Established since 1995, The Cortez Club has become the premier Scuba Diving, Sport fishing and water sports center in Baja California. With its operations based at La Concha Beach resort it expanded to the newly developed Costa Baja Marina & Resort and soon to be located at both Playa De La Paz and Maravia resort.
The Cortez Club prides itself on service and combined with the beauty that the “Sea of Cortez” has to offer, provides “you” the client, with everlasting memories. We offer a wide range of aquatic activities including: scuba diving, sport fishing, whale watching, and a range of water sports.
Baja California’s only PADI Five Star Gold Palm IDC Resort and Water sports Center. Our unsurpassed service is geared toward a hassle free and relaxing dive experience. You will find all your equipment waiting for you on the boat in the morning, which will be moored at our private jetty. During the day, all your equipment will be set up for you, unless you wish to do it yourself. Leaving you only to slip your equipment on and dive. At the end of the day, just stroll up to our Sunset Bar to order your favorite drink, while your equipment is unloaded, rinsed in fresh water and stored for you, ready for the next day of spectacular diving.
Embark on one of the most memorable days of your life! The waters of La Paz and the Sea Of Cortez offer world class snorkelling due to its marine diversity and in particular the Island of Espiritu Santo with its numerous white sandy beaches and rocky parameters it lends itself to exploring and snorkelling. There are sites closer to La Paz such as Balandra Bay and San Rafaelito where we offer daily excursions. However there is nothing that comes close to a trip to the Island of Espiritu Santo where you have a sight seeing extravaganza and a most memorable snorkelling experience.
Of Course Whale Sharks aren’t whales – but where else would you put this page? The Whale shark is the largest fish on the planet and there are few Whale species larger in size. Thought to reach up to a possible 20 meters and 34 tons it seems difficult to believe that Whale Sharks feed on microscopic plankton and small fish. The combination of its immense size and characteristic checkerboard pattern makes the Whale Shark almost unmistakable and completely unforgettable. Snorkeling with the Whale Sharks has got to be one of the most uplifting experiences in the world. In season The Cortez Club will take you over to where you can swim with as many as 12 Whale Sharks in one area.
Baja California is fast becoming the premier location to watch whales in the world. More than 20 species of whales are encountered around Baja (most year-round), making this area an important center for whale observation. In addition, whale watching is becoming more common in the Sea of Cortez. The magnificent Blue Whales, the largest living creatures on earth, come to the Sea of Cortez each year, as do Humpback Whales, Sperm Whales, Finback Whales, Minke Whales, Orcas, schools of dolphin and Pilot whales, and many other creatures of sea, land and air.
Each winter the Gray Whale ends its 12,000-mile migration from the artic circle in Baja’s pacific lagoons. These incredible mammals are the only whales to have returned from the brink of extinction, each year prospering in numbers. During the Whale watching season, generally from the end of December to the beginning of March, excursions are arranged daily to Magdalena Bay, where these Whales can be observed close up. Sometimes these beautiful creatures get close enough to touch. Transportation, guide, breakfast and seafood lunch are included. Also available are “catered” expeditions to allow you to indulge in this species for a number of days. This is an inclusive package perfect for anyone with an interest in Whales, whether Kayakers or campers, young or old.
At The Cortez Club you can also indulge in a range of Water sports. We have a full inventory of water sports equipment kept in top condition, just for your enjoyment. You can choose from: Kayaking, Sail Boats, Windsurfers, Stand Up Paddle Boards, Water skiing and Sport Fishing.
Choose from one of our custom made trips and relax on a 56 foot yacht in style while you are lavished with 5 star service. We have yacht charter tours to our our clients! From 1/2 day charters to overnight charters there are different charters depending on our customers wants and needs. For more information regarding our yacht charters or to see our yacht charters click here.