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

Vallarta Under Sea/Private Condo, Nov, 2010,

by Leanne Miller, NV, US ( 1 report). Report 5793.

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

Weather sunny Seas surge
Water Temp 60 to 67 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10 to 20 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions follow dive master, timed dive
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 1 stars Tropical Fish 1 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

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
UW Photo Comments 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):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity 1 stars
Dive Operation 1 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 1 stars
Beginners 1 stars
Advanced 1 stars
Comments 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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