Scuba Diving in Zihuatanejo
Post Last Modified – May 16, 2021

Excellent Scuba Diving With Zihuatanejo Dive Center

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Are you traveling to Mexico and wanting to check out Scuba Diving in Zihuatanejo?  There are a number of Dive Centers in the Ixtapa / Zihuatanejo region, and I had the pleasure of diving with a couple of them. 

One of the shops I enjoyed a reef dive with was with Zihuatanejo Dive Center.

Friendly and Professional Service Assured!

Scuba Diving In Zihuatanejo – Reef Dive

Zihuatanejo Dive Center Staff

Zihuatanejo Dive Center Dive Master

Unfortunately I caught a nasty chest cold, probably in the airplane during the flight down to Mexico. I was hoping for a 2 tank dive, but could only manage one this day because of chest congestion.  

Our destination was to a popular spot for both divers and snorkeler’s called Playa Manzanillo.

Heading Out to Our Dive Site on a Beautiful Sunny Day!

Diving with Zihuatanejo Dive Center

This is a very popular shallow reef dive within close proximity of Zihuatanejo Pier.

Scuba Diving Zihuatanejo – Playa Manzanillo Reef Dive

Zihuatanejo Dive Center Staff

Zihuatanejo Dive Center Staff

After boarding our boat at the Zihua Pier, we made our way along the picturesque shoreline heading towards Playa Manzanillo Reef.  This is also a very well – known stretch of beach among locals living in the area and not frequented by visitors as much as the other local beaches.

Getting Set to Dive at Playa Manzanillo

Scuba Diving with Zihuatanejo Dive Center

It was another beautiful sunny day, with calm seas and extremely warm ocean temperatures hovering at approximately 26 degrees Celsius or an amazing 79 degrees Fahrenheit.  I actually started the dive with a wetsuit on and after a few minutes in the shallow water, I had to return to the boat to take it off!

Coming from Canada and used to diving in the frigid waters of the North Pacific, what a treat this was!

Dive Companion & Staff Member

Zihuatanejo Dive Center Instructor

I was accompanied by two staff members, both experienced divers along with our boat captain getting to and from shore safely. 

As this was a popular location for snorkeling, my wife was able to come along and enjoy the water as well.  She does not scuba dive but does enjoy snorkeling in the warm tropical waters.

A perfect day for both of us!

Enjoying the Clear Warm Waters of the Pacific!

Scuba Diving Playa Manzanillo

My guides pointed out a variety of sea life during the dive, including a curious eagle ray, large moray eel and a rock fish.

Scuba Diving Zihuatanejo – Local Dive Sites Detailed Map

Scuba Diving Zihuatanejo

The dive shop offers a variety of dive locations for you to tailor to your level of experience and weather conditions, which can vary and change quite quickly in this area.  They will put together dive packages to suit you best.

They also offer a number of instruction courses for those wanting to try scuba diving and /or become PADI Certified. As well, the shop offers snorkel excursions to favorite reef destinations in the area.

“We are a PADI Dive Resort Center where our only goal is to turn your scuba diving into a fun, safe and unforgettable experience!”



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My wife and I enjoyed a lovely morning with out at sea diving and snorkeling with our friendly guides. Be sure to check out this dive center when planning your travels to this beautiful region of Mexico.

Below, I have included their official website for your convenience, where you can access contact information and much more.

Zihuatanejo Dive Center

🤿   Zihuatanejo Dive Center   

I’ve also added the very popular Lonely Planet website link below to check out.  I have directed the link to their exclusive page on Ixtapa. It’s filled with tons of information to help in planning your next vacation to this beautiful part of Mexico.


🌎   Lonely Planet – Ixtapa


Safe and Healthy Travels! 🙂

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Although our dive tour was in collaboration with Zihuatanejo Dive Center, rest assured all content and opinions are that of the author and reflect my personal experience only.
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