Cabo Pulmo National Park is home to over 6,000 marine species. Principle among these are the area’s famous sea lions. In terms of other large species, the park also welcomes Humpback Whales, Mobulas and Whale Sharks.
Enormous groupers, turtles and large schools of jacks are easily found. Tropical fish are bountiful and even the occasional reef shark can be found stalking its prey nearby. Underwater photographers will marvel at the diversity of macro life found on this rare reef.
If you move a bit off the reef, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by garden eels, sticking their head out of the sand to stare at new visitors.
August to November is the season for liveaboard diving in the Sea of Cortez. While Guadalupe is cold, the Sea of Cortez is at its warmest.
The water is approximately 80°F (27°C) and these are the best months for hammerhead encounters in the region. Whale sharks can also occasionally be spotted in Cabo Pulmo National Park.
December to March, divers can expect cooler temperatures in the Sea of Cortez. However it is the best time to spot Humpback Whales, Grey Whales and Mobulas in the park. You’ll also find increased sea lion activity.
Find local PADI dive shops and explore the top dive sites with our map.
Cabo Pulmo National Park is accessible by road from Cabo San Lucas and from other cities further north on the Baja Peninsula. It’s also possible to arrange a package trip including transport and diving through many resorts in Los Cabos or the national park. Once in Cabo Pulmo, you can get around by taxicab or on foot.