The Sea of Cortez and Baja's Pacific Coast are famous for a vast array of shark and manta species. Sadly, in recent days, the elasmobranch species in the region are frequently referenced because of their declines in abundance due to overfishing. At Cortez Expeditions, we are driven to show the world that these apex species are more valuable (and beautiful) in their natural environment than when they are sold in fish markets.
For the last 15 years the team at Cortez Expeditions has been actively involved in shark research and conservation, assisting NGOs that aid shark fishermen and their communities in finding viable economic alternatives to shark fishing. This experience, when coupled with leading expeditions for BBC, Nat Geo and Discovery Networks, has given us insight into providing the best interactions with sharks for film makers, photographers, and divers alike. We strive to ensure the safety of not only our guests but the sharks, exposing divers and snorkelers to some of the most beautiful and mysterious creatures of the underwater world.
A glimmer of hope: the Mexican government now operates a shark fishing ban for certain times of the year, including complete protection of and a total finning ban on Great Whites, Whale Sharks and Mantas. Although there is still much work to be done to grant all species complete protection, we are seeing progress and a greater understanding of the importance of these animals from both governmental decision makers and commercial fishers.
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday - 9am - 2pm
Sunday - Open for Diving/Closed for Retail
TELEPHONE: +52 612 146 4863
Cortez Expeditions in Marina Palmira
Local 6 Marina Palmira, Pichilinque Km 2.5, Lomas de Palmira, 23010, La Paz B.C.S, Mexico