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Dive Review of Vallarta Under Sea/Private Condo in
Mexico (Western)/Puerto Vallarta

November, 2010, an Instant Reader Report by Leanne Miller, NV, US (1 report)
Report Number 5793
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Reporter and Travel
Dive Experience
101-250 dives
Where else diving
Cozumel, Cancun, Bahamas, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Grand
Cayman, Lake Mead, Cabo San Lucas
Closest Airport
Getting There


Dive Conditions

Water Temp
60   to 67    Fahrenheit  
Wetsuit Thickness
Water Visibility
10   to 20    Feet  
Dive Policy
Dive own profile
Enforced diving restrictions  
follow dive master, timed dive  
Nitrox Available?
What I saw
Whale Sharks
1 or 2 
Ratings 1 (worst)- 5 (best):
  1 stars
Tropical Fish
1 stars  
Small Critters
Large Fish
Large Pelagics
Underwater Photography  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Subject Matter
1 stars  
Boat Facilities
1 stars
Overall rating for UWP's  
1 stars  
Shore Facilities  
1 stars  
No rinse bucket, used rental BCD which had no place for clips to attach
small camera, did hand down camera when asked. 
Ratings and Overall Comments  1 (worst)- 5 (best):
Service and Attitude
Environmental Sensitivity  
1 stars
Dive Operation
1 stars  
Shore Diving  

Overall Rating

Value for $$
1 stars    
1 stars   
1 stars    
The dive master Nacho, boat captain Emirio and Videographer Jean Paul were
friendly. The entire operation seemed a little unorganized it took forever
to get the 6 divers off the boat for dives leaving the first ones off the
boat waiting in the water a long time. I felt they catered to local
tourists more than foreign tourists. The rental dive gear was functional,
but quality was less than I was accustomed to using. I should have paid the
extra bagge fees to use my own equipment. The BCD size that I asked for in
the shop and what I got on the boat was different. They did not listen to
my requests for weights and gave me what they wanted me to have. I was way
over weighted on the first dive.  On the second dive, I tried to refuse the
extra weight and unbeknowst to me, they added it on my tank strap.  I
couldn't figure out why I was pulled backwards until I talked to my dive
buddy after the dive. The other divers on the boat spoke Spanish and the
entire dive briefing was in Spanish.  I had to request it be repeated for
us. The dive site, Los Arcos had lots of snorklers on the surface but we
saw minimal marine life.
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