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Address: Calle 10 entre 1ra avenida y 5ta - Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 984 873 1210
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Come and share our passion... these words perfectly reflect the atmosphere...

Come and share our passion... these words perfectly reflect the atmosphere at Phocea : First of all, for us diving means pleasure (the pleasure to discover its underwater treasures), professionalism (we dive with the highest safety standards) and a great atmosphere (being serious doesn´t mean it can´t be fun). Come to discover Mexico, a country with a rich culture, ancient traditions, magic places and friendly people. The Yucatan peninsula enjoys a tropical climate, that allows you to dive all year long, in warm waters, with excellent visibility. The water temperature ranges from 79°F and 84°f in the sea, depending on the season and 75°f all year long in the cenotes.Martine, Didier and their French-Mexican team, welcome you to offer you the best of Phocea.

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Padi pros who speak english, french, spanish and more

Tristan and his team will accommodate your requests, no more than 4 divers per group in the Cenotes,arranged by level, Cavern diving, reef diving and bull shark diving, crocodile... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
ChapiChapo12
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Miami Beach, Florida

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Miami Beach, Florida
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Tristan and his team will accommodate your requests, no more than 4 divers per group in the Cenotes,arranged by level, Cavern diving, reef diving and bull shark diving, crocodile snorkelling plus trips to La Paz can be arranged

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Lewis Center, Ohio
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time this past week diving down in Playa del Carmen. We chose to dive with Phocea over other dive shops because they were so accommodating to our requests. We went down for the Bull Shark and Eagle Ray migrations, and only wanted to do those specific dives. They also offer your typical Reef Dives, but we... More 

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Dunsmuir, California
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This dive shop is owned by a French couple and most of their clients speak French. We booked 2 days of diving with them and were very pleased with their operation. We did 2 Cenote dives and 2 dives in Cozumel. They were timely, had good equipment and dive guides who truly seemed to enjoy their work. We had Joe... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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76 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I came to Phocea via Club Med Cancun over Christmas holiday. My younger son got his Advanced certification and my older son and I did our basic Open Water certification. The wind was howling the entire week we were down there, and the harbor was closed a couple of days, so my older son and I had our first two... More 

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Laguna Beach, CA
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Kudos for the fine people who operate Phocea. From our arrival by taxi, we were greeted with knowledgeable and welcoming staffers. Our gear was already set up, including weight belts, ready for us to gear up in their facility. Pre-dive briefing at the facility gave us a clue of what was ahead and got us acquainted with our English-speaking instructor/guide... More 

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Paris, France
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Hugely impressed with this center. Although they have a lot of divers pass through every day the groups are always a reasonable size and care is made to have only 2 groups at any one spot. The equipment is well taken care of and prepared for you each morning. All the instructors are knowledgeable and provide thorough briefings. They are... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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144 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I did eight dives with Phocea Mexico this week - three at Playa del Carmen, two at Cozumel, and two cenotes. I booked these by email with Didier - this proved to be a very efficient method, as he was always very quick to respond and willing to iterate on proposed itineraries to get us the kind... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

I had wanted to dive in Cenotes, Mexico, for quite some time, and finally it happened. This experience was even better than expected - Cenotes are simply breathtaking! I believe a big part of this positive experience was due to Phocea Playa del Carmen scuba diving centre. They are very professional, helpful, provide equipment in excellent condition, all sizes. Also,... More 

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Warsaw
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28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I have done 9 dives with Phocea and I'm really happy to recommend it. I have been impressed with quality of the equipment - everything seems new - but also with the organisation, logistics and, most of all, professional, helpful and joyful staff. I have felt safe and well taken care of, whether it's been a trip by ferry to... More 

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Edmonton
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Services is fantastic, staff spoke English and the House Wine and the food was simply fantastic - really enjoyed the meal and will definitely visit again before I head off to my next location!

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