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Acapulco Diving

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Acapulco diving guide

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Acapulco diving offers rich life, with its rocks and pinacles it's possible to find a large variety of species making it an ideal situation for diving. There are many interesting places to dive in Acapulco such as sunken ships, walls, sea mountains, Roqueta Island (shallow & calm dives), caves (rock formations) and much more. There are also sandy and rocky bottoms with small coral formations, sea fans, barnacles, gorgonians, sea stars, trumpet fishes, jacks, mackerel just to name a few.

The average water temperature is approximately 24ºC or 72ºF.
The visibility changes from one day to another because of the water currents, the average visibility is from 18 to 38feet/5-16 meters.

Some of the interesting places to dive are:

Roquetta Island which is popular with divers looking for a shallow dive and transparent waters rich in marine life. However it's not only for novices because for experienced divers there is the possibility of diving in the caves. On the shores of Roqueta Island you can explore the "Virgen Sumergida" (an underwater shrine).

Caleta and Caletilla are two traditional beaches of Acapulco recommended for those who are beginning to dive and snorkelers as the good water conditions give excellent visibility.

Puerto Marqués is recommended for novice diving as it's shallow and the fauna is abundant.

Icacos will give you the possibility to experienced divers to explore the wreck of the the Rio de la Plata" which was sunk in 1944

A famous attraction worth seeing you're in acapulco is The Quebrada Cliff Divers. This is the most popular attraction in Acapulco. From a towering cliff high above the city, divers plunge 130 feet/37 meters into shallow waters several times a day. The show often varies, for example they may carry torches, dive in pairs, or perform stunts on the way down.

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