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Address: Vallarta Adventures' Center, Av. Las Palmas #39, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 1 888 526 2238
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The warm, crystal-clear waters of Banderas Bay and the Mexican Pacific are...

The warm, crystal-clear waters of Banderas Bay and the Mexican Pacific are home to a vast array of sea life making Puerto Vallarta one of Mexico's top diving destinations. Vallarta Adventures is the only PADI Gold Palm/ 5 Star Dive Center in Puerto Vallarta. From conducting PADI certification classes and teaching open water courses to running a dive operation or guiding dive trips around the Pacific, Vallarta Adventures' PADI Professional certification programs will open the door to a whole new world to explore.Vallarta Adventures professional diving instructors combine their expertise with the utmost personal attention in scuba lessons for every level of PADI Certification, for anyone ages 10 years old and older. Whether you are a beginner or a certified diver, Vallarta Adventures offers you the best boats, the best equipment, the best dive sites and qualified and exceptional staff to guide you every step of the way.

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scuba in vallarta is worth a look

Diving here in Vallarta is amazing, with plenty of small and large sea life. with 2 distinct seasons it has something for everyone. Some people are put off by bad visibility... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 23, 2015
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Diving here in Vallarta is amazing, with plenty of small and large sea life. with 2 distinct seasons it has something for everyone. Some people are put off by bad visibility reports but the water quality is great and you just need to check with your local scuba instructors to get an idea of conditions when you are there as... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Had a great day out today with the Vallarta Adventures team, no scuba diving for us but did snorkelling, trip to a hidden beach, kayaking and paddle boarding. Had the pleasure of being with Oscar and his team on Boat 5 - is it just me or does he look like a Mexican Ferris Bueller? As always with these trips,... More 

1 Thank Kasintahin
Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

This was an amazing adventure. Signed up for the scuba diving but got a lot more than we thought. The staff is wonderful. They wait on you every second of the trip...good food, good drinks, outstanding entertainment. The entertainment was a pleasant surprise...you guys are too cool. Had a wonderful diving experience. Maggie at Marival trained us getting us ready... More 

1 Thank Wanda M
Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We've been diving with Vallarta Adventures several times. This two-tank morning dive to El Morro was fantastic! We experienced calm water, very little current, and over 80-ft visibility. Our guide, Israel, is extremely knowledgeable, patient, focused on safety and customer experience. He took excellent care of the equipment, prepped us for each dive, and made sure to point out interesting... More 

2 Thank Cindy M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I dived with Scuba Diving Adventures, booked through Israel at Riu Palace Pacifico. I would definitely recommend the professional service provided. I thoroughly enjoyed the diving especially the night dive at Los Arcos.

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Surrey, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Water wasn't the warmest, and the visibility was the greatest in the Pacific Ocean, at times you could only see about 10 feet in front of you.

3 Thank Geoff Y
Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I went on 3 dives with Vallarta Adventures. We went to Los Mariattas and I did a 2 tank dive. I am a beginner diver (< 10 dives) and the instruction was good, complete and helpful. The visibility was only fair which made it hard to see fish at a distance. The 2nd dive was more interesting since we got... More 

3 Thank steve-h132
Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

I have written a very favorable review of the professional nature of this group and the extraordinary efforts they devote to maximizing the diving experience. They are knowledgeable and make great efforts at ensuring safety and comfort. These are all things I have said and more in the past. The purpose of this review is to show you what swam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This was my first experience diving and I went with my girlfriend and another couple. We took our class at our hotel and booked our trip. Our guide for the day was Juli Estrada. He helped ease the nerves of those who were uncomfortable. Did all the equipment checks and made sure all was well. We dove in and with... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My first 2 tank dive was with boat #4, the crew Director was Julio, who is a very fun guy along with Luis! My two dives were with only other two divers, one of them very inexperienced. That could've potentially ruin the dives but, Dive Master Charlie did an excellent job accommodating the different divers' skills and experience. There was... More 


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