Diving Gordo Banks

Open ocean adventure

Season: July to December

Tour Duration: 6 Hours

Tour Start:

  • 07:00am


  • 299 USD p.p. min. 4 divers
  • 1.299 USD Private max. 4 Divers


Boat ride, PADI Pro instructor, All necessary equipment, Water, Juices & Snacks.

What to Bring:

Sweater, Camera, Sunscreen, Diving Licence



  • DEEP DIVING SPECIALTY of advantage.
  • To use NITROX, you need to be certified.
  • A 2 tanks check out dive in Cabo is required.


Gordo Banks | Dive Site Statistics

  • Large Marine Life 90% 90%
  • Macro 10% 10%
  • Large Schools of Fish 90% 90%
  • Sealions 30% 30%
  • Difficulty 90% 90%

Gordo Banks – A rush of Adrenaline

dive-charter-map-cabo-area_webCabo Trek specializes in blue water scuba tours to the famous seamounts located a few miles offshore from San Jose del Cabo. This is one of the most exciting dive sites in the Los Cabos region of Mexico. Cabo Trek specializes in private Gordo Banks trips with extensive blue water experience.

Gordo Banks are two oceanic mountains that rise from great depths, one to dive-able depths. The top of Gordo 1 is approximately 120 feet from the surface. 


The challenging conditions require the divers to be at least certified as PADI Advanced Open Water, preferably with Deep Diving Specialty or experience with deep dives. 

We also require a “check out” dive to our local dive sites in Cabo San Lucas to assess/refresh diving skill.

The use of NITROX is recommended. An Enriched Air mixture of 28% is optimal for the depth of these dives. The use of NITROX requires to be certified as such.

Brave enough?

The main attractions of diving the banks are the opportunity to encounter pelagic species of fish. This includes: Marlin, Sail Fish, Dorado, Wahoo and large schools of Tuna and Jacks.

Shark_gordobanksSpecial visitors to the seamount are sharks; Hammerhead and Silky are the most common species, seasonally Whale Sharks also appear.

Other highlights of diving Gordo include the rays, Manta, Devil and Mobula rays are often encountered passing through the water column over the pinnacle.

This is the type of dive site where you never know what will show up, so you just keep your eyes open, watch your depth and keep your camera on!











Tour Schedule Corridor:

  • 07:00am Meeting at Cabo Trek Office*
  • 9:00am Dive 1 (45 min. approx.)
  • 45 min. Surface Interval
  • 10:00am Dive 2 (45 min. approx.)
  • 12:30pm Back at Cabo Trek Office

*Private Tours have Round-Trip Transportation included: Pick-Up time and location will be organized once Tour is reserved.

Diving itinerary map

Some of the Baja Diving highlights:

  • Good chance of seeing sharks :schools of silky sharks and hammerheads
  • Schools of Jacks, Bonitas, Yellowfin Tuna, pelagic sting rays, Mantas, Mobulas
  • Experience deep blue water dive
  • Dive in small groups with a PADI certified Divemaster or instructor


  • In order to enroll in this activity your need to be certified at least as ADVANCED OPEN WATER, preferably with DEEP DIVING SPECIALTY.
  • If you want to use ENRICHED AIR, you need to be certified for the use and handling of NITROX.
  • A 2 tanks check out dive in Cabo San Lucas and/or Corridor is required to assess/refresh diving skills.


Cabo Trek organizes flexible tours according to your wishes: let us know what you’re looking for, your level of expertise and we organize the right tour for your group. 

Multiple day trips are also possible: not only diving, if you go for a multiple day trip we can explore Baja California a bit more in depth: fresh water waterfalls, cave paintings, ghost towns, desert tours are among the activities besides diving available in this region.

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Explore the best diving in Cabo

Diving the Corridor

  • Large Marine Life 70% 70%
  • Macro 80% 80%
  • Large Schools of Fish 70% 70%
  • Sealions 20% 20%
  • Difficulty 50% 50%

Diving Cabo

  • Large Marine Life 60% 60%
  • Macro 80% 80%
  • Large Schools of Fish 60% 60%
  • Sealions 100% 100%
  • Difficulty 40% 40%

Diving Cabo Pulmo

  • Large Marine Life 80% 80%
  • Macro 80% 80%
  • Large Schools of Fish 90% 90%
  • Sealions 50% 50%
  • Difficulty 50% 50%