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Dive Zihua

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Calle Pedro Ascencio Mz. 23 Lote 7 | Colonia Centro, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Great SCUBA Diving

I was on vacation in Zihuatanejo and really wanted to go diving. I had originally contacted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cameron L
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Kansas City, Missouri
Last minute diving

We’re from a foreign country and sent several emails to a dofferent local shop to coordinate diving... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
meinesdebare
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Los Angeles, California
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Dive Zihua is located at the heart of downtown Zihuatanejo. We are a new PADI dive centre with an atmosphere you would expect to find in a small dive operation. We not only have a passion for diving but all of our staff have been involved with conservation efforts for years and it is our philosophy to bring safe fun diving with an appreciation to the aquatic environment.We offer both diving and snorkeling tours through our full service dive facility. Our shop is very easy to find we are one block from the beach in between restaurant Murmullo and Bar Zorro's.
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Calle Pedro Ascencio Mz. 23 Lote 7 | Colonia Centro, Zihuatanejo 40880, Mexico
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on vacation in Zihuatanejo and really wanted to go diving. I had originally contacted another Dive shop but was referred to Dive Zihua due to scheduling conflicts. I wish I had called Dive Zihua first. Maude was very accommodating and took me on...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’re from a foreign country and sent several emails to a dofferent local shop to coordinate diving times and at the last minute they forwarded us to dive zihua due to a family issue. Due to the craziness of vaca and not reading emails we...More

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Maude J, Owner at Dive Zihua, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We were happy to make you go dive. The surge should calm down in the next few days. Have a safe travel home!

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Reviewed May 7, 2018

Maude was a great guide and teacher! We got our open water certificate with her and Angel, they made it really fun while we were testing our skills. She is a marine biologist which came in great use. She found all sorts of eels and...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

We were heading to Ixtapa for reading break. Two of my daughters, aged 21 and 13, wanted to get their open water dive certification as both had gone on single dives at various points in our vacations and loved it. Maude at Dive Zihua made...More

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Reviewed March 7, 2018

Maude is a lot of fun. She speaks english, french and spanish as her 3rd language so communication should not be an issue. She knows all the dive sites.Very flexible schedule to fit your need. Do a night dive!

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Reviewed February 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great snorkeling trip with Maude. She and her captain were friendly and helpful. We saw Ray's and many colorful fish. Highly recommend.

Thank Stephanie H
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Reviewed February 18, 2018

Dove 5 times with Maude and had a great time. Was very responsive to our emails and took awesome care of us while diving. I brought my own gear and she cleaned and stored it between dives. She's a marine biologist so she knows her...More

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Reviewed January 19, 2018

Scuba certified but chose to do a snorkel trip. Water temperature in January was nice and warm. Easy snorkel location without currents or waves (Playa Manzanilla and second spot below lighthouse). Maude was very friendly spoke english and french. Saw many beautiful fish, nice variety...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018

I did two scuba dives and a snorkeling trip with Dive Zihua. We also took a successful whale watching excursion with them. My divemaster and guide on each of the trips was a young woman named Maude. Everything was wonderful. I am certified to dive...More

Thank John P
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Joao G, Dive Instructor at Dive Zihua, responded to this reviewResponded January 7, 2018

Thank you. We had a really good time with you and your wife. Hope you come dive with us again sometime. Take care

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Reviewed December 4, 2017

My husband Nelson, went to Joao not knowing anything about him. He absolutely loved diving with him and says he definitely knows his stuff and would fully recommend him. He went back for a second dive two days later and said it was all very...More

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WhitBR
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Response from Joao G | Property representative |
Hi, so sorry for the delayed answer! If your husband does the e-learning online theory than diving is just about 3 days. If he does the full certification with the normal procedure and manual here, than it takes a bit... More
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