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You know you’ve reached El Morro, an advanced dive site on the edge of Banderas Bay, when you set your sights on a dramatic series of rock pinnacles jutting out of the Pacific Ocean. That’s where experienced divers can plunge under the waves with a PADI Dive Master to dive walls and explore amazing caves and tunnels.
That’s not all there is to discover, however! You can also get up close and personal with large pelagics like rays, manta rays, and even humpback whales (during winter months).
Discover Drama in the Deep
El Morro is sometimes called the most secluded dive site in Puerto Vallarta, but it is definitely one of the most striking. The pinnacles that are the first sign you’ve reached El Morro are also what make it so unique a site. They rise from the ocean floor and are pockmarked with dozens of tunnels and caves that are teeming with marine life – all of which you can discover on this dive.
A Diversity of Creatures Awaits
Down below El Morro you might see lobsters, turtles, octopuses, seahorses and jacks, along with sharks, and the biggest eels and most awe-inspiring manta rays you’ve ever seen. Then there are the coral and the sponges, which come in every conceivable color and are home to too many varieties of tropical fish to count. It is a spectacle of color!
The Caverns at El Morro
The start of your scuba dive in El Morro involves diving down 90 feet, where you’ll see cave openings in front of you. It’s difficult to see inside, but those daring enough to enter will be rewarded with two things. First, rocky granite walls teeming with invertebrates like sea fans and coral, along with brilliant nudibranchs and scurrying shrimp. Sometimes an octopus will speed by! And second, a brilliant view of the surrounding sea. The darkness of the cave makes the brilliant clarity of the water all the more stunning.
Why Scuba Diving in El Morro Requires Certification
El Morro can have challenging currents and sea conditions that are intimidating for less experienced divers, but that isn’t the only reason our PADI certified dive guides limit this dive to certified guests. The same conditions that make this dive site so fascinating are those that make it riskier for dive enthusiasts who haven’t yet been certified.
• Dives: 2 (certified divers)
• Boat: Speed boat
• Water Temp: 65-86°F/18-30°C
• Visibility: 20 – 100 ft / 7-30 m
• Depth: 60-100 ft/18-30 mts