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Whale Sharks In La Paz

Overview

Please note – the tour is available from October/November till April depends on local conditions and permits.

Get on board – we’re going snorkeling with whales sharks!
Join us for a magical day, where you’ll experience the most magical adventures of Cabo San Lucas: swimming with the biggest creature of the ocean and playing with the curious sea lions at the sea lions colony.
A once in a lifetime experience, one that you’ll tell your grandchildren about.

Tour Highlights
Play with the curious sea lions
Snorkel with the biggest fish in the ocean
Explore other regions of the Baja California
Enjoy the scenic boat ride along the islands of Espiritu Santo National park and Unesco Biosphere
Great for all the family including non-divers
Dive in small groups with a PADI certified Divemaster or instructor
October 1st through April 30th at 5:45 am
12 hours
Advance Reservations
General Description

Swim with whale sharks in La Paz

The bay of La Paz offers one of the most exciting experiences and the biggest draw Baja California has to offer: swimming with whale sharks in their natural habitat.
Protected by the shallow, Plankton-rich water of La Paz Bay, they allow us to watch them in their full glory.

The first thing you need to know about this trip is that it’s completely safe.
Whale sharks are a classic case of “don’t judge a book by its cover”: they are actually gentle, docile, and slow-moving creatures who are not dangerous to humans, and It’s completely safe to swim next to them.
Moreover, you’ll be guided by one of Manta’s PADI professionals and obviously, all safety precautions will be taken.

The trip does not end with the La Paz Whale Sharks; we will continue to the Sea Lion colony to watch the Brown California Sea Lions.
The Sea Lions love to play and explore; their curious character burst once they see divers blowing bubbles or bright fins and snorkels.
You can often find the pups pulling at your fins, eager to play, showing off, and turning circles around us.

As if swimming with whale sharks and sea lions is not enough, this trip offers you a great opportunity to spot other big fishes like Manta rays.
If we’re lucky, we can spot a pack of dolphins or even humpback whales.

For the protection of the Sharks, the local regulations allow only snorkeling next to them.
At the sea lion colony, you can go diving or snorkeling.

This trip is perfect for everyone: lone explorers, couples and families, professionals, and first-time divers, all can enjoy the whale sharks la Paz experience.
Even non-divers would enjoy the great views of the unique fish, the island of  Espiritu Santo National park, and the Unesco Biosphere.

La Paz Whale Shark season starts in October and continues until the last day of April, so this trip operates in these months only.

Your day with the whale sharks at La Paz

Shape up; it’s gonna be a long day, packed with great adventures and memorable sites.
Our day will start with an introduction with Manta’s professional PADI instructors at the Manta diving facility in the marina.
The 2 hours drive to La Paz will be taken in a comfortable, air-conditioned van, where you’ll get to see the dramatic landscape of the Sur desert of Baja California.

Upon arriving at La Paz, we’ll get ready with the snorkeling and diving gear and take a 10 minutes boat ride to the site.
Few safety and communication instructions and we dive into the water.

We’ll start with snorkeling with one of nature’s greatest, the whale sharks, and then head to the sea lion colony.
The ride to the sea lion colony is beautiful and taken in our well-shaded, fully equipped boats.
It’s not short, but you get to spot great views and occasionally some Dolphins or even Whales.

La Paz – the perfect place to spot whale sharks in Cabo San Lucas

La Paz is the state capital and the biggest city of Baja California.
It’s located on a beautiful bay by the sea of Cortez, about 2 hours drive from Cabo San Lucas.
The bay is globally known for its rich pelagic habitat, home to over 800 marine species.

During the Fall, the bay’s warm water is packed with plankton, krill, and other small invertebrates.
These small creatures attract the oceans’ biggest sea creatures – the whale sharks, who love to feast on Plankton and Krill.
Since whale sharks are friendly creatures that swim close to shore, La Paz bay offers a great opportunity to watch and even swim next to them.

 

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