Scuba Diving the Sea of Cortez | Private Guide

  • 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 footage ** ON REQUEST
  • Nitrox 32% on request

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 | Cash discount available

Shared Boat

$ 145 pp

2 tank

3rd tank in the CSL Marine reserve: $60 USD extra

Equipment : +$35 USD

Nitrox 32% on request

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Private Boat

$ 475 per boat

2 tanks | for 1 diver

1 / 2 divers $475 USD PER BOAT

Add ons:

Extra Divers $145pp (up to 12)

Extra 3rd tank $65pp

Passenger/snorkeler $60pp

Equipment : +$35 USD

Nitrox 32% on request

Fancy a Boat upgrade ? : See option

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Cancelattion policy

Cash payment and bookings by phone are eligible for 5% discount, call the office for info.
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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

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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

Great Choice for Scuba

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

By Christian B 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 + Great Team!

Laura and the whole team were amazing. My girlfriend and I did the Cabo tour as a check out dive, and then Gordo Banks the next day. We are both experienced scuba divers, and I have to say, this whole team is…

By Liz F 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

Such great service and support

Was so lucky to spend couple of days on the ocean and marine life with Laura. went between 60 foot boats to dive boats - all were greta and Laura added so muck. Thank you

By Ralph B 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

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

Very professional and great value

This is a long overdue review. We dove with them in October. We had our own boat with our own guide. It was perfect for covid safety. Just the two of us and our dive guide Deann and captain (sorry, I forgot…

By JenandAlSF on TripAdvisor

Excellent and Safe Diving

I highly recommend Cabo Private Guide. Our dive masters were Jenny and Luke- both of whom were friendly, highly skilled, and enthusiastic dive masters. I felt very safe diving with Jenny and Luke, and they both went out of their way to…

By Kelsey A on TripAdvisor

Awesome !

We booked a three tank dive online. Laura responded promptly to our inquiry. She explained everything clearly and arranged for a phone call to answer questions we might have. The entire process was easy and hassle free. We absolutely enjoyed our dives!…

By Ceo 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

When you want the best, go with Laura and team!

We dove with Laura and her team in June 2021. Excellent team. Our dive guide was Jenny and she was super cool and genuinely awesome. We really enjoyed our 4 dives with her. We had to do two check out dives before…

By WilsonsWanderings on TripAdvisor

If you're diving Cabo these are the people you want to dive with!

My wife and I traveled to Cabo in April and I wanted to get a couple dives in while I was there. While reviewing dive operations online I came across Cabo Private Guide. I was immediately interested because this company allows your…

By svscuba 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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