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Phocea Mexico

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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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Description: 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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Top Diving Center in Playa Del Carmen !!!

Very Well organized. Very qualified and friendly Divemasters. Equipment rental is in excellent condition. We did great dives in Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Cenotes and also with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Very Well organized. Very qualified and friendly Divemasters. Equipment rental is in excellent condition. We did great dives in Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, Cenotes and also with the Shark Whales ! I strongly recommend this Dive Center!

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Ste. Genevieve
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My group of 4 spent 5 days diving with this shop - 2 days in Playa, 1 day in Cozumel, 1 day of cenotes, and 1 day whale shark snorkeling. Although this operation caters particularly to French-speaking tourists they all spoke very good English and had no problems communicating with a group of midwestern Americans! There were never more than... More 

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Extremely well organised diving operation. For diving at Cozumel, Playa Del Carmen & the Cenotes. They also own the Plaza hotel opposite the dive Center which is very basic but clean. Been twice. Will definitely be back asap.

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Cozumel, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

A friend and I dove The Pit and Dos Oios with Phocea, and not only were the dives two of the best dives I have ever done. The Divemaster Tristan was really good. First of we come down to the shop and everything is set up to all the special equipment needs we had. Then we go out to the... More 

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Chernivtsi, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As professional divers we can be very fussy, especially when we are paying to dive, we have just been diving here for 2 weeks, picked this shop as they were helpful and they support sea shepherd. Had one great experience after another, from reef dives, a wreck, whale shark snorkel and finally the cenotes. Different guide every day, one more... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My husband and I have been scuba diving for many years now. We have dove at most of the dive centres in Playa del Carmen. We have to say that this dive centre (Phocea Mexico) is the BEST dive centre around. Look no further when you are shopping for a dive centre in Playa del Carmen. The owners, Didier and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We did 2 Cozumel Dives, 6 Cenotes dves and a day of snorkeling with whalesharks and mantarays. Phocea have great instructors and really well organized tours. We had the best time on our dives. Joannes (one of the instructors) is one of the most possitive people we have ever met and his posstive attitude makes the dive trip enjoyable and... More 

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Milford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

Lot's of dive shops here in Playa. Not exactly why I chose this one, except I watched them from the beach one day, and was impressed with their organization. Stopped by the dive shops, and liked their attitude and professionalism. Opted to do a Discovery dive with my daughter and her friend, both 15. (I am 55) Quick background -... More 

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Skaneateles, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We were blessed with the opportunity to dive with Phocea Mexico again!! We have been to Playa del Carmen 6 times over 15 years and have always dove with Phocea. Not only are they the absolute best but they treat you like family!! This trip my daughter finished the Open Water portion of her PADI Open Water certification. She was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I had the pleasure of diving with Phocea (Playa del Carmen) in March. We did 6 cenote dives and I was impressed by the organization, professionalism and thoroughness of the this operation. They promptly answered my questions by email and had all my gear setup for me on arrival. The dives were planned perfectly so we we always the first... More 

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