Scuba Dive in Las Caletas
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Do you want to dive in an exclusive spot that is beautiful and rated for both beginners and experienced divers? When you scuba dive in Las Caletas, there is a lot to see (thanks to amazing visibility) plus, you’ll enjoy the calm waters and gentle currents of Las Banderas Bay, allowing you focus on what’s around you. The marine life is bountiful in Banderas Bay, so turtle and tropical fish enthusiasts will have plenty to enjoy.
What You’ll See When You Scuba Dive in Las Caletas
Las Caletas Beach Hideaway is a Vallarta Adventures private, protected beach located on the Southern shore of Banderas Bay. This shore dive will put you eye-to-eye with garden eels, jawfish, eagle rays, manta rays, large schools of colorful tropical fish and our resident sea turtle. It’s one of the finest dive sites on the Pacific Coast of Mexico for the marine life alone, plus there is a natural reef nearby.
Dive Las Caletas as Part of a Custom Tour
Are you setting up a vacation for a family event, school group, team excursion or dive club? Get in touch! Our representatives can help you build an itinerary that includes activities for divers and non-divers alike! Las Caletas has plenty to offer besides scuba diving and snorkeling! Our guests also lounge on the beach, kayak in the warm tropical waters, take guided strolls through the jungle and enjoy amenities like cooking classes, mezcal tasting, our Kids’ Adventure Park and the exciting Teen Adventure Cove. There’s something for everyone here at our private hideaway!
Scuba Diving with a Sea Lion
This is a diver's dream and one of the few places in the world where you can live this experience! Swim and interact with a trained sea lion in the open ocean as you admire their grace and agility! Create a connection second to none, as you explore the underwater world of these intelligent creatures.
Touch, kiss and swim alongside them for a once in a lifetime experience that is so captivating and unequaled. Feel the rush and appreciate the serenity of the world in which these animals live. A completely unique diving experience available to certified divers.
Scuba Diving with a Sea Lion is an additional activity. Call our Adventure Advisors and ask for it when booking your Scuba Diving trip to Las Caletas. Toll-free from USA & Canada 1.888.526.2238 or SEND US AN EMAIL
Safety Is Our Number One Priority
Scuba diving is safe but there are risks inherent in every underwater activity. That’s why every one of our scuba dives in Las Caletas is supervised by PADI-certified instructors and divemasters, and we use the buddy system to ensure that no guest ever dives alone.
What's included in this experience
- PADI Dive Master
- Weights with belt
- 1 Tank for beginners and 2 Tanks for certified divers
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.
Minimum age is 10 years
Expecting mothers are restricted
A $25usd equipment rental fee will be applied at check in for certified divers. This fee does not apply to beginner divers or certification courses.
Based on PADI’s flying after diving recommendations, beginner Divers shouldn’t fly within 12 hours after a dive; Certified Divers shouldn’t fly within 18 hours after two or more dives in a day
- At least one immersion in the 12 months prior to diving with Vallarta Adventures is required.
Guests with respiratory, cardiovascular or ear problems are restricted
Good mental and physical conditions are required
Guests under the influence of alcohol or drugs 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
- Money for optional activities and souvenirs at Las Caletas
- Valid Certification Card Minimum Scuba Diver Certification
- Non-certified divers can participate in 1-tank dives with a maximum depth of 40 ft. after completing a Vallarta Adventures Discover Scuba pool lesson before the day of their dive
- Certified divers are automatically allowed to participate in two dives up to a maximum depth of 60 ft
- Advanced divers can participate in two dives up to a maximum depth of 120 ft
- 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