Puerto Vallarta Scuba
WHAT IS THE WATER TEMPERATURE IN PUERTO VALLARTA?
A: During the summer
months, the water is bathtub warm, approaching 85°F.
You often don't even need a wetsuit at all. During
the winter months, it cools down significantly, and you
often find temperatures dipping into the mid-to-high 60s
at the deeper locations.
If you're diving during the winter months, you'll want your
5mm wetsuit if you have one. A shorty won't keep you
warm. In the summer, a shorty is fine, or just a swimsuit,
depending on how deep you'll be diving.
WHAT IS THE VISIBILITY LIKE?
A: The best visibility
is found during the summer months, when visibility can reach
100-130 feet. During the winter months, you'll find
it to be about 40-60 feet.
Q: I'M ONLY DIVING
ONE DAY - WHICH SITE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
A: Tough one - depends
on your abilities and timeframe. For the average diver,
we recommend the Marietas Islands. There are dives
for all skill levels, and a huge variety of marine life.
If you're short on time, Los Arcos is the closest to shore.
If you're an experienced diver looking for pelagics, we
recommend El Morro.
Q: HOW MANY SCUBA
DIVERS TO A DIVEMASTER?
A: Maximum 4 divers
to a divemaster.
Q: I DON'T WANT TO
BE CROWDED - HOW MANY PEOPLE ON A BOAT?
A: We have two boats
in Marina Vallarta, a 10 passenger boat and a 16
passenger boat. We typically do not fill the
boats, and keep a very conservative 4 divers per
divemaster. The private and specialty dives are from a
10-passenger boat. Your dive experience is very
important to us.
Q: ANYTHING ELSE
I SHOULD KNOW?
A: On rare occasions,
it may be necessary for your divemaster to switch dive sites
due to issues with visibility or water conditions.
All dive shops in Puerto Vallarta reserve this right.
It is your dive team's first responsibility to ensure your
safety and well being, and they take this responsibility
very seriously. We thank you for your understanding.