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Phocea Mexico

Calle 10 entre 1ra avenida y 5ta - Centro, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52.984.873.12.10
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Ranked #43 of 261 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: Come and share our passion... these words perfectly reflect the atmosphere at Phocea : First of all, for us diving means pleasure (the pleasure to... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Kansas City, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I highly recommend Phocea Mexico in Playa....we had another dive shop set up for our trip and after reading the reviews and not great communication, we moved our whole group over to Phocea Mexico. Their communication is over the top, they answered every question and modified some of our dive locations to fit our needs. If you e-mail them, you... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Highly efficient shop with a very friendly, knowledgeable staff. They love what they do and make non-divers into divers and divers into better divers. The staff enjoys teaching, sharing their experience/knowledge and celebrates with you when you accomplish new skills. We recommend Phocea Mexico Dive Shop to anyone wishing to dive while visiting Playa Del Carmen. Highly recommend the Whale... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Before doing my IDC I did some research in several dive shops and I decided to go with Phocea Cozumel and it was the best decision!!! I received excellent service from the very first minute. They are VERY proffesional, from the planning, the course, and during the examination, I always had my course director supporting me. The Course Director is... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

I found this diving center on Trip advisor and decided to contact them by E-mail. I dived in Playa del Carmenm, Cozumel and Cenotes. Hereafter my review: Advantages: - Easy contact by E-mail - Very well organized - Very good dive masters/instructors, good debriefing before dives - Friendly staff - Well located in Playa del Carmen (Closed to the beach)... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We spoke to various dive shop people and decided that Phocea was the most professional, asking all the right questions. We dived Play Del Carmen, Cenotes and Cozumel over 3 days. All was good. The only reservation I have with hindsight is that it's a French outfit so most of the other divers were French so there was a lack... More

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Exceptionally professional, responsible, well-run dive shop. Good for serious divers. Well maintained boats dedicated to diving. Very organized pre-dive and post-dive with one employee dedicated to getting your equipment in the right place at the right time. We dived 2 days with two different dive masters. Both were confident and highly experienced. They provided very thorough briefings of the dive... More

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Tremblant, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have travelled around the world and tried pretty much everything; it was my first experience with open water diving and I was most amazed, not only for the thrill of the diving and underwater life but with the excellent service provided by Phocea in Playa Del Carmen. Here is an organization, who understands that we are on vacation and... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I had the extreme pleasure of diving with the Phocea staff in their new COZUMEL location. Unfortunately I had arranged a refresher dive with another outfit before arriving in Cozumel. Phocea's storefront was next door to my hotel & I couldn't help but notice the brand new wetsuits, bc's & other equipment hanging up to dry every afternoon as well... More

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Los Angeles
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Thanks for great dives off Cozumel and Playa del Carmen! My boyfriend and I were referred to Phocea for our Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen dives. We worked with Camille to arrange our schedule before travelling to Mexico. Ernesto guided us at Santa Rosa Wall and Paradise Reef while visiting Cozumel. We saw stunning, vibrant corals and many other creatures-... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

They run their shop like a well oiled machine and are attentive to the customers needs. The on,y thing I found peculiar was their resistance to leering me rinse off my camera. They insisted I do it across the street in the pool.

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