Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Baja California Sur

Ready to check out the best sites in Baja California Sur for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 18 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Baja California Sur to suit your needs.
Baja California Sur dive site map
Las Casitas

#1 - Las Casitas

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo Pulmo

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E of Coral Los Frailes
El Islote

#2 - El Islote

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo Pulmo

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NE of Coral Los Frailes
Playa Los Arbolitos and La Sirenita

#3 - Playa Los Arbolitos and La Sirenita

Mexico, Los Cabos, Pacific

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Several small hard coral finger reefs come right to shore in this area. In the summer, water is calm and clear (50 ft). Easy entries from sandy beaches. Huge schools of fish, plus sea lions. Current can be very strong if you get too far from shore. From Los Cabos International Airport (San Jose del Cabo), Mexico: Head north for 71 km (44 mil.) on Mex Hwy 1 - going through the small towns Miraflores and Santiago. Just past hwy marker 92km will be a junction at Las Cuvaso to La Ribera and Cabo Pulmo (jst before a gigantic wash with a bridge spanning it). Turn right here. Drive 8 km (5 mi.), passing the small town of Santa Cruz. At the out skirts of the town of La Ribera, turn right again and head towards Punta Colorada and Cabo Pulmo. Continue straight (about 26 km [16 mi.]) on this paved road as it bends south a mile inland. Continue past Punta Colorada for about 5-10 minutes. At this point the road turns into a washboard dirt road. You will pass through two small towns, El Rincon and Las Barracas. Approaching Cabo Pulmo, you will descend down a large steep hill with a beautiful vista of the bay. Note that Cabo Pulmo has no street names. Once in Cabo Pulmo, your first landmark will be Titos Bar (a small palapa - thatched roof structure) on the right. Continue driving through town for a few miles and turn left at the sign for Playa Los Arbolitos. Drive down to the beach (the road is very rough but drivable with a regular rental car). There is ample parking. Playa Los Arbolitos has excellent snorkeling but limited diving. To reach a better area, hike the coastal trail that starts to the right (as you face the water) for about a mile to Playa La Sirenita.
Neptunes Finger

#4 - Neptunes Finger

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas

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Nice dive: Sea Fans, Sponges, Soft-Corals, Gorgonians, some sharks, octopus, barracudas... First point of the largest rock of the area. The rock looks like a finger pointing up to the sky: Neptune's finger. Neptunes Finger is also known as La Larga.
The Point

#5 - The Point

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas

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The Point is the only dive site wher you dive both the Sea of Cortes and the Pacific Ocean! The flat rock nearby is where a small colony of California sea lions live. They usually play with the divers. It's a magical dive. You also may see some turtles and huge sea bass, as well as pelagic shoals, whales and mantas. There is also a shipwrech SE of the rock (24m deep). Take care of the strong currents that may be encoutered sometime. This is the most southern rock of Baja! The Point is also known as La Punta, Land's End.
North Wall

#6 - North Wall

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas

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Starts on the reef on a sandy bottom (with garden eels), and follow the slope to the wall. NE of Pelikan rock. North Wall is also known as Las Cuevas.
Punta Sur, BCS

#7 - Punta Sur, BCS

Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo

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Punta Sur, BCS is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Punta Pericos

#8 - Punta Pericos

Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo

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Punta Pericos is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Punta Arenas

#9 - Punta Arenas

Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo

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Punta Arenas is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Muertitos

#10 - Muertitos

Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo

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Muertitos is also known as Playa Muertitos.
Pargo Via

#11 - Pargo Via

Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo

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Pargo Via is also known as La atravezada.
Barco Encayado

#12 - Barco Encayado

Mexico, Baja California, Isla Cerralvo

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Barco Encayado is also known as Barco Varado.
Bait Boat

#13 - Bait Boat

Mexico, Baja California

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Location is an offshore berthing area 100 yards off of the beach at Playa Empacadora in Cabo San Lucas, MX.
La Gaviota

#14 - La Gaviota

Mexico, Baja California, La Paz Isla Partida

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La Gaviota is also known as Gaviota.
Swanee Reef

#15 - Swanee Reef

Mexico, Baja California, La Paz Isla Partida

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Swanee Reef is also known as Swanee.
Anegada Rock

#16 - Anegada Rock

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas

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Great dive site for all divers. The reef goes gradually from 5 to 30 meters deep, then a deep wall up to 40 meters and more... There is a sandy submarine canyon located NNE from the rock, named "Sandfalls" that goes up to 30m. Also good for night dive. Approximatively between the harbor and the Point. There are on big rock (La anegada) and three small ones (including Pelikan rock). Anegada Rock is also known as Pelican Rock.
El Vencedor

#17 - El Vencedor

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo Pulmo

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E off Cabo Pulmo
Sand Falls

#18 - Sand Falls

Mexico, Baja California, Cabo San Lucas

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A vertical granite wall covered by a moving cascade of sand falling down Close to Pelican Rock