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Location: Bays Of Huatulco (Mexico (west))
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The Bays of Huatulco consist of nine beautiful bays located on the Pacific Coast of the state of Oaxaca, covering an area of approximately 30 km (18 miles). Nestled along the shore are 36 creamy sand beaches fringed by the green/blue waters of the Pacific Ocean. In and around the nine bays there are over a hundred dive sites waiting to be explored, of which 40 sites are marked by buoys. Most can only be reached by boat, however there are some places where you can go off the beach.

One can imagine that this area offers a wide variety of beautiful dive and snorkel sites with an even wider variety of flora and fauna. In the shallower parts you can find coral plates with an abundance of fish and other aquatic creatures, ideal for snorkeling as well as diving. A little bit deeper you will encounter 'morros', huge rocks resting on the sandy bottom, and sea beds of volcanic rock full of 'nooks and crannies' waiting to be explored. For the more experienced diver we have walls and drop-offs that go to the very limit of recreational diving. We can safely say that the underwater world of the Bays of Huatulco has enough quality dive sites for two safe and enjoyable dives daily for a month without visiting the same sites or being bored!

Water Temp: 30C (Summer) around 25C (Winter)
Visibility: variable, typically between 10m and 20m
Climate: 335 Sunny days per year. Average temp: 28C. September is the peak of the rainy season.

Description by: Roberto - Hurricane Divers
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Bays Of Huatulco was:
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Ranked as Fantastic by independant reviews Ranked as Fantastic by independant reviews Ranked as Fantastic by independant reviews Ranked as Fantastic by independant reviews Ranked as Fantastic by independant reviews
Non diving activities: Lots to see and do!
Language: English, Spanish
Money: Mexican Pesos & USD
Stability: No travelling problems expected
More Information: Country Bio from Lonely Planet


Rating: Ranked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviewsRanked as Excellant by independant reviews95%
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