San Carlos Bay, Sonora, Mexico is the only resort area on the Mexican Riviera that is within easy driving distance from the United States. Only 250 miles south of the US/Mexican border at Nogales, Arizona, San Carlos is reached on a well maintained four lane highway.
San Carlos Bay is one of the most beautiful places on earth where the stark
Sonoran Desert meets the magical Sea of Cortez. It has been a Mecca for
southwest scuba divers for many decades and has attained a reputation as a world class scuba diving destination.
The Sea of Cortez, sandwiched between the Baja Peninsula and the Mexican mainland, is the richest, most prolific body of water on the planet and hosts more species, in greater numbers, than anywhere else on earth. Jacques Cousteau called it the “World's Aquarium.”
Discover Scuba Diving
Our Discover Scuba course is just plain fun! For those that are not ready to
commit to a full certification course or just want to see what modern scuba
diving is all about, this short course is a great way to experience scuba diving and enjoy the underwater world. The beach will be you classroom and after a indoctrination on scuba equipment operation and use, a few basic skills and some shallow water practice you'll explore the underwater world under the supervision of a highly experienced scuba instructor.
Discover Scuba Course 1-2 students 1 dive.. $75.00pp
Additional dives.. $35.00pp
Even if you're not a diver, everybody can enjoy the
beautiful Sea of Cortez while snorkeling. Even those with no experience can, after a short order of instruction, breath easily and float
effortlessly while enjoying the profusion of marine life in the shallow
depths. Snorkeling trips are half day only.
Half Day Snorkeling Trips Min 4 snorkelers $35.00 pp
Scuba diving Trips
The rich waters surrounding San Carlos Bay are rife with marine life and
offer the scuba diver a great diversity of diving experiences. The area's
islands, rocks, reefs and sea mounts host beautiful undersea panoramas, a
multitude of marine life and is one of the few places on earth where temperate and tropical species intermingle. The rocky substrate is forested with a plethora of soft corals; colorful sponge, feathery hydroids and brilliant sea fans and gorgonions create a neon hued fantasy land.
Cortez Divers offers trips for certified scuba divers to local dive sites and
beyond. There is a wide variety of dive sites only a short boat ride from San
Carlos Bay. Headlands and coves, islands, rocks and reefs all provide an
exceptional variety of marine life and long remembered Cortez diving
experiences. We offer half and full day trips.
Half Day Scuba Trips: Min 4 divers.. $55.00 pp
Full Day Scuba Trips: Min 4 divers.. $95.00 pp
Cell: 622 105-0622