This underwater playground hosts a wide range of sea life including fascinating invertebrates like sea stars, spiny urchins and nudibranchs; eels, lobsters and colorful fish; sea lions, manta rays, barracuda, whales and even sharks.
Baja California boasts wonderful air and sea temperatures throughout most of the calendar year.
Many of the dive shops that Baja Bound recommends are well prepared for diving accidents, which are very rare, thanks to excellent dive instruction.
They offer medical services in clinics and hospitals, as well as access to recompression chambers.
There an area of the sea is closed off to keep the whales and dolphins from escaping.
Trainers then work with the mammals to tame them before they are shipped to aquariums around the world.
The two whales live in an enclosed part of the Arctic Sea that prevents whales and dolphins from swimming out.
Scientists believe that the whales could be more friendly with humans if they swim naked - but as these pictures show the clever-looking marine mammals called Matrena and Nilma seem happy to swim with the same lady whether bears all or not.They use echolocation to help them navigate their underwater world.This is achieved with the help of a special organ located within the bulbous area at the top of their heads.Air temperature generally hovers in the mid-60s to mid-70s, although they can reach all the way into the 100s during peak summer months.Water temperature stays fairly steady as well (averaging 55 to 75 in Baja Norte, 70 to 84 degrees F along the Sea of Cortez) and there is excellent water visibility in the summer and autumn months between July and October.Marine experts believe that beluga whales don't like the feel of fabric and materials that aren't natural -- such as those used in wet suits.