Seasons and conditions
Different species of sharks can be encountered in different seasons of the year while shark diving in Cabo San Lucas. Some sharks, like Makos and Blue sharks prefer the colder, clearer water of the winter months. Whereas Silkies are more common in the warmer summer months.
Between November and April, when the water is a lovely 75-80F/23-27C and the visibility ranges between 70-100ft/25-30m, are the best conditions for large pelagics and schools of fish. From December through June we can usually spot Mako sharks, the fastest shark in the world, with big eyes and sharp teeth that grows to 6-12ft/2-3.5m. And, around February-April, any photographer’s favorite, Blue sharks, with slim bodies and long pectoral fins, they are playful and engaging and grow to 7-9ft/2.5-3m.
The colder months of April to June, when the water drops to 68-75F/20-23C, bring the Smooth hammerhead sharks to the area. These beautiful, elusive and rare sharks, can grow to a massive 12-16ft/4-5m and weigh up to 880lb/400kg. Encounters with them are unique and breathtaking.
When the water warms up again, between July and November, 75-85F/23-30C, is when the Silky sharks frequent Los Cabos. Curious and inquisitive, the silkies grant an exceptional experience. They can grow to 6-9ft/2-3m and come close for face to face encounters with divers and snorkelers.