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Address: Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz 772, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
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(322) 222 1895
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8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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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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... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2016
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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed November 9, 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.

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Thank 007DAWG
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed September 20, 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 

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Olympia, Washington
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed September 12, 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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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 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 

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Rathdrum
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 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 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 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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Reviewed March 24, 2016 via mobile

We went out snorkeling and diving with Augusto and Richard today. They made it an awesome experience. They were attentive and friendly. Safety was a priority for them. We had a great day swimming with hundreds of fish. We were in schools of fish of all different species. Would recommend it to friends for sure.!

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Oxford, Michigan
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

My first visit to Puerto Vallarta. I did not want to go snorkeling or diving with a big crowd. PV is full of pushers to sign up here and there... Chico's offers a very friendly and low-key approach. No hard sell. It is a small shop right on the main strip Malecon. Been there since 1968. I chose to scuba... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2016

Alan is really nice and is a skilled dive master. We were just 3 for two tanks in Los Arcos but I know that the days before there were more people resulting in confusion and problems. Alan gave us water and snacks/fruits after each dive. The dives were really good despite of the visibility that was really bad that day;... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1,133 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 336 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2016 via mobile

I've dived with Chicos many times over the years and have always been pleased. They are a no frills outfit with a shop on the Malencon, but their equipment is good and their experience level high. They offer high value at a budget price. They may appear a little casual about dive planning for some American tastes, but I personally... More 

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

well experince make the diffrence More 

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