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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 #26 of 269 Activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports, Adventure
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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
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North Coast, N Ireland
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69 reviews 69 reviews
17 attraction reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

I did my PADI open water referral here. Although there was a dive centre attached to my hotel which has good reviews, I wanted to complete my course with a centre which I felt best suited my needs which meant safety first and small groups. So based on the comments here on TA, I chose Playa Scuba and it was... More

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Harker Heights, Texas, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Myself, my partner and a friend decided to sign up for the PADI open water dive course $365 includes all written material, all gear rental, classroom instruction, one pool dive and four ocean dives). Julian was our instructor and he was phenomenal from start to finish. After completing our classroom activities, we proceeded to the pool to get check off... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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65 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I chose the Playa Scuba Dive Center to complete my PADI Open Water certification. I had been diving widely for years and lost my old NAUI card, thus needing a new one and a good refresher. From the 1st internet contact with Klaus to set everything up, to my final ocean dives with Julian Gonzalez, I could not be more... More

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Seville, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My boyfriend and I learnt to dive here. We did our Padi course in 3 days for £180. This is brilliant. Nikki our instructor was extremely professional, explained everything clearly, was patient and helpful when we were finding things difficult, and always positive. I couldn't have asked for a better instructor! We did two days diving after our course, one... More

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playascuba, Owner at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review and we hope that next time we give you a better service if this is a real pleasure to have met you...klaus More

Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

I passed the Open Water with Julian, one of the instructors, and it was just GREAT ! Very professional, friendly and helpful. They don't do "mass productiv" trannings. I had a great complicity with him. I can only recommand this center !

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playascuba, Guest Relations Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

It was a real pleasure to have dove with you and we highly appreciate your great review of Playa Scuba dive center it is our daily goal to make it a memorable dive trip to all our dive buddies More

Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We recently went to Mexico and decided to get certified. I found this company on Trip Advisor and decided to give them a try because of all the great reviews. The reviews we spot on. Our guide Julian was amazing. He made sure he answered all our questions (I had a lot) and made sure we were comfortable in the... More

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playascuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your nice review we hope you come and dive with us soon again More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I signed up for a padi certification course with playa scuba after a business trip, and I was really happy with my time with them. The instructors are knowledgeable and patient, and really make an effort to make sure you have a good time. The diving sites are great also! Would highly recommend

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playascuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you for the nice review and we hope that you come and scuba dive with us in the future More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014 via mobile

Just returned form a week in Playa where we dove with Playa Dive Center for a 3-day/6-tank package. We dove the Chac Mool cenote with Sunny, Cozumel with Julian (where we also met Klaus) and Playa del Carmen with Nikki. The outfit is a couple of blocks into town from 5th Ave in a very modest shop but worth the... More

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playascuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

It was great to dive with you and share this beautiful underwater world to see you soon again More

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Klauss, Nikki, and Julian...all knowledgeable, friendly, patient, flexible, and funny. Weather was so-so but the diving was excellent...reef/Cozumel wall/shipwreck you name it they can do it. Not the biggest place, but bigger isn't better, better is better. Prices are on the low end, they want repeat customers. Would not go on any other dive company in PDC period!

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This was definitely the highlight of our trip! We were both first-timers and Nikki was an amazing instructor! We did the Discover Scuba package that included some basic instruction and two dives. We explored two different reefs with Nikki and two other divers. Now we want to get PADI certified so when we go back we can do even more!... More

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