Dive Mexico Playa, Playa del Carmen

4.8
Scuba / Snorkeling · Wildlife Area
At the heart of Playa Del Carmen, Dive Mexico Playa is a locally owned and operated dive center. Expect excellent service with experienced instructors and dive masters. The center caters to both certified and non-certified divers, so you can choose PADI courses that suit your skill level and age. Consider cenote diving, or think about visiting during whale shark season. Please check the website for further details. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Playa del Carmen holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Dive Mexico Playa and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We booked a cenote tour with Playa scuba dive centre in Jan and we are glad we did. We explored other vendors along 5th Ave but found these guys to be most knowledgeable. Thanks to Rudolph for...  more »
  • We had a very disappointing snorkel outing. Don‘t get me wrong. The actual owners and guys running the Dive Mexico Shop are lovely and super helpful. Really nice people trying to offer the best...  more »
  • I had intended to use a different dive shop in Playa but for various reasons that was not working out. I went for a chat at various dive shops in Playa but there was just something about this one. I.....  more »
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  • Manuel and his crew are incredibly friendly and helpful. During one of the dives, we had a sick diver and a panicked diver and the way they were dealt with was professional and with patience and compassion. Diego and Mario are top notch (super fun) instructors and I would highly recommend this shop. Looking forward to my next dive with these guys!
  • Did a 2 tank beginner dive with Francesca. Quick turn around in the pool upstairs to cover the basics then a very short drive to the boat to head out to sea. Francesca was a great tutor, very friendly and informative. She was relaxing, encouraging, and ensured everything was safe. Can't recommend her enough as a diving partner, she's fantastic. We saw stingrays, moray eels, puffer fish, lion fish, and all manner of other sea life. If I had more time here I'd look at doing my PADI, but perhaps next time!
  • The shop was recommended to me by my brother and his girlfriend. I took the open water course with Natasha. She was very positive, energetic and extremely knowledgeable of the material. Having her as my first instructor ever definitely set the bar very high for other instructors and divers. She explained everything thoroughly throughout the course and made me feel very comfortable with my equipment on land and using it under water. She also told us great places to visit and go to while there. I am looking forward to going back there to continue my divers education.
  • I had an amazing experience at this dive shop. If you want to go diving having zero experience, it can be daunting. Our instructor - Ivan, really cared about making this experience as memorable and enjoyable as possible. He was very patient and walked us through every step of the process with safety and enthusiasm. I would love to come back to Playa and dive again! Thank you all so much!
  • I stayed in the apts behind this place for 8 days. Just happened to walk by the first evening and Francisco was outside. We talked about excursions for a while. I took some pamphlets and came back each evening to book for the next day. He was so nice to me, took me to excursion drop off places, recommeded great trips, and arranged 2 excursion trips (cenotes and snorkeling + sailing) plus a dive refresher course with 2 dives for me. For dive and course I had Natasha. She gave a great refresher course and was very helpful, patient, and pointed out cool things on the dive. Equipment was good also. I highly recommend this shop.

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