Scuba Diving in the Sea of Cortez

  • The Corridor of Cabo san Lucas
  • All year
  • Beginner to Expert

The Corridor of Los Cabos is where you may have heard about the famous Santa Maria Bay . The Corridor is actually home to many more secret spots only known by divers! Chileno Bay is our furthest dive site. During winter season it’s common to spot a humpback whales breaching right next to the boat on the surface interval or hear their haunting song beneath the waves over in The Corridor. The Sea of Cortez dive sites of the Corridor are more exposed to southern swells and north wind and is best visited in the mornings.


Tour details Price & booking

Tour Outlines

We provide private dive guides for every booking - even if you are just one person! After heading east for 20 minutes from Cabo San Lucas marina we enter the ‘Corridor’ area where there are 6 reefs home to eagle rays, schools of snapper, grouper, goatfish and jacks. Diving in this area is dependent on ocean conditions but is generally more secluded than the Cabo San Lucas Marine Reserve.


What's inclued

  • Private guide
  • Shared or Private boat Boat upgrade
  • Tanks and weights
  • Refreshments and light snacks
  • Go Pro raw footage

Schedule

Every day
Morning : 7.30 am
Afternoon : 12.45 pm

Departure

From Cabo San Lucas Marina

Duration

1 tank : 2 hours
2 tanks : 3.5 hours
3 tanks : 5 hours

Price & Booking

The Corridor of Cabo san Lucas

Price in USD | 5% Cash Discount

Shared Boat

$ 140 pp

2 tank

3 tank : $195 USD
Equipment : +$35 USD

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Private Boat

$ 350 per boat

2 tanks | for 1 diver

2 – 3 divers $475 USD PER BOAT

Add ons:

Extra Divers $75pp (up to 12)

Extra 3rd tank $65pp

Passenger/snorkeler $60pp

Equipment : +$35 USD

Fancy a Boat upgrade ? : See option

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Tour infos & Requirement

Passengers and Snorkelers
Snorkel/Scuba Trip Mix are all available.

Transportation & Hotel pick up
In option, add a private transportation. Inquire about Hotel pickup availability.

Professional photographer
In option, add a private professional photography service for any local tour.


Scuba Diving Reviews

Tripadvisorreviews

Amazing Scuba in Cabo San Lucas

Laura and her team are great to dive with! We set up a two tank morning dive. Jenny arrived with all the gear and tanks. She was super helpful and knowledgeable. I've been diving lots of places and Cabo Private Guide is…

By hmchandler792 on TripAdvisor

Amazing dive group!

Dove with a couple companies while in cabo and, hands down, these guys are the absolute best dive group in Cabo. Easy to schedule on the front side, better, more well-maintained equiptment, and the guides are amazing, felt like I was diving…

By Per H on TripAdvisor

Best dive shop!

Five stars all around! Felipe our guide was amazing. Great service. Quick responses. This was the best dive company I’ve used in a long time. I loved that it was a bit of a smaller company. They were personable and accommodating. They…

By Alivia H 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

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

Great Choice for Scuba

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

By Christian B on TripAdvisor

Had a really good time scuba diving!

I had a really good time scuba diving with Laura around the pelican rock. I saw so many fishes, different species and she always took care of me. I really enjoyed it and had a really good time under water.

By Judith on TripAdvisor

These folks are the best

I did a two tank dive with Antonio. MY BAD, I didn't know how cold june 1 could be in Cabo (water temp 65F) but Antonio took very good care of me. These people are real pros. I would definitely dive with…

By Steve B on TripAdvisor

Can't wait to go back! Very professional and FUN!

Cabo Private Guide was an amazing experience from start to finish. Laura is excellent with handling communication. We started planning this trip in August. The closer we got to the trip, the more emails I would send, and she answered them quickly.…

By Amy S. on TripAdvisor

I feel secure and comnfortable with my experience

Ana was excellent! I feel secure and comnfortable with my experience because she was always there checking on everything. I like diving with Ana! She is a great guide, I felt very comfortable all the time! We snorkel looking for mobulas and…

By Ari on TripAdvisor

Excellent Dive Experience

We came to Los Cabos on a spur of the moment trip and had not planned ahead but hoped to dive. Laura was so friendly and accommodating and set us up with Antonio for the very next morning. This time of year…

By Paige L on TripAdvisor

Safe and excited about what I learned

Dee is a consummate professional. She has your safety at the highest point but fun is a very close second. I did a two tank dive and then a one tank dive the second day. Each dive was better than the last.…

By Jim V 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

5 star service

We had two days of wonderful diving with Cabo Private Guide. Laura handle multiple emails setting up our trip in a very timely manner. Felipe was an excellent guide pointing out marine life both big and small. We saw a school of…

By Rene C on TripAdvisor

Whale watching and snorkel private tour

Laura was very easy to work with and her tour guides made the whale watching memorable. They let us adjust to how much whale watching vs sborkeling we wanted to do. Excellent views.of whales interacting and jumping.

By Monica F on TripAdvisor

Best place in Cabo

This is an amazing shop with amazing service. From Laura that managed all my requests, answered my millions questions, some unrelated to diving, to great dive guidance from Jenny, and everything in between, it was perfect. Personal, private, professional. I felt spoiled

By TravelerOana on TripAdvisor

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

A private dive in the Sea of Cortez

For a truly private scuba diving experience we recommend booking with us to ensure you have an affordable private dive guide to maximise your experience. We can even upgrade the service for a completely private boat to The Corridor for your dive excursion. Although the Cabo San Lucas Marine Reserve is stunning and full of life, the Sea of Cortez dive sites are arguably more secluded and we encounter fewer diver groups on these tours. If you want the best of both worlds you can select a combo where you visit both areas during a 2 or 3 tank tour! Tours in The Corridor still return to Cabo in time for lunch.

What is the water temp in the Sea of Cortez and the diving conditions ?

One of the main events that define water temperature and surface conditions in the Sea of Cortez would be the cyclical movement of wind and water currents out in the Pacific Ocean. Bringing with it, the awe-inspiring large wildlife that crosses into the Sea of Cortez at the tip of the peninsula.

  • Water visibility

    Visibility will constantly move up and down from an average of 40f/12m in spring to 60 or 70ft/20m+ in autumn.

  • Water temperature

    Temperature is fairly predictable with the warmer waters arriving late August through November (82f/28c) and the coldest in spring – summer (66f/18c).

  • Wind & Weather

    The wind tends to blow strong in January through March so cancellations are regular in Cabo Pulmo and La Paz, but doesn’t affect us too much for scuba diving in Cabo. Conversely, we get most swell in September/October so Cabo San Lucas dive trips can be affected whereas Cabo Pulmo and La Paz would have open ports.

 

Sea of Cortez : Marine life & Fish Identification

The biodiversity of the Sea of Cortez is both ever-changing and outstanding year-round. Many tropical fish families, sharks and rays are resident of those water (Sea of Cortez marine life). You might see some extra wildlife on the way to and from your dive sites. This includes humpback whales and grey whales in the winter and spring, super squadrons of Mobula rays in summer and common turtle sightings as they come to the surface or a breath of fresh air.

  • Tropical fish :

    • Angelfish
    • Tangs
    • Pufferfish
    • Porcupinefish
    • Trumpetfish
    • Damsels
    • Butterflyfish
    • Wrasse
    • And many more …
  • Ray & Sharks :

    • Mobula rays
    • White type reef Shark
    • Guitarfish
    • Bullseye electric ray
    • Sting Ray
  • Whales & Dolphins :

    • humpback whales
    • grey whales
    • Dolphins

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