“The Aquarium of the World” — Jaques Cousteau Jacques Cousteau and innumerable underwater adventurers have described the Sea of Cortez as “The World’s Richest Sea,” and “The Aquarium of the World.” This is especially true of the waters that caress the southern tip of the Baja. The diversity of fish and marine mammals that congregate here is unmatched anywhere else in the earth’s undersea domain.
The bay of Cabo San Lucas encompasses several unique dive sites and was declared the second Underwater National Marine Park, after Cozumel.
Pelican Rock – On the edge of the Submarine Canyon that forms San Lucas Bay, it allows for beautiful wall dive to small sandfalls at around 90′. You will find large congregations of big and small
tropical fishes and slopes covered with gorgonians, as well as graceful sea fans.
Neptune’s Finger – 60′ to 100‘ diving on a wall that drops 3000′ down in the Bay of San Lucas. Thick
with gorgonians and sea fans, octopus, abundant tropical fishes, schools of barracuda, it is home to the largest of the two famous sandfalls beginning at 100′.
Land’s End – This unique dive site combines the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, so expect strong currents and thermals. Look for sea lions, turtles, but also pelagics such as whale sharks and mantas are spotted in this area. Also moray eels, octopus and tropical fish will join you on your adventure. A shipwreck is located southeast of the rock.