The Dive Gurus
The Dive Gurus
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
We are the only PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, DAN Instructor Center, Technical Dive Center in La Paz. Training with The Dive Gurus is scheduled to the students needs with very small classes and individual customer service. Our tours are designed for a maximum of 4 to 6 divers. We do not offer bulk tours or volume training but individual specialised training that makes our students succeed and excel. We choose quality over quantity to make you succeed. Recreational diving and Technical diving, Photo Workshops, Professional Training and Technical diving courses including Nitrox, Trimix and Instructor level training.
La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico
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2023

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doyley1
London, UK2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Business
Great experience learning to scuba with the Dive Guru team. They were helpful prior to booking and made us feel confident in what they provide. The dive experiences were amazing with a huge variety of marine life in the Espiritu Santo marine reserve. Would definitely recommend
Written February 17, 2024
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Nicprussik
Durham, UK2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
Due to the weather I only managed one of the three days diving that I booked, but wow, what a day it was; wouldn't have missed it for the world!
The dive centre is very organised, I used my own kit, but could see that what was provide to others was in good order. We also had nitrox, which we tested before loading the boat, those that didn't know how too, were soon shown how.
The drive out to La Lobera where the sealions live is a long one (just over an hour). But when you have pods of dolphins, diving humpbacks and dramatic scenery to see on the way, it isn't time wasted.
Diving with the sealions was fun, they are a bit bitey, but don't hurt, they are more like curious puppies, zooming around in the water. The dive off La Lobera, even without the sealions would be an interesting one, but with the pups in the water, it makes for a fun filled 50 minutes.
Back in the boat, the second dive was 20 minutes away, on a purpose sunk wreck. It lies in about 20 metres of water, and you can swim through and around it. Lots of fish to see, sometimes turtles, but we weren't so lucky. Our guide expertly kept the group together, and helped us fin around the whole wreck.
On surfacing we headed to Plya corralitos, on the Isla Espiritu Santo for lunch. I had a nice seviche with fish, and some crunchy tortillas.
On the way back to the dive centre, we again saw breaching humpback whales, and another large pod of dolphins. On arriving back at the marina, the dive guides helped with the kit. We were able to change and have a warm shower in the marina too. All set for a night watching the floats on the final night of the 4 day carnival in La Paz!
All in, a lovely day diving, with a very good dive centre. Would definitely recommend the Dive Gurus!
Written February 17, 2024
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Nathan R
2 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
The Dive Gurus are a class operation, all the way 'round. Clear communication, quality gear, competent and friendly staff - the whole package. I dove with them all three days I was in La Paz and if I had stayed longer I would have kept diving with them. A+
Written February 5, 2024
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Joshua L
Washington DC, DC1 contribution
Dec 2023 • Couples
We went on a whale shark snorkel that we booked with Dive Gurus. The actual experience was amazing. Our guide Carla was passionate about the whale sharks, helpful both in the water and on the boat, and generally a delightful person.

The one improvement is that Dive Guru's communication could have been clearer. After booking online and getting a confirmation, we got limited and somewhat incomplete responses to our basic questions about where to park in the marina. Once we got to the marina, we tried to find the group but could not find Dive Gurus. We tried calling Luke and texting on Whatsapp. Turns out they were working with MeXplore Tours. That is totally fine, but none of the emails or the Whatsapp texts had made that clear. A few additional sentences in the confirmation emails could have anticipated this need and prevented a lot of stress.

That said, swimming with whale sharks was the highlight of our trip to the Baja, and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Written December 30, 2023
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Josh Thank you for your review. The information you needed was already in place, but the emails did not get through. Our old system was activating people's junk/Spam mail. Added to the complications in scheduling by The Mexican Federal Park Service - Whale Shark activities require more details than some of our most technical dive expeditions. We have switched and upgraded to a new reservation system. The new system allows us to confirm and include info, rather than just a receipt and then details via a separate email. Thank you for your understanding on the day. Thank you for the feedback and thank you for reaching out privately too! Many thanks Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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FortLuptonDiver
Fort Lupton, CO102 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
I had a great time diving with The Dive Gurus for 3 days in late November 2023! This dive shop has a fast dive boat with a 225HP outboard motor that makes traveling to the distant Sea of Cortez dive sites much quicker than the boats at other dive shops that I've used! Two other reasons to choose this dive shop is that there isn't an extra charge for Nitrox and I wasn't charged for dives that I couldn't take! I had 2 dive masters during my 6 dives and I was very pleased with Roman and Ines! I brought my own equipment and I was able to leave my neoprene gear and BCD at the dive shop to dry, which is important to me. The highlight of my trip was my last dive at Los Islotes and I had one of my best sea lion encounters! I highly recommend The Dive Gurus!
Written December 26, 2023
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It is fantastic to have customers notice the details about our operation that make a big difference. Many thanks Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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Travels101
4 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Mariana is a fantastic dive instructor! Whole team is great and makes diving safe and fun. We saw whales and manta rays on the boat ride to and from the dive sites.
Written December 20, 2023
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Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again soon Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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northernguy1970
Haileybury, Canada4 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
My brothers and I had a really great week diving with The Dive Gurus during our trip to La Paz. Luke runs a first class operation that offers high end rental gear. He shared his time freely, offering great stories and tips, not only of diving, but of the areas rich history and culture. We couldn’t have asked for a better dive guide than Vanessa, who made us feel relaxed and at home both above and below the surface. Big shout out to the rest of the team. Missing La Paz and the Sea of Cortez already.
Written November 17, 2023
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We need you to hurry back and dive with us again. Thank you for the kind words and thank you for noticing the difference in the quality or our gear. See you again soon Many thanks Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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Philip B
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Dive Gurus is absolutely the place to dive with in La Paz. I can't say enough good things about Luke and his team.

I didn't have enough time to get my certification done before the trip, so I had to finish it as a referral dive with the Dive Gurus. Going in, I was a bit nervous since I didn't know what the shop or the people would be like (especially since we had Luke jump through some hoops to help us out with the SDI certification).

At the time, Luke was helping another person, Lauren, with her Divemaster training. The two of them made my husband and I feel so comfortable. They were funny, kind, and INCREDIBLY knowledgable. Luke made sure to run down all the skills he expected to see, what went well, and what I needed to work on for the next dive. That's probably normal for certification, but they manner in which he did it put me at ease each time.

We got to spend time seeing all sorts of fish, coral, sea lions, a sunken ship, and Luke even helped my partner set up a surprise ring exchange 30ft below sea level. It was amazing. The only shame is that we only had time to spend 2 days in La Paz, which we'll definitely fix next time we visit.
Written November 15, 2023
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Philip Thank you for choosing us and thank you to your partner for making us part of your special day (even if it was a bit last min LOL).... We need you to come back and dive with us more! Many thanks Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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Emma R
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
We had an incredible day diving with dive gurus! From start to finish everything was seemless and the dive spots were amazing. The sea lions and all of the tropical fish at both spots blew us away. The crew were all very friendly and helpful and the equipment was very high quality. Will definitely book with them again if we come back to dive in la Paz.
Written November 15, 2023
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Wonderful to receive you and thank you for your kind words. We put extra effort into ensuring our rental gear is second to none, it is nice to have that noticed. We hope to see you soon Many thanks Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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Hal
2 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Dive Gurus deserve the name. I have dived with them twice now in 2021 and 2023. The owner Luke is incredibly knowledgable with great care and communication throughout the whole experience with them. Our guide Carolina had fantastic energy and was very supportive in and out of the water. Their equipment is top notch with back plate BCSs and shearwater dive computers. Highly recommend.
Written November 9, 2023
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We just can´t get rid of you! LOL Thank you for continuing to trust us with your dive experiences and learning. When are you coming back? We have some courses to finish! Many thanks and I am sure we will be chatting on Whatsapp Luke
Written January 9, 2024
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