On this trip, we will dive 3 of the most extraordinary sites in our Bay: El Morro, Anegados, and Marietas Islands. These spectacular places are preferred by experienced and adventurous divers. Their remote location allows this group of volcanic islands and islets to conserve their pristine ecosystems. The impressive underwater scenery consists of pinnacles emerging from the seafloor as well as caverns, caves and swim-throughs full of colorful coral and invertebrates. Located more than 40 kilometers NW of Puerto Vallarta, the open ocean sites increase the possibility of encounters with large pelagics such as whitetip sharks, nurse sharks, whale sharks, giant manta rays and sea lions, and during the winter months, we enjoy amazing humpback whale sightings. While the sea conditions are especially favorable during summer and autumn, these sites are recommended only for advanced divers with a minimum of 25 logged dives. The depth (between 15 to 30 m) and currents can be challenging for divers with little experience.
LOGISTICS: The journey to the most distant site (El Morro) lasts approximately 90 minutes. Dives are between 40 mins to 1 hour, depending on air consumption. Surface intervals will be approximately 45 minutes.
If you have your Enriched Air certification, we can offer you dives with Nitrox 32 and 36 for an additional cost of $300 pesos per tank.
RECOMMENDED CERTIFICATION LEVEL: Open Water with a minimum of 25 logged dives. If you do not have the required number of dives, you can still visit these sites with the purchase of your Advanced Open Water certification.
DURATION: FROM 8:00 AM TO 3:30 PM.
THE TOUR INCLUDES: One Divemaster or Instructor for every 3 pairs of divers, 3 air dives, all diving equipment, water, soft drinks, fruit, ham, and cheese baguette. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know so that we can offer an alternative.
NOT INCLUDED: Port fee $25.50 pesos, SEMARNAT bracelet for entry to Marietas Islands National Park $90.00 pesos (required for diving near the islands), and gratuities
DEPARTURE: Los Peines Pier, check-in 15 minutes before departure time.
WHAT TO BRING: diving certification, towel, biodegradable sunscreen, hat. If you do not have your own diving equipment, please email your current weight, height, and fin size. (Be sure to clarify if your fin size is US/CA, UK, or MX).
- This package is only available for groups with at least 4 divers.