Best Places to Dive in August

Check out some of the best places for scuba diving in August

Diving with Sea Lions in Baja California
Scuba diver and a young sea lion in La Paz, Baja California, Mexico

Mexico is the flavor of the month in August. Conditions are excellent in the Sea of Cortez, another fantastic Mexican dive destination where you can interact with wonderfully curious Californian sea lions.

Sea lions in the Sea of Cortez

Valentina Liveaboard - Sea of Cortez
Valentina is a liveaboard taking divers around the Sea of Cortez in style.

Love sea lions? The Sea of Cortez off the Baja California Peninsula, in Mexico, is a dive destination where you are guaranteed to play with these curious mammals underwater. The diving season in the Sea of Cortez runs from July until October. Mexico is fast becoming a favorite of divers worldwide due to its often spectacular visibility and abundance of large marine life.

Unlike Socorro, another popular Mexican dive destination renowned for interactions with large marine life but lacks reefs and smaller life, the Sea of Cortez has both. Not only will you swim with sea lions on a liveaboard in the Sea of Cortez, but you will also explore colorful reefs covered in macro life. Expect to spend plenty of time with sea lions while on a Sea of Cortez liveaboard, along with whale sharks, manta rays, hammerheads, and huge schools of pelagic fish such as sardines and trevally.

Colorful Coral Reefs and Mysterious Shipwrecks