Hammer Head at Gordo Bank

Gordo Banks Diving Tour

  • Gordo Banks
  • All year
  • Advanced Open Water

This deep seamount provides an exhilarating blue water dive at an outer bank in San Jose del Cabo offering some of the most spectacular encounters seen on a day trip from Los Cabos. Gordo Banks is famous for game fish such as wahoo, tuna and billfish and it’s nice to see them in their natural environment instead of on a line!

Divers often see schooling hammerheads among other shark species such as silky sharks, hound sharks and whale sharks for the lucky few. Along with pelagic stingrays and numerous sightings of mobula rays there are many schooling jacks, walls of tuna and schooling snapper.

Tour details Price & booking

Tour Outlines

If you’re an advanced diver just wanting to descend into the blue to see what comes along then this is for you. It is a ‘hit and miss’ dive. No big life is guaranteed, but the feeling of seclusion and adventure certainly is!

What's inclued

  • Private guide
  • Shared or Private boat 28ft Panga or 44ft Luxury Boat
  • Tank and weight
  • Refreshments and light snacks
  • Go Pro footage


Every day : 8:30 am


From San Jose Marina


4 Hours

Price & Booking

Gordo Banks

Price in USD | 5% Cash Discount

Shared boat (30 ft Panga)

$ 205 pp

2 tanks | 1 - 5 Divers

Equipment $30 USD
Contact for Nitrox requirement.

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Private 44ft Luxury Boat

$ 1150 Full boat

2 tanks

+75 USD per divers
Equipment $30 USD
Contact for Nitrox requirement.

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Tour infos & Requirement

Diving Certification
Minimum certification required : Advanced Open Water

Check-out dive
Contact us directly for a booking because you must make a check-out dive locally with Cabo Private Guide before booking this tour.

Dive insurance
All divers will be asked to provide a dive insurance info. If you do not have the insurance, please check out our partner DiveAssure: Dive insurance plan

Scuba Diving Reviews


Great dive vacation with Cabo Private Guide

I traveled to Cabo by myself for a dive vacation and chose Cabo Private Guide. Laura was great at communicating with me before my trip and helping me plan my dives. She and her team were very professional and took great care…

By Cynthia R on TripAdvisor

Amazing from start to finish!

The result was a set of 8 perfectly tailored dives that culminated in the fulfillment of my number one goal: To dive with the hammerheads at the challenging Gordo Banks sites. To honor one of my initial requests, Laura assigned the same…

By Allison W on TripAdvisor

6 days of diving

Perfect...what else can I say, attention to detail and saw everything we could have wished for while diving!!! Bull sharks, whale sharks, hammerheads, turtles, the elusive octopus, nudies, large schools of fish, sea lions that compete with cirque du soleil, cow nose…

By G Bernier on TripAdvisor

Great Choice for Scuba

Great dive, great guides. Went with family and friends while visiting Cabo. Would highly recommend !

By Christian B on TripAdvisor

Perfect 3 tours!

Booked 3 separate tours with Cabo Private Guide & from start to finish the year we’re fantastic! We took a private whale shark tour, a scuba trip & a snorkel/whale shark tour...all three were perfect. Communication was great from booking up to…

By JanetMacht on TripAdvisor

Aweome, Amazing, Outstanding

Cabo Private Guides is awesome. They go above and beyond to provide and amazing experience. It's always so frustrating to dive when you get put in with a group of strangers and your dive gets cut short if someone goes through their…

By Sarah S on TripAdvisor

Great Dive Experiences

I have booked a few trips with Cabo Private Guide both diving around Cabo San Lucas and most recently to Cabo Pulmo. The experience has always been first class. Laura and her team are very professional and safety conscious. They are always…

By Luke S on TripAdvisor

Exclusive diving

Laura (owner) was very kind and obliging with the planning and execution of a 6-day-14-dive week for my buddy and I. Her team of private guides (thank you Antonio, Jenny & Felipe) is professional, experienced, knowledgeable and respectful of the environment and…

By Stéphane F on TripAdvisor

“Cadillac” Dive service

Where to begin? First off, my husband booked a diving adventure for the both of us. We changed the dates and times a couple of times (working around a wedding schedule), and Laura was very accommodating. The day we flew to Cabo,…

By Desireé C on TripAdvisor

If you want a dive where you feel like more than a number in a large group, Cabo Private Guide is where it's at!!

My wife and I are both beginner divers who just got certified this past spring in Belize. While on our yearly October vacation in Cabo for Sammy's Birthday Bash, we were looking to dive with an outfit that had top notch equipment,…

By Derek Dargie on TripAdvisor

Deep dive at Gordo banks for Pelagic encounters

Arguably the best tour to spot large, pelagic wildlife near Cabo San Lucas !

The underwater seamounts off the coast of San Jose del Cabo create nutrient rich pockets of water attracting fish and, eventually, impressive larger predators. Encounters have included orcas, dolphins, schools of mobula rays, cow nose rays, marlin and other bill fish. During the winter whale season we have seen humpback whales migrating through, right next to our divers!

If you want to learn more about the wildlife you may encounter in the Sea of Cortez you might want to consider a course with one of our instructors.

Popular courses include the PADI Shark Conservation Specialist Course, Project Aware Fish ID or Underwater Naturalist. We also offer PADI Deep Diver courses, PADI Nitrox courses and other specialist training to precede the trip to complement a Gordo Banks dive.

Hammerhead Shark at Gordo Banks

Gordo banks a breathtaking blue water diving in Cabo san lucas

We can leave from either Cabo San Lucas or San Jose marina. We prefer to dive air but Nitrox28 can be ordered at extra cost in advance after we have completed your check out dive.

We take diving here very seriously and all divers will be asked to rent a surface marker buoy/computer if you do not currently have one.

The guide/captain will have an AIS system for safety and the bank is marked with cell phone GPS and handheld GPS. The pinnacle is 30m /100ft deep with the max depth at 35m/115ft.

Contact us directly for a booking because you must make a check-out dive locally with Cabo Private Guide before booking this tour. See www.divegordobanks.com for dive experience and dive packages specific to Gordo Banks.

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