Loreto, Sea of Cortez Diving & Eco Expedition 2024

September 15~19, 2024

Loreto is the entrance into the corridor of “The Aquarium of the World,” a title given to the Sea of Cortez by Jacques Cousteau. With an abundance of life and species diversity, this sensitive underwater ecosystem has been protected for the last 30 years as the Loreto Bay National Marine Park, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will sample the best dive sites in three of Loreto’s pristine islands: Isla Danzante, Isla Carmen, and Isla Coronado, where you’ll explore dazzling pinnacles and rugged walls of these volcanic islands teeming with life. 

In September, we will have the opportunity to dive in the best season - crystal clear waters with temperatures from mid to high 80s. 

On top of diving the majestic islands, we will also take a drive to enjoy the striking scenery of the Sierra de la Giganta ranges and visit a little village in the mountains, San Javier, home to one of the oldest and well-preserved missions. 

For this exciting adventure, we are lucky and honored to have Bruce Williams and Susan Specks join us - who are locally respected as the leyendas (legends) of scuba diving in the Sea of Cortez. Authors of Diving and Snorkeling the Sea of Cortez, they have decades of experience of exploring the gems in this region and will share the best, off-the-beaten path with us. 

Come join this spectacular group for a mini-getaway - just a quick 2-hour flight for this 5-day Baja adventure!

Expedition Itinerary:

Sept. 15 (Sun): Depart from Los Angeles at 1PM to Loreto. Arrive at 3PM. Transfer to Hotel La Mission and relax in the sunny Sea of Cortez for the evening.

Sept. 16-18 (Mon-Wed): 2-tank boat dives daily at all three islands, back in the mid-afternoon and enjoy Loreto’s rich tapestry of Old Mission traditions, authentic lifestyles and wealth of Mexican culture.

Sept. 19 (Thr)half-day van tour to 320 years old San Javier Mission through scenic mountain drive. Hotel check out at noon. Transfer to airport, fly out at 2PM, and arrive at LAX at 4PM. Home sweet home,


Expedition Includes:

- 17% Mexico VAT tax

- 4-nights accommodation at Hotel La Mission

- Breakfast, lunch, and farewell dinner

- Soft drinks and snacks during dive trips

- Marine park fee

- 3 days of 2-tank boat dives and island visit

- Tanks and weights

- Mini seminars about the magnificent Baja and marine life

- Loreto Airport transfers

- San Javier trip with transportation

- Escort by Ocean Safari professional dive leader/photographer with unparalleled service



- International air fare

- Travel and dive insurance

- Crew Gratuities



Double occupancy: $1698 (7 to 10 pax), $1498 (11 to 16 pax), $1448 (17 to 20 pax)

Single occupancy: add $450






1st Deposit


Upon Reservation

2nd Deposit


June 30, 2024

Final Payment

Balance Remaining

August 15, 2024

* For credit card payment please add 3%    

(Trip insurance available through Ocean Safari. Please ask.)     


Cancellation Policy:

Before June 30, 2024, 1st deposit forfeited. No refund on first deposit.
After June 30, 2024, 1st and 2nd deposits forfeited (unless replacement can be found, then 1st deposit forfeited only).
After August 15, 2024, no refund (unless replacement can be found, then 1st deposit forfeited only).