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Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta
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Overview

Perfect your diving skills in Puerto Vallarta. Delve into the region's renowned waters to explore undersea tunnels, hidden caves and reefs brimming with tropical fish. Experienced certified divers have several dedicated dives to choose from, including the technical El Morro and a night dive at Los Arcos National Marine Park.
  • Diving adventure in Banderas Bay
  • Renowned diving spots
  • Explore caves, tunnels and reefs
  • Eco-reserves filled with tropical fish
  • Professional guide and top of the line equipment
  • Lunch
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A PADI certified divemaster
BCD
Wetsuit and fins
Regulator
Weights
2 Scuba Tanks
Lunch and Beverages
Gratuities

Departure Point

Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Certified Divers only with an Open Water Certification card.
  • Diving within 48 hours of your flight home is not recommended.
  • An Acknowledgment of Risk will need to be signed before participating in any of our learn to dive programs.
  • Divers must hold a valid certification card to participate in our diving programs.
  • Certified divers who have not dived in the past 12 months will be required to take a scuba refresher course.
  • Certified divers are automatically entitled to participate in 2 tank dives up to a maximum depth of 60 ft.
  • Advanced divers can participate in 2 tank dives up to a maximum depth of 120 ft.
  • Important: passengers arriving on a cruise ship cannot book this tour
  • Situated on the south side of Banderas Bay, Las Caletas is an exclusive tropical beach hideaway, where underwater coves and a nearby natural reef are home to a diverse array of sea life, colorful tropical fish, turtles, manta rays and some of the finest scuba diving on the Pacific coast of Mexico.
  • Originally made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970's, the Marietas Islands Marine Reserve has now become one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving. Part of an underwater mountain range that peaks above the ocean's surface, the Marietas Islands mark the entrance to Banderas Bay from the Pacific.
  • Six miles West of Marietas Islands, on the edge of Banderas Bay, lies El Morro, a series of rock pinnacles extending above the surface of the blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. With depths of up to 150 ft, El Morro offers wall diving, caves and a 50 ft tunnel, giving experienced divers the chance to practice more technical diving in a remote location. (Advanced divers or 25 logged dives required)
  • This rock bank lies half way between El Morro and the Marietas Islands in a relatively sheltered area of the outer limits of Banderas Bay. The bank starts at around 30 ft below the ocean's surface and is full of caves and interesting rock formations. The highlight of this dive is the chance to see nurse sharks which are often sighted here.
  • Los Anegados is a popular second dive after the deeper descents at El Morro and, due to the shallower depths here, it is common that you will see bottom dwellers such as rays and eels. Pelagics such as Tuna and Jacks are also very common here as well as the famous giant manatas of the Marietas Islands. (25 logged dives required)
  • One of Mexico's most popular marine reserves, Los Arcos is a cluster of granite islands that perch out of the water in the southern part of Banderas Bay. With depths ranging from 30-1600 feet, the waters surrounding Los Arcos are the deepest in the entire bay, offering experienced divers the perfect environment for night diving in Vallarta.
  • Certified divers can discover the thrill of night diving in the Devil's Canyon and El Bajo, the fascinating underwater mountain range, while witnessing the abundant lobster, octopus and other marine life that can only be seen at night.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vallarta Adventures

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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A great, professorial, and fun diving crew
Ben_M
, Jul 2021
Dive Master Jaquine and crew were amazing kind and professional. A great safe dive with an abundance of beautiful things to see.
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Not the greatest viz at...
Anthony_T
, Mar 2021
Not the greatest viz at Los Arcos but the guys were great and really watched out and communicated well with the group when we were under water. As a PADI DM myself I felt he did the perfect job from the dive plan to the underwater communication.
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The tour operators Vallarta...
Kareena C
, Mar 2016
The tour operators Vallarta Adventures and the staff were phenomenal. The courtesy, service and engagement was professional grade. Unfortunately, Mother Nature did not cooperate too much with us on our dives to Marietas Island as the visibility was extremely poor. The staff however, did a great job maintaining safety and giving us the best experience possible given the conditions. Jose Luis and Charlie were great!
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