Cabo Pulmo is an incredible tour to the only natural living reef in Mexico and is one of our most popular tours! Located approximately 60 miles north of Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo has been described as “the aquarium of the world” by conservationist & explorer Jacques Cousteau. American author John Steinbeck describes Cabo Pulmo as “teeming with fauna” and details the “electric colors” of the reef in his book “The Log from the Sea of Cortez”.
For half-day kayaking and snorkeling tours, there are the popular Arch & Lover’s Beach and The 3 Bay tours. Glide your way past the famous El Arco (The Arch) in Cabo San Lucas and follow it up with a snorkel out to Neptune’s Finger. The 3 Bay tour is our recommended snorkel trip due to the convenience and natural reef environment!
The more rugged and rocky the coastline, the better the diving, so the most popular dive sites are centered around La Jolla and Point Loma. La Jolla Cove is perhaps the best place for shore diving with an easy entry point, a short swim to the kelp, and abundant marine life. A must for adventurous divers is San Diego’s Wreck Alley and its star attraction, the Yukon, a decommissioned 366 foot Canadian Destroyer intentionally sunk to form an artificial reef and recreational dive site. To experience the very best of Southern California diving, consider a liveaboard dive adventure to the islands, where the water is clear and blue and the wildlife always seems larger than life.
Shaw’s Cove is one of the many smaller, semi-secluded beaches in Laguna Beach and is a very popular beach for snorkeling/diving because of its sea life, epic reef structures, and kelp forests. Shaw’s Cove is a very beautiful and piqturesque snorkeling location, with Laguna Beach’s signature fancy beach houses overlooking the immediate area.
Diver’s Cove is one of the most popular dive sites in Orange County. It is well-protected from large swells, making it highly suitable for beginning beach divers, and many scuba classes are held here. Diver’s Cove is considered a beginners’ site and many experienced divers stay away from it. To the north you’ll find rock outcroppings at the point that are excellent for finding sea life. Straight out, about 30 yards you’ll run into many “mini reefs” loaded with “mini communities”. The South side of Diver’s cove contains more larger rock reef systems loaded with additional sea life.