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Dive the Morro Reef

Puerto Vallarta


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Experienced divers looking for a thrill will love an excursion to Morro Reef, whose depths of 150 feet showcase caves and tunnels beneath the Marieta Islands’ ecological reserve. This two-tank dive will allow you to encounter rich sea life, including some of the largest manta rays found off the coast of Mexico. Take the plunge and explore the depths of Puerto Vallarta on this fantastic scuba diving adventure!
  • Explore the depths of Morro Reef, which drops to 150 feet
  • Swim in waters with visibility between 40 and 120 feet
  • Dive through a 50-foot tunnel with colorful tropical fish
  • Enjoy lunch and beverages when you return to the surface
  • Activity duration: 6 hours (not including transportation to and from the activity)


Dive along walls dropping to 150 feet

Your excursion begins at the Vallarta Adventures Center in Nuevo Vallarta or at the Maritime Terminal in Puerto Vallarta. To participate in this dive, you must have a valid Open Water Certification card from the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Plus, you must show a dive log with a minimum of 25 logged dives to your dive master, who will also be PADI certified. When everything is in order, you will depart on a boat until you drop anchor to begin your two-tank dive deep in the Pacific.

Scuba diving with Puerto Vallarta marine life

You’ll be exploring Morro Reef, which offers depths of 150 feet, and averages visibility of 40 to 120 feet in water temperatures ranging from 62 to 82 degrees. Morro Reef, or El Morro, lies deep beneath the edge of Banderas Bay near the Marietas Islands’ ecological reserve. The reef is filled with caves, reef walls and a 50-foot tunnel, providing you some of the best Puerto Vallarta scuba diving experiences possible.

As home to multiple species of sea life, your dive might allow you to have close encounters with dolphins, sea turtles, sharks, sea anemones, moray eels, yellowtail tuna, sailfish, octopus, lobster and sea horses, as well as some of Mexico’s larger manta rays. When you come back for air, you’ll have lunch and drinks on your boat before sailing back to the marina.


  • PADI-certified divemaster
  • BCD
  • Wetsuit
  • Regulator
  • Weights
  • 2 scuba tanks
  • Lunch and beverages

Practical Information

  • Divers must hold a valid certification card to participate in our diving programs
  • Non-certified divers need to complete a Discover Scuba pool lesson before their first dive
  • Certified divers who have not taken a dive in the past year will be required to take a scuba refresher course before going to the ocean
  • To participate in the El Morro you must have a valid Open Water Certification card and a previous dive with Vallarta Adventures in the last seven days or you must have 25 logged dives shown in your log-book, which you must bring
  • Supervision is normally 1 Divemaster per 3 diver pairs using the buddy system, and if there’s an uneven number of guests, a seventh person will be paired with the Divemaster
  • An Acknowledgement of Risk form will need to be signed before participating in the dive program
  • All divers must be in good health and not have respiratory, cardiovascular or ear problems
  • All divers must be in good mental and physical condition for diving
  • Divers under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be allowed to participate
  • Pregnant women are not allowed to participate
  • Very important: Diving within 18 hours of your flight home or within 18 hours after the last completed dive is not recommended

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English / Spanish
  • Tour Location(s): Puerto Vallarta
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: 5.5 hours
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 10 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Children : No
  • Suitable For Elderly: No
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No
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