Strategically nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortes, Ensenada provides a sanctuary for more than 90 species of fish like bonito, sea-bass, tuna and abalone. Ensenada also has the most magnificent and diverse marine life in Baja. It is not surprising then that scuba divers and snorkelers from all parts of the world have been lured to its splendor.
Ensenada offers a plethora of dive adventures in its azure waters. Tourist can take on easy shore diving or multi-tank deep water diving. The protected Pacific-side water south of Ensenada (from Punta Banda peninsula to La Bufadora) provides an excellent diving location.
La Bufadora, situated in the south of Ensenada, offers an unbelievable spot for diving and snorkeling. Divers and snorkelers are fascinated by its underwater kelp forest, vivid orange garibaldi, schools of sardines, sheepshead, starfish and sea urchins. The Dale’s Dive Shop offers diving gears and equipment in for those interested in undertaking diving expedition in this area.
The Guadalupe Island is a volcanic island in Ensenada. It was created by two overlapping volcanic shield. Guadalupe Island was declared a biosphere reserve in 1928, thus making it the oldest nature conservancy in Mexico. It is located 150 miles off the west coast of Baja California. Guadalupe Island is an amazing shark dive spot. It is also sanctuary for numerous unique marine species like pinnipeds, Great White Sharks, North Elephant seal and Guadalupe Fur seals. Scuba diving tours are offered by the Horizon Charters in these waters. Horizon Charters offers fully-equipped dive boats, service crews, and diving equipments. The Shark Diver is another establishment that charters shark diving expeditions in Guadalupe Island. It offers cage diving with the white sharks.
The Baja Blue Divers offers “hassle free quality adventures”. This establishment provides everything you need in your diving expedition from diving gears, foods and goods.
The Almar Dive Shop is another reliable establishment that sells diving sport equipments, service of maintenance and repair of equipment, offers diving lessons, and training courses in diving. It has many qualified instructors that will prepare for your underwater adventure.