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Banderas Scuba Republic

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Address: C/Lazaro Cardenas #230 Local 1, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
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+52 322 135 7884

An experience with our Banderas Scuba Republic is like no other, not only...

An experience with our Banderas Scuba Republic is like no other, not only will you have access to professional Scuba Diving equipment at the highest standards, our dive team wants to hear your ideas and interests about the shared compassion we have for the sub-aquatic world. Come to the pacific side of Mexico, come to Banderas Bay, come to Puerto Vallarta, it will be your best experience “going down”.

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Personalized service with a focus on safety and fun!

I dove with BSR at the Los Arcos site on March 24 and had a great experience with Cesar. Small groups (5 divers + Cesar for my dive), new rental equipment, and a convenient... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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78 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dove with BSR at the Los Arcos site on March 24 and had a great experience with Cesar. Small groups (5 divers + Cesar for my dive), new rental equipment, and a convenient location in the Romantic Zone neighbourhood (aka Old Town or Colonia Emiliano Zapata) make Banderas Scuba Republic a great choice. Cesar places a high focus on... More 

1 Thank egon61
Edmonton, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If scuba diving is on your bucket list and don't know where to go, I highly recommend BSR. Cesar and his team provide excellent instruction and top quality gear for the first time diver. The excursion out to Los Arcos went off without any surprises except for the level of astonishment once we reached the ocean floor. We were fortunate... More 

Thank Papa_Awesome
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came to Puerto Vallarta on Spring Break with the family. As I was unfamiliar with the dive shops and diving in this area, I asked my two of my PADI Instructor friends and dive shop owners who they would recommend. They both highly recommended Cesar and Banderas Scuba Republic. I contacted Cesar before the trip and arranged for a... More 

Thank Young K
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, Cesar is safety conscious, almost to a fault! The groups are small and personal, 5 of us plus Cesar. The rental equipment was very nice; almost new; integrated weight system. The boat wasn't big but it was a short ride to the site and there weren't many of us anyway! Water and sandwich provided. This is the... More 

Thank DBSborg
Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful dive at Los Arcos with Cesar! He was a great dive master - very informative thorough, and friendly! We saw sea turtles, rays, eels, and plenty of beautiful fish! The gear was new and in very good condition. Would definitely recommend!

Thank philsvabik
Cavan, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Banderas Scuba provides a wonderful underwater experience in the bay. Cesar is meticulous in his professionalism and his passion for marine life is contagious. We did an amazing wall dive beside Los Arcos. The topography was really spectacular and it was full of life. We saw rays, turtles, nudibranches and lots of shoals of new life. I felt 10 years... More 

Thank Fiachra K
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cesar (Banderas Scuba Republic) is my go to dive shop in Puerto Vallarta, MX. They are reliable, thorough, safe, honest, experienced, patient and fun. 8 of us dove with them in 2016 (a mix of brand new and experienced divers) - we all had a great time! So when I came back this year, I went right back to dive... More 

Thank RealtorGeorge
San Diego, California
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was totally new to diving, but kept going to places around the world that had great diving opportunities. So when I had a few extra days in Puerto Vallarta I signed up to get certified with the team at Banderas Scuba and I could not be happier. Frank and Cesar were both professional and informative, while also really fun.... More 

Thank Matty415
Mukilteo, Washington
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

Cesar Ortega is all business when it comes to dive preparation, which is how you want your divemaster to be. Thorough review of skill levels, procedures, and equipment, along with appropriate site selection and buddy assignments make for a safe diving experience. Cesar always conducts a full briefing on the way to the dive site, letting everyone know what to... More 

Thank Brian C
1 review
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Banderas Scuba is an amazing diving shop! If you are a beginner or an experienced diver, I highly recommend BSR.

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