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Dive Balam

The Royal Haciendas mz.70 lt.2, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
9981 09 54 56
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Ranked #87 of 255 activities in Playa del Carmen
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Water sports
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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We have been diving with Dive Balam for 6 years and will dive with them in the future. They are very professional and like to have a good time. Your safety is their number one concern. They make sure you know what you can see at the different locations and go over it when you are done. They are very... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The Dive Balam staff was attentive and professional. The boars and groups were small and the Cozumel dives were spectacular. We dove one day on the Cancun side and one over at Coxumel. Next time, we would skip the local dives and go over to the other side. Patrick, Carlos, William, and Jimmena were wonderful. Bear in mind that these... More

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Davis, North Carolina
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I just returned from our vacation from Playa Del Carmen. Having experienced diving several times over the years and being loyal to a company within Playa, I was hesitate to go elsewhere. However, I was staying with my boyfriend at Royal Haciendas (which is another wonderful place) and Dive Balsam was the local dive shop. I cannot say enough about... More

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Shoreline, Washington
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Patrick and the other dive masters were stellar. This was my 15 year old son's first exposure to diving and they were great with him. I also had a great dive and it was nice being a certified diver going with my son. It was a nice refresher for me too. My son had a hard time with his ears... More

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Airdrie
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

OMG - Van picked us up from Cancun and drove us to a beach about 20 minutes south - walk down the beach - arrive at DIVE BALAM. By Boat over to Cozumel for the day. 2 dives with lunch included! Best dive of my life! The colors - the reef - the tunnels! The staff were amazing and as... More

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Great experience diving with Megan! My daughters and I completed the open water portion of our PADI certification in Cozumel and took advantage of a our stay following that at the Royal Haciendas to do our first dive as Certified Open Water Divers and we could not have been more pleased. Dive Balam was friendly and professional shop providing super... More

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Guelph, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We were added to a Cozumel-bound Dive Baalm group by the dive centre we had originally booked with because of high group volume. The two dives we had with this centre are the worst dives I have ever experienced! The first dive was preceded by a very short briefing that did not prepare me for the ridiculous labyrinth of difficult... More

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Toronto
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We weren't even able to go diving because this guy Patrick booked us on the wrong day. When we came at the time we had asked for, our names were not on the list and we couldn't go. They also could not reschedule us for a different day because they were completely booked. The woman at the desk was very... More

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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Dive Balam is easily the best dive shop I have ever used! I have been going to Playa del Carmen for Thanksgiving for a number of years now and one of the highlights is always going diving with Marcos, Carlos, and the rest of Dive Balam's crew (shout out to their other dive masters I hung out with - Patrick,... More

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palos verdes
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Last week in Playa Del Carmen, I went diving w Big Bull Sharks w Bive Belam for the thrill of a lifetime. It was great and the excellent Dive Balam dive team took great care of the divers, making it a confident and comfortable experience as they fed the sharks. I absolutely recomment it for any qualified diver. John Williams,... More

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