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Marietas Islands National Park Excursion for Certified Divers
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Marietas Islands National Park Excursion for Certified Divers

By Sayulita Entourage
Recommended by 97% of travelers
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Ages 10-70, max of 4 per group
Duration: 5h
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Equipment
  • Professional guide leading the excursion
  • Lunch
  • Transportation to dive site
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Playa del Amor/Hidden Beach


Start:
  • Calle Miramar & Manuel Rodriguez Sanchez, 63728 Sayulita, Nay., Mexico
    Departure Point: Dive Center (address is provided on voucher) Address: Calle Miramar 20, North side of Sayulita Return point: Returns to original departure point
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19766P1

    • Evidence of dive certification is required from all divers wishing to participate in a certified dive
    • For the amount of dives and depth reached diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    How much is Marietas Islands National Park Excursion for Certified Divers?
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    • Sayulita Entourage
      756
      Sayulita, Nayarit, Mexico
      Joined in October 2011
    • R5438SKchrism
      0 contributions
      Best Sayulita day!
      Hector, Carlos and Edgar were super hosts- well versed in island ecosystem. Lots of whales, dolphins and lovely sand beach. The guys were great with all ages from very young to pretty old:)
      Written February 25, 2024
    • donnak445
      0 contributions
      Sayulita Entourage Snorkeling Adventure
      This experience was perfect from start to finish. The staff were knowledgeable, efficient and super friendly. Our guide, Palma and captain, Edgar went over and above to make this an educational and fun adventure. We saw so many whales, blue footed boobies and of course, many, many fish while snorkeling along the rocks of the Marietas. We thought we'd never see the day my sister-in-law would even get in the water, but Palma assured her he would be by her side to help and he was. Because of his expertise, she did not miss out on a great snorkeling adventure. This is a must do!
      Written February 25, 2024
    • S2467CKnicoled
      0 contributions
      Amazing!
      Went on a girls trip! Manuel and Edgar were in charge of our boat! They did an amazing job getting us to see the whales and amazing snorkeling views! We even saw a Pacific manta ray. Roberta was great too, organizing us! What a wonderful experience!
      Written February 18, 2024
    • jamessJ3615IW
      0 contributions
      The Best Dive Group in Sayulitas
      Sayulitas Entourage is a great outfit and well worth booking a trip. Manuel is a fantastic Dive Master and Edgar a great Captain. They found the whales and great dive spots. 8 people on the boat is a perfect number and we had a blast. We are from Florida and NJ and dive the Caribbean these guys are top notch !!
      Written February 12, 2024
    • angelfc
      0 contributions
      Snorkeling trip
      5 of us took the afternoon snorkeling tour of the national park. The whales were everywhere on the way to and from. The snorkeling was incredible as was the hidden beach. We had the whole place to ourselves. Highly recommend the afternoon but bring your Dramamine if you get sea sick.
      Written February 5, 2024
    • colette g
      0 contributions
      Whale viewing and chilly water!
      Great weather, competant boat driver, good snorkeling equipment. We saw several whales very close up to our boat. Great to have a small group of 8. Tacos and juice after were fine. Smooth trip for the most part...got a little rough, while chasing after the whales..ie the boat kept slamming the surf, which made it very hard on our backs...ouch! Another suggestion is to have the man on the boat that was explaining the history and things about the islands, the birds and the fish,is to have him Google search a little bit more about the history and the information so that he had accurate and knowledgeable things to share. I was surprised at how basic his information was. We also didn't visit the beach to spend some time( not the Hidden Beach, which cost extra) as mentioned on your website. In the end it was fine to leave that out as we had time to go chase after and see some whales. All in all a pretty good trip.
      Written January 26, 2024
    • CaliforniaSBRed
      0 contributions
      Amazing experience, great guides
      My husband and I took our two adult children on this tour at the tail end of December 2023. The sea was a little rough, but we had a great time and felt very safe. I would say that this is not a swim for everyone. This time of year the water was a little rough. It was an amazing experience though. We took the boat out with Captain Nano and guide Rodrigo. Both were excellent at their jobs. Nano got us into this little inlet so smoothly and it was amazing to be so close to a cave we otherwise would not have seen. Rodrigo was a fun, funny, helpful guide who is so knowledgeable about the history, the sea life, the birds and the overall area of the Marietas Islands. What a strong swimmer he was as he took us on a snorkle expedition, checking in with each of us, making sure we were safe, happy and always stayed together. The trip into the secret beach was a little rough and he pulled several of us in to make it easier on us. All in all we were in excellent hands for our half day tour.
      Written January 2, 2024
    • Tara P
      0 contributions
      Amazing staff and SCUBA diving staff and instructors, highly recommended
      My husband and I chose Entourage to see if we liked SCUBA diving…and couldn’t have had a better experience. Our instructor, Stefan, was professional and entertaining. He made our experience so enjoyable and his passion for teaching was undeniable. We wish we were in Sayulita longer to dive with him again. We definitely walk away with a desire to continue diving. Thank you so much to the entire staff, boat operators and other instructor. Thank you so much for everything!
      Written December 30, 2023
    • DayTrip55381367259
      0 contributions
      Can’t miss experience
      An overall excellent experience. Waited my whole life to do scuba and they made it the perfect experience. DM Stefan was personable, friendly and a great teacher. Would recommend to anyone!
      Written December 28, 2023
    • Fritzi B
      0 contributions
      Fantastic experience!
      Took my 11-year-old on this fantastic half-day excursion. From booking it to the restaurant service at the end, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We loved being able to experience everything in a small group. Palma and Edgar were super courteous, knowledgeable and funny. We had the best time watching some whales and colorful fish - we even saw a ray! Time flew by and the lunch afterwards was a nice touch, because we were starving after all the snorkeling. Fantastic experience, highly recommend and would do it again!
      Written December 23, 2023
    • adamfG402PW
      0 contributions
      Amazing PADI Open Water Diver Certification Experience
      Completed my PADI Open Water Diver certification at Sayulita Entourage and had such a great experience. Our instructor Stephane was both professional and kind, and every member of the team made us feel safe and welcome. I would recommend to anyone completing their certification or just looking for a top-notch scuba experience.
      Written December 21, 2023
    • 964eastong
      0 contributions
      PADI Advanced Open Water Certification
      Decided to do my PADI advanced open water with Sayulita Entourage and I couldn’t have been happier. Over two days our guide Stephane was extremely accommodating and helpful. Additionally, if anyone’s first language is not English he also knows French and Spanish! We were lucky enough to see not one but two Manta Rays on our dives. Would highly recommend.
      Written December 19, 2023
    • berkeley_bird_nerd
      0 contributions
      Birders: don't miss the Blue-footed Boobies!
      I signed up for the ecodiscovery Marietas Islands tour once I learned that a colony of Blue-footed Boobies lives there, as I thought they only lived in the Galapagos. Tour: Our main guide, Hector Original, was knowledgeable, friendly, and fun to be around. He also made sure to keep us safe and helped us follow the national park regulations. I was traveling solo with a group of 11 other people who all knew each other, so I appreciated that Hector would share additional insights with me when I was off on my own. On the boat and in the water, Hector had support from our other guide, Carlos, who was equally friendly and always had a smile. During the snorkeling portion of our trip, the water was quite choppy so I started to feel a bit dizzy from putting my face down in the water while bobbing up and down in big waves. I decided to just tread water and enjoy watching the boobies flying overhead and preening on rocks, and Carlos kept me company. During the last portion of our trip to visit a beach, Hector had a sealed container for us to bring our phones. I'm so glad he did, because it was there that we finally saw a boobie up close; I got some great video with my phone! Communcation / Logistics: They are responsive, proactive, and thorough, providing accurate information. I emailed Roberta on a Sunday requesting a tour for later in the week and was able to go on a Friday. A few days later, Roberta and I coordinated by WhatsApp to swap my trip to earlier in the day at her request.
      Written November 29, 2023
    • 573natee
      0 contributions
      Amazing time with Sayulita Entourage
      Our guide and boat captain were amazing, with great local knowledge and went above and beyond. The snorkeling was fantastic with great shows of fish and eels. The island themselves are impressive and rich with some interesting history. After shopping around we found Sayulita Entourage and they were cheaper than many but still provided an unreal service. The boat we used to reach the island was by far the nicest boat on the water that day taking people snorkeling. Thanks team!!!!
      Written November 13, 2023
    • lolabb34
      0 contributions
      Perfect dive
      Amazing team, it was awesome !!! Instructors were patient with me and very funny. I highly recommend.
      Written November 8, 2023
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    Robert D
    Littleton, CO9 contributions
    Jul 2022
    Beware of Sayulita Entourage! While vacationing with family in Sayulita in July 2022, I booked a scuba dive trip for myself and my daughter and paid in full the day before. Unfortunately, twenty minutes before we were scheduled to arrive at the dive shop, I became very sick. My daughter walked to the dive shop to let them know that we had a medical emergency and would not be able to dive. I subsequently was treated at an Urgent care facility. I kept Entourage informed of my situation including sending them my medical record from the medical clinic.

    Later, I contacted the owner of Entourage and asked to be rescheduled for a dive later in the week or the following week ( if I had not recovered, I planned to send my other daughter in my place). Other than offering the possibility of a dive with a last-minute cancellation, the owner refused to reschedule or to give a refund.

    If rescheduled, I offered to pay a compensation fee to support the dive masters on our missed trip. However, the owner considered our situation a cancellation (I thought it was a medical emergency), and she again refused. So, I wrote an email asking her to reconsider and pointed out that customer reviews for most companies are important and that I’d post her cancellation policy in my review.

    Her attitude was “tough luck you got sick,” and she sent a stream of emails containing bizarre rants, including a veiled threat; “Now after writing what you wrote, do you really want to show up at our office, meet our crew and join our excursion?” (There will probably be a bizarre response to this review).

    So use Sayulita Entourage at your own risk and understand their “draconian” cancellation policy; don’t get suddenly sick (hard not to get sick in present-day Sayulita), don’t have a heart attack, don’t have to attend to a sick family member, and don’t catch Covid-19 within 24 hours of your excursion, because you won’t receive your money back from Sayulita Entourage.
    Written August 31, 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Here the bizarre response to the customer who cancelled 2 spots last minute and offered 15 usd to compensate the loss and to be rescheduled at his own discretion. What you called a veiled threat was actually a real question which came after the following message you sent : “ If you insist on your policy of no refund and no rescheduling, even in the event of a last-minute medical emergency, I will post this email to several social media sites, including The Scuba Board, Tripadviser, and Sayulita Life. I will institute a Chargeback on the Wells Fargo bank Visa card. I will advise the 60 US guests, many of whom are divers, to avoid Entourage in March when they arrive for my Daughters wedding”. My bizarre rants (what a nice choice of words) were just the answers to your emails. Even after your not so veiled threat you were offered to replace someone else’s eventual last minute cancellation, which according to what you just said shouldn’t have been a difficult matter (hard not to get sick in the present day-Sayulita, correct?) OR to pay a 20% rescheduling fee, which obviously didn’t work for you since you thought our time and your last minute cancelation were worth 15 usd. So yes, beware of Sayulita Entourage, they do have a cancelation policy and they actually apply that! What a shock and surprise must be for everyone to read this!
    Written September 1, 2022
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    Sam R
    2 contributions
    Feb 2021
    I did the PADI Open Water certification through Entourage and had the best time. Scheduling my pool training and the ocean dives with Roberta was a breeze, and I got the online portion done before I came down here. Roberta, Stephane, and Jamie were all amazingly welcoming and inclusive. The pool session went by quickly, Jamie made sure myself and the two others demonstrated adequate abilities in the safety of the pool. The open water dives were so much fun, four different dive sites over two days. We performed the skill checks for the cert in the beginning of each dive and were able to do them quickly enough to get a bunch of time down on the bottom with the remaining air! Jamie stayed close to me and the other divers and frequently had us check our remaining air, she definitely knows what she is doing. Highlight of a trip was seeing an octopus on our third dive, although there were all amazing. So many fish, rays, nudibranches, and eels. Highly recommended, I can't wait to go diving again. They even take their divers out to lunch afterwards, this is the best dive shop in Sayulita!
    Written March 9, 2021
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    Gwen S
    Bellevue, WA6 contributions
    Dec 2021
    We really liked the experience with Sayulita Entourage. The owners and the team on the boat are extremely nice, the gear is new and comfy (clean, thick, warm wet suits, new BCD, regulators, etc.). We were there in December and the visibility was not optimal but there are so many things to see (schools of rays, whales, all sorts of reef fish...) that it didn't bother us. Kudos to the team on the boat who really wants to create a personalized great experience for the customers.
    The boat is small, which means smaller groups of divers... 5 stars to Sayulita Entourage. Thank you so much Stéphane and Roberta, Palma, Christian and Captain!
    Written December 31, 2021
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    Lilian v
    Waimea, HI2 contributions
    Short boat ride, and got to see some impressive whale action. Dives are ok (not a ton of life) but our guide really made a point to make sure we could see all there was to see. They were very friendly and informative, and recommended a great lunch place after. Would highly recommend.
    Written February 5, 2020
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    Mike V
    Millbrae, CA3 contributions
    Jan 2024 • Family
    My sons (13 and 15) and I did 2 dives with the Entourage crew, out to the Marietas. We met at the Entourage shop in Sayulita in the morning, and they outfitted us and provided a bus to Punta Mita (about a 30 minute ride) where the boat and crew was located.
    It was about a 30 minute boat ride to our first dive site, where we did a 40-minute dive, followed by another 40-minute dive nearby.
    Our divemaster Franco was very professional, accommodating, and patient, and helped by older son equalize and descend (it was only his 6th dive). He showed us around and pointed out lots of sea life, including trigger fish, eels, and puffers. The visibility was pretty good and the water was nice and warm.
    The crew including Palma and Edgar were awesome and friendly, and very helpful getting us geared up and in and out of the boat.
    My kids said it was their favorite dives yet. I'd highly recommend Sayulita Entourage and would totally dive with them again next time we're in Sayulita!
    Written January 9, 2024
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    Jim V
    3 contributions
    May 2023 • Couples
    Good dives at Islas Marietas. We did a two tank dive with Sayulita Entourage at Islas Marietas. Staff was friendly and professional, everything felt smooth and safe. Overall it was a very nice dive experience. I would definitely dive again with Sayulita Entourage and recommend them for any divers in the area. For this dive site in particular, they leave from Punta Mita so it's a nice short boat trip. Our rental equipment was on the newer side and in good order.

    Also, don't forget your dive certification card. It's required for the national park and several divers on our trip did not realize that they needed it.

    We did the secret beach option as an add on, and our guide was excellent, but I'm not sure that I would recommend it. It's very cool, but probably not worth the extra cost and we were the only two on our dive boat who went.
    Written June 30, 2023
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    Sean B
    16 contributions
    Feb 2023 • Family
    Our 2nd time to Sayulita Entourage, another exceptional experience.
    Great team at the shop that got us all sorted with gear
    Quick road trip from the dive shop to the boat.
    From a dive point of view it was amazing, we saw: turtles, moray eels, rock fish, and a massive manta ray!!! Great variety of sites and good visibility.
    Group size was not too large so you had very personalized service.
    On the boat ride back, the team went out of their way to take us towards whales in the area, amazing!!

    Can’t say enough about the team and the care they provided. Everyone was friendly, welcoming and great support to our family
    I have to highlight our dive instructor/ guide Jamie who was hands down the best dive guide we’ve had ever!!
    So personable, friendly, professional and years of experience. She engaged everyone on the trip making sure each person had a great experience. She made it fun and shared in our excitement and ensured it was safe.

    Diving is wonderful on its own, but great people can make it amazing and this team did that!
    Written February 12, 2023
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    Tony M
    7 contributions
    Dec 2022
    We had a dive scheduled with another shop in the area that cancelled last minute which was infuriating. Luckily Entourage was able to accommodate us last minute which we hugely appreciated.

    We went on two beautiful dives near the Marietas. There were tons of beautiful fish and we explored some underwater caverns that were really cool. I can't say enough about the dive masters, captain, and crew. They took care of every detail, were incredibly helpful, knowledgeable about everything, and a ton of fun. We even were able to stop on the way back to see some humpback whales that were in the area so it was a 2 for the price of one excursion. I HIGHLY recommend going with Entourage if you are in Sayulita.
    Written December 27, 2022
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    Grruiz
    Eureka, CA4 contributions
    The entire staff was professional and amazing. We have great communication from the office staff from our first inquiry. Everything went exactly as expected. Our scuba guide, Christian, was extremely knowledgeable about the marine life and geography of the area. He took the time to make sure my husband and I were comfortable with the equipment and well prepared for each dive. The time didn’t cruising around the islands was awesome. Spectacular place and great guides to show us around.
    Written February 7, 2022
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    Chandra R
    1 contribution
    Feb 2020
    My husband and I have dived with about a dozen different groups, and this is definitely one of the best if not the best dive shops we've worked with. Jamie was not only really fun to hang out with on the boat, but incredibly helpful and calming when I felt short of breath 100 feet below the surface. She kept me calm and continued to check in with me to make sure I was OK and wanted to keep going. Stefan was equally attentive on later dives. The whole crew was fun and professional, and we got to see whales and sea lions between dives. We'll definitely be back.
    Written February 26, 2020
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