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MEXICAN RIVIERA
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Mexico Pacific scuba diving and travelBest known as the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Coast boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Bu t don't believe there is no diving here. There are a number of excellent dive centers with the local knowledge to team you up with a great experience. The best season to dive in Mexico's Pacific coast is between August to February. From March to July the visibility is reduced from plankton blooms.

Southern Coast - Acapulco to Salina Cruz
There are many interesting places to dive in this region such as sunken ships, walls, sea mountains, Roqueta Island (shallow & calm dives near Acapulco), caves (rock formations) and more. You can find sandy and rock bottom with small coral formations, sea fans, barnacles, gorgonians, Mexico Pacific scuba diving and travelsea stars, trumpet fishes, jacks, mackerel, sea horses, eels, sea snakes and sometimes turtles, whale sharks and mantarrays depending on the season.

Northern Coast - Mazatlan to Manzanillo
Los Arcos is an underwater park and eco-reserve in the Puerto Vallarta area that sports some of the best twilight diving along the coast of Banderas Bay. During the day, the paradise hideaway of Las Caletas combines scuba diving with the luxury of relaxing on one of Mexico's most beautiful beaches. Just off the northern coast of Banderas Bay, the Marietas Island Marine Reserve is one of the most popular areas in the Mexican Pacific for both experienced and first-time scuba divers. The blue waters of the Pacific also offer certified divers the opportunity to dive the caves and tunnels of El Morro, and to explore the arches and steep walls of Corbeteña.


Climate - year round averages:
High 89F 31C Low 78F 25C
Water Temp:
78 - 83F 25 - 28C but thermoclines can be found with temperatures as low as 65F 18C
Visibility 50 - 80 ft 16 - 27m



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