Scuba diver La Paz shipwreck

La Paz Wreck Diving Tour : Dive 2 Shipwrecks in 1 Day

  • La Paz Wreck Diving
  • May to October
  • From Open Water

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

What's inclued

  • Private boat & guide
  • Transportation from Cabo San Lucas
  • Ceviche beach picnic
  • Refreshments and snacks
  • Go Pro footage ** ON REQUEST

Schedule

Every day
From May to October

Departure

Pickup from Los Cabos

Duration

Full day trip

Please check the itinerary for mor detail

Price & Booking

La Paz Wreck Diving

Price in USD | Cash discount available

Private Boat

$ 1400 per boat

2 tanks | 2 wrecks

Up to 4 divers
Contact separately for larger groups 

Diving Equipment : + 35 USD

SJD /Tourist Corridor area pick up: $40 each way

**Excludes booking fees

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Tour Info and Requirements

Experience level:
Min Open Water level certified.

Max Depth
72ft/22m.

Maximum group size per boat:
4 divers and a guide.
(2 boats available ask for a price for more than 4 divers)

Included
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

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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

Private diving in Cabo San Lucas

Laura was extremely helpful in booking and very flexible in dealing with scheduling issues created by cruise line itinerary changes. She met us personally at the cruise ship dock and walked us to the boat. Our dive master, marissa, was very good…

By Scubaklly on TripAdvisor

Cabo Diving

Wonderful experience! Laura was a great communicator and helped us get squared away for multiple day dives. Super easy and convenient! Our guide, Filipe, was awesome as well! Couldn't ask for any more from the whole team.

By Ben P on TripAdvisor

There's a reason their worst review is a single 4-star rating

When I first got in touch, Laura was great about communicating with me about options, recommendations, and practicalities. She was also totally willing to work with me to get me refreshed, since it's been way too long since I last went diving.…

By Colin D 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

Best in the Business

I dove for 3 days with Private Guide and had the BEST time. Laura was so accommodating on such short notice. I contacted her a day before my trip after finding her in a Facebook group where she was #1 recommended for…

By Judith R on TripAdvisor

Amazing experience

My first time diving in Cabo and it was amazing! We saw sea lions, cownose rays, and SO many beautiful fish! I haven’t been diving in 2 years, am pretty inexperienced, and I felt totally comfortable. My husband and friend also did…

By Olivia B on TripAdvisor

Spectacular Day of Scuba

Cabo Private Guide took our family out for a "try scuba" excursion and my husband and two sons got a chance to experience their first-ever scuba dive. The instructions given by Edgar were clear and not too overwhelming (especially for the 11…

By DJsMrs on TripAdvisor

Full week of diving every day and advanced open water

Cabo Private guided provided an experience that exceeded every expectation I had and I am sure they will for you too. We were paired with Antonio, a PADI instructor, for the week to be our personal guide. We dove every day for…

By Josiah V 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.

La Paz wreck

 

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.

La Paz C49 Wreck

 

Itinerary of our Ship Wreck 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.


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