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Address: Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz 772, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Phone Number:
(322) 222 1895
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:00

Chico's Dive Shop, Since 1968. Much has changed over the years in the scuba...

Chico's Dive Shop, Since 1968. Much has changed over the years in the scuba business; the level of knowledge, equipment development, the teaching procedures, the dive boats, the global weather, ecological awareness and many other topics... we have experienced many changes in the past 44 years. We have learned a lot and we keep learning as the dive business continues to improve, as a dive operator we know scuba diving is about teaching, learning, enjoying, Sharing, relaxing, exploring, discovering, safety and making new friends.If you last 44 years in the dive business is because you know!!Rodolfo De Lamprecht

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Great for Snorkeling

We went out snorkeling on Christmas day. Taking the smaller boat from Chico's is much more appealing to me than going on the large boat with 100+ people. Our guide stayed near us... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Storm I

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To start, I'll state that I'm a highly experienced scuba instructor (with over 2000 dives, 15 years, worldwide) and I was appalled at this dive center. Two very scary and outraging things situations happened on my day out with this shop. 1) On my dive, the dive guide was literally riding a sea turtle underwater attempting to show off to... More 

Thank scubalover11
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went out snorkeling on Christmas day. Taking the smaller boat from Chico's is much more appealing to me than going on the large boat with 100+ people. Our guide stayed near us the whole time and signaled us to where more fish would be seen. Good amount of time on the water. Snacks & water provided. Would definitely go... More 

Thank Storm I
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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150 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We dive with Chico's for our first night dive. The shop was good and treated us well. They were timely and professional. Pedro the dive master was very out going. As for the dive itself I wasn't very impressed. Not a lot to see and was actually fairly boring. Overall we probably won't do another night dive, but at least... More 

Thank Doug_and_Karey-lyn
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79 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My son and I plus 4 others had an amazing day last Thursday with Chicos Dive staff. I snorkelled and my Son scuba dived- Los Arcos- so much wildlife to see. Staff, price, knowledge, expertise, location, services, clothing, equipment it was all great. I was a bit of a chicken and my son a advanced diver both enjoyed our time.... More 

Thank Happyone69
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214 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Booked a 1/2 day snorkeling trip with these guys. $25 per person? Wow, a bargain, but would it have value? Heck yes. dive shop service was good, but the real stars of the show are the boat crew. 2 snorkeling stops at los arcos, the crew could not have been more fun/helpful. Use these guys, you won't be disappointed.

Thank 007DAWG
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Centrally located office with very friendly staff. We were told we would go on the large catamaran, but because there was not enough people we went on a small motorboat. Fair enough. We went diving to Los Arcos, the dive master explained everything, the equipment was well prepared and we had help getting in and out of water. While diving,... More 

Thank bistey
Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

We dove last week with Chico's and had a horrible diving experience. We scheduled two tank dive. We got to the boat and there was no safety equipment. The dive master didn't have his gear to dive for himself or the two snorkelers who were also on the excursion. Waited an hour for someone to bring him his gear and... More 

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Riverside, California
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I only recently started writing reviews but dove with Chico's a few years ago. The whole operation was smooth, well-organized, and professional. There was only one other diver on the boat and we managed to find quite a few interesting critters. I was there in January and the conditions were not fantastic but it was still an enjoyable dive. The... More 

Thank Jim K
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9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

On a recent trip to PV, my newly scuba certified grandchildren had to opportunity to dive. My daughter and son in law, also newly certified, chose Chico's to do their dive with. The two youngest ages 6 and 8 and I snorkeled. I was pleased to watch Ricardo do a refresher on the boat with the scuba group so he... More 

Thank Claudia T
Kansas City, Missouri
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

My wife and I decided to complete our diving certification while in Vallarta and chose Chico's Dive Shop to do our open water dives with. The experience was great. Our instructor (Yahi) was awesome. He explained things in a maner that was easy to understand and during skills when you thought there was no way you could do it he... More 

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Chico's D, Propietario at Chico's Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for this great opinopn about Yahi ,yess we have enough experience (since 1968) doing the job so we handle the best way to solve problems and make them look easy, In Chico's Dive Shop we make Divers and Friends not only cutomers More 

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