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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 #27 of 261 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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San Diego, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

We arrived in Playa del Carmen during a storm unfortunately but that didn't stop Hector and the dive staff from setting up 6 amazing dives. Because it was raining during our first day to dive, we decided to go to the cenotes as they are not affected much by the rain. Mauricio was our guide that day and was absolutely... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

My husband and I just returned from a long labor day weekend in the Riviera Maya. Though we have experience diving off the coast and around Cozumel, this was our first cenote dive. We chose The Scuba Tribe based on the excellent reviews we had read here on tripadvisor and we were not disappointed. Our reservation was handled promptly and... More

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Leoben, Austria
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I chose The Scuba Tribe to do my Divemaster with, because I got to know Hector and his shop a couple of years ago. My instructor Steve is such an incredible, wonderful and encouraging teacher - I enjoyed his training and he always helped me out when I had questions. I can only highly recommend to dive and train with... More

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

Dear ViktoriaAustria, Thank you for your wonderful review, I appreciate that you pointed out that we offer the full array of PADI scuba diving courses. It is always great to hear Steve is such a "incredible, wonderful and encouraging teacher", we are really glad to have him on the team. Welcome to the Divemaster elite!! We are all looking forward... More

Kuwait City, Kuwait
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was very pleased with how accomidating Hector and Steve were during every dive. We spent over 2 weeks diving with them and did everything from Cenotes, ocean dives, night dives and even booked our whale shark tour through Scuba Tribe. Steve was very professional and helpful while diving in the ocean and you could tell that he's very passionate... More

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

Dear StephanieShark, Both Steve and I enjoy diving with your group and hanging out with you. It was completely our pleasure to take you to the ocean, cenotes and whale sharks. We look forward to your return in the winter, especially to do the bull shark dive!! Thank you for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. Sincerely,... More

Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My wife and I did some Cenote diving and a Whale Shark snorkeling trip (booked through The Scuba Tribe TST) with TST. We dealt directly with Hector (the owner) at the shop and he was upfront and honest about everything. They have good equipment and good instructors. We are experienced divers and we got great service through TST. We got... More

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

Dear 206DeanT, It was fantastic meeting you both, it was such a pleasure to take you personally to the cenotes, as they are my specialty and my favorite part of the job is to share them with our guest :-) I'm also glad you enjoyed the whale sharks as they are unique phenomena here in the Yucatan. 12mt/40ft fish WOW... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Amazing first dive with Steve who was really patient and professional. He knows a lot about the fishes and looks so passionate. I enjoyed A LOT!

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

Dear Julien J, Thank you very much for review!! It was a lot fun teaching scuba diving for your first time. Being patient, professional and passionate is one of the main strengths of Steve, he really enjoys seeing his divers having lots of fun!! We hope to see you soon to help you get your PADI Open Water certification, it... More

Windber, Pennsylvania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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