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Diving in Guadalajara

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When to go to Guadalajara

The daily temperatures throughout the year range from lows of around 19C/67F to highs of around 33C/92F. From November to April it is generally dry. The rain season usually doesn't start till June and lasts through October. The visibility ranges from 7m/25ft to 30m/100ft and the currents stay low in most of the locations. 


What to see

The biodiversity is pretty amazing and includes sea horses, nudibranches, needle fish, seargent majors, octopus, zebra moray eel, angelfish, surgeons, parrot fish, damsel fish, yellow tail, cardinals, blennies, lizard fish, puffers, species of whale, moorish idols, rays, green turtles and the most popular - the giant pacific manta, which appears in the local waters between July and November. 

Scuba diving in Guadalajara

Guadalajara is located in the state of Jalisco in the center of Mexico. Guadalajara International Airport is located here. The area has a large amount of dive centers that offer diving at different sites around Mexico. There are some very good areas for scuba diving around Manzanillo, Puerto Vallarta, which have depths and conditions suitable for every diver's ability. Manzanillo has lots of dive sites including caves, walls, reefs, canyons and wrecks all featuring huge variety of marine life and colorful coral formations. The area is volcanic in origin and divers are treated to underwater fissures, cracks, crevices and archways that they can swim through. There are also plenty of tunnels and sea mounds with visible lava flows. Among interesting sites are Los Frailes, Elephant Rock, San Luciano Shipwreck and Los Carrizales. The best dive sites are located along the southern shores of the Banderas Bay within Puerto Vallarta's Underwater Reserve and include Los Arcos, Mismaloya, Caletas, Majahuitas, Punta Mismaloya, Marietas Islands, llos Anegados and El Morro. Many sites feature drop offs, shallow reefs, sloppy bottoms, shallow coves, pinnacles, volcanic rock formations, drift diving and cave diving.