Puerto Vallarta Reef Fish

Puerto Vallarta has a large diversity of reef fish.

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El Morro

El Morro

El Morro is well known for the many pinnacles that rise from the ocean floor, abundant caves and tunnels that are just waiting to be explored in a wonderful undersea world that is full of life. It's located approx. 26 miles from Puerto Vallarta in the Pacific Ocean going south. It lies beyond the protected beautiful waters of the Bay of Banderas. The rocks are populated by an incredible number of migratory and non-migratory fish.

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El Chimo

Chimo is the last true fisherman village left. This spectacular dive site lies about 26 miles along the southern coast of the Bay of Banderas. Chimo has something very special to offer, besides marine life. Here the ocean floor offers distinct and interesting formations:

  • Torrecillas is an undersea plateau about a quarter-mile in diameter. From this mesa-like base, a series of separate pinnacles rise like trees growing toward the light.
  • Las Iglesias (the churches), is a line of columns that rise straight from the ocean floor, like the supports of some ancient sunken cathedral.

Chimo has an impressive variety of sea life, mainly tropical species and probably the best place to meet mantas.

Los Arcos

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The rocks that were previously known as Las Peñas offers more diversity of tropical life than any other site in the entire bay. Los Arcos is a National Reserve that is protected by the Mexican government, this explains the abundant sea life and the variety of species. If you are looking for a great and relaxing shallow dive that is sure to provide a ton of excitement... Then you should add Los Arcos to your list.



The entire south side of the bay is made up of tiny coves with isolated beaches that offer excellent conditions for snorkelling and diving.  One can literally pick any spot along this coastline and find an abundance of small, tropical life feeding off the shallow reefs and rock formations.  

The best spot on the south side of the bay has to be the quiet clear waters just off the beach of Majahuitas cove. Shallow reefs and wall formations set the stage for what is considered a perfect start to a wonderful day of adventure. More on scuba diving in Puerto Vallarta.

Reef Fish

Moorish Idol

You will be able to see.

  • Moorish Idols
  • Leather Bass
  • Golden-eye Grunts
  • Razor Surgeons
  • Harlequin Wrasse
  • Great Pacific Manta
  • Sailfish
  • Dolphins
  • Turtles
  • Large schools of Jacks and occasionally whale sharks during May, June, and July.

Spottail grunt

... among other species.

What are you waiting for? Come and reserve your Scuba Diving Puerto Vallarta Tour Now! You won't regret it.

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Last modified on Monday, 20 April 2020 19:42