Snorkeling Tour Los Arcos is the best way to explore the wonders of the deep blue with a real marine biologist
Oceans occupy 99% of the living space on the planet, but less than 10% of that space has been explored by humans! We can’t breathe under water (some of us wish we could), but we can discover part of the underwater world thanks to snorkeling and scuba diving gear.
Banderas Bay offers different areas to explore either snorkeling or scuba diving. On this tour we will venture to Los Arcos, the name translates into “The Arches”, one of the iconic sites of Puerto Vallarta.
The place is a three rocks formation to the south side of the bay on the way to Mismaloya.
Arches are indeed present, and swimming through these natural tunnels is a must do! This place has beautiful scenery above and underwater and is filled with an incredible biodiversity (fish, reptiles and birds). One of the deepest points of the bay, called the Devil’s Canyon, is there and it’s great for diving. Los Arcos is a protected area and no anchoring or fishing is allowed nearby. Different species of marine life enjoy the safety and productivity of the waters.
You might spot some angelfish, sergeant majors, damsel fish, rainbow, gobies, eels, star fish, puffers, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, giant manta rays, and many more. The guide will have an ID sheet, so you can easily identify the fish you see.