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Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta provided by Vallarta Adventures

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

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-07-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Important Information
Departure Point
Puerto Magico, Blvrd Francisco Medina Ascencio, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • A PADI certified divemaster
  • BCD
  • Wetsuit and fins
  • Regulator
  • Weights
  • 2 Scuba Tanks
  • Lunch and Beverages
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • 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  • Originally made famous by Jacques Cousteau in the 1970's, the Marietas Islands Marine Reserve has now become one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving.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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sal wrote a review Nov. 2020
Milwaukee, Wisconsin21 contributions3 helpful votes
Very impressed with the experience, very smooth and enjoyable. The sites are incredible and the dive masters on point. Simply unforgettable.
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Response from TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Scuba Diving with a 5-Star PADI Center in Puerto Vallarta
Responded Nov. 16, 2020
Hi Salvador, Thank you, your comments mean so much to us and we are so happy that you enjoyed your experience and the amazing team of dive masters. Come back soon and lets continue exploring more of the breathtaking dive sites around Puerto Vallarta!
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Jere M wrote a review Mar. 2020
Grand Cayman6 contributions
Great equipment and the dive staff was outstanding. Joaquin was very professional and fun to dive with.
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Ken wrote a review Feb. 2020
Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico3 contributions1 helpful vote
Dive masters Carlos and Fernando were very knowledgeable. We dove at El Morro conditions were relatively good. I enjoyed the dive very much. Thanks
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Date of experience: February 2020
CRNAULT wrote a review Feb. 2020
Winnipeg,MB, CANADA32 contributions27 helpful votes
As always, the Vallarta Adventures crew were great! Went to El Morrow and had two great dives and, although no big creatures this time, there was a lot of sea life....many different large schools of fish, eels, rays, an octopus, etc. To make the dive trip even more exciting,
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Date of experience: February 2020
Lorrie S wrote a review Feb. 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I did a scuba trip and my friend stayed on the ship to Los Marietta's. The seas were very rough so the snorkel trip had to be changed. The crew was incredible and always keeping everyone informed of what was going on. I went diving with Jacquin and he was very safe and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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nice day
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we came back to pvr again just to do this with the kids!
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Great tour guide!
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Rhythm of the nights tour
Amazing is truly an understatement. We had so much fun it was absolutely worth every penny. The show on the return
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We had a great time. It was fun and staff was very helpful and ensured that everything went smoothly. Overall would
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It was all so amazing! Hard to pick one thing! The staff was very informative and made the experience even more ent
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Key Details
  • Bay of Banderas, Nuevo Vallarta Beach, and 1 more
  • Duration: 7h
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