La Paz Wreck Diving Tour : Dive 2 Shipwrecks in 1 Day
Are you a shipwreck diving enthusiast? Or perhaps you have dived around Los Cabos already and you’re looking for something different? Here at Cabo Private Guide we want our divers to ‘escape the crowd’ as much as possible!
We are currently the only PADI dive shop in Cabo that operates a unique wreck diving tour in the UNESCO heritage area of Espiritu Santo Island, La Paz with our expert local dive guides and boat crew.
Tour details Price & booking
Private boat & guide
Transportation from Cabo San Lucas
Ceviche beach picnic
Refreshments and snacks
Go Pro footage
From May to October
Pickup from Los Cabos
Full day trip
Please check the itinerary for mor detail
Price & Booking
La Paz Wreck DivingPrice in USD | 5% Cash Discount
$ 1180 per boat
2 tanks | 2 wrecks
Up to 5 divers
2 boats available ask for a price for more than 5 divers
Diving Equipement : + 35 USD
San Jose pick up $40 each way
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Min Open Water level certified.
Maximum group size per boat:
4 divers and a guide.
(2 boats available ask for a price for more than 4 divers)
Transportation from Cabo San Lucas, Dive guide from Cabo San Lucas, Panga style 28ft boat (Shade, ladder, emergency o2 and first aid equipment), Ceviche beach picnic with all drinks and snacks for the day (let us know if you have any food allergies), Go Pro underwater photos.
Scuba Diving Reviews
Best operator in Cabo
aura and her team are simply the best dive operators in Cabo. Word class attention to detail and world class service I would never use anyone else.By Cabolectric on TripAdvisor
Safe, Efficient, Flexible - a great destination dive operation
I spent three days in early June completing seven dives with Cabo Private Guide. Laura helped me establish an itinerary that worked with my schedule, giving me the variety and adventure I was looking for. After arriving at the airport Friday afternoon,…By Duy on TripAdvisor
Nothing short of magical
Everything about diving with Cabo Private Guide was absolutely above and beyond from start to finish. From my first interaction with the shop over email, all the way up to the morning of our first dive, Laura and Cristina were incredibly communicative…By Escape226809 on TripAdvisor
Amazing experience for our young daughter
We were looking for a private and friendly scuba adventure for our young children - and Cabo Private Guide was amazing. The owner, Laura, made the booking easy and our dive instructor, Antonio, help provide a wonderful and positive scuba dive for…By mfrenchdds on TripAdvisor
Superb Cabo Dive Experience
Open Water Diver Certification with Jenny S. - Amazing experience! I was a last minute booking, Laura & Jenny were flexible, friendly and professional. Jenny was a superb instructor; this was my first experience with scuba. Jenny was patient, knowledgeable, thorough and…By Seth S on TripAdvisor
The perfect ecotour opetator
What can I say? I am mexican and I am so happy by the outstanding service provided by this company. From the warmth and professionalism of its guides, drivers, chef and waiters, staff. I underpaid for an amazing experience in Cabo Pulmo.…By David B on TripAdvisor
Had the BEST time diving with Cabo Private Guide!
My partner and I are both AOW certified and had about 45 dives completed, but we've always prioritized diving with the right people as we get more practice as divers. I always try to find a highly recommended tour operator when it…By Emily on TripAdvisor
Fantastic dive. Very knowledgeable and friendly dive shop. Good water, snacks and a great video at the end. Highly recommend!By Bredesen L on TripAdvisor
Great dive operation! Great staff!!
I have used several dive companies in the Cabo area over the past few years but Cabo Private Guide was a step above the rest. Laura was always quick to respond to emails from abroad while I was setting up my dive…By Trippleb24 on TripAdvisor
Dive the Wrecks in La Paz, Mexico
Dive 1 : The Fang Ming wreck
- Deep : 72ft (22m)
- Length : 180ft (55m)
Taking the descent line to the stern, this Chinese shipwreck sits in 72ft (22m) of water. At approximately 180ft (55m) in length, it is still intact. As divers fin along the starboard side there is abundant soft coral and reef life to photograph. Tropical fish families dart in and out of the portholes. Arriving at the bow you can take in the most photogenic part of the Fan Ming wreck. Just a little further you can explore various encrusted skeletons of the ship’s mechanical wares. Swimming back down the port side you can investigate the upper and mid level floors where there is enough light and space to penetrate safely the Fang Mink shipwreck. It is common to see one or two resident turtles who calmly sit for photos for respectfully distant divers.
Dive 2: The C59/USS Diploma wreck
- Deep : 70ft (21m)
- Length : 65ft (20m)
This US military boat was donated to the area to help create an artificial reef and this is a work in progress! The sculling of this impressive 65ft (20m) length boat was slightly hindered in its sinking and it ended up on its starboard side. Nevertheless, the huge turbine propellers are on display to great effect! There are various levels to explore and penetration is possible for those with excellent buoyancy control on the advice of the guide and depending on visibility and current. In any case, this makes for a beautiful and unique dive when exploring the outside due the size and unique points of interest. Many fish families reside here as well as turtles and some rays passing by in the sandy areas around the wreck.
When to go Wreck Diving ?
We offer this as a summer tour. Why? Mainly because of the weather!
In winter and spring La Paz is prone to north wind, making the crossing to Espiritu Santo Island difficult and longer than usual. In addition, although the diving in Los Cabos is FULL of life year-round, the very southern tip of the peninsula can be prone to swell conditions from May – October whereas La Paz offers more shelter during this time. We want to show you the best dive sites and dive conditions Baja Sur has to offer during your visit.
Itinerary of our Shipwreck Diving tour
THE DAY BEFORE:
Before 4pm come and getting fitted for equipment and take care of check in/payments etc.
** We recommend doing a local dive in Cabo first to make sure there are no issues when we are very far away from our dive centre**
THE DAY OF:
Leaving at 6am from Los Cabos we will stop at a roadside café for a quick take-out breakfast stop at around 7.30am.
We arrive in La Paz at 8 – 8.30am (traffic depending). At Marina La Paz there are bathrooms and changing facilities. We board the boat and enjoy the scenery of La Paz bay as we head over to the wrecks on the southwest side of Espiritu Santo Island. This takes about 30-40 minutes. After diving, we will set up a picnic area on a secluded beach and you can enjoy some of the beautiful UNESCO heritage scenery as you eat and replenish your energy!
We will return to the marina around 4pm and back to Los Cabos for 6.30pm. We recommend not making any dinner reservations until 7.30pm.
Managing your expectations
This is a bespoke private tour for a small number of people in a rustic area away from the usual luxuries of Los Cabos.
Safety and wildlife encounters are our priority. The cost of the tour is due to the distance, 12 hour tour time and guaranteeing a safe, private service so that you can enjoy as much as nature has to offer all to yourselves.
The transportation is a private car or a 6 -10 seater and boats are 26ft – 28ft dive panga boats with expert crew for diving and snorkeling. There is shade, snacks/refreshments and lunch but some of the boats do not have a bathroom and you would need to jump in the water as you will be at sea for 6h.
Price & booking