Private Scuba Dive at Chimo

$1500 USD-30%

$1050 USD

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Private Scuba Dive at Chimo

  • 6 Hours

  • Everyone

  • Min 15 years old

  • Active

  • Small Groups

Chimo is a secluded fishing village located in the south of Banderas Bay. Its privileged location close to the edge of the bay, makes this unique dive site a rich environment for tropical fish and large pelagics like manta rays.

This dive site is only available as a private excursion for certified divers (1,500 USD is the starting rate for up to 6 divers). 

Discover Chimo's famous "Las Iglesias"

Getting to see "Las Iglesias", rock formations that emerge from the bottom of the ocean, is like admiring the pillars of a cathedral; a beautiful view for those who decide to join this adventure with the expert team of Vallarta Adventures' PADI Five Star Dive Center!

The underwater world at Chimo includes rock formations and reefs, starting at a depth of 30 feet and descending to more than 200 hundred feet. Discover different kinds of corals that are only seen at this dive location in Puerto Vallarta, and get ready to dive at a well-known place to spot manta rays and large schools of fish.

Certified Dive - 2 Tanks

  • Dives: 2  (certified divers)

  • Boat: Motor Boat

  • Water Temp: 65-86°F/18-30°C

  • Visibility: 20 - 60 ft/ 7-18 m

  • Depth: 40-80 ft/12-25 mt

What's included in this experience

  • PADI Dive Master
  • Weights with belt
  • 2 Dives
  • Light snack and purified water
  • Tank

What do you need to know before you book

  • Please be aware that you must be at the check-in point 30 minutes prior to departure. Boarding will be closed 10 minutes prior to departure time.
  • The minimum age to dive at El Chimo is 12.
  • Based on PADI’s flying after diving recommendations, divers shouldn’t fly within 18 hours after two or more dives in a day. 
  • A $25 USD equipment rental fee will be applied at check-in for certified divers. This fee does not apply to beginner divers or certification courses.
  • At least one immersion in the 12 months prior to diving with Vallarta Adventures is required.
  • Expecting mothers are not allowed. 



Please be advised that Mexico's Federal Maritime Ports operate a strict No-Drug Policy, including electronic cigarettes, vapers, and all kinds of drugs. Please be advised not to bring them to any of our tours. We cannot offer a refund or change of day for any guest to who Federal Security has denied access.

What to bring

  • Swimsuit
  • Biodegradable Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Valid Certification Card Minimum Open Water Certification (OWD)
  • Extra cash for dock fees


I have never scuba dived before can I still take one of these tours?
Sure! If you haven’t scuba dived before and you are over 10 years of age you’ll need to take a Learn to Dive class first. These classes provide an in-depth instruction with our specialists at a number of hotels in and around Puerto Vallarta. Lessons take about 2 hours and course completion prepares you for a one-tank excursion to Las Caletas or Los Arcos.
What are the depths of the dives and how are they supervised?
All dives are supervised by a dive instructor per each group of 4. We use the buddy system for our dives so you’ll never be alone
May I bring my own equipment?
You have the option to bring your own equipment although Vallarta Adventures can provide you with a full equipment for $25usd rental fee.
Can I create a custom itinerary and/or book a private trip?
Yes! If you like the idea of booking a private trip for your friends family business colleagues school or dive club an Adventure Advisor will be more than happy to put together a special itinerary to fit your needs. Please call us at: 1 888.526.2238 (toll free from the U.S.A. & Canada) for more information.
Are wetsuits available?
Yes we have wetsuits available upon request during the winter months.

Location Details

Vallarta Adventures
Vallarta Adventures' Center, Av. Las Palmas #39 Nuevo Vallarta, Nayarit; ZC 63732, Mexico