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Address: Malecon, Mahahual, Mexico
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Description: Gypsea Divers offers scuba diving services in Mahahual.

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Fantastic diving, wonderful instructor.

The three of us got our open water certifications with Catherine about a year ago. We had really different levels of experience. I had already done a certification as a child, my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Oakland, California
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

The three of us got our open water certifications with Catherine about a year ago. We had really different levels of experience. I had already done a certification as a child, my husband is daring and always good at trying new things and our friend admits himself that he avoids trying new things and decided to do this as a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

At the last minute, we booked a snorkeling trip with Gypsea. Our guide was fantastic- great sense of humor and some pretty crazy stories. We (group of only three) close to do a shallow snorkel trip- the reef was pristine and seriously alive with fish. Our guide did a good job of pointing out the various types of coral and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were very happy to choose gypsea divers! Our guide Abel was very professional and a lovely and funny guy. The dives were very relaxed with him and Abel spend lots of time for us. We would go there every time again!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I'd gotten certified a month ago, but had not been in the water again since. I was a bit nervous - especially going 60 feet - which is much deeper than I'd gone before. Catherine made me feel at ease and 'happy to be diving again' before we even got in the boat. She was right there with me as... More 

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Hudson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We had only a few hours in which to explore Costa Maya because our cruise ship was only docked there for a short time, and while we knew we wanted to do some snorkeling, we didn't know where to go for a good experience. As we were walking the beach we happened upon Gypsea Divers. The price to take us... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

If you are looking for large boats, lots of fellow divers, with rigid scheduling...look elswhere. However, if you are looking for exceptional personal service for all skill levels, and small boats...you have found paradise! My wife and I completed 10 dives with Gypsea over the course of our 1 week stay in Mahahual. We were 3 AOW divers traveling with... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Wonderful dives with Abel and Catherine. the dives where great and my wife realy enjoyed the snorkel trip. We highly recommend this small but friendly diveshop. The rental gear is high quality, almost new at fair price. Juan the Captain was helpful and was following us on the surface while we were diving. A good healthy reef with rays, Barracudas,... More 

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austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This was our first stop for diving on this Costa Maya vacay and Catherine was recommended so we didn't hesitate. I had some reservations b/c I'd been blowing through safety stops - I felt totally at ease with her - turns out my BC was getting stuck and every time I tried to dump air I inflated..ooops. It turns out... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

If you’re looking for Five Star PADI with lots of rules and regulations…well, you better walk by. But if you want a friendly, spontaneous and personal dive experience Gypsea is the place! Catherine is an amazing guide, full of wit and energy, she’d probably kept on socializing under water if that was only possible. The place is small which means... More 

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Boulder, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Gypsea Divers offers pleasant, informal, but highly professional dives off the coast in Mahahual, with Catherine generally serving as divemaster (Abel seems to take the afternoon group) and Juan captaining the boat. The stable cast and crew gives the operation a sense of family and a caring atmosphere.

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Address: Malecon, Mahahual, Mexico
Location: Mexico  >  Yucatan Peninsula  >  Quintana Roo  >  Costa Maya  >  Mahahual

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