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 Puerto Vallarta and Marietas Islands

Mexico, Central Pacific

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

English (Translate this text in English): Puerto Vallarta is located on the pacific coast. The Bay of Banderas is one of the largest bay of the coast.

Marietas Islands is one of the most popular areas in Western Mexico for scuba diving and snorkeling. It comprises two large islands, islets, rocks and sea mounts located along 5 miles out of the north point of Bahia de Banderas, Punta de Mita.

This islands are inhabited by numerous species of marine birds such as blue footed boobies, yellow footed boobies, brown boobies, pelicans, herman´s seaguls and frigates to mention a few.

Because of their large area, Islas Marietas offer a variety of dive sites to accomodate all levels and interests of divers.

It is not unusual to see giant mantas in Islas Marietas. During the whale season (November-March) it is common to observe whales around the islands.

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Quality Avg depth Max depth Experience Dive type
Anegados - / -
12.2 m 36.6 m CMAS ** / AOW
Camion hundido en mismaloya - / -
3 m 3 m CMAS * / OW
Devil' Jaw - / -
30 m 40 m CMAS ** / AOW
El morro - / -
12.2 m 36.6 m CMAS ** / AOW
La Pared - / -
12.2 m 24.4 m All divers
Las Tres Marietas 5 / -
15 m 35 m All divers
Los Arcos 8 / 1
15 m 45 m CMAS * / OW
Majahuitas - / -
12 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
Punta Mismaloya - / -
12 m 20 m CMAS * / OW
Torrecillas - / -
18.3 m 42.7 m CMAS * / OW

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Los Arcos

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Los Arcos
Di johnvic
giu 27, 2009
Los Arcos -
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Los Arcos
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giu 27, 2009
Los Arcos -
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Las Tres Marietas
Di johnvic
giu 25, 2009
Isla Marietas -
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Las Tres Marietas
Di johnvic
giu 25, 2009
Isla Marietas -
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Las Tres Marietas
Di firebirdman1
apr 23, 2009
Tres Marietas 2 -
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Viaggio: Puerto Vallerta
Di johnvic
Da giu 15, 2009 a giu 22, 2009

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Viaggio: Tres Marietas and Las Caletas
Di firebirdman1
Da apr 21, 2009 a apr 27, 2009
My fiance and I traveled traveled to Puerto Vallarta this last April for a vacation, and we decided to do our certification dives for OW. We had done our course work in the states and decided, since we were going anyways, we should become certified
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Viaggio: Mexico 2005
Di jensgeo
Da lug 5, 2005 a lug 8, 2005

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