• BACKGROUND
  • FACILITIES
  • EQUIPMENT
  • STAFF
  • BOAT
  • PROJECTS
ENGINEER JOSÉ VÁZQUEZ

Born in Acapulco, José Vázquez is a Biochemical Engineer in Marine Sciences graduated from ITESM. He lived most of his childhood in the well-known Caleta Beach where his father owned the diving school Mantarraya Aqua Sports for over 40 years.

He spent his childhood surrounded by divers and fishermen, favoring his passion for diving and the marine environment. Also fond of sports and a healthy lifestyle, he shaped his professional future during his adolescence, working hard at Mantarraya Aqua Sports. n 1978 NAUI the scuba diving organization peeked out to Acapulco and without any second thoughts he did his first diving course, becoming NAUI Instructor in 1987. Years later, in 1996 he was certified as a PADI OWI Instructor.

After many efforts he managed to open his own dive shop in Playa Angosta in 1990, where he trained divers for over 10 years. As a result of the growth in the sector and seeking to improve the service, in 2001 he moved the school to the newly built Paseo del Pescador Dock, so his boat could have it’s own mooring.

Intending to stay at the forefront, continuing to improve the quality of service and keeping up with the two most prestigious agencies worldwide, in 2016 he was certified as SSI Instructor and moved within the facilities of the Nautical Club La Marina Acapulco, private marina with high quality features.

With over 25 years of experience in the scuba diving scope, Acapulco Scuba Center has positioned itself as one of the centers of enjoyment and reference training throughout Mexico.
ONLY THE BEST

ASC has unbeatable infrastructure, boats designed for your comfort and best brands equipment, we have the best for the water sport lovers.
EXCELLENT LOCATION

We are inside the facilities of the "Club Nautico La Marina", located 30 minutes from the furthest point of diving and 5 miles from Roqueta Island, which is famous for its abundant marine fauna, great natural beauty and considered by many divers as a of the best dive sites of Acapulco.
QUALITY SERVICES

We offer our clients quality services, free private parking, private security, WIFI, bathrooms and showers, rinse equipment on board, store and dry your diving equipment and hyperbaric chamber in Acapulco, along with our experience PADI and SSI has certify us as an approved diving center.

Dive Center PADI 15432 • Dive Center SSI 809634
EQUIPMENT / MATERIAL

At ASC we have equipment from the most prestigious brands in the world of diving. Our equipment is of excellent quality, from fins to masks.

  • Seac Sub BCD´S
  • Mares / U.S. Divers Regulators
  • Wet suits mono piece Cressi 3 mm
  • Seac Sub 3 mm Shorties
  • Cressi masks
  • Cressi / Beuchat fins
Official dealer of equipment and material
Most of our tanks are 80cf aluminum, in addition we have some 63cf for children. They have valves for standard K high quality inlet and with valve convertible to DIN. We also have the configuration to make doubles and Sidemounth as requested by our customers.
  • Ingersoll Rand Compressor model 4R15 15ft3 / m
  • Mako compressor Model K14
  • Coltri MCH16 Compressor
NITROX SYSTEM

If you want more time UNDERWATER, we have a NITROX filling system or oxygen-enriched air with the most exhaustive controls that allows you to achieve longer dive times without the need for decompression stops.
JOSÉ VÁZQUEZ
GENERAL MANAGER AND INSTRUCTOR

A biochemical engineer by profession and a great underwater photographer, Pepe is a certified instructor with more than 30 years of experience in the diving sector.
  • PADI, SSI and NAUI Diver Instructor
  • PADI Master Scuba Dive Trainer
  • NAUI Course Director
  • Engineering Nitrox Partial Pressure Mixing System GSM
  • Certificate of Visual Inspection of Scuba Tanks
  • PADI Emergency First Response. Care for Children Instructor Course (with AED)
  • DAN Oxygen First Aid Instructor
  • First Aid and CPR external trainer of the STPS
CARLOS RADILLA
DIVEMASTER AND CAPTAIN

Charly is our local guide who knows perfectly all the diving sites we have along the bay. Do you want to see seahorses, frogfish or eagle rays? Charly is your guy
ANTONIO LLORENS
DIVEMASTER AND ADMINISTRATIVE MANAGER

Toñiko is responsible for customer service both in and out of the water and will make you feel at home from your arrival to your departure.
MARIO LLORENS
DIVEMASTER AND OPERATIVE ASSISTANT

Support in operation and logistics Mario is a born communicator always willing to assist you in everything you need..
TOTE VÁZQUEZ
UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHER AND PR

Our gifted mermaid is specially trained in freediving and underwater photography. Do you want an underwater souvenir photo? Talk to Tote!
Specifically designed for diving, our boat offers excellent benefits to bring on board 30 divers, but for better comfort we only accept 25 divers on board.
Ten meters in length with a HONDA 90HP outboard engine makes it reach the maximum comfort in its service, regardless of the sea conditions or the time to the dive site.
ACAPULCO SUBMARINO

Collaboration in the edition of the book "Acapulco submarino. A look under the sea "by photographer Juan Manuel Barnard Ávila with more than 200 photographs of the flora and fauna that show the potential of the underwater world of Acapulco.

On sale in our dive shop.
ACAPULCO SUBMARINO

Collaboration in the edition of the book "Acapulco submarino. A look under the sea "by photographer Juan Manuel Barnard Ávila with more than 200 photographs of the flora and fauna that show the potential of the underwater world of Acapulco.

On sale in our dive shop.
ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Our goal is to make the community aware of the importance of its surrounding nature and make people care about it. We want to provide everyone with the tools they need to protect their environment. This project is directed at people in the community, businesses and schools and they are called upon to participate through different activities, including conferences, underwater cleanups, recycling projects, etc.

ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS

Our goal is to make the community aware of the importance of its surrounding nature and make people care about it. We want to provide everyone with the tools they need to protect their environment. This project is directed at people in the community, businesses and schools and they are called upon to participate through different activities, including conferences, underwater cleanups, recycling projects, etc.

CORAL REEF

RESTORATION
Acascuba is currently building a coral reef restoration project for several hectares of coral reefs badly degraded based on nursery techniques with the aim of recovering their biodiversity and building a solid sustainable management in the area. Coral reefs are, with the rainforest, the richest and most complex ecosystems on the planet
and biological importance is undeniable, as well as their contribution to the economy of countless regions. Unfortunately coral reefs have been severely affected and today we have lost more than 40% of corals in some areas, and some of the dominant coral species have disappeared by 95%.
and biological importance is undeniable, as well as their contribution to the economy of countless regions. Unfortunately coral reefs have been severely affected and today we have lost more than 40% of corals in some areas, and some of the dominant coral species have disappeared by 95%.



INTERNSHIPS

Acascuba is welcoming interns to take in charge and manage distinctive projects. The projects have to be related to marine biology or coastal management. The methodology and objectives have to be strongly built and have a scientific base. The interns will have to conduct theory and field work. The internships length will have an average of 2 to 6 months. The projects can be part of an academic program and we are welcoming universities to contact us and send us bachelor and master students. Interns and their projects will be supervised by Acapulco Scuba Center team.



Apply now for an internship
VOLUNTEERING

Acascuba is welcoming volunteers to help on different projects. Volunteers will have short formations and will be allowed to work on different projects at the same time. Volunteer experience will mainly focus on hands on jobs and awareness projects. Anyone can apply to volunteer into our organization. Volunteers will be supervised by Acapulco Scuba Center team.



Apply now for volunteering
VOLUNTEERING

Acascuba is welcoming volunteers to help on different projects. Volunteers will have short formations and will be allowed to work on different projects at the same time. Volunteer experience will mainly focus on hands on jobs and awareness projects. Anyone can apply to volunteer into our organization. Volunteers will be supervised by Acapulco Scuba Center team.



Apply now for volunteering
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