Private Dive in Corbeteña
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Certified divers can explore pristine waters in the furthest dive sites from Puerto Vallarta - and two of the most fascinating!
When you scuba in La Corbeteña and El Sequial with the team of Vallarta Adventures' PADI Five Star Dive Center, you’ll come face to face with a profusion of sea life, from manta rays and turtles to dolphins and even sharks. But these beautiful creatures aren’t the only reason to make the trek out to these sites. Dive deep, traverse caves and commune with some of the largest fish in the sea on two dives that are worth getting PADI certified.
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).
Scuba in La Corbeteña
With its crystal clear waters and incredible visibility, La Corbeteña is a dive site you don’t want to miss. Northwest of Puerto Vallarta, 36 miles off the shore, you’ll find the rock that marks the spot where caves, arches, and steep walls await those underwater explorers experienced enough to cope with the sometimes challenging currents.
Once you’re beneath the waves you’ll enjoy close encounters with huge schools of jacks, giant rays, reef sharks, sailfish, marlin and whale sharks.
Scuba Dive at El Sequial
To scuba in La Corbeteña and El Sequial is to experience some of the most striking landscapes under the sea. At El Sequial, located outside of Banderas Bay, there is unique a submerged tabletop island that is a haven to a huge variety of marine life. Imagine traversing a giant sunken football field populated by massive sailfish and tuna and then peering over the side of the massive table into dark drop-offs below - a true underwater thrill.
Why These Dives Require Certification
The most interesting dive sites in the world are often deeper and more challenging. Our experienced PADI certified guides are always ready to take our guests into deeper waters and to more exciting locations, provided they have the necessary qualifications.
If you’d like to scuba in La Corbeteña and El Sequial but aren’t certified, we’d like to invite you to look at our dive certification courses. A dive certification course can open up a world of opportunities, and many of our courses can be completed while you are on your Puerto Vallarta vacation.
Want to get under the waves faster? Our PADI Scuba Diver Certification is one of the fastest ways to take an in-depth PADI scuba course administered by a certified instructor during your holiday. Start your training at Vallarta Adventures' PADI Five Star Dive Center. Once you’ve completed the course, you’ll have earned a limited certification that allows you to dive more locations in the company of a dive guide.
What Makes This a Two Tank Dive?
When you scuba in La Corbeteña and El Sequial, you’ll have a tank of air for each site. Only certified divers can participate in back to back dives. Divers without a PADI certification can participate in 1-tank dives to a maximum depth of 40 feet whereas certified divers can participate in 2-tank dives down to a depth of 60 feet. More advanced divers can dive even further down and in sites where obstacles and low visibility can present challenges to less experienced divers.
- Dives: 2 (certified divers)
- Water Temp: 62-82°F/17-28°C
- Average Visibility: 40-120 ft/12-36.5 m
- Depth: 40-80 ft/9-39.6 m
Are you ready to dive into deeper waters and more exciting locations? A dive certification course can open up a world of opportunities - and many courses can be completed while you are on your vacation. Learn more
What's included in this experience
- PADI Dive Master
- Weights with belt
- 2 Dives
- Lunch and beverages
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.
- To dive at La Corbeteña and El Sequial, the minimum age is 12.
- Based on PADI’s flying after diving recommendations, divers shouldn’t fly within 18 hours after two or more dives, and within 12 hours after one dive in a day.
- At least one immersion in the 12 months prior to diving with Vallarta Adventures is required.
- 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.
- To dive at La Corbeteña and El Sequial, you must have an Advanced Certification or higher. If you have an Open Water Certification, then at least 25 logged dives are required, or you can dive with Vallarta Adventures up to 7 days prior to evaluate your diving skills.
- 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
- Biodegradable sunscreen
- Valid Certification Card
- Extra cash for dock fees