In recent years Puerto Peñasco has become a very popular and favorite destination among those travelers with an adventurous and fearless spirit and relaxing by the sand and sun is simply not enough. In Rocky Point, there are all kinds of activities for everyone .
In Rocky Point, there are all kinds of activities for the daring and spirited traveler, and in this post, I will talk about one of my favorite activities: snorkeling and diving or “scuba diving“. these activities are so rewarding because you get a chance to see all of the diversity of animals in the Sea of Cortez, in perfect crystal clear waters that allow you to see firsthand the greatness of this ocean.
The warm waters of Sandy Beach are ideal for snorkeling, if you are a first-timer; take a look at these brief but useful tips:
* It is important that before venturing out, you check the tide schedule, so that you can choose the best time to practice this activity. You can snorkel in incoming tide, at high tide and one hour before the outgoing tide. The so-called spring tides are excellent: new moon and full moon. (Please note that the tide in Puerto Peñasco rises and falls every 6 hours).
* Another thing to consider is the weather, if it’s going to be windy, visibility is very difficult.
For the “divers”, Puerto Peñasco has the largest aquarium in the world under the waters of the Sea of Cortez. If you are already certified, you know perfectly well what I mean, but if you’re not, don’t worry, in the harbor there are companies that offer certification courses and therefore you will have no problem living this exciting experience.
The areas designated for snorkeling and diving are: Tucson Beach, which is near the Cholla and the Mirador (Manny’s), Golden Beach and Las Conchas, if you want to dive straight from the beach. But if you want to go out to sea in a boat, there are companies located by the marina, Cholla Bay and Island San Jorge, who will provide excellent service at great prices.
Before taking a dive into the world of the Sea of Cortes, check out these tips:
* It is essential to also check the tide schedule, because you can start this activity on incoming tide, about half an hour before high tide. You can also begin during high tide and outgoing tide. In this case the neap tides are ideal for diving: first quarter and Last Quarter Moon.
* Like the snorkeling, the best thing is to make sure that there is no wind, otherwise there may be zero visibility.
As I mentioned earlier, in Puerto Peñasco there are several companies that offer this service, so I have no doubt that you will find the plan that fits you best to see firsthand the natural beauty that Rocky Point has for you.