Isla Espíritu Santo Dive Sites
A large reef just off the southwestern side of Los Islotes. This is an extremely diverse site which rises to within 20 feet of the surface but drops to almost 90 feet where the reef hits sand bottom. Not an easy place to find without a knowledgeable divemaster and currents can be troublesome. However, when diveable, this is one of more popular dive spots for La Paz divers. The reef itself is marked by long narrow alleys or rock and coral that are large enough to swim through. The walls of these alleys are lined with all manners of marine flora and a diverse fish population also finds protection in them as well. This is also a great place to see moral eels and to take underwater photos.
Situated 1/2 mile North of the tip of Isla Espiritu Santo are Los Islotes, two large rock islets one of which has a natural arch. In the center of this natural rock formation one can expect to see dense schools of silver Sardines, blue and gold King Angelfish, and yellow Surgeonfish amongst golden Cup Corals. These islets are also home to a colony of over 200 California Brown Sea Lions, famous for their playfulness. Some areas are shallow enough for snorkelling but there are some interesting wall dives to 85+ feet covered with Fan Coral and inhabited by numerous species of rock fish, including Cabrilla, Grouper and Stonefish. This is one of the most famous and popular dive sites for visitors to the nearby city of La Paz.
This site is along the northernmost point of Isla Espiritu Santo, its main feature is a long wall descending to 75ft (23 meters). See passing Mantas, several species of Moray, Octopus,and large Sea Fans to name but a few.
These small offshore rocks are the tip of a series of underwater rock columns. Diving to 70ft (21 meters) we explore huge rock formations and sealife including: Morays, Cabrilla, Panama Graysby, Snapper, Octopus, King Angelfish, Parrotfish, etc.
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