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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.

No photos available at this time

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.
Websites Vallarta Under Sea   

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 60-67°F / 16-19°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 10-20 Ft/ 3-6 M

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.
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