Isla Ballena / Mexico

@ Sebastian Herbi
Isla Ballena is a little island at the western coast of Isla Espiritu Santo. The dive site has several underwater caves, one of which has air pockets. Divers can also explore there a sandy bottom with eel garden, where the animals roll from side to side in time with the currents.

Location: the south-west of the Cortez Sea, at the western coast of Isla Espiritu Santo Island

What to see: underwater caves, eel “garden”, schools of mantas and dolphins.

Depth: 10-20m/32-65ft

Currents: 1-2 knots

Visibility: 10-30m/32-98ft

Season for diving: All year long. The warmest temperature is 27-30C/81-86F from August to September, while the coldest is 18-21C/64-70F from January to February.

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