Turtles of Baja0
by Tara Short
Olive Ridley and Leatherback sea turtles all frequent the productive waters in this region and make for exciting encounters when on a dive. Coming face to face with prehistoric reptiles reminds me why I started diving in the first place. Speckled brown shells, intricate green scales, and slow graceful gliding, these turtles make epic journeys across the sea–some even swimming half way to Japan and back!
Large congregations of young sea turtles reside in La Paz whilst they learn the ropes in sheltered waters. While underwater, a kindred connection with these ancient mariners can be felt, heavy tank on our backs like a shell, surfacing for air when the time comes for us to part. Sea turtles are endangered and increasingly rare in many parts of the world. Yet, La Paz has become a safe haven of protection where sea turtles continue to flourish and are celebrated both underwater and with local communities along the coast. Fun Baja offers many different opportunities to explore these safe havens along the Baja Peninsula with trips to Todos Santos, Pescadero, El Triunfo, Los Cabos and of course La Paz! Whether you want to explore with a kayak, a mask and snorkel or a dive tank, the team at Fun Baja can help you plan the perfect excursion.
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