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Address: 4th Street | entre 5ta. Av y Z. Fed. Maritima, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number: 00 52 984 803-26-71
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Description: Scuba Libre has been operating in Playa del Carmen since 1998.Currently...
Scuba Libre has been operating in Playa del Carmen since 1998.Currently Scuba Libre operates two dive centers, one located in the heart of Playa del Carmen only 30m/100ft from the sea and the other inside of the Sandos Caracol Eco Resort and Spa, 6km/4mi north of Playa del Carmen. Scuba Libre is a PADI 5* Gold Palm Resort and active member of APSA (Riviera Maya Association of Dive & Water Sports Operators.)Scuba Libre's Dive Masters and Instructors are very familiar with the diverse dive sites along Playa del Carmen and are very experienced in training and guiding divers. Scuba Libre teaches all levels of PADI courses in German, English, Italian, Spanish, French and Dutch. A maximum of 6 divers per Dive Master or 4 students per Instructor are taken into the ocean, this way Scuba Libre can give full attention to all clients and ensure them the safest and most exciting dive experience possible.Scuba Libre's boats have been specially customized for diving activities, providing all the space and comfort that a diver may expect, plus all of the necessary safety equipment that an open sea operation requires.The boats and dive centers are fitted with state of the art radio communications with direct access to the Local SSS Recompression Chamber of Playa del Carmen and DAN Americas.
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Scuba Libre from Sandos Caracol

I discovered that Sciba Libre has a dive shop right in my hotel - Sandos Caracol- by mere chance by visiting the beach towel booth)). I decided to brush up on my diving and took... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I discovered that Sciba Libre has a dive shop right in my hotel - Sandos Caracol- by mere chance by visiting the beach towel booth)). I decided to brush up on my diving and took the reef dive of the PdC with them. My instructor- Isa, was a careful one, and I am thankful for tge pity she took in... More 

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Northville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We did our open water certification dives with Scuba Libre. They were awesome! They were very patient with our two girls who were having trouble equalizing their ears. At the end of the week, all four of us were certified.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I had two days of diving with these guys and they where really helpful in planning my dives and gave me a good package price . Silvia was great and looked after organizing everything for me. I did a two tank dive out at Cozumel , both drift dives - Dive site Cedral was my fav as lots of nice... More 

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Candle Lake, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I have always wanted to scuba dive my whole life. Our instructor Jonathan was so very patient with me and very friendly. Cannot say enough good things about all of the staff there. Great pictures taken by our photogrpher Gustavo as well. Well organized team and great equipment. The dives were breathtaking!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were at sandos caracol in August 2014. Scuba Libre is a professional, and very good organized Scuba center. I can recommend it

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great folks!! I did my Open Water certification and two rec dives, a family snorkelling expedition and water sports with the folks at Scuba Libre though the Sandos Caracol location. All the equipment (snorkelling equipment, scuba gear, catamarans, jet skis etc) was in great condition and very well maintained from the constant work I saw being done. Transportation was top... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

First time out to scuba dive In the pool was instruction Out in the water was a little nervous but the instructor was very good we took 2 dives and checked that off the bucket list

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We have been to the Sandos resort, and this was our first time going scuba diving. We wished we would of done it sooner ! Gustgavo was a great guide and it was the highlight of our trip for our 11 year old son.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Very professional and friendly staff and crew, equipment in excellent condition, excursions never too crowded, pick-up at resort included and overall very reasonable prices. Highly recommended to dive with these guys and girls when in Playa del Carmen!!!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Staff did a great job showing us sea turtles, rays and beautiful fish. We also happened upon a moray eating a fish. My husband and I scuba, and this was just a snorkeling trip since we had a non-diver with us. The reef was very small and not that impressive, but we really enjoyed it. Staff hard working and had... More 

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