Travel & Outdoors | May 2007
|Puerto Vallarta Mexico: Scuba-Duba-Doo!|
Laura Gelezunas - PVNN
Best known as the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast of Mexico boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. But since some of the best scenery lies beneath the waves, Vallarta Adventures in Puerto Vallarta offers scuba trips to some of the most spectacular dive sites in the region.
Vallarta Adventures is the only PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center in Puerto Vallarta that combines highly qualified Divemasters with experience and knowledge of local dive sites with personal attention, quality scuba equipment and comfortable U.S.C.G. approved dive boats to ensure a super underwater encounter.
They also offer Learn to Dive classes and professional Scuba lessons for all levels of PADI Certification, so everyone who has ever dreamed of seeing the marvels of the underwater world can learn to dive while vacationing in Puerto Vallarta Mexico!
Puerto Vallarta's surrounding environs offer some of the best diving in the world, and Vallarta Adventures skippers scuba diving trips to some of the most popular dive sites in the calm, clear waters of Banderas Bay - as well as to many of the more challenging dive sites in the Mexican Pacific.
Get your scuba on! Over 60 types of colorful tropical fish inhabit the waters off the shores of Puerto Vallarta, and Vallarta Adventures scuba diving excursions will give you the chance to see them all... and then some!
"It was amazing!" exclaims Ryan Busse, a scuba dude from Omaha, Nebraska. "We saw a stingray cut across our path, then we swam over an old boat and just looking down, seeing all the different fish was really cool."
This part of the Pacific offers spectacular and exhilarating dive sites and with Vallarta Adventures, you can arrange to see all of them. From Los Arcos and the Marietas Islands to El Morro and Corbeteña, each offers a unique perspective.
"Sometimes there are interesting volcanic rock formations, you can swim through boulders, which are really nice to dive around, there are also tunnels," says Anibal Robin, Vallarta Adventures' Scuba Manager, "It's like diving close to a river but you are in the ocean, so it's really, really different and challenging."
No worries! Both experienced and first-time scuba divers will explore the sea under the guidance of a certified staff, so with their knowledge and training, you are always safe.
"The dive master I had was absolutely phenomenal, the people on the catamaran were very, very good, it took away my fears and apprehensions about diving for the first time," says Catherine Froman, who learned how to dive with Vallarta Adventures on a previous visit. "I felt comfortable, relaxed and it was a wonderful experience."
The lively staff adds a personal touch on every trip and you'll take home knowledge of the ocean depths as well as memories.
"After the dive they took us back up on the boat and they asked what kind of fish did you see and they pointed them out and told us what we saw," says Ryan. "I have never had that type of experience before, where they told us what we were seeing and what the fish were called so we could go home and tell our friends. It was a really good experience."
Family trips, private dives and dedicated dives are just some the packages Vallarta Adventures offers. To check out the plethora of Vallarta Adventures Scuba Packages visit Vallarta-Adventures.com or give them a call, toll free from the U.S. or Canada, at 888-303-2653.