The waters of coastal Puerto Vallarta abound with tropical and exotic marine life. Just below the surface of the water you'll find the most extraordinary realm on this planet, one that is so infused with color, life, and motion that it can take your breath away. The zone from the Pacific to which Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta belong is home to numerous marine species, like whales, dolphins, and stingrays.
Scuba diving and snorkeling in Puerto Vallarta will transport you into another world where the ordinary is left behind and there is always something exciting to see! Some of the marine life you might encounter in the Bay of Banderas and Mexican Pacific are Manta rays, hawksbill turtles, black-blotched porcupinefish, octopus, crabs, lobsters, to christmas tree worms, whales, dolphins and all sorts of fish.