Frequently Asked Questions

Dive Zihuatanejo

We have compiled a list of questions we thought would be useful for anyone considering diving in Zihuatanejo. If you have anymore questions, please do not hesitate to ask us on the Contact page.

From June up until February is our warmer season. The water temperature begins to increase in mid June and lasts until late February, with the temperature reaching a nice 30 ºC (86 ºF). From the beginning of March until mid June is when the water cools down, ranging from 17º C (62 ºF) to about 23 ºC (73 ºF).

Our best season for diving is from November till March. The water visibility is great and can reach 30 meters (100 feet). The water temperature also stabilizes at around 27 ºC (80 ºF). We also find very good conditions in July and August. September and October can also have good conditions but the weather is more unpredictable during that time.

Yes and No, we do need to verify your certification. If you are registered with PADI or any other organization, all we need is your full name and date of birth and we can look up your certification details online.

For safety reasons, it is important to wait before flying or driving to altitude after diving. DAN (Divers alert Network) and PADI recommend 12 hrs for a single dive and 18 hours for multiple dives. The rules change if you do decompression dives or technical diving. If you are unsure contact DAN at dan.org

No. You do not have to be a great swimmer, however you should feel comfortable enough in the water as this will help you succeed in your courses.

When you dive with us, we include your gear rental. We welcome you, if you like, to bring your own gear. We can even store and clean it for you during your stay.

Departure time can vary. For morning trips, we normally meet at the pier at 9 a.m get on board and head to our first dive site. Depending on the dive sites we go and the duration of the dives, we come back to the pier around 1:00-1:30 p.m. We always make sure to notify you about the rendez-vous point and time of departure.

The Pacific ocean is known for its great diversity of fish. While different times of the year will feature different species these are the typical animals we encounter during our dives. Pufferfish, moorish Idols, stingrays, moray eels, spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, seahorses, octopus, nudibranchs, lobsters, scorpionfish, school of fish like grunts, goatfish and jacks. There is always a chance to see dolphins from the boat and whales when in season.

We provide all of the equipment you may need for your day out but you may wish to bring personal items as well. We recommend reef safe sun block, a towel, sunglasses and a hat. We also recommend that you take precaution if you are prone to seasickness. We do provide refreshments on the boat for the entire trip.

We accept cash (pesos, US and CAD), we accept credit cards. We also have a PayPal account which you can link to your credit card if needed.

The Pacific Ocean is a very unreliable thing, the water temperature and visibility change without notice. However, the health and vitality of the species seen is undeniable. There are many reefs to dive as well as caverns and a wall face that drops to aprox. 35 metres (115 feet). The best times to dive are from November to mid March, since the water visibility is best and the water is warmest.

Unfortunately no, it is not permitted in Zihuatanejo. The main reasons are for your safety. The whales come here to give birth and reproduce. A mama is very protective of her baby. Males that compete for the attention of a female make jumps and push each other. You do not want to be caught in their ritual. We recommend you join our whale watching tour instead for a great seat to see the show. .

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