Loreto diving provides some of the best diving in the Sea of Cortez. The Loreto area
comprises numerous islands and dive sites for all levels of diver.The islands are made up
of volcanic rock and their formation and development has led to an interesting array of
rocky shorelines, figer like reefs, overhanging walls and coral reefs. The marine life in
this area is varied and extensive.
Just outside of Escondido Bay. There's a deepwater dropoff to approximately 115 feet of
large rocks and boulders along most of the length of the point. Sea fans and gorgonians
are a highlight of the area as well as the numerous colorful reef fish that inhabit the
Great area for both fishing and diving around these massive rocky fingers which rise about
5 miles southwest of Puerto Escondido and are characterized by sheer vertical facades
dropping to depths of almost 200 feet. Deep crevices and lots of structural cover below
the surface create a haven for fish of all sizes and types.
Just north of Monserrate Island, these rocky outcroppings have steep walls characteristic
of many of the great Loreto dive sites with boulders and large tabletop slabs of
underwater rocks. Nearer the rocks themselves, good snorkeling is available, but beyond,
the waters drop rapidly to depths near 100 feet with finger reefs along the bottom
providing excellent diving and photography.