BAJA CALIFORNIA DIVING HOLIDAYS
Diving Holidays In Baja California
Extending south from California the peninsula of Baja California slices off a slither of the Pacific Ocean creating a semi enclosed sea. The Sea of Cortez, bordered to the west by Baja California and to the east by the Mexican mainland, is open at its southern end permitting nutrient rich Pacific waters to flow in.
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Diving In Baja California
Diving Season In Baja California
The climate in Baja California is temperate and rather dry, with Tijuana receiving an average of 9 inches (235 mm) of rain annually, and Rosarito 11 inches (273 mm), mostly between December and March. The Sierra mountain range divides the state and at the higher altitudes in the center of the state there is more rain. This is Mexico's wine-producing area. Toward the south of the state there are desert areas, with scorching summers and cool winters.
Winter, and February in particular, is the Sea of Cortez’s low season due to stronger winds. Whale sharks and other large pelagics, are generally seen between May and August. While great diving the summer, particularly August & September may bring Chubascos, or hurricanes, to the south.
Shopping In Baja California
We strongly recommend NOT buying from street vendors. When purchasing a product or hiring a service, make sure it is exactly what you requested regarding quality and service. You should always obtain a receipt or invoice as proof of purchase. Ask if the prices are in Mexican or U.S. currency. The sales and service tax, known as IVA (Value Added Tax), is 11% of the bill, hotels will also add a 2% transit occupancy tax to your room rate.
Nightlife In Baja California