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Address: KM2.85 Careterra Costera Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: 87 21651, 01 987 87 21651, 011 52 987 87 21651
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Another great experience with Papa Hog's

I had arranged for a refresher class for us, as well as a 1 tank afternoon dive, and when we arrived, we were greeted by Margaret. After setting us up with equipment and a quick... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
John K
Hays, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I recently booked a 2-tank dive with Papa Hogs. I am certified but relatively inexperienced, so I decided to pay for a private dive master for my first 2 tank dive in Cozumel. My expectation of having a private dive-master was that I would buddy with an experienced diver who would accompany me on each of the dives. I arrived... More 

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Hays, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had arranged for a refresher class for us, as well as a 1 tank afternoon dive, and when we arrived, we were greeted by Margaret. After setting us up with equipment and a quick dive briefing, we went across the road to a nearby reef and quickly into the water. Our instructor Mike (Not the owner Mike), was very... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

We booked a half day private snorkle tour in December while on a cruise. It was easy to get to from the port but, make sure you have exact change for the taxis ride we never found a drive with change so a 8 dollar trip turned into a 20 dollar trip quick. Our guide the drive master was great.... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Contacted Papa hogs several weeks before our trip. We are somewhat of a complicated family, with one kid freshly certified to a husband who apparently is a little on the closterphobic side, and several others who have never dived before. Margaret was great about replying back, and yes, even chatting on the phone , helping us to figure out the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

3 days diving. Amazing array and abundance of marine life, turtles Ray's and sharks. Our favourite dive was at Palancar caves awesome coral pinnacles all entwined. Dive masters and boat skippers very knowledgeable and helpful.

Thank Ken B
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Had a great time on a private snorkeling tour. The one thing that I had a problem with was the boat ride out to the first site. The boat was VERY slow and it took over an hour just to get to the first dive. Faster boats would be a great help. Other than that, all went well. Great staff... More 

Thank Dwayne A
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The shop is a short taxi drive from the cruise ship terminal. The dive masters and captain were very professional, personable, considerate and a pleasure to dive with. Interaction with the shop owner was at a minimum. Mr Gerus never introduced himself or thanked us for choosing his shop. Interaction w/ Margaret was cordial. Boat was kind of small for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I come to Cozumel 2-3 times/yr to dive. When I prefer to dive on a small boat, Papa Hogs is an operations I would recommend. Margaret (manager) is always accommodating, fair and helpful. Eddie is a first rate DM, grew up diving on the island and has a keen eye for the macro - he spotted a pipefish one of... More 

Thank MIKE S
Port Isabel, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I had found several good recommendations online for this company so figured I would give them a try. Place appears to be in the middle of a rebuilding project and no signs so took a couple of minutes to figure out were I needed to be. The owner was a little snippy, once he went away and I got to... More 

Thank Jim B
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This is my second time back to Papa hog's. We did 5 days of diving. I'm a bit of a new nervous diver! The dive masters never left my side and always pointed out the most amazing aquatic life! They had all your gear on board ready to go! Price is incredible, service is great! I was diving with my... More 

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