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Address: 6 Noth Street Between 5th and Rafael E. Melgar Avenue | Downtown, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 987 115 2202
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Safety and an unforgettably enjoyable adventure are the utmost concerns...

Safety and an unforgettably enjoyable adventure are the utmost concerns with Ramon Zapata Divers. The company offers the latest in modern and high quality diving equipment and boasts some of the best and most experienced divers in the world. Ramon Zapata Divers is a family operation that carries on the traditions of its patriarch Ramon Zapata Sr., the pioneer of scuba diving in Cozumel and the first divemaster on the island.

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Shore dive in Chankanaab Park

We did a shore dive with Zapata diving off the beach at Chankanaab Park and had a great time. Entry and exit were easy and we enjoyed a 46 minute dive guided by a dive master... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Fortville, Indiana

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Fortville, Indiana
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

We did a shore dive with Zapata diving off the beach at Chankanaab Park and had a great time. Entry and exit were easy and we enjoyed a 46 minute dive guided by a dive master. We have had many boat dives in Cozumel, but this was our first shore dive. Lots to see in the shallows. A new experience... More 

Thank IndyKat15
Tel Aviv, Israel
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58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

Wow!! I was left speachless! Ramon - Such a nice kind man! He has tons of patience, great teaching skills and he is super-responsible! We took a three hour discovery dive which was perfect for a first timers: You spend an hour practice at the pool with all the gear getting to know it all, then you head out to... More 

Thank Revitulidk
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Ramon was recommended to me and my girlfriend by the Hotel. He didn't disappoint. He was very friendly at the hotel and put us at ease. Upon meeting him at the dive centre, based at Playa Mia, his employees were very professional and took us through a 45min crash course. They were extremely patient, especially with my girlfriend who was... More 

Thank Graham C
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Excelente servicio y tiempo de enseñanza...muy buenos maestros con mucha paciencia...vale mucho la pena aprender con ellos / Excellent service and teaching...good teachers with lots of patience...it is worth to try learning with them

Thank Luis R
Kodiak Island, Alaska
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I have been to Cozumel several times over the last decade mainly drift diving when I get a chance. I did a little research before this trip on the current dive shops and decided to try Ramon Zapata Divers at Chankanaab park. As I walked up to their shop on the beach, I knew I made the right choice. The... More 

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Faaborg, Denmark
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

My wife and I spend 4 days in Cozumel. We wanted 2 days of diving. My wife how-ever had gotten a little scarred of the diving, though having had more than 100 dives. Ramon and is crew gave her all the needed confidence back, through easy going positive attitude, with lots of smile and laughs Even the shop doesn´t look... More 

Thank gunnar l
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 via mobile

We are return customers of Ramon's & this trip didn't disappoint! This is a great group & they work hard to make sure everyone has a great dive. We look forward to seeing you again in July or Aug!

Thank Laurie F
Silver Lake, Kansas, United States
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While at Mr. Sancho's, we wandered over and found the small cabana that we were told would take us for snorkeling. The guys from Zapata's, especially Leo, were amazing! The took us to two different spots and we were able to see a stingray, a shark, a lobster, barracuda, and more. He even took some great pictures for me by... More 

Thank Linda M
Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I did my Open Water certificate with Ramon during my stay in Cozumel. He is a very friendly and kind guy and an excellent, professional diver. As a teacher, he mostly focused on learning by practice; he has his own way to carry the courses (i guess he does not give the same course twice). On my first dive, we... More 

Thank krisacup
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ramon is a great diver and a nice guy, but a very irresponsible teacher. My boyfriend was uncertified, and Ramon took him on a 70 foot dive for his very first ever dive. My boyfriend ran out of air during the dive and had to buddy breathe. We signed up for 2 morning dives- we were out from 10am to... More 

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