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Vallarta Adventures' Center Avenida Las Palmas 39, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico
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Took advantage of their in-house special...booked three scuba trips for the price of two. Amazed at... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Matt C
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Drumheller, Canada
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More to see above water than below!

Visibility remains one of the main challenges diving in the Bay of Banderas but it is still worth... read more

Reviewed 2 March 2018
Gary L
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Toronto, Canada
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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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Vallarta Adventures' Center Avenida Las Palmas 39, Nuevo Vallarta 63732, Mexico

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Took advantage of their in-house special...booked three scuba trips for the price of two. Amazed at the number of whales and mantas we saw from the boat. Visibility varied from poor to average, and I'm glad they had 5mm suits on board. Brrrr it can...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Visibility remains one of the main challenges diving in the Bay of Banderas but it is still worth it! I dove at three dive sites (El Morro, Los Arcos and La Caletas) and visibility ranged form almost zero to 10m at best with a brief...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

The scuba trip was beautiful but it was troublesome to book since the website didn’t work and worse of all we paid for the photo and video package and got very few of the photos promised and the video was of the wrong place and...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Dear Leticia, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your scuba tour! We would like to offer you a sincere apology for the confusion with your photos and video. Your memories are important to us, please contact us at iphoto@vallarta-adventures.com and we will happily...More

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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great dive fun and safe group of guys! The viz was about 35' so down a little but all kinds of wildlife and just overall a good experience!! Recommend Ismael as dive master and red as your photographer he did some professional photos!!!!

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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

I have been diving over much of the world and several times here in Puerto Vallarta. I inquired about the expected visability and told the Marrietas Islands should be about 50 feet. Once again, as in the past, iy was closer to half that. We...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Dear PaulAK2011 Thank you for sharing your experience with us! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip out to the Marietas Islands. Visibility during this time of year varies significantly depending on the day and time as the changing weather creates warm currents...More

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

The day started by taking a "mandatory" refresher in the pool at our resort, that we weren't informed had a fee at the time we booked and paid for our dive. It took the whole morning for all of us to complete so that was...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Public Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Dear 69DDW Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback as it helps us to learn and improve day by day. We are concerned to see this comment on TripAdvisor and wish to discuss this matter further with you via email, if you could...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

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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...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2017

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...More

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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...More

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TheAdventuresGroup, Guest Relations Manager at Scuba Diving Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2017

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...More

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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!...More

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