Punta Lobos - East Walls


The prevailing winds here in La Paz are easterlies, these winds have eroded the landscape on the eastern side of Isla Espiritu Santo and created some very interesting formations, both above and below the water. The reef is dominated by extremely large boulders,   some the size of a small house, but quickly drops off to over 30 meters/100 feet. The dive site Punta Lobos is located near the middle of Isla Espiritu Santo and was once a sea lion colony. It's thought that the weathering of the site led to less space above the water for the sea lions and they moved on to Los Islotes. Candlestick is named for the rock formations above the water and below, these columns descend over thirty feet under the water in some places. Diving along the deep wall offers a chance to see the pelagic species of La Paz, including Wahoo, Dorado, schools of Mobula rays and Eagle rays. These dive sites are among the less dove places, mainly due to the prevailing winds in La Paz which make the west side of the island more sheltered than this area.