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“Top Notch Dive Shop!!! By far th best in Vallarta...”
Review of Vallarta Undersea

Vallarta Undersea
Ranked #53 of 195 Tours in Puerto Vallarta
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: We are a group of Professional divers who wants to share their most loved passion of the underwater world with all the people who visit Puerto Vallarta. We would like to introduce more new divers to the ocean and let them know how important is to all of us to take care about the natural resources and how to enjoy them with out damage.
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“Top Notch Dive Shop!!! By far th best in Vallarta...”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

Amazing diving experience in Puerto Vallarta with this great group. I went on a 2 tank dive on July 31st with Frank, Carol and Armando, a very fun, professional and safety conscious crew. We saw giant mantas and even snorkeled with a playful sea lion we found in between dives! They have a very good setup, a nice shop, are very well organized and the equipment they provided for our expert dive was in good condition. I will definitively come back to dive with Vallarta Undersea and can highly recommend them above other dive shops in Vallarta.

Visited July 2012
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed July 29, 2012

What a fantastic experience with Vallarta Undersea. Frank and Carolina gave me the reassurance and confidence to do the most amazing dive of my life, swimming with an enormous manta ray! Whilst incredibly professional and safety conscious, they were also very friendly and fun. I would highly recommend these guys to any amateur and experienced divers.

Visited July 2012
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St. Robert, MO, USA
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“Undersea Adventures”
Reviewed July 21, 2012

What a great group of people and professional organization. My wife and I went on three 2 tank dives with Vallarta Undersea on the 7th, 9th & 10th of July. The dives at Isla Marietas were traffic with great guides (Alex & Pacquito) we saw many fish, eels, a few skates/rays and an octopus. We were able to dive through many vocanic rock formations to include caves and tunnels. The water at good vis from 50 to 70 feet and was plenty warm, a lot of the divers onlt wore their swimsuits and a rash guard. We also did a dive at Majahuitas & Los Arcos lead by Hector. Unfortunately due to the previous nights rain the vis was limited in some areas due to the river outflow but we still had a couple of good dives. Located in the Marina they are only a short 20 min walk from our resort of choice so they were easy to get to as well as the shop being very close to their boats (which were all in excellent condtion with overhead cover and big engines, much better than the old catamarans and pangas some other shops use). Contacting VU through email was fast and efficient and all of your questions ae promptly answered. Check in is also quick and efficient and the facilities are clean and comfortable. I wish we could have extended our trip so we could have spent more time diving with them. A special shout out goes to Frank who took excellent care of our needs and personnally ensured we had a great time. we WILL dive with this crew on our next trip to PV.

Visited July 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Great Dive company. 5 plus stars!”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

We really enjoyed our experience diving with Vallarta Undersea. I am a novice Open Water Certifed Diver and my boyfriend took the Discover Scuba the day before our 2 tank dive. The staff were super friendly, helpful, attentive and thorough from the time we arrived at the dive shop and throughout the entire day.

Our dive master, Hector, made the day very enjoyable. Paul, the photographer took photos and videos on the boat and during the dive, a great keepsake for our unforgettable experience.

It was chilly, but we were provided full body wetsuits. The lunch after the dive, homemade sandwiches was delicious!

Krystal

Visited April 2012
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Vancouver
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Excellent diving experience”
Reviewed April 14, 2012

To set the stage:
We (me and my wife) novice divers (Open Water + 5 dives) wanted to dive during our holidays in Puerto Vallarta. Walking through the town we have visited pretty much all of the dive shops there are asking questions and looking around the shop. Vallarta Undersea was the last shop on our list and we were dead tired after 6 hours of walking around. By the time we walked into the shop we had already 4 different offers and different diving arrangement plans.
Introductions:
We were greeted by Frank who was rinsing and sorting gear along with tanks etc. With big smile and lots of energy he asked if we were looking to dive :) He then listened to what we wanted (2 day trips and 1 night dive) and came back with an ideal solution. The offer was not the cheapest but it included all we asked for (only 1 other shop offered the night dive).
The details:
We new right away that this was the operator to go with. Frank said that he will go with us as our guide and said "no problems" to any of our questions/demands: dates for our dives, extra shorty suite for my wife as she gets cold very easily, help with transportation from the hotel/area to the shop. We asked about cancellation policies "just in case" and there was always reassuring "no problems" and "we will get it worked out". Frank went out of his way to get replacement straps for my fins and left us in such a positive mood that we forgot we were dead tired.
About the trips:
Once we got to the shop on our first dive day Frank produced our gear that fit from the first time. All of the gear felt new (no rips or holes) and was in good working order. We never had to touch scuba tank or lift/carry anything heavier than our backpacks. Frank and Hector (second diving instructor) assembled all of the gear, verified its working order with each diver. Before any dives they have explained all the dive plans answered all questions and took into consideration all comments. Once in the water dive masters were patient and helpful but never lost the sense of organization. Once underwater, those guys are true passionate naturalists and showed us all the wonders of the undersea. Once on the surface, captain brought the boat to us and helped to get all of the gear into the boat while DMs were in the water helping to remove the gear. Best of all they have said "just leave you gear here and we will make it ready for tomorrow". No stress no effort, pure fun!
Summary:
I think Frank, Hector and Captain Emirio set the standard for how diving trips should be organized and cater to absolutely everyone's personal needs while being eco friendly and passionate about showing the most interesting stuff that can be found under water. The company keeps boats and gear in an excellent shape and sets the standard for service!

Visited April 2012
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