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One of the best
sites anywhere to spot manta rays, Chimo is a favorite of experienced
If you like varied
underwater landscapes, this dive is for you.
Have a snorkeler
in your group?
Sorry, divers only
26 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, on the far
end of Banderas Bay, lies the tiny fishing village of Chimo.
Here you can find some of the most unique dives that Nuevo Vallarta
has to offer. Here the ocean floor has formed itself into
to distinct and interesting formations: Torrecillasis an
undersea plateau about a quarter-mile in diameter.
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this mesa-like base, a series of separate pinnacles rise like trees
striving upward to gain the light. Las Iglesias (the churches),
is a line of columns that rises straight from the bed of the ocean,
like the supports of some ancient sunken cathedral. Chimo has tremendous
variety of sea life, mainly tropical species, and the best encounters
with Mantas in the Nuevo Vallarta area, particularly in the winter
Chimo Scuba Diving Highlights
underwater formations are the highlight of this dive for experienced
opportunity to interact with giant Manta Rays, especially
during the winter!
with life, Chimo plays home to Sea Turtles, Dolphins,
Humpback Whales (in season), Giant Manta Rays, Sea Horses,
Moorish Idols, and more!
boats and small groups for a personalized, uncrowded
the boat, you may spot manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins,
or even humpback whales!
Runs: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:00AM.
Duration: 7.5 hours
Visibility and Water Temperature:
Jan-April: 15-40 feet / 68°-75°F
May-December: 30 to 100 feet / 78°-85°F
Experience Level: Experienced Divers Only due to possible
Requires: Open Water Certification
Includes: 2-tank dive, Divemaster in the water with you,
Lunch, Water, Equipment (if that option is chosen below).
Departs From: The Malecon in Puerto Vallarta.
THIS TOUR NO LONGER
PICKS UP IN NUEVO VALLARTA. YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TAXI TO
PUERTO VALLARTA AND BACK.
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