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Address: Noth Street Between 5th and Rafael E. Melgar Avenue 6 | Downtown, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number: +52 987 115 2202
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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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My wife and I did a 55 minute beach dive at Chankanaab Park with Zapata Divers. It was as good as any of the boat dives I did that week. We saw an eagle ray, many smaller rays... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 23, 2016
Laurel Springs, New Jersey

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Before book the snorkeling I asked there was floating ring for non swimmer. The guy who collect people, say yes and I concerned about the high wave, he said no problem. Yes, it's no problem for strong swimmer!! Not me. There were 3 new snorkeling beginner among 10 on the boat. And only a floating ring available and only one... More 

Thank Lydia P
Cozumel, Mexico
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016

Since I have been living here I like to do shore dives so decided to try out a shore dive at Chankanaab. I rented tanks and weights since I have my own gear but had to carry it a long since their booth is at the end of the park. I was greeted by Manual who was nice, showed my... More 

Thank CajunGato
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were to dive with Ramon. We travelled to Cozumel for this sole purpose. Unfortunately by the time we found out he wasn't turning up, it was too late in the day to organise a dive through another company. We needed to leave the following morning so have wasted $ on a hotel and a ferry. Ramon,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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178 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2016

Whenever I’m in Cozumel, I come to the Chankanaab Park to spend the day with my wife. We sit on the beach under a palapa, enjoy fish tacos from Victor (who remembers us year after year) from the nearby restaurant, and I do a walk-in dive with the fine folks at Zapata dive and snorkel. They are conveniently located right... More 

Thank smrtcar
Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016

My wife and I did a 55 minute beach dive at Chankanaab Park with Zapata Divers. It was as good as any of the boat dives I did that week. We saw an eagle ray, many smaller rays, barracuda, lobsters, grouper, huge parrotfish and angel fish. The best part was going through the cave. The dive master was great. Well... More 

Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2016 via mobile

While in Cozumel, my partner and I were looking to do a refresher dive as we hadn't dove in several years. A fellow guest at our hotel introduced us to Ramon and we were diving the following day. It was a wonderful experience. Ramon and his staff were extremely friendly and personable and we knew right away we were in... More 

Thank Benjamin U
SE Michigan
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40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2016

Chankanaab is just a $12 taxi ride from the international cruise terminal and admission to the park cost us about $65 for four. I chose this location so that my wife and kids could enjoy themselves while I went off diving and Chankanaab is perfect for that. My kids played in the beautiful sand while my wife relaxed in a... More 

Thank mdchachi
Fortville, Indiana
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52 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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71 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

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