year the Solmar V heads north from Cabo San Lucas
into the Sea of Cortez.
Sea of Cortez is also home to many endemic species, such
as the Cortez angelfish and Cortez damselfish, found nowhere
else in the world. We also encounter whale sharks, hammerheads,
orcas, whales and dolphins. We have been diving the amazing
Sea of Cortez since 1984, when we opened our scuba store,
Amigos del Mar in Cabo San Lucas.
The Sea of Cortez is located between
the Baja Peninsula and the mainland of Mexico. It is one
of the youngest and most fertile seas on earth, containing
over 850 species of reef fish. The beautiful, tranquil
sea has much to offer – large schools of tropicals,
jacks, tuna, dorado, wahoo, marlin, stingrays, turtles,
playful resident California sea lions, several types of
moray eels, lobster, octopus, frogfish, sharks, mantas,
and the famous flying mobulas of the Sea of Cortez.
the infamous offshore seamounts like El Bajo and Gordo
Banks or dive the largest living coral reef on
the western side of North America, Cabo Pulmo.
The water temp is usually between 74F
- 84F during our visits into the Sea of Cortez and the
visibility ranges from 50 - 100+ ft. The dates of these
trips vary each year but usually run in June, July and
October, depending on the dates of our boatyard haul-out
and the dates of our spectacular Guadalupe Island great
white shark trips.
This area is usually calm and the distance
between dive destinations is not far. Although there are
some advanced dives most of the diving is moderate. This
is a great trip for those looking for a live-aboard experience
in calm water with both big and small marine animal encounters.
There is something special about the Baja peninsula and
diving the Sea of Cortez – a living desert wilderness
spilling into the spectacular Sea of Cortez.