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Papa Hog's Scuba Emporium

KM2.85 Careterra Costera Sur, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
87 21651, 01 987 87 21651, 011 52 987 87 21651
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Ranked #96 of 230 activities in Cozumel
Type: Water sports
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Freeland, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We booked snorkeling with Papa Hogs through Island Marketing instead of our cruise line because I wanted to make sure we had the chance to see the Palancar and Columbia Reefs and the cruise excursions did not specify which reefs you would see. They took my family of four and another couple out on a small boat (designed for scuba... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I travelled to Mexico in February 2014 and stayed in the Riviera Mayan area. A group of us took a day trip to Cozumel. We did not get to Scuba dive with Papa Hogs due to not enough time in our day but instead had dinner and drinks right across the street at Hog Town Cafe. We had a warm... More

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Havelock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This was the 3rd snorkel trip I've been on and the FIRST that I actually snorkeled. I warrant this wonderful experience entirely on the crew! They took a considerable amount of time with us snorkel 'virgins' not only ensuring we were comfortable with our equipment but taking one on one time with the few of us who had problems securing... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Mike and Margaret run a first rate operation. Their dive masters and dive leaders are thorough with their pre-dive briefings and each over the group during the dive. I really appreciate how they help new divers too. They have a small cafe and offer rooms to rent.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I love this dive operation! I have been a client for multiple trips over 20 years, and still love going back. They have excellent staff retention (sign of a good operation), and the staff are friendly and professional. We had 3 divers in our group and arranged for pier pick up at the Allegro. Every morning between 8:30 and 8:45... More

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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Small group snorkel and dive tours to Palancar and Columbia Shallows. Great guides and service. Would not go elsewhere!

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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Listen you know a good place when they ask, "What would YOU like to do, and WHEN would you like to do it. Small boats ensure no large amounts of people are being cattled around. Personable dive masters and good prices. They certified me for the best price I could find and I got great dive locations during the certification.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

This was my first time diving in Cozumel and I could not have picked a better dive shop. The crew was very organized friendly and professional while still being very fun. I have dived all over the world and these guys are some of the safest and most knowledgable I have dived with. We saw five sharks, two eels and... More

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Jefferson, Texas
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

What can I say, been diving with Papa Hogs for about 7 years and it is just a awesome dive shop. Just returned home from another great week of diving. Eddy, Eric and Arturo are great dms, as well as all the boat captains. Cant wait to start planning my next trip .

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Kansas City, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Pappa Hog's does a great job with their snorkeling excursion. They use small boats, carrying from 4 - 16 people. When we passed a couple of boats with 50 or more snorkelers aboard, we knew we'd made the right choice. Our Guide, Juan, was informative and had a great sense of humor, giving us tips throughout to improve our snorkeling... More

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