SCUBA DIVING AT CHIMO
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One of the best sites anywhere to spot manta rays, Chimo is a favorite of experienced divers.
If you like varied underwater landscapes, this dive is for you.
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26 miles south of Puerto Vallarta, on the far end of Banderas Bay, lies the tiny fishing village of Chimo. Here you can find some of the most unique dives that Nuevo Vallarta has to offer. Here the ocean floor has formed itself into to distinct and interesting formations: Torrecillasis an undersea plateau about a quarter-mile in diameter.
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From this mesa-like base, a series of separate pinnacles rise like trees striving upward to gain the light. Las Iglesias (the churches), is a line of columns that rises straight from the bed of the ocean, like the supports of some ancient sunken cathedral. Chimo has tremendous variety of sea life, mainly tropical species, and the best encounters with Mantas in the Nuevo Vallarta area, particularly in the winter months.
Chimo Scuba Diving Highlights
Unique underwater formations are the highlight of this dive for experienced divers.
Excellent opportunity to interact with giant Manta Rays, especially during the winter!
Teeming with life, Chimo plays home to Sea Turtles, Dolphins, Humpback Whales (in season), Giant Manta Rays, Sea Horses, Moorish Idols, and more!
Small boats and small groups for a personalized, uncrowded experience!
From the boat, you may spot manta rays, sea turtles, dolphins, or even humpback whales!
Runs: Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8:00AM.
Duration: 7.5 hours
Visibility and Water Temperature:
Experience Level: Experienced Divers Only due to possible currents.
Requires: Open Water Certification
Includes: 2-tank dive, Divemaster in the water with you, Lunch, Water, Equipment (if that option is chosen below).
Departs From: The Malecon in Puerto Vallarta.
THIS TOUR NO LONGER PICKS UP IN NUEVO VALLARTA. YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TAXI TO PUERTO VALLARTA AND BACK.