Zihuatanejo Scuba Diving Trips
Diving in Zihuatanejo can be a very exciting experience. There are several places with different depths ranging from 5m/15ft to 30m/100ft with coral reefs and some pelagic dives and swim-throughs where different marine species live such as eagle rays, octopuses, sea horses, moray eels, turtles, nudibranches, whale sharks, manta rays, dolphins and whales.
While diving in Zihuatanejo you can find that the local marine life is incredible in its quantity and variety. Dive conditions do change throughout the year including visibility, temperature and currents. The water temperature changes in some months of the year, April to May being the coldest with an average of 26ºC / 78F but it can be as cold as 20ºC / 65F during this period so be prepared. The rest of the year tends to be a bit warmer ranging from 26º C / 78F to 31º C / 87F.
Visibility also varies ranging from 10m / 15ft or less to 30m / 100ft. These conditions change constantly during the year so call us to find out more. The best months to dive are from November to January. There are also some excellent periods in February, March, July and October.
You can choose from either a 1, 2 or 3 tank dive. We take you out on our 18 person covered panga boat to one of the many dive sites we have in and around Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa. After the first dive we return to the boat to switch for new tanks and complete our surface interval. This is the time when you can enjoy refreshments that we will provide or just sit in the sun and relax a bit. Our staff takes care of the changing of the tanks and getting equipment ready. Once the surface interval has been completed we go on our second dive and then finish up the day.
The day usually starts at 9 a.m. and for a double tank dive you will be back before lunch between 12 – 1p.m. Everything is taken care of for you, so all you have to do is meet us on the pier.
We have over 30 different dive sites to choose from and all of them have something different to offer. Diving in the Pacific is a very different experience than diving in the Caribbean. Although the water visibility is not usually 100% the health of the water provides for us an amazing array of life. We have coral populations that span the majority of the dive sites and as so are houses for multiple species of fish.