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Dive Zihua

Address: Calle Pedro Ascencio Mz. 23 Lote 7 | Colonia Centro, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 755 102 3738
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Owner description: Dive Zihua is located at the heart of downtown Zihuatanejo. We are a new PADI dive centre with an...
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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.

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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

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
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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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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
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Thanks so much to Joao and rest of the crew at Dive Zihua for a great trip to Morros de Potosi. We enjoyed the scenic ride out to the rocky islands and back, two beautiful dives, and birdwatching on the boat in between. The seas were a little rough and the vis wasn't great due to recent cold currents, but... More 

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

Thank you for your review! Awesome to know you had a great time. It was a very nice dive and we saw loads! Best Regards! Joao More 

Sequim
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Beautiful dive with the J man! Went out for 2 tank dive with 2 others. First dive since my certification in Belize 6 months ago. Joao made it a safe refresher and then once I had my sea legs he made it a little more challenging. Do yourself a favor and DIVE ZIHUA! And get the T-shirt! I can't wait... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind kind words! We had a lot of fun too! Hopefully we will get to dive again soon. All the best! Joao More 

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Had a great trip. Diving was an extra add on that became a huge highlight of my adventure. Dive Zihua was incredibly friendly and professional. Showed me some beauties in the bay. Swam with a spotted eagle ray at solitary rock and hung out with a couple octopi. Passionate and enthusiastic. I will come back.

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

Thank you so much for your words! We are glad that you had a good time. Saludos Joao More 

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Getting OW certified with Joao was great! He put me on the hot seat and challenged me both in and out of the water. He made me feel like I was getting certified in a discipline that was well beyond one for recreation. I felt like I was on my way to becoming a marine biologist or rescue diver. Thanks... More 

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

Hello Mike, I'm glad that I challenged you! You seemed like the type that likes a challenge. Plus, you were already certified so a bit more of info just made your diving skills better I believe! Plus I hope you now see the difference between Naui certifications and PADI ones. Great diving with you! Saludos Joao More 

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