Banderas Scuba Republic headquarter

Our main scuba diving and logistic operation is located at just 200 feet walking distance from North side of EL MALECON, the famous boardwalk, Puerto Vallarta´s soul, where you probably enjoy one of the best sunsets of your life.


Scuba Diving in Banderas Bay

Banderas Bay is one of the largest Bay in North America and one of the deepest in the world, and scuba diving is one of the most popular sports at the bay. If you are a diver and have never dived the Eastern Pacific and more specifically in its northern hemisphere, you will not understand it until you come to try it in person.

Where in Mexico are we?

Geographically located at the Southernmost point of the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range, with just over 400 kilometers South of the Tropic of Cancer, it makes our climate a subtropical one, throwing down the most common theory of those who do not know Mexico (and think that whole country is a desert) or if you only have traveled to the Mexican Caribbean, Yucatan or the Cozumel, let us talking to you about our place.


Our diving seasons

The Banderas Bay, precisely due to its geographical characteristics enjoys a benign climate almost all year round, making it – thanks to its dry season (generally between of November to June)- in one of the favorite holidays destinations for the population of the North American Midwest and West Coast. During this season, from Winter to Summer solstice, temperatures almost never exceed 28º C (82 Fº) with a humidity index generally lower than 50%.

This time of the year is the best for aquatic life, which allows you to find from the smallest inhabitants of the ocean -such as nudibranchs, gobies and blenids- to the most gigantic mammals of the planet, the whales in surface, in our case, humpbacks.

During this time of the year, underwater visibility is lower than in the rainy season, nevertheless, the opportunity to have whale or dolphin encounters on the surface and definitely diving with majestic animals like Pacific Giant Manta is greater. As we already pointed, this Ocean is not the Caribbean, precisely because we are significantly more North of the Equator than The Caribbean, our tidal coefficients are much greater and therefore the impact on visibility conditions is greater. Diving in the Pacific, in any case, is a wonderful experience.

The temperature changes radically between the rainy season (June to November) and the dry season (November to June). In the rainy season, you could be diving at a temperature above 29ºC (85ºF) at a depth of 20 meters (60 feet) and -in the same diving point- in the dry season, you could dive with the coldest temperature of 13ºC (55ºF). We insist, this is not the Caribbean. What can we easily find? What needs to be looked at more closely and what do we not have here? Our diving areas are very well determined in the Bay, the South is ideal for diving at any time of the year, although the conditions determine what we can find or not in our dives.

If the points to the South of the bay are places close to the coast and good for diving the whole year, those to the North are islets and islands -practically all in the open sea-, good for diving during the rainy season (June to November). In our opinion, in the dry season, the sea gets rough very easily and the offshore or rising winds make sailing a dangerous exercise outside the bay.

La Corbeteña, El Morro, Los Anegados, Las Marietas, El Sequial or El Malinal are beautiful places that we recommend only to divers with experience in currents and deep dives and who do not suffer from difficulties when riding boat trips longer than 100-120 minutes each way.

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