Learn To Dive - Puerto Vallarta Beginners Scuba Course

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  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Puerto Magico, Blvd. Francisco Medina Ascencio, Zona Hotelera Nte., 48333 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., Mexico
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Have you ever dreamed of seeing the marvels of the underwater world? Would you like the opportunity to explore the spectacular variety of underwater reefs, rock formations and colorful sea life found in Las caletas? Learn how to scuba dive on this easy, safe and fast experience while vacationing in Puerto vallarta, Mexico.

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The Puerto vallarta diving experience is an introductory program that allows anyone 10 years or older to experience scuba diving in a safe and exciting environment.

Take a 1-tank dive trip to Las caletas, the perfect location to learn the scuba. Situated on the south side of Banderas Bay, Las caletas is an exclusive tropical beach hideaway with underwater caves and natural reefs. Home to a diverse array of sea life, colorful tropical fish, turtles and manta rays, it is considered to be one of the finest scuba diving locations on the Pacific coast of Mexico.


1-tank dive

A PADI certified divemaster







A port fee of MXP$ 28 must be paid in cash before boarding your boat.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for child aged 10 years and under

Based on PADIs flying after diving recommendations, beginner divers shouldnt fly within 12 hours after a dive.

An Acknowledgement of Risk will need to be signed before participating in any of our learn to dive programs.

Important: passengers arriving on a cruise ship cannot book this tour

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Please be advised that Mexico's Federal Maritime Ports operate a strict No-Drug Policy, including electronic cigarettes, vapers, and all kinds of drugs. Please be advised not to bring them to any of our tours. We cannot offer a refund or change of day for any guest to whom Federal Security has denied access.

You must contact Vallarta Adventures to confirm the check in time & location on your booking. It may change according to our operation

Guests with respiratory, cardiovascular, or ear problems are restricted.

Good mental and physical conditions are required.

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not allowed.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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  • 25-May-2022

    O.. M.. G! We had sooo much FUN! Our scuba dive was actually a cruise to Los Caletas (a great location, beach, bar) with a lot of different activities offered: beach hammocks, floating islands with hammocks, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, and scuba diving. We received intro to scuba (gear, instruction, guided dive) from a certified PADI instructor and had THE highlight of our entire PVR trip! We were nervous once we first entered the water, but once under and experiencing the sights, we forgot all about being nervous. As an intro, your dive is about 45min; the guide and cameraman pointed out different fish, eels, and the greatest thing ever: a SEA TURTLE!! (sorry, they're my favorite sea animal). At the end of your dive, you're offered pictures/video: a book, a metal print, and/or the digital files. If you're considering the scuba diving, I recommend a few days before the last day of your trip as they take a couple days to deliver your photo order(s) to you. You're supposed to have 48hrs after your dive before you fly anyway, so that gives you time to receive your book/print/pictures. We live in Alaska and while I'd already been looking into PADI scuba dive instruction, I wanted my first dive to be in warmer waters (hot location) to enjoy the experience more. Loved it and am looking forward to learning/getting certified! Definitely recommend!

  • 01-Nov-2020

    estuvo muy padre, y a los 53 años y ver de una perspectiva el mundo maritimo buceando de principiante pero los videos y las fotografias salen el 80% de los demas y el fotografo metio la pata , creyo que hibamos en grupo; y aun asi cobro un ojo de la cara y solo salgo en unas cuantas fotos pero nimodo, ya ni hablar... si recomiendo la actividad solo aclaren al fotografo que van solo...

  • 31-Oct-2020

    We had a briefing to learn what to do while on the catamaran to the beach. We had 4 in our group, our guide and photographer. Both were helpful above and below water. We saw a variety of fish, round sting ray, jelly fish, and eel! The dive lasted about 45 minutes; they ease you into it. Once we were done diving, there was kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, hammocks and chairs, a hike to 1 zip line and water slide. The lunch was amazing and drinks plentiful. I did not expect this great of a lunch buffet! There isn’t enough time to do everything, but we really enjoyed this beautiful beach.

  • 19-Mar-2020

    The scuba lesson by our instructor Carlos was great. This was our first time scuba diving and Las Caletas was a good place for an introduction. Buffet lunch was good and plentiful. We were allowed to use other activities at Las Caletas - beach, water slides, adventure park, etc. while we waited for our turn to scuba dive. Vallarta Adventures is a great company - (not the cheapest but definitely good value and good quality). We have used them in the past and will use them in the future.

  • 03-Mar-2020

    This was an incredible trip! I was so nervous but the staff (Roger was my dive master) really reassured me and made sure I knew the safety skills before taking me further underwater. Also, Las Caletas was beautiful and the lunch we were provided with was exceptional!! Thank you for an amazing experience!

  • 21-Dec-2019

    My girlfriend was a little scared when she got into the water but the instructors were very patient with her and helped her feel safe and they paid close attention to her. We also enjoyed our time on the beach and the food was awesome, we had a great experience

  • 20-Oct-2019

    I've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive so while visiting the Hyatt Ziva in Puerto Vallarta, I signed up for the beginner scuba class and the Los Arcos scuba diving activity. Richi at the Hyatt Ziva did an excellent job with the beginner class. My Spanish is quite limited and rusty (my own fault) so thankfully Richi spoke fluent English. He guided me through the various hand signals, mask fog clearing and water expulsion exercises, tested each learning item with me in the pool to make sure I could perform the various tasks if I needed to, and I got to swim in the scuba gear around the pool to practice buoyancy underwater with the BCD, tank, regulator, and fins. The beginner class lasted an hour or so and concluded with a true/false quiz on what I had just learned. It was awesome and Richi was incredibly professional. Next, I departed the Hyatt Ziva for Hotel Barcelo to catch the boat with the PADI certified dive masters and head for Los Arcos. The boat was packed with people either already certified in open water, or going through their open water certification examination challenges with one of the instructors. I was the only beginner on the boat but everyone from Vallarta Adventures was incredibly friendly and encouraging. Hugo O. was my dive master for my excursion and Alissa was the camera operator. Both were extremely professional and friendly and patient with some of the beginner mistakes I made during the actual dive. Even though I brought my own underwater action camera, I chose to buy the video/photos Alissa took with the more professional quality underwater camera. Charly and Canario were the other dive masters on the boat and each was responsible for the other two groups. Oscar was the boat driver, and every one of them made sure I was OK throughout the entire excursion. I dove one time while the other two groups had two dives. It didn't matter to me waiting for the other divers either, the scenery around Los Arcos was absolutely breath taking!!!! While under water, I was able to see several different fish species, two types of star fish, a tiger snake eel (which was so awesome looking), a scorpion fish, and several other native fish species. I am so glad I did this and the next time I am in Puerto Vallarta, I plan on signing up again to go scuba diving with Vallarta Adventures. If you're on the fence about scuba diving, just go for it, and choose Vallarta Adventures. Everyone I spoke to on the way to and from the excursion told me that Vallarta Adventures is the best around and the most professional. I found this to be incredibly accurate. I did get sea sick a bit on the boat but the team did their best to help calm my stomach a bit with techniques they've had to use before and it worked. Overall this was such a great experience and now I have the photo and video evidence to share with my friends and family. I highly recommend going scuba diving with them!!!

  • 26-Aug-2019

    instructors were great, Gracias Fernanado! The poor visibility made it intimidating on entry for a first timer, but to be expected after an August down pour the night before. However my wife and I have been wanting to do this for many trips and booking ahead was the best way to get it done and realize how simple it really is to get started.

  • 30-May-2019

    My sister and I went scuba diving in los caletas, our instructor was Filipe and it was an amazing experience. It can be intimidating with all the equipment but our instructor was great and was constantly making sure we were all comfortable and prepared for the experience, he really went above and beyond. I will definitely be going back and would recommend it to anyone!

  • 06-Apr-2019

    We had gone on 3 tours with them and a of them were amazing, specially the scuba diving as we were beginners, but Filipe (our instructor) was really patient with us and I think we couldn’t have asked for a better instructor. Loved itttttttt Everyone should try this once in life.😊

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