The Corridor’s Dive Sites
Along the 18 mile tourist corridor between Cabo San Lucas and San Jose Del Cabo there are 5 great dive sites. The topography of this sites are very different from the ones at the Cabo San Lucas Marine Park. The boat ride to the sites takes anywhere between 10 and 30 minutes from the Cabo San Lucas Marina. Schools of dolphins and jumping pigmy manta rays are often seen on the way to the dive sites.
This shallow dive site starts in only 5 feet and ends in a sandy bottom at 50 feet. The coral growth is superb. This spot is also known to be home to sea turtles, octopus, moray eels and eagle rays. Large schools of pork fish and snappers are sometimes seen on the sandy bottom next to the reef. In season you can often hear humpback whales singing underwater.
Between "Santa Maria" and "Chileno" there is a small bay with a beautiful reef in the center. The top of this reef is in only 5-30 feet and covered in coral. This is probably the best coral reef in Los Cabos. We often see lobsters, angelfish, groupers, several types of rays, white tip reef sharks and much more. This dive is suitable for beginners and more advanced divers.
This is a beautiful, protected reef that starts at 100 yards off the shore of Chileno Beach and extends out into the bay for about a half of a mile. The reef is covered with sea fans and sometimes we get to see mantas, large sea bass, sea turtles and nurse sharks. Invertebrates like Starfish, Flower Urchins and Hydroids are also common. It is also a very appealing site to the beginning diver or snorkeler. Here you will experience very shallow and calm waters. Depth: 5 - 60 ft.
This site starts on the souther side of the protected Santa Maria bay in only 10 feet and gruadally drops down to 45 feet. The shallow reef is teeming with marine life like Surgeon and angelfish, porcupinefish, pufferfish, groupers and hogfish. Also Snappers, moorish idols, nudibranches, flatworms and several species of rays have made this site their home. In general there is no current but sometimes divers feel the surge from the waves.
The Blow Hole:
This reef got its name from a small blowhole in the cliffs nearby. Massive boulders and deep rock-cuts form the the reef of this spectacular and exciting dive. Manta rays, turtles, schools of jacks and groupers are common inhabitants here. There is also a small wall on the northern side which drops from 50 to 100+ feet. This dive is suitable for beginners and professionals.