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El Farallón Island

Topolobampo, Sinaloa, México


Especies De Fauna


Especies Endémicas


Especies De Flora

Dive in
The sea of Cortez

The Sea of Cortez is one of the most biodiverse ecological regions in Mexico and the world. It was recognized for its value and declared a UNESCO World Heritage Natural Site in 2005.


Dive Safely and Confidently

DSD: Discover Scuba Diving

Ready for your underwater adventure? Our DSD Package is your ticket to exploring the ocean without the commitment of a full certification course. Dive into 2 days of excitement:

Day 1:

Get hands-on with a PADI instructor for pool training and theory.

Day 2:
Embark on a journey to the stunning Sea of Cortez for two open water dives, guided by our expert PADI team.

DIVING Tour: Scuba dive

Requirement: Prior certification presentation is required.

Embark on an unforgettable journey into the depths of the Sea of Cortez with our Scuba Dive package, tailored for certified Open Water or Advanced divers. Dive into the adventure as you explore our diverse dive sites, each offering a unique underwater experience.

Experience Marine Marvels: From majestic bull sharks to vibrant tropical fish, every dive promises an encounter with the rich diversity of marine life in the Sea of Cortez. Join us and immerse yourself in the excitement of exploring this extraordinary underwater world.


Certification : Open water diver

Your First Big Step.
Dive into the thrilling world of scuba diving with our Open Water Diver course at Sealion Dive Center. Designed for beginners aiming to obtain their PADI certification, this course offers you a comprehensive and hands-on introduction to the exciting underwater realm of the Sea of Cortez.

Experience the Course: Throughout your learning journey, you’ll delve into theoretical concepts and engage in practical sessions in our pool, guided by expert PADI instructors. This course serves as your gateway to independent diving, equipping you with essential skills and confidence to venture into open waters.


Discover the Beauty of the Sea of Cortez: Upon completing the theoretical and practical pool sessions, you’ll embark on an exhilarating journey into the waters of the Sea of Cortez. You’ll conduct your dives at carefully selected sites, where you can apply your newly acquired skills and marvel at the rich marine life surrounding us.

CertificaTION: Advanced Open Water Diver

Requirement: Present your certification beforehand

Discover the Depths with Our Advanced Open Water Diver Course

At Sealion Dive Center, we invite you to take your passion for diving to the next level with our Advanced Open Water Diver course. Designed for certified Open Water divers, this program will immerse you in thrilling underwater adventures and expand your diving skills.

Explore the Course: The Advanced Open Water Diver course allows you to customize your learning experience by choosing from a variety of diving specialties. From deep diving, navigation, photography, or night diving to wreck exploration and search and recovery, you can delve into areas that fascinate you.


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Experience comfort and adventure, all in one place. Rest up for your diving adventures or simply come to unwind.
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Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Embark on an adventure: can I dive with you as a complete beginner?

Of course! We'll teach you!


Our courses are typically divided into three parts:


  1. Knowledge Development: Through our self-study options, online learning, and in-person classes, you'll gain the necessary theoretical training for your upcoming adventures.
  2. Confined Water Dives: Prior to open water dives, we provide training in confined water, which takes place in pools.
  3. Open Water Dives: This is where you'll put into practice the techniques and tools you've acquired so far. You'll also get to enjoy unparalleled scenery.


All of these activities are conducted and supervised by our PADI instructors.

Dive with confidence: Is scuba diving a safe and secure activity?

Recreational diving, conducted under PADI standards, is incredibly safe! That's why we, as PADI Professionals, continuously train to maintain our teaching standards and skills at the highest level of safety.


Statistics show that diving is safer than swimming and many other land-based sports. Yes, there are potential risks, which is why it's necessary to attend a pre-course.

Is the diving conducted with Sealion in Topolobampo?

Not exactly, all our diving tours depart from the port of Topolobampo. The most frequently visited location for dives and underwater immersions is the island 'El Farallón,' located approximately 37 km from the port. However, we also offer tours to other nearby points of interest, such as sunken ships or the submerged rock formation known as 'El Elefante'

Are advanced swimming skills required for diving?

 Having basic swimming skills ensures a more enjoyable, comprehensive, and safe diving experience. (You don't need to be an expert swimmer.)

I used to have ear discomfort when submerging in pools or the ocean as a child. Can I still engage in diving activities?

Yes, as long as you don't have any ear or sinus irregularities. Discomfort is a common response to water pressure on your ears.

Fortunately, our bodies are naturally equipped to adapt to pressure changes in the ears (you just need to learn the techniques).

What are the prerequisites or minimum age requirements for enrolling in a diving course?

There are no specific prerequisites. Our courses are available to individuals aged 10 and above who are in good health.

To ensure your safety, you will be required to complete a medical questionnaire with the assistance of our professionals. If you have any medical conditions, a certified medical practitioner will evaluate whether it is safe for you to engage in diving activities and issue a medical certificate if deemed appropriate.

How does a Discovery dive differ from an Open Water certification?

DSD (Discover Scuba Diving) offers a more relaxed experience, ideal for your initial immersion into the world of diving. These dives are shallow and emphasize exploration and appreciation of the diving area. On the other hand, the Open Water Diver certification provides a more technical diving experience and is considered the pivotal first step in your diving journey. During this certification, you will acquire the essential theoretical and practical foundations required for diving at greater depths.

How long can the air tank last?

The duration of air in the tank is relative and depends on several factors:

  1. Individual physiology: Factors such as fitness level, lung capacity, and body composition can influence air consumption.
  2. Dive depth: Deeper dives typically result in faster air consumption.
  3. Tank size: The capacity of the tank determines the amount of air available.
  4. Buoyancy control: Maintaining proper buoyancy and streamlined positioning helps optimize air usage.
  5. Diving conditions: Water temperature, visibility, and current strength can impact air consumption.

While a typical dive lasts around 30-45 minutes, it's important to note that these are general estimates. The best way to improve air efficiency is through experience and practice.

Is scuba diving safe during pregnancy?

No, there is limited scientific understanding regarding the effects of diving on the fetus. Therefore, it is recommended that women avoid diving during pregnancy or when attempting to conceive.

Regarding menstruation, it generally does not pose a concern for diving.

Can you take a flight after scuba diving?

No, it is not recommended.

After scuba diving, you need to wait for a certain period of time, which depends on the diving conditions and the number of dives you have completed.

  • After a single dive: 12-16 hours.
  • After multiple consecutive dives or several days of diving: 18 hours.
  • After a dive requiring decompression stops: 24 hours.

While these are the general guidelines, it's important to remember that each individual is different. Therefore, our recommendation is to wait 24 hours after diving to ensure there are no issues.

Can you explain what PADI is?

PADI stands for the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. It is the world's foremost scuba diving training organization, annually certifying hundreds of thousands of individuals.

PADI's primary goal is to provide everyone with the opportunity to experience and enjoy the underwater world through the highest safety standards. They aim to train divers who feel confident and capable of regularly engaging in diving activities.

Furthermore, PADI actively participates in numerous environmental conservation projects through their subsidiary, Project AWARE.

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