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Address: Calle Pedro Ascencio Mz. 23 Lote 7 | Colonia Centro, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 755 102 3738
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Description: Dive Zihua is located at the heart of downtown Zihuatanejo. We are a new...
Dive Zihua is located at the heart of downtown Zihuatanejo. We are a new PADI dive centre with an atmosphere you would expect to find in a small dive operation. We not only have a passion for diving but all of our staff have been involved with conservation efforts for years and it is our philosophy to bring safe fun diving with an appreciation to the aquatic environment.We offer both diving and snorkeling tours through our full service dive facility.Our shop is very easy to find, we are located on Juan Alvarez opposite the basketball court in the main part of downtown.
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Wonderful place to get certified

My friends and I got our open water certifications here this week, and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Joao (owner/instructor) is a great teacher... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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Issaquah, Washington
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Issaquah, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

My friends and I got our open water certifications here this week, and I have nothing but good things to say about the experience. Joao (owner/instructor) is a great teacher, both above and below water. Whether I was succeeding easily or struggling with a task, he patiently kept talking (or signing) and demonstrating, and providing a ton of positive feedback... More 

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Raymond, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I highly recommend contacting Dive Zihua if you are interested in snorkeling while visiting the Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo area. Joao answered all my emails promptly and was waiting for us at the pier to take us to the boat. Our first stop was Manzanillo, where we had a lengthy, relaxed snorkel in clear water. We then moved on to Las Gatas, which... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Joao (owner/operator) took really good care of us on our recent trip. Our group had two relatively inexperienced divers and one dive master. None of us had been in the water recently. Joao answered every question, had really good pre-dive profiles, helped when needed and generally made sure that everyone had a great experience. We loved meeting Ellie, the shop... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Joao was very attentive, observant and considerate. I joined a couple that had been out with him a couple times already and he was great at meeting everyone's needs. Very knowledgeable about the sites, good predive instructions. Unfortunately I got seasick due to rolling swells, Joao and Captain Luis were very patient. Recommend highly.

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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Joao ,the owner/operated was fantastic. This is a small shop with outstanding service. Would definitely do e with him again! Elle the shop dog manages the shop with a tail wag and big smile.

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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Joao, Dive Zihua's owner and our dive master for the day really knows his stuff and tailored the dive to our needs. We were a little apprehensive about diving because of heavy currents experienced last year with a different dive operator, but Joao went above and beyond, corresponded with us in advance of the dive, understood our concerns and put... More 

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Oakland, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Was in Zihua for a wedding and was able to free up some time to get in the water. I called Joao at 5pm on Monday night, and was in the water with him on Tuesday morning. Experienced some great marine life with good company. Joao and crew were great and hope to log more dives with him on my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our group (7 people) had a great time with Joao and crew. We did a quick snorkeling trip to the small beach just south of Zihua bay. Saw eels, hundreds of fish (I liked the baby ones with the blue iridescent spots) and a spiny starfish. Remind Joao to bring the picture card that helps you identify fish... if you... More 

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Joao G, Owner at Dive Zihua, responded to this review

Thank you! I really appreciate you kind words! I'm glad you had a great time. Best Regards! Joao More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Joao has excellent english skills along with the fact that his native language is portugese and he speaks excellent spanish. He is a skilled and easy communicator that impressed from the initial contact of tourists (us) asking for directions to the detailed safety drills for the discovery package that 5 of us signed up for. All of us felt great... More 

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Joao G, Owner at Dive Zihua, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! I really feel proud of what we are doing here at Dive Zihua. I really love what I do and I guess that shows. Again, thank you for a very nice review! Best Regards! Joao More 

New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Joao took a group of 5 of us to Morros de Potosi - definitely worth the longer trip out there - and we all had great dives (saw a shark, a few eels, and a couple rays). Was very clear that Joao knew the dive sites incredibly well and he simply has a knack for looking in the crevices where... More 

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Joao G, Owner at Dive Zihua, responded to this review

Hi! It was a great day out! Thank you so much for your words, they mean a lot to us to keep our services sharp and our costumers happy! Best Regards! Joao More 

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