Diving in La Paz
La Paz - baja california
La Paz is the capital of Lower California (Baja California in Spanish); it is THE big city of the area. White town with Mexican soul (more than Los Cabos), it offers simple pleasures as walking along the Malecón (the sea promenade) during sunset, discovering beautiful beaches, particularly at Pichilingue. The Espíritu Santo Island is the big attraction in the area; it is right there where we will dive with the sea lions.
Situated on the coast of the Gulf of California, at a two-hour drive north from Cabo San Lucas, La Paz, capital of Lower California South, is straight on the Sea of Cortés. It is a worldwide known spot for being the habitat of sea lions, whales, hammerhead sharks and whale sharks…
Scuba diving in La Paz
Whether you want to dive, practice snorkeling, kayak or camping… you cannot visit La Paz without exploring the archipelago of Espíritu Santo. Isla Espíritu, the main island, is 12 miles (19 km) long and 3 miles (5 km) wide. This desert of 23,800 hectares is one of the most pristine ecosystems of Lower California. Archaeologists have found remains indicating that humans have lived on this island for more than 40,000 years. The natural preservation of Isla Espíritu Santo is marvelous.
UNESCO protected biosphere, the island was ceded to the Mexican Government in 2003 thanks to the cooperative efforts of several non-profit organizations that raised US$ 3,3 million to compensate landowners for the loss of their lands. It is now managed by a Mexican Commission that created protected natural areas and which also cooperates with non-profit groups to protect 10 other private islands in the gulf.
Some species are residentand are presents the whole year and others which do their migration in the Mexican waters.
Pacific Coast animals
The dive center in La Paz
Phocéa Mexico La Paz is located inside marina Palmira.
The diving boat in La Paz
The “Sans Limite” is certified to get 20 divers onboard.
Our boats are specially fitted for diving and carries the following on board :
- 1 first-aid and oxygen therapy kit,
- 1 VHF marine radio and 1 GPS,
- 1 cellphone,
- The standard dive flags,
- Drinking water supplies,
- An adapted chicken ladder.
Besides, all the members of our staff (sailors, captains and guides) are trained and certified for first aid and oxygen therapy. Moreover, the guides, the instructors and the Center are affiliated to DAN.
We booked via Phocea Mexico a whale shark tour. This French diving-shop provides real good value for money. Leave is at 05:30 hours in front of the PDC diving shop for the speedboat in Puerto Juárez (just to the north of Cancun). Our enthusiastic and...More
We had two dives at Chac Mool. 2 very good and relaxed dives. Nick was our guide and took the time. We never felt rushed and that is what we want. When there were some problems with the equipment Nick solved it very well. Thanks...More
I went with them to pass my PADI advanced OP. I will never regret it! The dives they take you to are varied and they always know the main points of interest. What a staff! They make you feel at home straight away. On top...More
We have been diving with Phocea several times in the past and found them to be very professional with great staff. Not diving these days but I thought I could cope with swimming with Whale Sharks, pick up at 05.30 to go up to Cancun...More
The dives and the crew made my day unforgettable. Diving in the cenotes is an incredible experience: the caves, the lights as well as the mix of waters make it unique. The staff (thanks Sebastien!) is truly and genuinely nice and passionate and caring. Perfect...More
We spent 2 days with the great team of Phocea in La Paz, Loic, Melanie, Cesar, Martin. Our main desire was to dive with sea lions, and it was probably one of the best dives of my life!! The interactions with those animals is just...More
I did my IDC last March in Playa del Carmen with Phocea. The course was an amazing experience both personal and educational. You have the chance not only to become a very competent diving instructor, but to learn how a professional dive center works, which...More
Had a great dive with Georges today. He is an amazing guide. Turtles, sea horse, morays, ray, porcupine. Also boat, staff and equipment were on a high standard. Had a great and memorable time. Thanks.
I had a great snorcheling trip with them to the sardine run off Cancun with sailfish. You also need luck, which we had. A very beautiful experience to see the sailfish dancing around the bait ball. You should be absolutley prone against sea sickness to...More
Diving prices in La paz
Incluido : barco, tanques & lastres, comida, impuestos
the Hotel Marina Palmira
89-room hotel with bar, restaurant, swimming pool and parking. Each room has 2 double beds, hair-dryer, air-conditioning, telephone, a sofa, a desk and a flat screen cable TV; every room has a sea view.
Free Wi-Fi Internet throughout the hotel. The dive center is just 1-minute walk from the hotel.
TOURS BUCEO PACIFICO
During our 13 Mexican years we’ve discovered places that you need to go. For exemple here on the Pacific coast every diver needs to discover Cabo Pulmo.
TOURS AL DIA EN BAJA CALIFORNIA
You can share a van with a driver and also a Phocéa guide who is spanish fluent.
This guide will be your interpreter and also during your tour an exelent guide in order to tell the story of the places that you are going to discover.
Day Tours Basse Californie
The Baja California Peninsula is a peninsula in Northwestern Mexico. It separates the Pacific Ocean from the Gulf of California. The peninsula extends 1,247 km (775 miles) from Mexicali, Baja California in the north to Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur in the south. It ranges from 40 km (25 miles) at its narrowest to 320 km (200 miles) at its widest point and has approximately 3,000 km (1,900 miles) of coastline and approximately 65 islands. The total area of the Baja California Peninsula is 143,390 km2 (55,360 sq mi).
The Baja California tours are the best solution to discover this unbelievable area.
Basse Californie Auto Tours
The autotours are based on our 13 years ok Mexican knowledge. We reserve the hotels for you and also your rental car and give you a road book in order to discover Baja California.
AutoTour Basse Californie
All diving equipment and teaching aid included.
All diving equipment and teaching aid included.
ENRICHED AIR DIVER