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Chico's Dive Shop

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Address: Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz 772, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Phone Number:
(322) 222 1895
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:00

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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Amazing Experience!

We had such an amazing time! The guides were so friendly made it a lot of fun! They served us snacks and the guide for the snorkeling showed us a lot of interesting things even... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such an amazing time! The guides were so friendly made it a lot of fun! They served us snacks and the guide for the snorkeling showed us a lot of interesting things even letting us hold a starfish! He gave us each a small piece of banana to feed the fish and so many beautiful fish came all... More 

Thank LaurisaClassen
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were knowledgeable about what was needed, didn't lie when they needed clarification of certification that was to known to certain staff members, charged reasonable prices, and their porters/boat staff worked very hard.

Thank Doug C
Pismo Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am an experienced diver with many hundreds of dives in both cold water and warm. Spent five days in Feb diving with Chico's. Very friendly staff, eager to please. They offer to set up our tanks / BCD, but we prefer to do our own. We used their tanks and weights, but didn't take any other "rental" dive gear,... More 

Thank the_perfect_shot
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Aug 2013 and went to Chico's. I scuba dove with my wife doing snuba off of the dive boat. When I got out of the water my wife was quiet and didn't talk. Later when we got back to the hotel she said that her instructor was inappropriately touching her. She... More 

Thank tmart1799
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

I booked a trip SCUBA trip with Chico's for myself and two kids and was extremely happy with all aspects of this company and their employees. We were scheduled at 3 PM and that was the time they took us in to get prepped for our second dive ever. Brian was our dive master extraordinaire and was awesome from start... More 

Thank Joe H
Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

To start, I'll state that I'm a highly experienced scuba instructor (with over 2000 dives, 15 years, worldwide) and I was appalled at this dive center. Two very scary and outraging things situations happened on my day out with this shop. 1) On my dive, the dive guide was literally riding a sea turtle underwater attempting to show off to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went out snorkeling on Christmas day. Taking the smaller boat from Chico's is much more appealing to me than going on the large boat with 100+ people. Our guide stayed near us the whole time and signaled us to where more fish would be seen. Good amount of time on the water. Snacks & water provided. Would definitely go... More 

Thank Storm I
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We dive with Chico's for our first night dive. The shop was good and treated us well. They were timely and professional. Pedro the dive master was very out going. As for the dive itself I wasn't very impressed. Not a lot to see and was actually fairly boring. Overall we probably won't do another night dive, but at least... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

My son and I plus 4 others had an amazing day last Thursday with Chicos Dive staff. I snorkelled and my Son scuba dived- Los Arcos- so much wildlife to see. Staff, price, knowledge, expertise, location, services, clothing, equipment it was all great. I was a bit of a chicken and my son a advanced diver both enjoyed our time.... More 

Thank Happyone69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 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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