CABO SAN LUCAS SNORKELING FAQ's
Q: WHERE IS THE BEST SNORKELING IN CABO SAN LUCAS?
A: Although Los Cabos has several excellent snorkeling locations, the very best place is Cabo Pulmo, the only living coral reef in the Sea of Cortez. A pristine marine preserve, far away from the crowds of Cabo San Lucas, Cabo Pulmo has been designated a National Marine Park by the Mexican Government. Chileno Bay and Santa Maria Cove are pretty much tied for second place, both being significantly better than Lovers Beach.
Q: WHAT IS THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN CABO SAN LUCAS?
The water temperature ranges from a high of 85 degrees in mid-summer to a low of 65 degrees in mid-winter, but the norms are between 72°F and 82°F. The water is always warmer in the Sea of Cortez than it is in the Pacific Ocean, however, often by as much as 10°F. We've personally taken water temps at 72° at the end of February and 82° in November. For complete details see Cabo San Lucas Water Temperatures
Q: I'M NOT A STRONG SWIMMER - CAN I STILL GO SNORKELING?
A: Yes. You'll have a life jacket - all you need to do is kick your feet. Very easy - even non-swimmers enjoy snorkeling (as long as you're not scared of the water).
Q: I WEAR GLASSES - CAN I STILL SNORKEL?
A: You'll want to visit your local dive shop at home and pick up a special insert that will allow you to wear your glasses while snorkeling. We don't have prescription masks because everyone's prescription is different.
Q: CAN I BRING MY OWN SNORKELING GEAR?
Yes! In fact, that's a great idea. You can buy them for not much money, then you always know your gear fits, and you never have to pay for rentals again! Of course, snorkeling gear is included for free with any of the snorkeling tours on our website.
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Q: WHAT IS THE VISIBILITY LIKE?
A: The visibility will vary depending on your location, the time of year, and the weather. However, to give you a general idea, expect visibilities of between 25 and 40 feet from January through March, 25 to 60 feet from March to June, and 25 to 100 feet from July through December. Keep in mind that when snorkeling, your depth will only be between 5 and 20 feet in almost all cases.
Q: DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH?
A: Yes - our guides speak English and Spanish.