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Aquanauts Dive Shop

On the Marina | Across the street from the Omni Hotel, Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
984-873-5041
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Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

First trip to Puerto Aventuras in March - had not been diving in 8 years; Jim, Nick, and Mauricio were all very professional and courteous. All dives are led by divemaster, but you are given the freedom to roam within eyesight of the DM and come up when your air gets below 500psi (no forced end of the dive for... More

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We completed a week of diving open water and vey notes with Mauricio and Nick.. I cannot emphasize enough what a quality organization that Aquanauts represents. Mauricio completed my wife's open water certification and we were very impressed with his attention to detail and concentration on skill assessment. He is a great dive leader, environmentalist and representative of the diving... More

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Wisconsin
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We can't say enough good things about Aquanauts Dive shop. They do small group dives that are guided by a dive instructor/master. Safety and quality dives are their priority. We did 4 dives over 2 days and saw some beautiful reefs and sea life. Fantastic visibility. The dive locations are only 5-10 minutes from the marina and we did open... More

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Portland, Maine
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

My 12 year old daughter and I did the Discover Scuba Diving half day course - it was just the two of us. Nick did a great job taking us through everything we needed to know, always checking we were happy with the information and next steps. The whole thing made us both feel safe and well cared for. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The guys at dive outfitters, Edmonton, recommended aquanauts for my open water after informing them my wife and I were headed to catalonia Yucatan for a holiday. This was my first experience with a dive shop seeing as how I was headed there for my certification. I set everything up in advance via email and PayPal. Jim responded back right... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

It was exactly what I was looking for - a smaller 5 Star Padi scuba shop, that caterred to smaller groups. Since they only take out a handful of divers at a time, you have plenty of space on the boat and the boat hands help you with gear set-up and tear down. Some Large Resort based scuba programs jam... More

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

I have been diving with this shop for over 10 years. The one consistent is the great service that you receive. The guys on the boat and the dive masters ensure a safe and stress free dive. The fact that most sites which are many are within 5 minutes of the dock is terrific and each site has its own... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The best dive shop I have seen in many years. Unlike other dive shops in Mexico who time your dive and at best give you 40 minutes b time, here you can go for as long as your profile (or your air consumption will allow). The rental equipment is top shape, with computers if you need them, the boats with... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

By far one of the worst dive shop experiences I have ever had. I have over 3000 dives all over the world and dealing with Aquanauts was by far one of the most unpleasant experiences I have ever had! The owner was rude and went out of his way to make us feel unwelcome there. I have dealt with the... More

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Jim Y, Owner at Aquanauts Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thanks for your review of Aquanauts Dive Shop. I am sorry that you left disappointed in our service. In looking through our records for December, I do not see your name on any of our dive records, so I have to guess that you are one of several customers who came in during the month to rent Scuba equipment for... More

Ontario, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
53 attraction reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Aahh, what to say about the best dive shop in Puerto Aventuras? We have been diving with this dive shop for years now and it is always a treat to 'come home' and dive with them. The new motors on the dive boat are awesome, fast and no more smell. Going now to Playa is a real treat. A bigger... More

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