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Playa Scuba Dive Center

15th Avenue with 4 street north | infront Billy the Kid Tacos, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
0052 984 803 2403
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Ranked #25 of 255 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: "Playa Scuba Dive Center" in downtown Playa del Carmen is a "Boutique Dive Center" run by the owners Luis and Klaus, offers small, personal dive trips... more » Owner description: "Playa Scuba Dive Center" in downtown Playa del Carmen is a "Boutique Dive Center" run by the owners Luis and Klaus, offers small, personal dive trips exploring the exciting reefs in Playa del Carmen, or amazing coral structures in Cozumel and mystic dives in the crystal clear waters of sacred Mayan Cenotes. Shark diving with Bull sharks and Whale shark encounters are the specialty of Playa Scuba. Small groups of four scuba divers in Cenotes or up to five divers in Playa del Carmen or Cozumel reefs. PADI courses from Discover Scuba to Dive Master. Eco land tours to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Xcaret, Xel-Ha and Belize « less
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Had a great time diving with Playa Scuba. They even managed to run tours when I was the only one on them! Great variety of diving around Playa with Whalesharks, cozumel's reefs, playa's drift dives and the Cenotes. Can't wait to go back and see the bullsharks.

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Thornville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were recommended to use Playa Scuba Dive Center by the American owner of the condo where we stayed for the week. One diver in our group has been diving for years, and the other is still relatively new but not a novice by any means. After doing extensive online research, we corresponded with at least three other dive shops... More

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Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

My friend and I did a three-day, six-dive package with Klaus in the cenotes. Klaus is a fantastic instructor, and his way of taking care of the group had us calling him "papa Klaus." He even takes you to great local food places before and after diving! I had not been diving in over two years (although I took a... More

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Niki is a wonderful dive guide, patient, knowledgeable and practices safety. I had not done an open water dive for a few years and she was very attentive to me noticing when I needed a reminder. We had rough water and strong currents which she explained before each dive. The ocean reefs were teaming with life and we did get... More

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

I've been to Playa 3 years ago on a short trip. Then i went out with Klaus to the Dos Ojos cenotes (pit, batcave). That time i had a very good experience and so i went back this year and took my partner with me. We did several dives at Cozumel and Playa (night and drift) and went to the... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We did our Open Dive course with them and had a great time! Nicky was very thorough and made sure everyone had a clear understanding of the material and skills needed to get through the course. She was also very patient and caring!! Would definitely dive with her again!!

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Klaus is one of the most amazing people I've met in my travels. He's been exploring and mapping caves in the area for 38 years. In a sport where accidents can happen with inexperienced guides, this is invaluable! The basic skills were practiced and applied in a practical manner. We had lots of fun listening to many stories and learning... More

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I was a bit nervous because it was my first time diving but Nicky explained everything in detail during the pool session and made sure we understood it. I had no hesitation jumping in the ocean with her. Very pro and personable. Thank you Nicky. Price was also very good.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We had an amazing time with Playa Scuba who took us on cenote dives. Sunny was extremely professional but kept it fun. Would highly recommend them!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014 via mobile

I went to Playa Scuba because of the reviews written on Tripadvisor. And it was worth it. I went for my padi open water and without any diving experience they helped me got it. I had a great instructor called Nicky who guided me trough it as the best. The owners, Klaus and Luis are really friendly and same as... More

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