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Located near Mismaloya in the Bay of Banderas is Los Arcos, the most popular diving and snorkeling destination in Puerto Vallarta.  This protected marine park offers several small islands offering reefs, tunnels, caves, and arches teeming with marine life.  Dive the 800-foot "Devil's Jaw" underwater cliff and see a wide variety of sea life, such as spotted Eagle Rays, octopus, lobster, angelfish, puffer fish, needlefish, and clownfish.

Our second dive will be at the protected cove of Majahuitas, where the Sierra Madre Mountains extend downward into the sea, creating nice rocky shores that attract marine life.  Majahuitas is a nice shallow dive where spotted eagle rays and moray eels are common sightings, as well as a wide variety of tropical fish.

Cruise Passengers:  Yes! This tour makes a great shore excursion.

Runs: Daily at 9:00 AM. If you are on a cruise ship, we can work with your schedule.

Duration: 4 hours

Visibility and Water Temperature:
Jan-April: 15-40 feet / 68°-75°F
May-December: 30 to 100 feet / 78°-85°F

Experience Level: All Skill Levels

Requires: Open Water Certification or Resort Course


  • 1-Tank Scuba Dive at Los Arcos

  • PADI Certified Divemaster in the water with you

  • All Scuba Equipment (Including Wetsuits)

You'll Need:

Departs From: Playa Mismaloya, a 20 minutes drive south of Puerto Vallarta. Exact directions will accompany your confirmation.

Note: This tour reserves the right to alter the itinerary if necessary due to weather or water conditions.


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Los Arcos is a good place to go if you have a snorkeler in your group, or are short on time.  It is the most famous site in Puerto Vallarta, like Molokini in Maui. There are tons of fish, but it can get crowded in high season, and visibility is limited to around 50 feet.  A massive, 800-foot wall begins at 60-feet, making it a good dive for advanced divers as well.

Los Arcos
Reef Depth: 25-120 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Boat Ride: 30 min.

Reef Depth: 25-45 feet
Difficulty: Easy
Boat Ride: 45 min.


1) No alcohol before diving
2) No hangovers
3) No flying for at least 24 hours after diving
4)  All participants are required to fill out a Medical Questionnaire prior to diving.  If you will answer yes to any of the listed items, you will need to bring a note from your doctor clearing you to scuba dive.  This is a standard PADI form used by all PADI dive shops worldwide. Please review it prior to booking to determine if you will need to visit your doctor prior to your trip.