Dive Zihua
Scuba & SnorkellingDolphin & Whale Watching
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Dive Zihua is located at the heart of downtown Zihuatanejo. We are a PADI dive resort with an atmosphere you would expect to find in a small dive operation. We not only have a passion for diving but all of our staff have been involved with conservation efforts for years and it is our philosophy to bring safe fun diving with an appreciation to the aquatic environment. We offer scuba diving, snorkelling and in season whale watching tours through our full service dive facility. Our shop is very easy to find we are one block from the beach in between Coconut restaurant and Zorro's Bar. For the months of May to October we are reducing our opening hours but we are still available to go diving and snorkeling 7 days a week. Contact us for info.
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2023

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Scott M
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Maude and her team of professionals were absolutely the best. We had a mixed group of 4 divers and 3 snorkelers. The locations she chose were very safe and fun for both activities. Everyone had lots of time to get in all the "water time" they wanted to. We were never rushed or felt like we had to stay on any sort of schedule. Going into the trip, I had my reservations based on some past experiences. The pleasant surprise was, this was not a typical "tourist dive" experience. We were in locations just outside Zihu Bay but they were not crowded at all. We weren't being herded through with many other dive groups, in cloudy water, etc. I felt very safe the entire time yet it was for sure an ocean dive with mild swell action (my favorite part), tons of sea life, huge reefs or coral. vibrant colors and all sorts of variety! If you are looking for an easy, safe and very accommodating excursion, this is the place. I would take any group back here or recommend this dive shop and her team for anyone, whether they were a first time group or very experienced (or a mix of all that). I rarely post reviews. The experience we had on our trip was so great I wanted to pass along how wonderful this shop is and how complete and fulfilled we were at the end. Often times, it is difficult to accomplish "easy and laid back" while being very "safe and structured". Maude and her team hit all the marks. I cannot wait to go back and have another great experience here.
Written March 10, 2020
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Amid_and_Diane
Cleveland, OH28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
WOW. DiveZihua is an exceptional diving experience. I felt so safe diving off Maude's boat and taking my PADI training and certification while in Zihuatanejo along with our daughter on the same day.

1st, DiveZihua had the professional tools and their own properly outfitted diving boat.

2nd, Maud is such a great communicator, I felt very safe and encouraged. I highly recommend learning to dive and diving with DIVEZIHUA.

3rd the price was very reasonable.

4th don't worry about photos, DiveZihua take lots of photos of you and the dive and gives them to you FREE
Written March 21, 2021
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Elizabeth U
Harrisburg, PA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021
Dive Zihua is a first class operation. We found their shop while strolling through town, and stopped in. The owner, Maude, provided a very through description of her snorkeling tours, so we knew exactly what to expect. Our tour was the next day, and Maude was prompt - actually early - in meeting us at the pier. I had only snorkeled once before, probably 30 years ago, and was a tiny bit anxious. Maude went into the water first and was there for me. While my husband was happy to go off on his own, Maude stayed with me and took me to the best spots for seeing lots of fish. Once she knew I was comfortable, she let me wander on my own. Maude let us know that the whole day was ours, and we were never made to feel rushed.
Their price was very fair. I had gotten pricing from 2 of the guides who have booths out on the sidewalk and both were substantially more than Dive Zihua’s, like 30% more.
Written February 17, 2021
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Megan Y
Miami, FL6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Friends
I have been spending some time in Zihua and decided, with much trepidation, to get certified in scuba. For someone very nervous, I can’t recommend someone more reassuring and supportive. Maude ensured I received personal attention from an additional assistant she brought along to make sure I was taken care of and comfortable. She’s fun and funny, takes pictures for you under water on the trip, brings some snacks when you don’t realize that you’ll be exhausted and hungry, and her boat is so comfortable to relax on in the sun. Most importantly, she takes extra care to be real sure everyone is putting safety first and that everyone is comfortable.
The experience was incredible. my dad, who came with me, also expressed that he’s never felt safer diving (he’d tried a few times before). And we saw so many wonderful things (even whales) in a variety of spots! I’m so excited to take this experience to new fun places and am so grateful to have fallen into Maude’s capable hands. Thanks Maude for some unforgettable first dives. And thanks for giving me confidence to embrace this fun sport!
Written March 14, 2021
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3Ring
Tijuana, Mexico59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
We dove twice with Dive Zihua and it was a great experience. Maude and Lenny were fantastic. First dive our conditions weren't great, but we had a lot of fun with the crew from Dive Zihua. Maude let me know as soon as conditions improved and second day was wonderful.
Maude responded to my initial inquiry almost immediately and was very responsive via WhatsApp throughout. Maude and Lenny were attentive and knowledgeable. And fun!! They were always on time and the boat was well provisioned and clean.
I will only use Dive Zihua when in Zihua/Ixtapa/Troncones.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you very much for your words. We definitely looking forward for your next visit.
Written October 19, 2021
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John N
Edina, MN3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
Maude is wonderful. She certified two of my children (16 and 13 yo) over the course of two days (4 dives) and made sure the certified divers weren't held up at all. She has an excellent safety focus and also make the learning sessions engaging for the kids. She also took excellent underwater photos and sent them to us afterward, which we all enjoyed. Maude was born in Canada and brings a unique set of skills as she has a degree in marine biology and speaks French, Spanish and English. The only disappointing aspect was the visibility which isn't up to my prior experience at Cayman/Cozumel/Belize/Hawaii
Written December 30, 2021
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Thank you for leaving us a review. Your kids did such a good job and you were a great group to dive all together. We agree at the time of your stay the visibility was not great which is not common for the end of December. Visibility can vary a lot depending on currents and time of the year. Actually right now it is very good. We are glad you appreciated your experience. Thank you!
Written January 31, 2022
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DC
Delta, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Solo
I booked with Dive Zihua based on reviews and they exceeded my expectations! It had been several years since my last dive (resort certified diver), so Maude said needed a refresher prior to my dive….no problem.
As I arrived to the pier I learned that the other 2 divers that were scheduled to dive with me, cancelled so I had instructor Sim all to myself. What an awesome guy! He patiently and throughly went over all the equipment, hand signals, safety procedures. In the water he had me demonstrate what we had gone over prior and away we went. Visibility was amazing and we saw a ton of sea life, including my first turtle.

Several days later, my wife and booked a whale watching/snorkeling excursion. This time Alia was our tour/snorkeling guide. Not only one of the best swimmers I’ve witnessed, she was very knowledgeable about the whales we sat and watched for 30+ minutes. We’re also fortunate to see a small pod of dolphins as well as two schools of black tuna.
Our captain ( incredibly safety conscious) took us to a beautiful massive rock islands with crystal clear waters and amazing caves.
Snorkeling was outstanding which my wife took part in for her first time.
Maude and her staff were incredibly personal, easy to talk to and genuine good people.
I can’t wait to return and give Dive Zihua my business next year.
Written January 13, 2023
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We love it when people get back in the water! We just hope you will continue to explore the water world so much to see all around. Happy you enjoyed your experience with both trips your did with Dive Zihua. See you next year!
Written January 18, 2023
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Richardandlaurie
68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 • Family
My family of six (including 4 teenagers) had a fabulous time with Maude and Jose. We went snorkeling, whale watching, did an introduction to SCUBA and then did two tank dives the following day. My teens said this was, hands down, their favorite activity while in Zihua. Maude is trained as a marine biologist and answered all the kids (and our) many questions. She even took photos of us, while diving, which turned out great!! She even hooked us up with a really inexpensive (and fantastic) deep sea fishing charter through someone she knows. We caught two sailfish! I can’t recommend Dive Zihua enough!!
Written April 2, 2021
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It was such a pleasure to share your vacation time with us through the different activities. Your family was really fun to work with. Hoping to go diving with you all again some day.
Written May 21, 2021
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TB
Santa Monica, CA1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
I would definitely recommend diving with Maude at Dive Zihua. Maude was super communicative and able to accommodate us very last minute. She was also very easy going and laid back and fun to be around. I felt like I was diving with old friends. She also took photos on our dive and shared them with us after. That was extra special. People always say they will share photos but never get around to it. So the fact that she sent them to us was very impressive.
Written June 30, 2021
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We do our best to send the pictures as fast as we can. It was lots of fun to dive with you.
Written November 6, 2021
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Susan D
New York City, NY15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022
We have returned 2 years in a row to dive with Maude at Dive Zihua. The experience has been wonderful each time. Maude is very calming and totally professional. Her team is super friendly and efficient and she knows her territory really well. She always finds things we would have missed and delivers amazing pictures after every dive. If you want to experience the world underwater in the beautiful Pacific Ocean in Zihuatanejo you need to go with Maude and Dive Zihua.
Written March 20, 2022
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Always fun to see familiar faces. I do not always remember names but I am pretty good with faces haha! We were happy to see you again and glad to have you enjoy the diving in Zihua. See you soon!
Written April 26, 2022
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