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Address: C/Lazaro Cardenas #230 Local 1, Puerto Vallarta 48380, Mexico
Phone Number: 52 322 135 78 84
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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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Great Diving!

We really enjoyed our 2 days of diving with Cesar. We rented gear from him and it was in excellent condition and was oceanic brand. He is very professional and conducts himself... read more

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travelgirl3644
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our 2 days of diving with Cesar. We rented gear from him and it was in excellent condition and was oceanic brand. He is very professional and conducts himself according to PADI standards. We had 2 newer divers in our group and he was very attentive to them during our dives. There were 5 divers in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I was on vacation and booked Bandera's Scuba and enjoyed my two dives, great attention was given to me when I told him I was a new diver. Felt safe during my two dines !!!!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We are experienced divers and were amazed by today's dives with Cesar. Highlights were various species of turtles and a minute or so with a manta ray--able to see its black-and-white underside and watch it unfurl its winglike mouth. Highly recommend this dive master. BTW no 5% surcharge if you pay cash, US or pesos.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I got my PADI open-water certification with Julian. There was a slight miscommunication in the beginning and I didn't know that my confined-water diving (day 1) was going to be in a villa in Bucerias, with a long commute each way. It was fine though, because Julian was a great instructor - very thorough, sincere, makes sure you really learn... More 

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Thank aniruddhc
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Banderas is a great option if you like things simple and personal. Cesar is friendly and professional and the rental gear is in good shape. The dive shop is conveniently located near the dock and all of Puerto Vallarta’s dive sites are within easy reach.

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was staying in La Cruz last month on the north shore of Banderas Bay and wanted to dive. Unless you charter a boat, you need to go in to Puerto Vallarta to get on a dive boat. The are lots of choices there but I went with Banderas Scuba Republic based on reviews here. Caesar, the owner, left his... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cesar Ortega runs a great dive operation. Start to finish, he was kind, professional, responsive and caring. My wife and I hadn't dove for several years and we were unsure if we needed a refresher or just something easy to start with. He was happy to accommodate both, and we decided to go w/something easy and signed on for 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Avoid the big boats and too many divers by using Cesar Ortega of Banderas Scuba! His dive shop is in a great location not far from the pier and right in the romantic zone. I highly suggest Cesar and his crew for your future dives....we'll be back!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I dove with Cesar and it was fantastic! The second day I was by myself and he took me out and we had two more dives. Jellyfish came in that morning and we had to go to 5 different dive sites to find one safe enough to dive, and he even asked me if it was okay to dive it... More 

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

If you're looking for a great small dive shop with amazing personalized service instead of a huge cattle boat, this is the place and Cesar is your guy! I stopped in the shop on a Friday afternoon to see what trips were available over the weekend. Being low season, Cesar offered to take me to Los Arcos himself. Most bigger... More 

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