Monthly Archive: June 2017

Dockage at Marina CostaBaja while Diving in the Warm Turquoise Sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is the sparkling body of warm turquoise water that is host to thousands of prolific marine life. Jacques Cousteau, the famous French diver and documentary filmmaker dubbed it both the “world’s aquarium” and the “Galapagos of North America.”

Surrounded by natural beauty nestled between sea and mountains on the Sea of Cortez rests; Marina CostaBaja. The 550 acre master planned community is the resting and relaxation hot spot for diver’s to enjoy the near by underwater playground. The Sea of Cortez is one of the world’s phenomena’s; bringing explores divers and oceanography scientists from all over the world.

Marina CostaBaja features its own personal in house management with a number of enhanced changes, services and marina standards. Dock master Gabriel Ley, and his seasoned marina staff are happy to accommodate transient tenants as well as full time marina tenants 365 days a year. Marina Costa Baja currently has slips available to vessel 30 ft. to 50 ft. The 250 slip marina has a range of slips from 30 ft. up to 220 ft.; the state of the art double basin marina features CostaBaja’s Resort and Spa; a variety or restaurants, fresh deli, on site medical physician, marine supplies and provisions.

Real Estate is available for luxury living on the Sea of Cortez at CostaBaja. Spacious residences with mountain and sea views have been custom designed with careful attention to detail amercing each property into the natural surrounding ecosystem.

Diving in the Sea of Cortez; with the best visibility, warmest water and calmest seas is absolute underwater paradise. It is always exciting to see hammerhead sharks and they usually appear at Gordo Bank and the El Bajo seamount. Whale sharks are typically present off El Mogote and may provide an unforgettable addition to your trip. The colony of California sea lions at Los Islotes are quite famous and will entertain you for hours with their playful underwater antics. Moray eels are numerous at certain sites that divers joke about them living in “moray condos”.

The Sea of Cortez is home to countless turtles in these waters; divers will likely spot large schools of jacks, tunas, lots of small rays, garden eels and species of fish too numerous to count. Giant manta rays are present but sightings have been sparse in the last couple of years. Invertebrate life includes stony corals, seafans, gorgonians and yellow colonial tubastrea corals.

Sea of Cortez dive trips make for enjoyable days swimming in a giant aquarium with an amazing diversity of animals in bath temperature water. Surface temperatures range from well over 100 degrees in September to the mid eighties in November. Water temps vary from 76 to 86 degrees F (25 to 30 degrees C) and diveskins, 3 mil or 5 mil wetsuits are very popular. There is a remote chance of a tropical storm early in the fall season; but is very unlikely. Most days will be sunny with the very occasional day that is either overcast or rainy. The first “Norte” (or north wind) does not usually blow until late November.

No fear if family or friends are more incline to view sea life above the water line instead of below; they will have an unforgettable topside experiences watching whale-sharks choosing to approach the Nautilus Explorer and use the side of the boat as a backboard to feed on plankton, dolphins, pilot whales and the absolutely spectacular starlit Mexican sky at night looming off the Sea of Cortez.

Divers bear in mind Marina CostaBaja does not use the following words lightly, “state-of -the-art-amenities.” It’s a known fact while docked at Marina CostaBaja you will enjoy the finest of modern day marina capabilities. To the well traveled or novas marina tenant; by now you have visited enough marina’s and dive sites around the globe to form a balanced opinion of a “state-of-the-art-marina” and the way it should look and feel; while dockside. Marina CostaBaja’s special features brought to marina tenants with thoughtful consideration and excellent yacht care services in mind, year round at Marina CostaBaja, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

CostaBaja’s state of the art marina provides secure dock boxes with integrated lighting; desalinated water hook-up at each slip; a high-tech pump-out system servicing each slip; crew lounge with satellite T.V. wireless internet, restrooms and shower facilities; 24 hour staff and security, helpful on site – in house marina staff; the largest full service fuel dock in the area, unlimited fuel supply available; and metered electricity: 30 amp/120V, 50 amp/220V, 100 amp/220V, 100 amo/480V single phase and three phase.

For additional details visit: or to make a reservation contact:gley@ Make your dream a 2011 reality, we look forward to seeing soon at CostaBaja, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico