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Dive Zihua

Calle Juan N. Alvarez No. 30 | Locale 4, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
+52 755 5446666
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Ranked #17 of 31 activities in Zihuatanejo
Type: Tours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Zihuatanejo, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

Thanks Joao! This was our second consecutive year diving with Joao and Dive Zihua. Joao's knowledge of the area and underwater sea-life is superb! His equipment, safety gear and attention to detail makes you feel comfortable and relaxed. If anyone has the chance to dive in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo I highly recommend going with Dive Zihua!

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Vernon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I finished my Open Water certification with Joao and feel very comfortable in my skills because of how thorough of an instructor he was and how and safe I felt. I am hooked and am excited to dive every time I vacation and would highly recommend him and his team to any one visiting Zihuatenjeo! My husband wasn't going to... More

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

Hi Kim! I had a great teaching you, it was one of the easiest courses ever, You are a natural diver! Keep it up! Your husband did really well too and I'm glad he overcome his uncomfortable feeling about breathing underwater. You guys make a great team, get him certified, I'm sure he'll love it! Stay in touch. Best Regards,... More

Oakland, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Joao runs a fantastic instruction program perfect for beginners or long time divers looking to refresh their skills. He is a wonderful teacher communicating concepts and skills in a very easy to understand, comfortable manner. I hope to have the change to return to Zihua to dive with them again.

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

Thanks Tracy! It was a pleasure diving with you guys! Hope you can come back, it's great to see returning friends. Keep in touch Best Regards Joao @ Dive Zihua More

Swan Hills
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I'm a repeat customer and I think that says a lot about the level of safety that this dive shop maintains. The equipment is in very good condition and I felt comfortable diving with Joao, the shop owner and his staff. They have provided excellent service at a fair price. At first I researched and shopped around and am glad... More

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

Daryn, thank you so much for such a lovely and thoughtful review. We always enjoy having repeat customers and building the Dive Zihua family. Safety and reliability are our number one concerns and we’re pleased that comes across in our practice. We had a wonderful time diving with you and we hope to see you again soon! All the best,... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Between the two of us, we have done many dives all over the globe. As such, we expected nothing special from this shop. However, we enjoyed not only the loveliest dives in the region, but also the best service that either of us had ever received from a dive shop. There was a ton of knowledge about the sites, as... More

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

It was such a pleasure to dive with you both. We work really hard to tailor our services to individual needs so to hear you felt you got so much out of your experience makes us very happy! It would be great fun to dive with you both again so we hope you do make it back. Don't get too... More

Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

We dove 2 days in a row because we loved it so much. The first day it was spotted eagle ray heaven. then nudibranch caught us all by surprize. the attention giving by Joao was exactly what i love when diving with a small group and a knowledgeable dive master. we found morays of all kinds, starfishes, collector urchins just... More

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

Thank you so much for a fun filled few days and a great review. Diving with you guys was such an adventure and a privilege. You've started a new love affair for us and treasure hunting. We can't stop talking about i! Hope you had an easy trip home and that we see you again next time you blow through... More

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

I had a wonderful experience with Dive Zihua! Joao is very knowledgeable and friendly; he provides a thorough, comfortable, and fun experience at a reasonable rate. If in Zihuatanejo (or nearby), check this place out for sure!

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

Thank you so much for your review Jess! It was pleasure to have you with us! More

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2013

We have just finished a fantastic week of diving with Dive Zihua. My wife and I took the Padi Open Water Course and we were more than pleased with the level of tuition, patience and consideration we received from dive instructor and owner Joao. It was a week of fun in safe hands. Everything was easy to arrange and the... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review. We were very happy to get to meet and dive with your family during the week. It is always great when we can accomodate a large group of people who wish to do different levels of diving. Discover Scuba Diving for beginners and Bubble-maker courses for children are a great way to introduce people... More

New York City, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

We dove 3 days in Zihua. It was a great experience! The team is extremely professional and does every thing to make your dives as pleasureful as possible. Very relaxed. Their service is very great. Beautifull sea live, we saw plenty of turtles and rays. Definitely best dive shop in the area!

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

Thank you for the great review! We love when people come and dive for multiple days because it allows us the opportunity to show more of the area. We were also happy to offer you a Night Dive, which is amazing because you get to see all the different species that are too shy to come out during the day. More

Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I had such an amazing experience in October with the team at Dive Zihua, that I slipped in a quick trip back in January. The diving in this area is incredibly beautiful for divers of all levels and the team at Dive Zihua are able to customize a dive experience to satisfy! Had never heard whales underwater. Thank you Joao,... More

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

Thank you so much for writing yet another wonderful review. We love when people come back to dive with us, we are not only able to show you more dive sites and more of the great Pacific life, but it is also so nice to make relationships with clients. We hope to see you very soon! More

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