11/07/2020 - 11/14/2020
Where we are diving
For anyone who loves diving, La Paz boasts an abundance of sites and over 700 species – you’re sure to enjoy a spectacular underwater adventure. Dive with trip leaders Wade and Frank at the Los Isolates, the must-see spot home to over 300 friendly and playful sea lions. We’ll also visit El Bajo, which is best known for schooling hammerheads, the bay for whale sharks, and the Fang Ming wreck. This trip is highly recommended for level 3 divers or Advanced Open Water certifications with 24+ dives.
Where we are staying
Cantamar Hotel is located in the port of Pichilingue, in La Paz, Baja California Sur. It’s the closest resort to the dive sites. Set in a traditional stucco building fronted by palms and overlooking a marina, Club Cantamar offers ocean views, a sea-view restaurant, a freshwater pool shaded by palms, a sunset beach and a swim-up bar. The resort’s award-winning dive shop, Baja Diving & Service, is located onsite.
Learn more about the accommodations from the resort website.
- From Omaha: $2,230 per diver
- From Springfield: $2,340 per diver
- From North Liberty: $2,340 per diver
- From Madison: $1,645 per diver*
Deposit and payments
- $500 deposit due upon sign up
- $500 due May 1, 2020
- $500 due July 1, 2020
- Full payment due September 1, 2020
- Non-diver: $1,690 from Omaha; $1,800 from Springfield; $1,800 from North Liberty; $1,105 ground only from Madison
- Prices are based upon double occupancy
- All payments are non-refundable
- Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control
- Boat Diving
- Night Diving and Limited Visibility
- Surface Marker Buoy and Reel
- Sola Dive 1200 S/F
- Mesh bag
What prior travelers say
“La Paz has so much to offer in the way of creatures. Jacques Cousteau was correct in coining this area as “The World’s Aquarium”. There was so much to see but my favorite part was playing with the Sea Lion pups! It was a magical experience. Not only was the diving fantastic but so were the group of divers on this trip. We started as strangers but left as friends. We look forward to diving with them again!”
– Amber B
Know before you go
You will want to drink bottled water when in La Paz. Ice is fine as it is made from purified water
Sunscreen and Bug Spray
Everyone knows to bring sunscreen, but few actually bring enough. You’ll probably require about twice as much as you’d initially expect. Higher SPF, such as SPF 30 is desirable, as is water-resistance. Please use biodegradable sunscreen. Conventional sun screens have been proven to cause long-lasting damage to the reefs and environment. You’ll want to have insect repellent as there can be mosquitoes in the morning and at night.
You may use your credit cards in most stores and restaurants. Just remember that the charge will be made in pesos and your bank will charge you in dollars. It’s also important to know how much you are being charged before paying.
Electricity in La Paz is 110-volt AC (60 cycles), so adapters or transformers are not required for U.S. and Canadian appliances.
November air temperatures average High is 84 average low is 73. Average water temps reach 80 degrees. Suggested 3mm-5mm depending on your comfort and preference.
Taxis in most of Mexico’s beach-side towns and cities are not metered, so agree your price before you get in. Your hotel can arrange taxis for you; some post their rates on a board in the lobby; taxi hotel rates are usually higher than cabs you hail off the street.