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SCUBA DIVING IN SAYULITA

Scuba dive the Marietas Islands

Perfect for Certified divers and beginners

Our most popular dive site - a beautiful marine protected area and UNESCO underwater reserve boasting healthy coral, a variety of fish and a chance of seeing mobula and manta rays. 

$147 USD for 2 dives

KEY INFO

Here's what you need to know

2 dives at different sites

transport to/from Sayulita

08:30 meeting time

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max 6 divers per guide

return around 15:00

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light lunch + refreshments

OVERVIEW

Islas Marietas are a marine park and UNESCO site with an extraordinary story. 

The Marietas islands are a small group of volcanic islands in the Banderas bay. Never inhabited, these islands were originally used as a military testing zone, and were periodically by the Mexican army with weapons and bombs. 

In the late 1960s, scuba diver Jacques Cousteau led an international drive to protect the Marietas islands and ban military activity in the area. Thanks to their efforts, all human activity on the islands was banned and they are now protected by the Mexican government and UNESCO.

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THE DIVE

Diving the Marietas gives you the chance to see healthy coral, beautiful reef fish and migrating pelagics.

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The Marietas are known for their variety of wildlife, both above land and under the water. The islands themselves are home to many endangered bird species, such as the blue footed booby - only found elsewhere in the Galapagos and the Sea of Cortez.

As volcanic islands, the Marietas provide interesting rock formations with tunnels and swim throughs to explore. The reef is healthy and home to angel fish, puffer fish, trumpets, trunk fish and more. Always keep one eye out in the blue for schools of mobula rays or even manta!

THE TRIP

Here's how it's going to work

CHECK IN

Arrive at 8:30am at our office in Sayulita.

 

We'll get you fitted with all the equipment you need then drive you 30 minutes to La Cruz Marina where our boat is moored.

Carretera Higuera Blanca 15, Local F, Colonia Cucola, Sayulita, Nayarit, México.

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BOAT RIDE

It's a 30 minute boat ride on our comfortable 30 ft boat with twin 150hp engines and sofa seating.

This is the perfect opportunity to see whales (December to March) and sometimes dolphins.

DIVING

We'll do our 2 dives in groups no bigger than 6 divers per guide with a comfortable surface interval between dives.

We'll provide you a light lunch and refreshments while you chat about what you saw!

We'll get you back to Sayulita at around 15:00.

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What are you waiting for?

EXTRA INFORMATION

Included

Full scuba equipment

Light lunch + soft drinks

Experienced dive guide

Transportation to/from Sayulita

Excluded

Photography

Entrance fee to national park (100 pesos cash)

Trip to the hidden beach

Tips to boat crew

EXTRAS

Want to make your trip extra special?

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USD 450 for the boat

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USD 50 / person

CONTACT US

We're always happy to chat, so reach out to us!

Carretera Higuera Blanca 15, Local F, Colonia Cucola, Sayulita, Nayarit, México.