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

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

Best guide in cabo!

I cant say enough great things about cabo private guide and Laura. LAURA is the best. I have been diving with her and just finished 4 PADI courses with her. She is the best guide and instructor. I'd recommend her for all…

By Sara on TripAdvisor

Great people, great diving!

Cabo Private Guide is an amazing operation. I'm a PADI Instructor and came down to Cabo to knock out some checkout dives for my girlfriend, who finished her pool classes last week. We went on 4 local dives (2 yesterday, 2 today)…

By dbhizzle on TripAdvisor

Great diving with great people!

This is only my second review on TripAdvisor and the first one was also for Cabo Private Guide - because I love them that much!! From the beginning, Laura will blow your mind with her responsiveness and professionalism. I think I emailed…

By Larissa C on TripAdvisor

Great professional and friendly experienced Dive staff

Great two tank Dive with Jenny and Erin. Both were very knowledgable, friendly, and super helpful. Would give six stars if i could! Highly recommend.

By Douglas T 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

Exceptional Private Diving Experience

Laura and her team were great, provided a wonderful private dive master and boat, high quality gear, and everything was easy. We had a great dive too!

By Jesse R on TripAdvisor

Superb Service with Cabo Private Guide

Great experience with Cabo Private Guide (from initial inquiries, through the booking process, during the dives and after). Laura was quick to respond to my many emails – and I asked a lot, a lot of questions. I booked a 3-tank dive…

By UndyneC 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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