Certifications & Awards

At Vallarta Adventures, we feel proud of our participation and commitment with some of the most recognized non-profit associations joining efforts in pro of the environmental conservation.  Our company has also been granted with important certifications recognizing our dedication to sustainability and animal welfare. Finally, we are pleased to share some of the awards and accolades received for the quality of our adventures and experiences.

Humane Conservation Certificate

The American Humane Association recognizes with the Humane Conservation™ certificate the work done by Dolphin Adventure for providing the highest standards of care to our dolphins and sea lions and in inspiring our vi...

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Humane Conservation Certificate

Clean Tourism Company

Our company Dolphin Adventure has been certified as a Clean Tourism Company by the Bureau for Environmental Protection of the State of Nayarit (PROEPA) and the Ministry of Rural Development and Environment (SEDERMA).

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Clean Tourism Company

Tourism Company with Optimal Environmental Care

Dolphin Adventure successfully approved the Environmental Audit performed by the Federal Agency for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA), that recognizes our efforts towards sustainability, water conservation, nature pr...

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Tourism Company with Optimal Environmental Care

AMHMAR (The Mexican Association of Habitats for the Interaction and Protection of Marine Mammals A.C.)

AMHMAR represents the main companies like Dolphin Adventure that integrate the habitats for the interaction and protection of marine mammals. The commitment is to keep a fixed and permanent infrastructure, that compli...

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AMHMAR (The Mexican Association of Habitats for the Interaction and Protection of Marine Mammals A.C.)

International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA)

IMATA is dedicated to advancing the human care of marine animals through training, research and conservation. The active participation of Dolphin Adventure guarantees that our marine biologists are trained in the high...

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International Marine Animal Trainer’s Association (IMATA)

Bahía Unida

Vallarta Adventures is an active member of Bahía Unida, a civil society organization dedicated to the environmental conservation and sustainable management of the natural resources of Bahía de Banderas, with special a...

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Bahía Unida

Marine Mammals Strand Attention Network

Dolphin Adventure is part of the State Committees of Jalisco and Nayarit, which under the supervision of the Federal Agency for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) and the National Commission of Protected Natural Areas...

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Marine Mammals Strand Attention Network

Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN)

RABEN is an interagency team of people trained to perform rescues of whales entangled in fishing gear and other waste in the sea. The marine biologists at Vallarta Adventures are part of the First-Response team in cha...

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Whale Disentanglement Network (RABEN)

Five Star PADI Center

Vallarta Adventures, as a certified PADI Five Star Diving Center, stands out for the quality and maximum safety standard in its diving excursions, the best techniques in teaching and diving certification and the prote...

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Five Star PADI Center

Divers Alert Network (DAN)

Vallarta Adventures is a member of DAN -Divers Alert Network, the largest association in the diving industry dedicated to dive safety. Through its educational resources, our dive instructors have been trained in the l...

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Divers Alert Network (DAN)

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