Scuba diving in Loreto is special. This is because one of Loreto’s most enduring attractions is the Sea of Cortez, providing maximum enjoyment of the beauty of its beaches. Visitors who choose to go scuba diving in Loreto will appreciate the diversity of the region’s thriving marine life: dolphins, whales, sea lions, lobsters, sea turtles, and several bird species, including pelicans and seagulls.
One of the municipality’s jewels is the Bahia de Loreto (Loreto Bay), made up of the Del Carmen, Danzante, Monserrat, Catalina, and Colorado islands, as well as some smaller islets. The waters connect with the Sierra Giganta, bestowing a spectacular vista on visitors. Diving in these waters is a feast for the eyes; you’ll find an incredible panorama of the spectacular world under the sea.
The best diving season in the waters of Baja California is February through April. This is when the humpback and sometimes even blue whales may be spotted, making this diving experience even more unique.
At Isla Del Carmen, divers may explore some of the colorful coral reefs that shelter one quarter of all marine life, providing a living backdrop to the unending variety of multicolored fish and mollusks darting between eye-catching algae like a great marine treasure chest.