Are There Sharks in Cabo San Lucas?

Diving enthusiasts who visit Cabo San Lucas will enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience of plunging into crystalline waters and interacting with amazing ocean wildlife, including various species of sharks. 

Plenty of dive sites in and around the Cabo San Lucas marine park and adjacent corridor make it the perfect jumping-off point for ocean adventures. 

Diving Tours in Cabo San Lucas

Shark Diving Cabo San LucasDiving tours in Cabo offer unforgettable face-to-face encounters with a variety of marine animal species, including: 

  • Makos
  • Hammerheads
  • Whale sharks
  • Silky sharks 
  • Bull sharks
  • Dolphins 
  • Sea turtles
  • Rays
  • Sea lions 
  • Whales

Both first-timers and professional open water explorers will welcome the adrenaline rush of swimming with sharks and other animals.

If you’re planning a dive trip to Los Cabos, consider staying in a beachfront villa and stay close to the action.  

The Best Seasons for Shark Diving in Cabo

Sharks and rays can be seen almost everywhere in the Cabo San Lucas marine park and corridor. But if you want to see specific species, you need to know where and when to go.  

Bigger sharks usually frequent the open ocean. They are often spotted in Gordo Banks where there’s a strong current and an abundance of smaller fish to feed on. 

Best Time for Shark Diving in CaboTo see Whale sharks, consider staying in La Paz, just northeast of Cabo San Lucas. Experience a memorable encounter with these gentle beasts between November and April.

Makos and Blue sharks are more common through spring months, and Silkies usually enjoy the warmer summer water. Hammerheads are common from April to June. 

If you’re interested in Bull sharks, they’ve been seen in recent years at the Cabo Pulmo Marine Reserve  from December to August. 

Getting Face-to-Face With Sharks

Trained divers and expert biologists lead diving tours to allow visitors to view them safely in their natural habitat. They will take you to the spots where sharks are regularly sighted. 

Prepared to be dazzled by the visibility as you swim and possibly interact with sharks in the crystal clear blue waters.

Plan Your Cabo San Lucas Diving Adventure

Book your vacation and discover the amazing opportunities for swimming with sharks in Cabo San Lucas. 

If you love diving, Cabo is the place to be. Unforgettable marine adventures await you in the clear blue waters of the Sea of Cortez.

If you’re planning a Cabo beach vacation, don’t hesitate to contact us at 1.800.975.5569 or send an email. Our friendly staff can start making your dream adventure a reality.