Baja Connections

We are located in the city of La Paz, on the eastern side of the Baja Peninsula and just a few hours north from Cabo San Lucas. Known as the gateway to the Sea of Cortez, La Paz has been a diving and snorkeling destination for many years. The islands here are famous for their big creatures, large schools of fish and mobula rays and a year round population of sea lions who are the highlight of any trip to the islands. Seasonally (October through April) whale sharks can be found just outside the harbor and sightings are virtually guaranteed. La Paz is the home port to Isla Espiritu Santo, part of the Islas del Golfo de California UNESCO Biosphere reserve. This reserve was established in 1995 and covers 48,000 hectares in three areas, the islands of Espiritu Santo and La Partida and the underwater seamounts of El Bajo. Almost all of our tours take place in these beautiful and uninhabited islands.

All of our tours depart from the Muelle Fiscal, the government dock located on the Malecon in downtown La Paz. Departure times vary depending on the trip. All full day tours include lunch, drinks (water/juice), wetsuits, snorkeling and/or diving equipment. We dive and do our tours from Mexican pangas, 25ft boats with full shade and entry and exit via a ladder.  

Reservations

Please note that Baja Connections does not have a public office, inquiries and reservations can be made by phone or email only.

To make a reservation or an inquiry please contact us by phone at +52 612 148 4045 or send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are also available on facebook messenger and Whatsapp (use the number above).

Why choose us?

  • Small groups and personalized service.
  • 15 Years' experience in the tourism industry.
  • A commitment to safe diving practices and teaching standards.
  • Every dive and snorkel trip with us is an education and includes a detailed briefing on the marine life found at the dive sites and the pelagic sea life we may see on the way.

 

Marine Life Seasonality

The Sea of Cortez and the waters surrounding La Paz are home to many different marine species. Many of the larger marine creatures are seasonal and there is no time of the year when you can see them all. The chart below is a guide for the marine life in the southern Sea of Cortez, specifically La Paz. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. 

wildlife calendar for la paz

  •  Whale shark season begins October 1st and ends in April.
  • Magdalena Bay Gray Whale watching is from January 15th through April 1st.
  • Humpback whales are commonly seen in the winter months in La Paz. Humpback whale watching tours are available Mid-December through to April 1st.  
  • The sea lion colony at Los Islotes is populated year round with the babies being born in the spring and summer months.

 

Our Services and Prices

 Whale Sharks

Just minutes after leaving the harbor you can be swimming with the largest fish in the sea, the whale shark. Swimming with these gentle giants is a must for anyone visiting La Paz. Baja Connections provides a sustainable approach to whale shark viewing and free photos of your tour. The photos we take during your tour will contribute to the work of the many whale shark researchers in La Paz, in Mexico and abroad. Learn more about our whale shark tours here.

Island Tours & Snorkeling

Our tours include a guide who is there to provide information about La Paz, it's marine life and the islands that we visit. They are also there to act as an in-water guide and show you the best way to interact with the marine life we have here in La Paz. Tours vary in length and are available for private groups and individuals. All tours include snorkeling equipment, wetsuit, a light breakfast, lunch and drinks (juices/water). Group pricing and private trips are available. Please visit our tour listings page for more information.

Scuba Diving in La Paz

dive site map of La Paz, MexicoThere are six main areas to dive in the islands, each with two or three different dive sites. There are also a few local dive sites near the harbor of La Paz including a small sea lion colony on San Rafaelito. The dive sites are varied and include deep walls, seamounts, shallow coral gardens and rocky, boulder reefs. La Paz also has three shipwrecks to explore, all with an interesting history. All diving trips here in La Paz are day trips, the distance to the dive sites varies but will be between 1-2 hours travel time. Fortunately there is a lot to see on the way both above and under water, it's not rare for us to spot rays, dolphins, marlin and sea lions on the way out to the dive sites. Normal trips include two dives with the option for a third. All trips include an in-water PADI Divemaster to lead the dives, all necessary rental equipment and national park fees. We provide a light breakfast, lunch and drinks on all of our scuba diving tours.

Prices begin at $120 per person for a two tank trip. Departure times and tour duration vary depending on the specific tour, please visit our scuba diving page for more information.

 

Baja Connections is dedicated to minimizing our impact on the environment and marine wildlife through maintaining strict wildlife viewing guidelines, minimizing the use of plastics and proper disposal and recycling of all wastes created by our business, diving trips and scuba courses.