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Dive Review of PV Ocean Tours in
Mexico (Western)/Puerto Vallarta

PV Ocean Tours: "The Best Diving in Puerto Vallarta", Aug, 2018,

by Terry Anderson, TX, United States (Sr. Contributor Sr. Contributor 28 reports with 15 Helpful votes). Report 10398.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude 5 stars Environmental Sensitivity 5 stars
Dive Operation 5 stars Shore Diving N/A
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 5 stars
Beginners 5 stars
Advanced 5 stars
Comments I have been diving with four dive operators in Puerto Vallarta, and Marc and his father Alun are the best. I have been diving with them for the last 5 years. Their equipment is is great shape, they are very concerned about the safety of each diver, and they usually only take six or less diving. No Cattle Car with this group, unlike some others in PV. They have been diving the area for about a decade so they know where the creatures are on each site--scorpion fish, golden and moray eels, large schools of reef fish, octopus, and last time 4 Eagle Rays, and in the past I've seen Mantas and even a frog fish.
This is a bi-lingual family operation. they have a great sense of humor and--best for us divers--they love what they do!
No, you aren't going to see sharks, and other large palagics that you might see farther south in Costa Rica Pacific. also, in the PV area, there is lots of food in the water so the vis is just OK with small currents and warm water in August. Winter and spring months get cold, 7mm wetsuit, water. Just email Marc, and he will tell you the water temps.
It's a pleasure diving with Marc and Alun!
Websites PV Ocean Tours   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 501-1000 dives
Where else diving Indonesia, Maldives, Caribbean, Galapagos, all over the world.
Closest Airport Puerto Vallarta, MX Getting There MANY FIGHTS

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 82-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 35-50 Ft/ 11-15 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions The two DMs take you on dives that match your scuba abilities/dives, etc.
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 N/A Tropical Fish 4 stars
Small Critters 4 stars Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter N/A Boat Facilities N/A
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments They are underwater photographers, and they enjoy finding creatures for their clients to shoot.
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