Explore the depths of the sea in Los Arcos, a rocky formation located near Mismaloya Beach, 5.5 nautical miles south from Puerto Vallarta. This wonder of nature presents a distinctive and unique feature among all the dive sites in Puerto Vallarta; an 800ft vertical wall off the west side of the rock arches with different dive sites:
El Cañón (The Canyon) and La Quijada del Diablo (The Devil’s Jaw): two sites drop off starts in 60ft. Here you can take a 10-minute dive course along the wall between 80ft and 120ft deep.
El Acuario (The Aquarium) in 30 to 40 feet, were shallow waters hold a great deal of tropical sea life including: sea horses, zebra moray eels, eagle rays, schools of yellow tail surgions, snappers, and lots more.
Las Lajas (the slabs) in 40ft were small schools of eagle rays feed from the sandy bottoms and green turtles rest in the bottom slabs.
El Bajo del Cristo (submergue rock) in 30ft to 80ft were tons of tropical fish and all kinds of sea life inhabit the volcanic reefs and pinnacles. This site attracts a large amount of snappers, parrot fish, zebra moray eels, yellow tail surgeons, nudibranchs, and many other species.
One of the guides will stay in shallow waters (25 to 40ft) for those seeking a long and relaxing dive; the other guide will start in shallow waters and swim off to a wall dive or a drift dive with those looking for a more challenging dive. You are welcome to join the wall dive as long as you demonstrate enough experience, the second dive is a drift dive to El Bajo del Cristo, a pinacle with depths from 20ft to 80ft. We stay one hour in each reef to scuba dive and snorkel.
We use a 40ft catamaran with bathroom, shade, extra-large ladders to get in and out of the water, 20 feet wide shallow draft platform at only 1 feet from the water surface for easy entries and exits, and also a fast 27 ft panga for small groups, the most comfortable boats to scuba diving and snorkel in Puerto Vallarta.
Catamaran o lancha rápida para llegar al lugar