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Cortez Expeditions

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We are the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, DAN Instructor Center, TDI and IANTD Dive Center in La Paz. Training with Cortez Expeditions is scheduled to the students needs with very small classes and individual customer service. Our...more
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Calle Brecha California 670, La Paz 23090, Mexico
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cortez expeditions organized whale shark and sea lion snorkeling tours for us and we couldn't be happier with the experience. The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable, and La Paz is a fantastic city to spend a few days in. You can tell these guys...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a new diver I couldn´t be happier to kick start my scuba diving adventures with Afe and Luke at Cortez Expeditions. Since day one they helped me with my questions and expectations about my PADI Open Water Certification. Afe was the most patient person...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an outstanding dive center who can meet every request from recrational to technical diving. Literally the best instructors and guides i have ever dived with. Can't recommend Cortez Expeditions enough and i can not wait to come back!

Date of experience: November 2018
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lukeinman, Owner at Cortez Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kristoffer Thank you for the kind words and thank you for using our services. I know you are planning to be back soon. Lets get you started on the dive master course :) Thank you Luke

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came to Mexico with only my pool time experience and needed my open water dive to be certified. Cami was my instructor and was excellent. She was really patient with me when I first got in the water , she helped me get over...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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lukeinman, Owner at Cortez Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Angela It was great to have you here and diving with us. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed it and very proud that our Cami keeps getting amazing reviews. Many thanks Luke

Reviewed 8 November 2018

Just got back from a spectacular two days with Cortez Expeditions. Went down with a buddy of mine and neither of us had dived in years. We had been concerned this may be an issue, but after talking with Luke, Afe, and Cami we felt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

I had an amazing experience with the Cortez Expeditions Team! Luke, Afe, and Cami made sure that we had the best time during our excursions. From whale sharks, shipwrecks, and sea lions we saw all the marine life we wanted, and more! I highly suggest...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

Cortex Expeditions showed us incredible dive sites with stunning scenery. Sea lions, turtles, mobula, caves, swim throughs and incredible fish. They also organized another very difficult excursion for us, one we would not have been able to do without their help. This dive company cares...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Christine P
lukeinman, Owner at Cortez Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Christine, thank you for the kind words. I was touched to see how you reached out and encouraged our crew to keep doing what they do and how they do it. Especially Cami and Tony, they work very hard. It helps me as an owner/operator....More

Reviewed 2 November 2018

I have been on a number of diving expeditions all over the world in the last few years and I have never enjoyed a trip more than with Cortez Expeditions. Small groups guarantee a personal experience and the sea of Cortez offer up a riches...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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lukeinman, Owner at Cortez Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you for the kind words. It was fantastic to have you here and great diving, great food and great company. I promise to forward our tech diving outlines to you. We are all waiting for the amazing homemade cookie or oat cookie recipe from...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

2 days of diving, mobula rays, green turtles, nudi's, sea lions, bait balls, beautiful bottom scenery, and so much more. Cami, our dive master is wonderfully caring and compassionate and fielded all of our questions knowledgeably with current information. Environmentally inclined and respectful of Mother...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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lukeinman, Owner at Cortez Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Frank Thank you for your kind words. Cami rocks and we are very proud of her. Cami is a young instructor (20 years old) and regularly proves to be wise and experienced well beyond her years. Thank you for encouraging her more. It was a...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

First, I'd like to thank Luke and his professional staff for an amazing dive experience. I'm so happy to have found you. You set the bar pretty high for other dive operators anywhere in the world. Our divemaster Silvia did an awesome job, especially with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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lukeinman, Owner at Cortez Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2018

Ken It was wonderful to meet you and thank you for the kind words. I am very much looking forward to training you to become an instructor. Although I have a feeling you will end up teaching me a thing or too. Hoping to see...More

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