With virtually unlimited dive sites and pristine conditions, the Islands of Loreto Bay offer something for every diver and every level. From the beginner that wants to discover SCUBA, to the passionate Tech Diver that wants to go further, we have you covered! You can find information about the divesites here and learn about our boat and equipment here.

Captain Azur wants you to know that...

  1. All our tours are done by us, personally! We don’t hire external boats or guides. This is the only way we can assure our standards of quality.
  2. Every tour is conducted with at least one captain and one guide. Our guides speak different languages and are knowledgeable. They are also CPR and First Aid trained.
  3. Our boat counts with all the required emergency equipment, including radio, first aid kit, emergency oxygen, flares, fire extinguiser, life vests and flotation aids. Please check this link to learn more.
A deep experience

Our Dive Trips

Classic

Coronado & Carmen

$135

4-5 hours / 2 divers min.

Price includes:

  • 2 dives
  • Tanks & weights
  • Qualified guide
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Wild North

Carmen Island

$135

4-5 hours / 3 divers min.

Price includes:

  • 2 dives
  • Tanks & weights
  • Qualified guide
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Deep South

Danzante Island

$135

5-6 hours / 4 divers min.

Price includes:

  • 2 dives
  • Tanks & weights
  • Qualified guide
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Montserrat

and Las Galeras

$135*

5-7 hours* / 4 divers min.

Price includes:

  • 2 dives
  • Tanks & weights
  • Qualified guide
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Night Diving

Coronado & Carmen

$110

4 hours / 3 divers min.

Price includes:

  • Sunset tour + 1 dive
  • Tank & weights
  • Qualified guide
  • Food & Drinks
  • Marine Park passes
A tour for everybody

Special Services

Try Diving

For non-certified divers

$135

4-5 hours

Price includes:

  • Island tour + 1 dive
  • Full SCUBA set
  • Personal instructor
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

SCUBA Refresh

For certified divers

$135

4-5 hours

Price includes:

  • Island trip + 1 dive
  • Full SCUBA set
  • Personal instructor
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Special Try-dives

For certified divers

$150-180

4-5 hours

Price includes:

  • 2 dives
  • Tanks, weights & specific gear
  • Qualified instructor
  • Drinks & Food
  • Marine Park passes

Other Services

Fill station & Rentals

A full range of SCUBA and snorkel equipment for rent, including sidemount tanks and rigs, twinsets, stage tanks and DIR configurations.

Our filling station can also catter for all your compressed gas needs. We can fill air, NITROX and TRIMIX mixes.

Coronado & Carmen Island

Classic Dive Trip

Diving Area

A 4-5 hour tour where we explore either Coronado Island or the west coast of Carmen Island.

The dive sites around Coronado are characterized by their dramatic lava formations that create caverns, ledges and deep, steep walls, ribbetted with soft coral. Some spots offer great drift dives as well.

Carmen island is large and dive sites very variated. They can range from deeper seamounts teeming with life, to steep wall dives or shallow pinnacles.

Both locations offer dive sites suitable for both beginners and advanced divers.

Carmen Island

The Wild North

Diving Area:

A 4-5 hour adventure where we will visit some of the most representative landmarks in Carmen Island.

The exposed north coast of Carmen is steep and the water can be a bit rougher when the wind blows. Its particular conditions make this region ideal to spot pelagics and bigger fish, such as mobula rays, great schools of barracudas, huge groupers and snappers etc.

The underater scenery is usually steep and abrupt. Some sites offer deep drop-offs made of gigantic boulders, some other show tunnels and cannyons. The boat ride there is equally intereting and you will be able to see huge limestone cliffs, sea caves and sandy beaches.

This is an intermediate-advanced level area, although beginners can equally enjoy if the weather is nice.

Danzante & The Pinnacles

The Deep South

Diving Area:

A 5-6  hour adventure where we will visit some of the most spectacular dive sites of the entire Marine Park. We sail south towards Danzante Island and the offshore seamounts.

The north half of Danzante island offers pristine, easy dive sites suitable for every diver. Underwater walls, huge boulders, rocky slopes and sandy bottoms mingle constantly, allowing for a great biodiversity, where you can find tons of moray eels, turtles, reef fish and rays.

The south bit of the island, and the farther seamounts and pinnacles are advanced dives, usually surrounded by strong currents. Deep, steep pinnacles and walls are common, and greater depths are attained. This creates the perfect habitat for black coral, sea fans and gorgonias, that are very abundant here. Nudibranches can be found in great numbers, and big animals, like eagle rays or horn sharks pass by the deep walls.

Close to the shore, there is the wreck of the mine sweeper C-54 “Agustin Melgar”. This 180 foot long ship was sunken for diving purposes and has some easy penetrations as well as advanced training opportunities.

Montserrat Island

and Las Galeras

Diving Area:

A 5-7  hour adventure where we will visit remote seamounts with pristine conditions and several seldom visited spots.

Montserrate island is a more remote island compared to its sisters within the National Park. On our way we will sail along Danzante island and the east coast of Carmen and will keep an eye out for dolphins and whales. We will dive in some of the most untouched seamounts around Montserrat, like the wonderful Bajo Sandia o La Reinita. We will also sail by Las Galeras, a small set of twin islands surrounded by turquoise waters and where we also find a sea lion colony. After the dives, if weather and time allows, we will stop in one of the many sandy coves and beaches of Montserrat before we sail back to the mainland.

* Price shown is based on at least a 2 day tour package departing from Puerto Escondido. Regular price departing from Loreto is 160 USD per person

Bioluminiscence at its best

Magical Night Dive

Diving Area:

A 4  hour adventure where we sail around Coronado or Carmen islands.

We depart on the evening and will watch the sun go down at the sea while we enjoy some drinks. Sunsets on the Cortez are fantastic, and tranquil waters and idilic bays make for the perfect setting.

When is dark, it’s time to dive! Our night dives are conducted in a special manner. We spend the first half of the dive in total darkness, waiting for the biolominiscence to reach its peak. The light show is usually amazing, and thousands of tiny planktonic beings will swarm around you, lighting up the water as if you were floating in the outter space! When we had enough, we will turn our lights on carry on exploring the reef. It is then when we will find wandering lobsters, hermit crabs, sea hares grazing, sea cucumbers feeding and predatory fish hunting.

A must in the Cortez.

For non-certified divers

Try-diving Tour

Ever wondered how it feels to breath underwater?

In this tour, a professional instructor will take you there and guide you step by step. You don’t have to worry about a thing, and prior experience is not necessary. After your dive, we will move on to a second site*, where you can snorkel and maybe swim with the seals, while you enjoy the beautiful scenery than only the Cortez can provide.

*Second dive: One dive not enough? Add a second dive for only $40 more!

Tag along dive: If you are a certified diver that wishes to accompany the “try-diver”, you can do for a reduced tour price of $90.

For certified divers

Certified Try-dives

For those divers that want to try something new, experience new equipment or test it before buying or taking a course.

We offer assisted guided dives where you can learn and have fun in a different way. You can choose among the following:

  • Try Sidemount diving (2 tanks mounted on the side)
  • Try Twinset/Doubles diving (2 tanks mounted on the back)
  • Try DIR (Doing It Right) diving (single tank on Hogarthian configuration)

The activity consist in a brief theoretical explanation and 2  guided dives assisted by your divemaster. Prices vary depending on the activity.

Try Sidemount (2 dives) - $180
Try Doubles (2 dives) - $180
Try DIR (2 dives) - $150

These dives need to be booked with at least 48 hours in advance.

For certified divers

SCUBA Refresh

Have you spent a long time out of the water and don’t feel too confident? Want to try new equipment and need special guidance? Sometimes you prefer to have a more exclusive service and enhance your underwater experience.

During the SCUBA Refresh program you will review all the basics with your instructor, from equipment assembly to basic underwater skills. Want to practice some other particular skills?  Do you have other special needs or preferences? No problem! Just let us know and we’ll take care of everything!

*Second dive: One dive not enough? Add a second regular dive (not a refresher) for only $40 more!

Enhance your experience

Other Services

NITROX Tank
Mixes up to 32%. Must be ordered with at least 24 hours in advance.
*NITROX certification required.
$15 per tank
Private Divemaster
Sometimes you prefer to have an exclusive service. Hire a personal guide for you, your family or friends, and have it your way! $100 per group per half-day
For every diver

Equipment Rental

Full SCUBA Set Rental
Includes: Regulator, BCD, Wetsuit, Fins, Boots, Mask, Snorkel. $35 
or rent it separately
Regulator, BCD, Wetsuit, Computer $12 per item
Fins, Boots, Mask, Accessories $6 per item

*Equipment can be provided in recreational, tech and sidemount configuration with prior notice.

Other Equipment (added to Full Set price)
Redundant regulator $10 
Twinset rig  $22
SM tank rigging $8
Light + wrist mount $10 
SeaLife UW Camera (please bring your USB drive) $15 

Before you book your dive:

  • Prices in US dollars. If payed in Mexican pesos, a daily exchange rate will apply.
  • ¿Are you staying in Nopolo? We might be able to pick you up. Contact us to know more!
  • Divers must provide proof of certification before the dive, either with a regular or digital card, diploma or equivalent. The same applies when using gas mixes.
  • As a legal requirement, divers must complete a medical questionary before diving in Mexico. Some cases might require a medical clearance.  You can read the form here.
  • Please, read the Terms & Conditions for more information. There is important stuff there!