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“Amazing experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of DiveMex

DiveMex
Calle 2 | beween Avenida 10 and 15, CENTRO, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 984 148 0425
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Ranked #56 of 261 Activities in Playa del Carmen
Type: Water sports
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Owner description: DiveMex is a small dive center in downtown Playa del Carmen close to the public bus station, the ferry and the public transport station for tulum and cancun. Diving with us is so much more than just get dressed, jump into the water and dive. The personal experience of every diver is very important to us and that's why we only dive in small groups up to 4 divers. Safe diving, no rushing and personal service guaranteed.You will get the best diving experience possible, regardless if you are at the beggining of your diving career or already an advanced diver.We offer daily diving excursions to the local reefs of Playa del Carmen, to the amazing reefs of Cozumel and to the breathtaking Cenotes.
Mar del Plata, Argentina
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“Amazing experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Yes, Dirk is a little bossy. But he has to, its your life you are risking everytime you dive, specially in the cenotes.

Apart from that and the terrible food in the trip, everything else is fantastic.

For them safety comes first, fun and learning are in second place.
They are very knowledgeable about diving wich makes a difference.

I cant recommend you enough to go for the cenotes dive its truly amazing, the formations the separation between fresh and marine water makes it all blurry and makes you feel as if you were drunk but totally worth it.

Unfortunately we felt sick and extremely lazy for a couple of days so we couldnt dive anymore, but our experience was fabulous

Visited July 2013
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Baltimore, Maryland
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“Personable, professional, fantastic diving!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Dirk and the other staff (Emilio, Matt) are fantastic to deal with - friendly and accommodating! I recently did 3 days of diving with them over the course of a week-long vacation. 2 days of cenotes, 1 ocean day. I showed up without a firm reservation on the first day (not recommending that...), having only exchanged a few emails, but they fit me in and made the rest of my diving trips a breeze.

I lucked out and got my own private guide on two dives, with the third being a small group of 3 divers + guide. I am only a recently certified diver and felt that the staff was very professional, good with equipment fitting, and thorough with safety procedures. They can also accommodate many languages - English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and probably a few more. Impressed by the whole experience - will go back if I vacation there again!

Visited July 2013
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

My wife and I decided to try SCUBA for the first time while on a trip to Playa del Carmen. After using tripadvisor.com for research, we chose DiveMex. We couldn't be happier with our experience. We had one instructor (Matthew) for the two of us -- which, if you read the reviews of other diving operations, you'll find is not very common at all. More importantly, we felt completely comfortable and safe the entire time.

On our two dives, we were able to see quite a bit of sea life -- including a sea turtle and stingray. Matthew was great at helping us see all the different creatures and sights we might have otherwise missed.

If you're looking at dive companies, DiveMex certainly deserves the top ratings it gets on tripadvisor.com. We're looking forward to going with these guys again on our next trip back!

Matt and Candice

Visited July 2013
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Stratsburg Pa
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“Great Diving At Divemex”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

Great Diving and Great Staff. We had a very enoyable time Diving! The seas were a little rough but that didnt stop us from going

Visited July 2013
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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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“Dirk and his staff were awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

My husband and kids were doing their first open water dive and Dirk, Emilio and Elana were all very friendly and professional. Our son missed his last class at home and Dirk was able to accommodate us so that the kids were on the same schedule and could dive together (after 2 morning sessions/test). The dives were great and we can't say enough about the personal manner in which we were treated. We will definitely use their shop again!

Visited June 2013
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