Scuba diving, snorkeling, island tours and whale watching in La Paz, Mexico with Baja Connections

Baja Connections

 Baja Connections is a non-profit adventure travel company operating in Baja California Sur, the gateay to the Sea of Cortez. Our mission is to provide environmentally responsible tours that are the base for social development in the city of La Paz. Each of our tours has a direct relationship with a social program in La Paz. 100% of our profits go to developing and administering these social projects. For more information on specific projects you may visit our tour pages.

Baja Connections does not have a public office, inquiries and reservations can be made by email or phone only.

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About Us

Here at Baja Connections we believe in responible tourism. Not only do we follow all wildlife viewing guidelines and local laws and regulaations for marine life interaction we also actively improve the community that we operate in.  

Why choose us?

    Small groups and personalized service.
    15 Years' experience in the tourism industry.
    We are commitment to safe diving practices and teaching standards.
    Every tour includes education on the marine life found in our small part of the Sea of Cortez and the islands that we visit.

Responsible Tourism

Tourism will never be completely sustainable as every industry has impacts, but together we can work towards improving the communities that we visit and conduct business in. As a tourist you will of course enjoy the activities, food and culture that the destination has to offer. Your responsibility is to do your best to minimize your footprint and your impact on the environment. Baja Connections has dedicated itself to giving back to the community of La Paz through education, scuba training and volunteer programs. Even though your vacation may be short you can still help out those in need here in La Paz. Simply packing some extra items in your suitcase can make a big difference in someone's life.

Care for Kids La Paz

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of impoverished children and their families in La Paz, BCS, Mexico. Their focus is to promote hope and opportunity by providing long-term support guaranteeing access to food, education and health care to children whose families want to participate in a process of development to enhance their quality of life. You can aid in their efforts by filling any extra space in your suitcase with much needed items. You can view the full wish-list on their website.

Here at Baja Connections we have pledged to purchase one solar powered reading lamp for every whale shark tour we do. These lamps will be provided to children in need and distributed with the help of Care for Kids La Paz.

Marine Parks - Wildlife Viewing

The marine park and natural areas of La Paz are managed by Conanp, Comision Nacional de Areas Protegidas. Conanp manages the fishing and tourist activities in the parks and the waters of La Paz. Visitors to the park are required to purchase a day pass in the form of a paper bracelet. The bracelet is provided by the tour operators at the beginning of the tour. There are marine life viewing guidelines in place for all marine activities concerning the whale sharks, whales, coral reefs and the California sea lions. There are also fishing regulations both inside and outside of the park.
Sustainable Seafood Programs

The stress of fishing, both commercial and for tourism has caused fish populations to decline worldwide. While all fish species are important to the Eco-system, some are critical to the health of a reef. Most notably here in La Paz are the parrot-fish, whose main diet is algae. Without the parrot-fish algae populations will bloom and occupy space that otherwise would be colonized by new corals. The algae can also smother established coral colonies and cause coral mortality. Sea bass, species including groupers, cabrilla and graysbys have a longer life than most pelagic fish. In the case of the gulf grouper the females reach sexual maturity at 6 years of age. As they mature they transition into a male for the later part of their life. Due to the practice of harvesting large males and the fishing of spawning aggregations the male-female ratio has been skewed.

Luckily efforts are being made by Espiritu Santo es parte de ti (Espiritu Santo is part of you). Their mission "Healthy reefs need parrot-fish and we will protect them in the reefs around Archipelago Espiritu Santo, ending illegal fishing, through citizen watch, and educating sellers, restaurants and citizens to stop selling and eating parrot-fish." They have been instrumental in the decision of some of the major grocery stores and restaurants in La Paz to stop buying and selling parrot-fish.

Baja Connections' PADI Divemaster Internship Program

Every year Baja Connections sponsors a PADI Divemaster candidate for the diving season. The aim of the program is to give boat captains and fisherman the opportunity to seek new, more sustainable employment in the tourism industry. You can help by donating scuba diving equipment, PADI training materials and any other scuba diving related items.

Adopt a Dog

Why not take a dog home with you? It's free and easier than you think. Comunidad Patitas La Paz A.C. is a volunteer dog rescue organization based here in La Paz.

Baja Connections is dedicated to minimizing our impact on the environment and marine wildlife through maintaining strict wildlife viewing guidelines, minimizing the use of plastics and proper disposal and recycling of all wastes created by our business, diving trips and scuba courses.