Underwater Exploration in Banderas Bay

“Discover a fascinating underwater world!” - Reviewed by Lisa

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What can be better than entering another world, one we do not naturally inhabit, for a glimpse into the watery wonders of fabulous sea creatures, exotic underground caves, shipwrecks and coral caverns?

Scuba Diving

If you are seeking an experience of diverse marine life encounters, volcanic tunnels and other Pacific Ocean tropical wonders, a PADI professional team member will ensure you complete a safe, exciting and informative journey.

  • Certified divers: Includes 1 dive at the Marietta Islands.
  • Intermediate divers: Includes 2 dives at Los Anigados – 4 miles from the Marietta Islands (Divers must have at least 20 dives).
  • Advanced divers: Includes 2 dives at El Morro – 7 miles from the Marietta Islands.
Scuba Diving off the Pacific Coast

Snorkeling at the Marietta Islands

The Marietta Islands lie within Banderas Bay about a 20-minute boat ride from Punta Mita. Don’t miss out on the best snorkeling conditions ever! The waters around the Marietta Islands are as clear as can be and marine life is abundant. Our guides will take you snorkeling and introduce you to the hidden beach of Playa del Amor.

Prices depend on the size and quality of the boat and duration of the excursion.

Marietta Islands - Playa del Amor
Playa del Amor – A unique beach on the Marietta Islands

Spearfishing

The clear waters of the Bay of Banderas and the rocky promontories around Punta Mita make spearfishing an ideal sport for the area. Take the training course and pit your eye (and lung capacity) against the underwater fish life.

This activity comes with highly-specialized equipment and expert local guides with boat options for:

  • Inshore Spearfishing (up to 9 miles from the shore)
  • Or Offshore Spearfishing (10 to 50 miles)

Duration: Minimum 3 hrs
Age: Minimum 10 yrs

Spearfishing Introductory Course

In shallow water conducted at the St. Regis Bay.

Age: Minimum 10 yrs

Inshore Spearfishing: Catch Mahi Mahi, roosterfish, breams and much, much more. You’ll go out on a 30ft Prosport twin-engine, 150hp catamaran or a 35ft Sportfishing yacht with air-conditioning. (Rates vary according to the boat.)

Duration: 4 hrs
Age: Minimum 10 yrs
Maximum capacity: Up to 6 people

Offshore Spearfishing: Catch tuna, marlin and sailfish

You’ll go out on a 30ft Prosport twin-engine, 150hp catamaran or a 35ft Sportfishing yacht with air-conditioning. (Rates vary according to the boat.)

Duration: 8 hours
Age: Minimum 10 yrs
Maximum capacity: Up to 6 people

All excursions include:  Safety equipment, locally-experienced guides, beverages and the necessary ingredients to prepare an offshore “ceviche”.

The boat is equipped with:  Fishfinder, GPS, radar, tuna tower, outriggers, live bait tank, one cabin, bathroom, grill and 3 Suzuki 300 HP engines.