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108
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5 star dive center
Onsite
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Resort Highlights

  • Authentic beach hotel in Baja California
  • Peaceful setting overlooking the Sea of Cortez
  • Schools of modula rays, mantas, hammerheads, sea lions
  • Whale watching and the chance to swim with whale sharks and dolphins!
  • Pool, beach, spa, free parking, room service
  • Shuttle into downtown La Paz

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

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24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 50% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 50% (balance) is due 75 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 0% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 23 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 23 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

La Concha Beach Resort is an authentic beach hotel just 10 minutes from downtown La Paz. 

The resort offers a peaceful and mellow atmosphere overlooking the Sea of Cortez. Marine life here includes hammerheads, whale sharks, sea lions, giant manta rays, orcas, schools of modula rays and more!

Amenities include a pool, beach, spa, restaurant and bar. You can relax by the pool or take the shuttle service into downtown. There is a tourist information desk, dollar exchange, free parking and room service to all rooms. 

 

Explore diving around the La Concha Beach Resort

Best dive sites in Baja California Sur

The Socorro Islands, or Revillagigedos Islands, are firmly located in liveaboard territory. These uninhabited volcanic islands provide some seriously adventurous diving. Vast schools of hammerhead sharks congregate here. Giant mantas with “wingspans” of up to 6 metre/20 feet are regularly encountered and Galapagos and whitetip sharks are possibilities on any dive. One particular spot here, Roca Partida, is a seamount reaching to within 3 metres/10 feet of the surface. Its walls plunge nearly straight down to the abyss and it’s a great place for huge tuna, and even humpback whale and whale sharks in season. Pelican Rock, near Cabo San Lucas, has something for divers of all abilities and is readily accessed from town. From a shallow sandy bottom in 5 metres/15 feet, divers can head down the gorgonian encrusted wall and spot myriad parrotfish, angelfish and more on their way. Sharp-eyed divers may find frogfish and lobsters hiding in the crevices and schools of jacks and rays often pass by. Sea lions, whitetip sharks and sometimes manta rays and whale sharks visit Pelican Rock, which hosts a staggering array of marine fauna for a dive site so close to town. Marisla Seamount, or El Bajo, is about 13 kilometres/8 miles northeast of La Paz. Here a series of three underwater peaks rise to within 18 metres/60 feet of the surface. This is a dive for the experienced, but those who make the effort may well be rewarded with the world’s signature schooling hammerhead dive. The hammerheads cruise clockwise around the peaks for as yet unknown reasons. The region also attracts massive schools of amber jack and tuna with occasional whale sharks and manta rays putting in appearances. Los Islotes, lie just off the north tip of Isla Espiritu Santo, close to La Paz, these small islands attract huge schools of sardines, which in turn keep the main attraction, California sea lions, well fed and happy. A colony of more than 200 of these pinnipeds is resident here and the dive is famous for the interaction between the sea lions and the divers who visit them. The sea lions are playful and inquisitive and usually put on a great aquatic ballet. While a playful fin nip is about as exciting as it usually gets, bull sea lions can be protective, and aggressive, during mating season. La Bufadora, on the Pacific coast in the northern reaches of the Baja Peninsula, has been a popular dive site for decades. Dramatic walls, caves and arches are covered with an intense variety of invertebrates making this a paradise for the macro photographer. Nudibranchs, tunicates, sponges, gorgonians and anemones compete for every available space. There’s also a sea lion rookery and a must see blowhole to while away the surface intervals. While shore diving is possible here, the entry is relatively challenging and the better sites are more easily reached by boat. Punta Concepcion, is a short boat ride from Mulegé on the central shore of the Sea of Cortez. The diving here is characterized by boulder-strewn bottoms, which create fissures and crevices that harbor a variety of angel and butterfly fish species and provide a substrate for a diverse array of invertebrates. Moray eels lurk under the rocks and divers occasionally encounter sea lions and larger pelagic species.

Snorkeling in Baja California Sur

While not as popular as on the Caribbean side of the country, snorkeling is possible in Baja California Sur. Throughout the Sea of Cortez, you’ll find operators willing to take you snorkeling with sea lions. Snorkeling tours are also offered in colorful and fish-filled Santa Maria off the coast of Cabo San Lucas.

What to see

Known for its pelagic encounters, Baja California Sur is home to a wide range of dolphins and whales as well as 850 species of fish. From massive humpback whales to tiny seahorses, your logbook will be full and happy after a dive from Baja California Sur.

You might see hammerhead sharks in the Sea of Cortez or hear a variety of whales including humpbacks in the Pacific Ocean. You can also find starfish, angelfish and wrasse of various shapes and sizes throughout the region. Down at the tip of the peninsula as well as near Socorro Island, you might be lucky enough to run across whale sharks and manta rays, in the correct season. Finally, the sea lions in Los Islotes and nearby are a delight to all who dive with them.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Only PADI 5* Dive Center in Baja California
  • 12 fully equipped dive boats moored on the private jetty
  • Classroom with LCD projector and air conditioning
  • Diver's Bar and Restaurant
  • Photography and video service 
  • Chance to see sea lions, humpbacks, whale sharks, orcas, manta rays and more!

Description

The Cortez Club is the only PADI 5* Dive Center in La Paz, Baja California. 

Established in 1995, The Cortez Club is an experienced diving, sport fishing and water sports center. Enjoy time spent whale watching, swimming with whale sharks or exploring one of the 13 nearby dive sites.

The boats are moored on the private jetty and all equipment is prepared, rinsed and stored on your behalf. The dive center boasts a Sunset Bar, for enjoying a drink post-dive. 

The main dive center is based at La Concha Beach Resort, with an additional center at Costa Baja Resort & Spa. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI Courses Available

  • Project Aware Specialties
  • Refresher Dive
  • Open Water (Referral)
  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Drysuit
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Other Specialties

Adaptors & tanks

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Center

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Dive boat facilities

  • Tea And Coffee
  • Ladder
  • Custom Built
  • Drinking Water
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Toilet

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Island Hopping
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sandbank
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Food & drink

  • Self-Catering
  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage Services
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Waterskiing
  • Football
  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

How to get there

Arrival 

  • The best airport to fly to is Manuel Márquez de León International Airport. 
  • From the airport, you should catch a taxi to the resort.
  • The journey will take around 30 minutes by car. 
  • Check in time is 3pm. 

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm. 
  • Upon check out, the resort staff can assist you in calling a taxi. 

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