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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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Snorkeling Trip

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Dwayne A
Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Houston, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Dennis M
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42 reviews
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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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6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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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 

Thank christine j
Bay Area
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110 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Owners are quick to return emails. We were able to plan everything via email interaction and never once went to the actual shop. With over 100+ dive shops on the island, you really have a pick as to who to use. We went with Papa Hogs because we felt comfortable with the owner. I would say they are better for... More 

Thank jaynic_09
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7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Very personable! My husband went on several dives with Papa Hogs and was pleased with his experience. The dive boat picked up at the dock near Residencias Reef condos so it was VERY convenient. Reasonable prices and they take you to multiple locations on a two tank dive.

Thank 2thfery
Manheim, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have been diving with Papa Hog's on two separate trips. Eddie is one of the best dive masters I've ever had. He's an instructor as well, so if you're inexperienced, he's great at making sure you're relaxed and calm. He's attentive in and out of the water and really knows the reef. Mike (not the owner, the "other" Mike)... More 

Thank Stephanie S
Coppell, TX
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6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been diving with Papa Hogs for almost 10 years. I've never had anything but great service. Mike and Margaret are great people and I've seen SO many people be treated like long lost family. The new office is much nicer (and less hot) and the new restaurant is great too. This is a smaller operation, with small, fast boats.... More 

Thank JLoomis_5140
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We made a new friend on the plane who is a Dive Master, and she highly recommended Papa Hog's, and has been diving with them for at least, 8 years. We ended up meeting our new friends here the next morning serendipitiously, and then it worked out we shared similar dive plans which made it easy to arrange group dive... More 

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