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Chico's Dive Shop

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Address: Calle Paseo Diaz Ordaz 772, Puerto Vallarta 48300, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 322 222 1895
08:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 22:00

Chico's Dive Shop, Since 1968. Much has changed over the years in the scuba...

Chico's Dive Shop, Since 1968. Much has changed over the years in the scuba business; the level of knowledge, equipment development, the teaching procedures, the dive boats, the global weather, ecological awareness and many other topics... we have experienced many changes in the past 44 years. We have learned a lot and we keep learning as the dive business continues to improve, as a dive operator we know scuba diving is about teaching, learning, enjoying, Sharing, relaxing, exploring, discovering, safety and making new friends.If you last 44 years in the dive business is because you know!!Rodolfo De Lamprecht

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Spontaneously going to PV for 3 days.....

.............I wanted to take the opportunity and go diving. Booking was easy, the diving well organized, equipment okay and dive-master well focussed on safety. Although the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom P

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.............I wanted to take the opportunity and go diving. Booking was easy, the diving well organized, equipment okay and dive-master well focussed on safety. Although the diving conditions were quiet bad, we (group of 3 divers plus dive-master)had a good time. Special : fair treatment, when a friend had to cancel his booking because of sickness. Not very often happening... More 

Thank Tom P
Salmon Arm, Canada
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

While I was in Puerto Vallarta on vacation, I decided to head out and explore the underwater world. I walked into Chico's on the Malecon, and booked a trip to Los Arcos for an am dive.. The boat is quite spacious and easily held the 16 divers plus extra room..The in water dive staff were funny and professional, in the... More 

1 Thank Dwaynev
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

We had such an amazing time! The guides were so friendly made it a lot of fun! They served us snacks and the guide for the snorkeling showed us a lot of interesting things even letting us hold a starfish! He gave us each a small piece of banana to feed the fish and so many beautiful fish came all... More 

Thank LaurisaClassen
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

The staff were knowledgeable about what was needed, didn't lie when they needed clarification of certification that was to known to certain staff members, charged reasonable prices, and their porters/boat staff worked very hard.

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Pismo Beach, California
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Reviewed 2 March 2017

I am an experienced diver with many hundreds of dives in both cold water and warm. Spent five days in Feb diving with Chico's. Very friendly staff, eager to please. They offer to set up our tanks / BCD, but we prefer to do our own. We used their tanks and weights, but didn't take any other "rental" dive gear,... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were on our honeymoon in Aug 2013 and went to Chico's. I scuba dove with my wife doing snuba off of the dive boat. When I got out of the water my wife was quiet and didn't talk. Later when we got back to the hotel she said that her instructor was inappropriately touching her. She... More 

Thank tmart1799
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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

I booked a trip SCUBA trip with Chico's for myself and two kids and was extremely happy with all aspects of this company and their employees. We were scheduled at 3 PM and that was the time they took us in to get prepped for our second dive ever. Brian was our dive master extraordinaire and was awesome from start... More 

Thank Joe H
Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

To start, I'll state that I'm a highly experienced scuba instructor (with over 2000 dives, 15 years, worldwide) and I was appalled at this dive center. Two very scary and outraging things situations happened on my day out with this shop. 1) On my dive, the dive guide was literally riding a sea turtle underwater attempting to show off to... More 

5 Thank scubalover11
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We went out snorkeling on Christmas day. Taking the smaller boat from Chico's is much more appealing to me than going on the large boat with 100+ people. Our guide stayed near us the whole time and signaled us to where more fish would be seen. Good amount of time on the water. Snacks & water provided. Would definitely go... More 

Thank Storm I
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

We dive with Chico's for our first night dive. The shop was good and treated us well. They were timely and professional. Pedro the dive master was very out going. As for the dive itself I wasn't very impressed. Not a lot to see and was actually fairly boring. Overall we probably won't do another night dive, but at least... More 

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