Cabo San Lucas
Diving in Cabo San Lucas Marine Park offers short boat trips to beautiful coral-encrusted rocky reefs teeming with fish, invertebrates, and seasonal marine mammals like sea lions and whales. Cabo Trek offers year-round private scuba trips to these sites.
Tour Duration: 4 Hours
PADI Pro instructor
All necessary equipment
Water, Juices & Snacks
Marine Park Fees
139 USD p.p. Semi Private
599 USD Private max. 4 Divers
Safe and Fun
For comfort, safety, and the best Cabo San Lucas scuba diving experience, we travel in small groups.
Diving in Cabo San Lucas Marine Park
The marine protected area was established in 1973 and covered almost 90% of the bay. Most of the premier dive sites are located along the stretch of the coast, running to Lands End. The best thing about these sites – being protected areas for the last 37 years, they have experienced a significant increase in fish and invertebrate populations. Our favorite dive spots are Lands End and Pelican Rock.
Trip time from the harbor to the Bay dive sites is a very nice and comfortable 10 minutes, perfect for those who suffer from seasickness. Our boats are stable and comfortable.
We can tour the area during the surface intervals, visiting the Pacific side of the peninsula to examine the unique geographical structures that have made Cabo San Lucas famous – like the world-renowned Cabo Arch.
Sea lions on the rocks
We can also visit the sea lion colony at Lands End and then cruise to Lover’s Beach and Divorce Beach to walk and enjoy some beach time. We are often lucky to enjoy the Whales’ spectacular show visiting the Los Cabos region from December through March.
Diving in Cabo San Lucas Bay is a great way to spend a half-day getting to know the fantastic biodiversity that has made the Sea of Cortez famous.
Cabo Trek offers you a unique valet service with private scuba trips, snorkel & Whale Watching Tours, all led by our top-rated PADI Instructor Team in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Dive Sites Around Cabo San Lucas
Abundant macro life
Dive tours in the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park would be incomplete without a scuba tour that makes up the reefs and walls of Pelican Rock. At Cabo Trek, this is one of our favorite sites as the area seems to be a magnet for marine life, especially magnificent macro.
Pelican’s Rock is a small rocky islet that breaks the surface near Lovers Beach. Depth on the beachside is 25 feet. Along the back, the wall drops to beyond recreational diving limits.
This is an excellent site for underwater photos and video. The rocky walls are covered with multi-hued corals, sponges, and algae.
Frogfish, Puffers, Hawkfish, Gobies, and Blennies are inside the coral. Invertebrates like Urchins, Sea Stars, Sea Cucumbers, Nudibranchs, and Octopus are shared here. Scorpionfish and Coronet fish are also common, drawn by the feeding opportunity.
Seasonally there are often vast schools of Sardines, Snappers, and Goatfish, with Grouper and Jacks stalking them along the back wall of Pelican Rock.
Where the Pacific Ocean begins
Diving with Cabo Trek at Lands End is an inspiring experience and a different one each time. Cabo San Lucas is the meeting point of 3 oceanic currents, which translates to the massive biomass of fish that passes through and has made this area famous for sports fishing. Lands End is our favorite dive site in the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park.
Lands End or The Point is at the southernmost point of the Baja Peninsula, and this is next to the seasonal home of a colony of California Sea Lions, who are pretty used to divers.
Depths at the sandy base of the rocky monoliths are at most 70 feet.
This site is subject to conditions, as currents and surges can be intense. While we can book your scuba tour to include diving at Lands End, please be aware conditions can change by the hour, and we always prioritize safety above all.
So much to see
We often encounter large schools of snapper, sardines, and butterflyfish during the tour in the water column surrounding ‘The Iceberg.’ This sizeable rocky pinnacle breaks the surface south of Lands End. Large predatory fish like grouper, machete Barracuda and occasionally white tip sharks stalk the schools.
This is the best site for seeing different species of wrasse, nudibranch, parrotfish, angels, and giant green moray eels. Don’t be surprised when a cormorant (diving birds) swims by at 60 feet, hunting between the rocks.
Diving Lands End is always exciting; on great days, vast schools of Mobula rays block out the sun, but we always do our safety stop visited by the sea lions next to the colony rock.
Neptunes Finger, also known as Baja upside-down
Between Lands End and South Wall
Come and enjoy a multilevel dive with Cabo Trek, along with the steep drop off of Neptune’s Finger. The rocky reef extends a skinny crag skyward, like Neptune pointing up to the sky. Unique in the bay of Cabo San Lucas, this dive site is best for divers who enjoy deeper tours.
Neptunes Finger begins as a deep site known as South Wall that runs from Pelican Rock to Neptune’s Finger. A shallow, sharp pinnacle caps off a series of rocky reefs that are interspaced by sand chutes.
Like to go deep?
This is a good site for a deep dive. Electric Rays, Guitarfish, and Stingrays may be found in the sand at the top of the wall.
When the visibility is good, schools of Eagle, Cow Nose, and Mobula Rays may be seen in the blue, and numbers of Barracuda may pass by.
Exploring the rocky reefs that border the sand chutes, you can expect to find Burrfish, Balloon, and Pufferfish as well. Schools of Goatfish, Butterflyfish, and Wrasse surround the reef structures.
During the safety stop, you can explore the base of Neptune’s craggy finger looking for Sea Horses, Blennies, and Eels.
Come and explore the deep wall in the Bay of Cabo San Lucas Marine Park with Cabo Trek, a dive site seldom visited by typical Los Cabos operators. A private scuba trip means you can choose these amazing reefs to explore.
Watch out for Mantas!
It is a deep wall that starts at 90 feet and drops into the bay’s darkness, beyond 1200 feet. Beginning south of Pelican Rock, we typically drift towards Neptune’s Finger, following the wall’s crest between 80 and 100 feet.
More giant pristine coral formations, big schools of fish, large groupers, and chance encounters with pelagics are some of the best life to see along South Wall.
Great for beginner and advanced divers
Here you’ll find slopes steeply down from 25 feet, boulders, and sand channels point into the abyss. The site is very protected from waves and is our ‘fall back’ dive site when in rough conditions.
What is down there?
There are schools of Butterfly, Angel, Damsel, Wrasse, and Goatfish followed by Grouper, Jacks, and Coronet fish. Small coral formations dot the rocks that hide Eels, Puffer, and Scorpionfish. This is a good site for those who like to take their time peering into crevices and exploring.
For those who have no fear of disorientation, I recommend a “jump” in the blue, and if our braveness is adequately rewarded, we will come across a big school of Mobula Mantas.
Tour Schedule Cabo San Lucas Marine Park:
- 07:30 am Meeting at Cabo Trek Office*
- 08:00 am Dive 1 (45 min. approx.)
- 45 minutes surface interval
- 09:30 am Dive 2 (45 min. approx.)
- 10:30 am Back at Cabo Trek Office
- Cabo San Lucas: Sandfalls, Sea Lions, White Tip Reef Sharks
- Cabo Pulmo: Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Schooling Groupers and Snappers, Shipwreck
- La Paz: Whale Sharks, Sea Lions Colony, Shipwrecks, Schooling fish, Nice Nature & Scenery
- Loreto: Blue Whales, Turtles, Sea Lions.
Baja California Sur region has a lot of dive sites that are well worth to be discovered.
Cabo Trek organizes flexible tours according to your wishes: let us know what you’re looking for, your level of expertise, and we will arrange a suitable tour for your group.
Multiple day trips are also possible: not only diving, if you go for a multiple-day trip, but we can also explore Baja California a bit more in-depth: freshwater waterfalls, cave paintings, ghost towns, desert tours are among the activities besides diving available in this region.
Sweater, reef-safe sunscreen or rashguard, and diving license.
NOTE: Tour not recommended for women that may be pregnant.
In our price, everything but tips is included! With Cabo Trek you will not have to put your hands in your pocket for hidden costs nor will there be last-minute surprises! Cabo Trek keeps its word and keeps up with its reputation as a trustworthy, reliable, serious company in Cabo San Lucas. Guide, Boat Ride, Bottled Water, Hydrophone, Onboard Photographer, Experienced Captain, all of this is part of this package.
On the day of your tour, you will meet in our office and storefront 15 minutes before the time of your tour. While in the shop, we’ll process your payment or revise your reservation, allow you time to shop around our storefront for any souvenirs, and read up on some of the educational activities you’ll be partaking in that day. We offer free wi-fi, cookies, water before everyone is ready to head to the dock. Then we’ll take a quick 1-minute walk from the shop to the dock. There you’ll board our boat, put on your life vests, be given a complimentary bottle of water, and finally, set out on your scuba diving adventure!