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The most common tour we do is a two tank boat dive in the morning, meeting in the dive shop at 09.30 hrs. to leave from the marina at 10.00 hrs. The majority of the dive sites take 5 to 25 minutes to reach. At the site we prepare the equipment and we give you a dive briefing. After doing a 45 minute dive (approximately) we go to another site and do a second dive. Normally weŽre back at the shop before lunchtime, between 13.00 and 14.00 hrs. We provide drinking water and soft drinks during the trip and towels. We have all the necessary safety equipment on board (oxygen, first aid kit, mobile phone or radio and when applicable, a drift line, safety stop equipment and a dive buoy) and youŽre always accompanied by a professional guide.
Although the above mentioned two tank dive is scheduled every day, we can usually go out diving any day, any time, any place, anywhere as long as the weather permits us to. Normally weŽre able to do two trips a day or, in the case of a night dive, three trips a day. You can book a single dive, a double dive (two tank dive) or a dive package if you would like to do more than just one day of diving. We have packages of four and eight dives and youŽll end up paying less per dive.
Check out our All-Day Excursions, available with diving, see Excursions
For a general description of the diving in Huatulco, go to Diving Huatulco
If you prefer beach diving we can go to a few nice, although very shallow sites for which we do not need to use a boat. In general they have lots of coral and colorful aquatic life. WeŽll get you there with our pick up truck, in most cases in 10 to 15 minutes.
Another possibility we offer is going diving by kayak. A different and more adventurous way of getting to the dive sites without harm to the environment. For us to be able to provide this service, youŽll need to book at least a few days in advance.
No problem! The most popular dive trip for those of you that are not certified divers is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program. ItŽs an introduction into diving and you actually get to go diving in the ocean! The usual schedule for this program starts at 9.30 hrs. with a brief lesson in the dive center, after which we take you out by boat to do some training in a shallow, protected bay. After the training we take you on a dive of around 30 to 40 minutes and youŽll be back at the dive center around 13.00 hrs. YouŽll be in the capable hands of a professional PADI Instructor at all times and we provide drinking water and soft drinks during the trip. Although the morning is the best time for this program, we can usually take you out any other time of the day as long as the weather permits it. For more info about this program go to Courses & Programs
On the way out by boat you may see some different species of dolphins, sea turtles, Manta Rays or even whales (mainly in the winter time) on the surface. If we are lucky the dolphins come really close and play in the bow waves of the boat, donŽt forget to bring your camera!
The most common service we offer snorkelers is a trip by boat to two or three different snorkel sites. We usually meet in the dive shop at 09.30 hrs. to get the equipment together. The first site weŽll reach in approximately half an hour, depending on where we go. At the site we prepare the equipment and we give you a briefing. After doing a snorkel tour in the area we go to another site and normally thereŽs enough time to visit a third snorkel site. We should be back at the shop before lunchtime, between 13.00 and 14.00 hrs. We provide drinking water and soft drinks during the trip and towels. We have all the necessary safety equipment on board (oxygen, first aid kit, mobile phone or radio, life vests and when applicable, a drift line and a buoy) and youŽre always accompanied by a professional guide who will show you the interesting spots.
ItŽs also possible to join our divers on the dive trip. We usually do two dives at two different sites and the majority of dive sites are also interesting for snorkelers.
Check out our "All-Day Excursions" with snorkeling, see Excursions
Apart from the above mentioned trip we offer snorkel tours to just one site, usually the beach called "La Entrega", which is close by, all of 5 minutes by boat or 10 minutes by car. ItŽs one of the most popular sites for snorkeling with huge coral plates and lots of aquatic life. Although the morning is the best time to go out, weŽre able to take you snorkeling any time of the day, if the weather lets us. We have various beautiful snorkel sites a short boat ride away and some we can access from the beach, if you prefer not to go out by boat. A trip like that, to one site normally takes about two hours maximum.
The beach described above "La Entrega", is also excellent for beginning snorkelers or those who are less confident. ItŽs a shallow and nicely protected bay which can be reached by either boat or by land. As on all our trips youŽll be accompanied by a professional guide. For those who want to get introduced to snorkeling or perhaps improve their snorkel skills, we offer the PADI Discover Snorkeling Program. You may even want to do the PADI Skin Diver Course which comes with a certification!
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