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“Great dive with good dive shop” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Doctor Dive Costa Maya

Doctor Dive Costa Maya
Avenida Mahahual con Calle Coronado | Yaya Beach, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
+52 1 983 834 5619
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Ranked #4 of 24 Activities in Mahahual
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: Welcome to Doctor Dive Costa Maya!The best scuba diving club in Costa Maya (Mahahual)! Make no mistake, this is not a "paper club" like many others. We dive, and we dive a lot! We dive from boat and travel off spots together.A recent study revealed that this area is one of the place in the world where has more marine species. One of the great attractions of diving around Costa Maya is its abundant marine life. Climatic and sea conditions are particularly favorable to allow that diving activities are conducted safely and always fun, for 12 months a year.The particular characteristics of the coast and the underwater scenery of Costa Maya offer the possibility to make spectacular dives at altitudes between -15 and -60 meters, within a 10 minute boat planing.If you're not exploring carribean underwater, you're missing half the show.We have one simple philosophy, that is to teach and guide divers through close guidance and provide the opportunities to get out and dive!Our equipment and our qualified and experienced teachers offers a multitude of choices for diving in the spots of the coast for both beginners and experienced divers.We offer the full range of PADI courses, from Open Water to Dive Master: all our courses are individually tailored. We don't do big groups or mass courses like most other dive schools. Our enthusiasm and caring approach is to teach our passion by experienced PADI Dive Instructors. Our crew come from professional teaching and coaching backgrounds.
Bobcaygeon, Canada
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“Great dive with good dive shop”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Hooked up with the guys from Doctor Dive in Mahahaul for a few dives in early December 2012. The dive master (Alberto) was very professional as was Katana (boat captain) and both go to great lengths to give you a safe and enjoyable dive. We caught 6 or so lion fish which we ate after the dive. Delicious.They have their dive shop right on the beach and it's just a few steps to the boat.The owners have a good knowledge of the reefs and the surrounding area.They are more than willing to go that extra step to give you a good diving experience.They cater to smaller groups which is always a plus.I highly recommend this dive shop and will dive with them again on my next trip to Mahahaul.

Visited December 2012
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“A great dive shop during our one day cruise port stop in Costa Maya”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

After consulting Trip Advisor, I booked 2 dives for my son and I through Doctor Dive. It was a good choice. We took a taxi from the pier to the shop (fast, easy and affordable). Alberto, our dive master, and Katana, our boat master were ready when we arrived. The boat is right at the shore and it is just a shore ride to the dive sites. Highlights of what we saw are lionfish, lobster, a moray eel and stingrays. We had a small group which was nice too. The cruise ship did offer a dive package, but going with Doctor Dive was much cheaper and meant we were in the water faster and with a smaller group. After the dive, we lounged at the Yaya Beach Club and had the best beach boy, Oscar.

Visited November 2012
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
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“Diving the last Frontier”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

My daughter and I decided to take the 4 hr drive from Playa Del Carmen to Majahual, a remote fishing village reminiscent of Playa del Carmen 30 years ago. Not many travelers make it down that far South to Majahual, which has kept the area pristine and quiet. We were on a diving adventure and found the perfect match, "Doctor Dive" located on YaYa beach and just minutes from the dive spots. Sam, our Italian dive master, extended a warm hospitality and introduced us to his amazing ocean playground, The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef. It's the second longest barrier reef in the world, and unlike Cozumel's colorful reefs, the diving there is wild and teaming with fish. Among them, we dove with massive schools of horse-eye jacks, Green and spotted moray eels, stingrays, spotted eagle rays, lobster, turtles, drum fish, and schools of barracuda. We did not see another dive boat our entire week. Doctor Dive has excellent equipment and their service is top notch. Sam is very adventurous, safe, and also makes an incredible lion ceviche.
I highly recommend this unforgettable experience.

Visited September 2012
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Mahahual, Mexico
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“The best time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Going out with these guys is incredible. They took us to see the most beautiful reefs. Beto and katana are the nicest people to spend the day with. We saw turtles and lots of beautiful fish and marine life. Later we went back and katana made us the best lion fish ceviche. For dessert we had home made gelato at the gelato store next door. Excellent! Thumbs up guys!

Visited August 2012
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Greenbackville, Virginia, United States
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“An Unforgettable Experience!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

My husband and I visited Doctor Dive Costa Maya during our cruise aboard the Carnival Dream in July 2012. I found Doctor Dive Costa Maya through the reviews on Tripadvisor. This was my first time scuba diving, and my husband had a little experience with it. We took the Discovery Scuba course. We learned all the basics in the store and then boarded the boat to begin our adventure. There were only four of us scuba diving, so we really received personalized attention.

We first began in water about 12 feet deep. Here, we completed the water portion of the course- breathing exercises and safety procedures. Once everyone had passed this portion, we got back into the boat and headed out to the deeper water. The water was a bit rough heading out to the deeper section, so I would suggest taking Dramamine before this experience. Here, we got back into the water and did a 40ft dive. We saw the beautiful reef, colorful fish, lobster, and all sorts of underwater creatures. It was a very peaceful and serene experience.

The people at Doctor Dive Costa Maya were friendly, personable, and paid very close attention to detail and your well-being. We had such a memorable experience and will highly recommend Doctor Dive Costa Maya to anyone! Scuba diving is hands down one of the coolest things we have ever done, and we would like to get scuba certified! Thanks Doctor Dive for an unforgettable experience!!!!

Visited July 2012
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