtown Cabo San Lucas. Scroll down to the bottom to check out the quick facts and our Cabo San Lucas photo gallery. Then give us a shout so we can start planning your dive expedition in beautiful Baja!
2 Tanks Local Diving in the Cabo Marine Park
Ready to explore the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park? Check out the deep sand falls at Neptunes Finger, the amazing life at Pelican Rock, or get up close with our friendly sea lions at Lands End. Join us for one of our daily 2 semi-private guided dive tours. Includes snacks & drinks onboard, 2 tanks of air, weights, and Team Ninja dive guide. It’s time to go scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas!
$105 USD, Departs: 8am or 1pm
Rental gear: $35 full set, or $10/item
Private guide: $100
Private boat: $300 (1 fee per group)
2 Tanks Local Diving in the Corridor
Take a relaxing cruise out to the corridor and explore the massive boulders and soft corals that make the corridor famous. Choose from daily morning or afternoon semi-private guided tours. Includes snacks & drinks onboard, 2 tanks of air, weights, and Team Ninja guide.
Departs: 8am or 1pm
Rental gear: $35
Private guide: $100
Private boat: $400 (1 fee per group)
2 Tanks Gordo Banks Trip
Located 10 miles off-shore from Los Cabos, Gordo Banks rises up from the ocean floor creating a plateau at about 110-150 feet (33-45m) underwater. This is a great site for pelagic species! Schools of jacks, tuna, pelagic sting rays, mantas, mobulas and even schools of silky sharks and hammerheads can often be seen. During the whale season we can often see humpbacks diving down. The depth and location of this dive site require that you are an experienced diver and comfortable diving in blue water. If you are unsure if you have enough experience, please give us a shout before booking. Includes snacks & drinks, 2 tanks of EANX 28 (Nitrox), tanks, weights, and Team Ninja guide.
$220 USD, Departs at sunrise.
Rental gear: $35 full set, or $10/item
Private boat: $600 (1 fee per group)
**Please note that for the safety of our guests we require that any diver wishing to go to Gordo Banks do at least 1 local diving activity with us prior to their Gordo Banks trip. This is to make sure you are comfortable in the water and capable of safely diving this site. We value your safety and Gordo Banks can be a very advanced dive. If you have any questions please contact us.**
Head out just before sunset, to watch it set into the Pacific Ocean from the boat. Then get ready to experience the marine park after dark! We usually have the dive sites all to ourselves and can see all our nocturnal friends coming out to play. white tip sharks cruising around looking for their next meal, lobster walking the rocks, trains of sea hares, octopus & morays out hunting, and so much more. One of our favorites is seeing the bioluminescent plankton light up the water with green sparks!
$85 USD, Departs just before sunset
Rental gear: $35 full set or $10/item
Private guide: $75
Private boat: $200 (1 fee per group)
Guided Tech Diving in CSL Marine Park
Ready to find out why the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park is nicknamed The Canyon? Explore the deep walls, rock canyons, or let us take you to one of our secret spots. Our shop can fill nitrox, trimix, heliox, as well as pure O2. As soon as you book, our tech team will contact you to work out a dive and deco plan so we can have the gases ready when you arrive. Please note, the price includes 2 AL80 tanks (sidemount or backmount doubles) of air and does not include deco gases. Deco gases and other mixes will be billed separately since they are dependent on the dive plan.
Includes snacks & drinks, 2 AL80s of air, weights, and Team Ninja guide.
$120 USD, Departs 8am or 1pm
Humpback Whale Watching
Every winter we are blessed with the return of these majestic giants. Watch them breach and slap their flukes and fins against the surface as they search for new mates and teach their newborn young the ways of the whale. Our whale watching tours are run by an expert naturalist guide and also include listening to the whales sing on the hydrophone, a visit to the world famous Arch of San Lucas & sea lion colony. A light breakfast or lunch is served at the meeting point before boarding our boat to head out searching for humpback whales! Includes: light breakfast or lunch before tour, drinks & snacks onboard, and naturalist guide.
Season: December 15-April15.
$85 USD, Departs 7am, 10am, or 3pm
Blue Water Shark Excursion
Cabo’s unique geographic location at the meeting point between the might Pacific Ocean and the beautiful Sea of Cortez make it a hot spot for pelagic life! Shark diving at its finest. Join us for a half day tour out in blue water to swim & snorkel with sharks and other awesome pelagic creatures. We’ve seen Makos, hammerheads, silky sharks, blue sharks, mantas, mobula rays, marlin and even orcas! You never know what amazing experience the ocean has in store for us! Includes: snacks & drinks, equipment, and expert shark guide.
$195 USD, Departs morning or afternoon
Off the coast of Cabo 3 different ocean currents come together making it a magical place for spotting all sorts of pelagic creatures! Baja is known for being one of the biggest hot spots for migratory marine animals. Throughout the year we have chances to see 3 different species of whales, dolphins, 6+ species of sharks, orcas, giant schools of mobula rays, mantas, marlin, dorado, and so many other amazing creatures. This full day tour takes you out to explore our beautiful local waters in search of all types of marine life. Spend the day at sea relaxing, learning about our local marine environment and experiencing first hand – far away from the hustle and bustle of the city. See pods of dolphins cruising the coastline, experience mighty whales breaching the surface, swim & snorkel with sharks, mobula rays, turtles, and many other awesome pelagic animals. Expect the unexpected. Includes: Lunch, snacks, drinks, equipment, and specialized Marine Biologist guide.
$250 USD, Meets at 9.30am
Mobula Ray Freediving & Snorkeling Tours
Twice a year we are blessed with one of the most amazing experiences in nature. In the late spring/early summer and then again in the late autumn thousands of mobula rays congregate in the waters around Cabo San Lucas. It is one of the largest congregations of rays on the planet. A jaw dropping spectacle watching these acrobatic ninjas flying from the water doing back flips and splashing back down. Then jump in the water to experience what it is like diving with schools of them numbering in the hundreds, if not thousands. It is one of our favorite experiences in Cabo. The tours are available in both the morning and afternoons and last 3 hours. Price includes drinks & snacks onboard, and Team Ninja conservationist guide.
$60 USD, Departs 8am or 2pm
*Please note this tour is seasonal. Availability is dependent on the arrival/departure of the mobula rays in Cabo. Usually the migrations run late May through mid July and then again from late October through mid December. Please contact us for more details.
Whale Sharks & Sea Lions Combo Day Trip in La Paz
The beautiful bay of La Paz, located 2 hours drive north of Cabo, plays host to a resident colony of whale sharks as well as the largest southern rookery of California Sea Lions. This awesome combo day trip takes you to see the best of La Paz. Get in the water with both the largest fish and the sea and some of the most mischievous salty sea puppies you will ever meet. Then take a tour of the gorgeous Espiritu Santo island or explore some of La Paz beautiful uninhabited inlets and beaches. The tours are run by local marine biologists or conservationists working on research in La Paz that are happy to share their knowledge of the local area with you. Our La Paz combo day trip includes round trip transportation from Cabo to La Paz, snorkeling equipment, lunch, snacks & drinks, and expert Team Ninja guide.
$230 USD, Departs Cabo at 6am
*Please note this tour is seasonal. Whale Shark season normally runs from October 1st until June 1st, but is subject to change. Please contact us for the latest info and details.
Diving with Oceanic Mantas at La Reina
This year, after a 15 year hiatus gigantic oceanic manta rays have returned to La Reina in La Paz. It has been an amazing and heartwarming spectacle to see them returning to this offshore seamount. Join Team Ninja for a day trip out to dive La Reina and experience these winged giants firsthand. Our La Reina day trip includes round trip transportation from Cabo to La Paz, 2 dives at this beautiful area, lunch, snacks & drinks, and and expert Team Ninja conservationist guide.
$260 USD, Departs Cabo at 6am, departs La Paz at 8am.
*Please note this tour is seasonal. As this is the first year the mantas have been seen back at La Reina in over 15 years we are still working out the details of how long they will stay and what their season will be. We are actively working with scientists, conservationists, and researchers not only on these details but to help instate best practices to protect these beautiful creatures while they are visiting our waters. Please contact us for the latest info and details.
Looking for something more?
In addition to scuba diving in Cabo San Lucas and the surrounding areas, there are countless possible activities and excursions we can offer. To name a few, blue water pelagic diving, Mobula ray migration diving or snorkeling, whale shark snorkeling day trips, day trips to Cabo Pulmo National Park, visiting natural hot springs in the sierra mountains, enjoying a picturesque natural oasis tucked into the desert mountains, trips to see the playful grey whales of Bahia Magdalena, Mexican Sardine Runs to watch striped marlin hunting, and so much more. Our team is happy to provide custom built experiences tailored to what you’d like to see and do. We pride ourselves on using our extensive local knowledge to build experiences not offered by anyone else. Give us a shout, our ninjas love chatting about the local area and will gladly help you put together a proper ‘Dive Ninja’ vacation.
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