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The Scuba Tribe

28th St between 5th & 10th Ave, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52-984-112-0362
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Ranked #26 of 252 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
Owner description: The Scuba Tribe is Playa del Carmen’s youngest and most dynamic full-service dive center. Our enthusiasm for diving is contagious! Join our tribe and... more » Owner description: The Scuba Tribe is Playa del Carmen’s youngest and most dynamic full-service dive center. Our enthusiasm for diving is contagious! Join our tribe and let us show you why we love exploring the underwater world. We are passionate about what we do and pride ourselves on offering an unsurpassed level of service and attention. Your safety and enjoyment are our main concerns. « less
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Windber, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I chose to dive with Scuba Tribe based on hours of internet research. I was looking for a small operation. My son had just gotten certified and I wanted to avoid large unorganized dive boats. I exchanged a few e-mail correspondences with them put down a deposit and waited to get there. Well it was perfect. There were never more... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review

Dear Tony K, Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a nice review. It was really nice to meet you. I had a lot fun too!! Steve also enjoy taking you diving. We look forward to teaching your son the PADI Advance Open Water course and hopefully he will do his Rescue and Dive Master... More

Vaihingen an der Enz, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It was so great to dive my first Cenotes with Hector! Clear water beautiful air domes and perfect sunlight! It was also a pleasure to go diving the Ocean with Steve which is a great and perfect Instructor who knows all about the fishes and the reef out there! I had a great time with both and hope to be... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review

Dear Volle1980, Thank you for kind review, I'm glad you enjoyed the cenotes as much as we do. Steve loves to share his underwater knowledge and he is very detailed with the marine life and he is an excellent instructor, it's a pleasure to have him as part of our team. Once again thank you for support and looking forward... More

Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I are certified divers, but are very much beginners. I was hunting online and thought this shop sounded like the perfect spot for some personal attention while we dove. All of the reviews I read about Hector were great, but we ended up getting to dive with Steve instead. It was wonderful! He was extremely helpful and... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review

Dear Leslie4331, I'm so glad you enjoy diving with us and thank you for your review. So glad Steve exceeded your expectations, he is been great asset to The Scuba Tribe. Next time you are here make sure to dive in the cenotes (cavern diving) which are unique in the area. We are glad you enjoy our small dive groups,... More

Makati, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

I found this dive shop randomly in the internet, exchanged few email to book my dives. When i arrived everything was in accordance to what we had agreed on. Hector convinced me to do more dives in cenotes instead of the ocean which i don't regret. I can dive in the ocean at any other place, but cenotes are so... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review

Dear Gosia K, I'm glad you liked our suggestions on diving in the cenotes. Not to say that our reefs are not special, but as a diver with lots of experience in reef diving, in different spots of the world, we thought the cenotes might have been what you were looking for. They are a unique world in scuba diving.... More

Detroit, Michigan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I have nothing but excellent things to say about my experiences with the Scuba Tribe. We are currently living in Playa and completed our PADI open water course with them. The price was fair, their email response times were fast, and I appreciated the emphasis on safety and service. We completed our course with Steve, who was thorough but fun.... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review

Dear CaitlinEK, Thank you for you review, We are glad you had fun during your Open Water course with Steve. We are always trying to offer the best service either by email or at our scuba course/tours. Once again thank you and see you soon!! Sincerely, Hector More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

To set the stage, I am a careless diving enthusiast and just want to do anything cool and exciting (regardless if I am allowed or certified to do so). My boyfriend who is a very safe and responsible diver who felt in "love" with Hector at first sight. My bf likes to research things to no end. He spent our... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review

Dear Candis L, Thank very much for your review, I'm glad your boyfriend picked The Scuba Tribe as your dive operator. We also fall in love with you guys, it was a lot fun diving with both. Once again thank you very much for your support and welcome to The Tribe!! Sincerely, Hector More

Moscow, Russia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014 via mobile

Awesome little and cozy dive center with amazing people you'll love at 1st sight! Those guys will make you a proffesional diver with providing you everything to feel comfortable and completely safe under water. Me and my boyfriend did our 1st open water certification with Steve Hecker, who did an incredible job! He made me overcome my fears (and beleive... More

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The-Scuba-Tribe, General Manager at The Scuba Tribe, responded to this review
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Hallo Resbert_a..., vielen Dank für euer super Beurteilung! Ihr könnt stolz auf euch sein, trotz seekrank habt ihr problemlos alle... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My husband and I got our OW certification with Hector April 21st and 22nd. He was incredibly patient, knowledgeable and helpful. I emailed him numerous times with stupid questions and requests which he always answered and was very nice about it. When we went out on the dives (2 a day) it was just the 3 of us which was... More

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We (GF and I) recently got our open water certifications with the scuba tribe. We were lucky enough to have Steve as our instructor who was incredibly patient with us. Steve was a fantastic teacher. I would highly recommend him if you're looking to get your certification! We had a miscommunication with Hector at one point and a boat was... More

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Very nice Cenote for beginners' diver, Crystal clear water, amazing sun light view from the bottom. Not so far from Playa del Carmen

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