Rules for Diving

Enjoy your diving experience in the Sea of Cortez, safely and responsibly.
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You must take all safety instructions provided by your guide during the briefing sessions very seriously.
The conditions in the Sea of Cortez are variable, and guides can only make an accurate assessment of the actual conditions upon reaching the dive site. Additionally, conditions may change during dives.

For your safety, we strongly recommend that you have a valid DAN membership card.


  • Never engage in decompression dives.
  • The maximum depth for any dive is 100 feet or 30 meters.
  • Perform a safety stop after each dive. Take three to five minutes at 5 meters or 15 feet.
  • Conduct the deepest dive first and avoid repetitive deep dives.
  • You must end your dive with 500 psi or 40 bars of air in your tank.
  • If you lose the group, search for them for one minute, and if unable to locate them, surface.
  • Never leave an unattended tank on the deck.
  • Always dive with your buddy and/or dive instructor.
  • Do not touch or disturb animals or plants, as you may be bitten or stung.
  • Do not collect anything from the oceans, only remove trash.
  • Stay within the designated diving or snorkeling area specified by your guide.
  • Stay safe from nitrogen; do not push the limits of dive tables or your dive computer.
  • Never attempt snorkeling or diving if you are unsure of handling the situation.
  • Ensure that your guide, boat operator, or another person supervises you at all times.
  • If a problem arises on the surface, remain calm and maintain positive buoyancy.
  • If caught in a current, do not fight against it. It is better to relax, float, and signal to the boat.

There is a hyperbaric chamber operated by the Recompression Chamber Network (Red de Cámaras SSS) in Cabo San Lucas.