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Buceo en Puerto Vallarta

Explora el buceo en Puerto Vallarta

Diving in Puerto Vallarta is known for close encounters with giant manta rays, dolphins, and schools of horse mackerel. Lucky divers can swim with whale sharks, eagle rays, hammerhead sharks and sailfish in the open ocean.

Schools of grunts, puffer fish, damselfish, eels and nurse sharks can accompany your dives. Seahorses and octopuses love to hide in walls and crevices, while humpback whales and their calves are sometimes seen on the surface. Swim with loggerhead, green and hawksbill turtles – your log fills up quickly while diving in Puerto Vallarta.

Offshore, you can dive shipwrecks, caves, and underwater mountain ranges, most of which are suitable for beginners. Cruise along stunning stretches of reefs, swims, plateaus, pinnacles and critter-filled drop-offs.

Cuándo bucear en Puerto Vallarta

The best time to dive in Puerto Vallarta depends on what you hope to see. Some say the best time is between November and May, when sea conditions in the Pacific are calmer and pelagic encounters are at their peak (including humpback whales and their calves).

June through October, on the other hand, feature the warmest water temperatures (85°F/30°C) and best visibility (40m). Manta rays can be seen all year round but they are best enjoyed in clear, warm water.

The currents are gentle all year round and are perfect for introductory dives. Those looking for a challenge can travel to offshore islands where the currents are stronger but the reward is greater. Diving conditions in Puerto Vallarta are always good: plan your trip when it's convenient for you and you'll find great dives.

Reserva tu inmersión en Puerto Vallarta

Más información

With its prime location on the west coast of Mexico, the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta is a launching point for dive sites in the sparkling Bay of Banderas. For most, the easiest way to access diving in Puerto Vallarta is to fly into its international airport.

Puerto Vallarta Airport is well connected to major airports in the US and Canada including: Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Montreal. Travelers from Europe and Asia can fly to Mexico City (main gateway to the country) and take a connecting flight to Puerto Vallarta (1h 20m). From the Puerto Vallarta airport it is a 12-minute taxi to the city center where your diving adventure begins.

It is easy to get around Puerto Vallarta using public transportation, taxis, Uber or renting a car. Most of the diving in Puerto Vallarta is done at offshore sites in Banderas Bay. It takes a while to get to the best dive sites from the city, but that's half the fun. Boat trips feature abundant postcard-worthy landscapes.

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