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Address: Vallarta Adventures' Center Avenida Las Palmas 39, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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+52 1 888 526 2238

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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When I went diving last year most of the dives were to Los Archos and Las Caletas due to weather conditions. That was fine, there is alway plenty to experience and any day to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I went diving last year most of the dives were to Los Archos and Las Caletas due to weather conditions. That was fine, there is alway plenty to experience and any day to drop in is good. Except...I had a very allergic reaction to those little jelly fish. I was stung on my face, any place that was uncovered... More 

Thank Cindy S
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

I was extremely excited to go scuba diving for my first time. The class was extremely informative. Our pool instructor Rigoberto was the best. made us feel safe and answered any questions we had. Very patient and friendly person if this rating was based solely on him it would have the best rating possible. Our bad experience started with waiting... More 

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TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to bring your comments to our attention. We are happy that you enjoyed your guide! We were concerned about your comments and we have taken time to investigate this situation. We would like to extend a sincere apology if at any moment we failed to provide the service you deserve. We would appreciate the... More 

Sharon, Canada
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

Adventure Tours is a big organization and probably well run. Booked a two tank dive to Las Caletas including a one tank dive with sea-lions. Emilio and the staff of boat 6 were great on both journeys too and from the beach location. Put on a show on the way back that was funny! Hats off to Emilio and the... More 

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TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your dive and the service of our crew! We strive to provide world class quality and service from our team of professional photographers, and this is a situation we would appreciate to discuss further with you. Please contact us at photocustomerservice@vallarta-adventures.com. On behalf of everyone in... More 

Glenwood Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 December 2016

Very easy to learn and very exciting. Be sure to take the later appointment. Because the early one allows no time to eat before dive. then the next boat is there with all new people already eating. Which leaves you grumpy!!!! All 6 of us! Great Dive Though!

Thank lorencunningham28lc
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 November 2016

Great Experience diving with the Joao Luis, Adam, Oscar the captain! Night dive had low visibility but still had a good time. The operation is well organized and worth the money.

Thank John M
St Albert, Canada
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65 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I am a Padi Advanced Diver. I have had dived with this company before and have always been satisfied. The dive was arranged through the Hilton Hotel at a great price. The Dive master was friendly and professional. Definitely recommend this company for advanced and beginners alike. There were others on the boat that were learning to dive with there... More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We received 6 hours of private pool lessons over two days from Ana and 4 open water dives with Xavi over two more days. We are now PADI certified. My wife and I have never even played with scuba gear much less used it. My wife came into this experience with a BIG fear of deep water. We are now... More 

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Winnipeg,MB, CANADA
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2016

Took my Open Water certification with Vallarta Adventures a few years ago, then my Advanced Certification a couple of years ago. I now have over 50 dives in with various companies, in various locations, under various conditions and a couple of things now stand out for me: 1) I received the very best of instruction for both of my certifications... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went on the Marietta Eco Adventure. IMPORTANT NOTE: I have gone before and was able to go enjoy the gidden beach. As of now, at least, Mexico Govt has closed the island to all foot traffic and beach use which isn't really advertised. That kinda sucked. Oh well tho!!! For $49USD each, my wife and I... More 

Thank Nick M
Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

While on a family vacation in PV, I took a day to go diving with Vallarta Adventures. The whole trip was fantastic- the staff were friendly, funny, and professional. We dove El Morro and El Morrito. The equipment and guiding was top notch! My dive master was Carlos (from Spain)- he was fantastic- clear in his directions and great at... More 

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