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Address: Av. Xaman-Ha y Retorno Sayil | 77710, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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+52 984 168 9693
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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PADI Dive Resort located in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico Mayan Riviera, on...

PADI Dive Resort located in Playa Del Carmen in Mexico Mayan Riviera, on the beach of the hotel All Inclusive “The Reef Playacar Resort & SPA”.The Reef Marina is a recreational and professional PADI dive center and school. Diving and snorkeling tours are available in Playa Del Carmen,the cenotes and Cozumel.

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Amazing Stuff! The Reef Marina Dive Center & Water Sports, Playacar, MX

I had the greatest experience EVER at The Reef Marina in Playa Del Carmen, MX this week. My dive instructor was amazing, the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2012
Lisa L
Rhome, Texas, United States

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Rhome, Texas, United States
1 review
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I had the greatest experience EVER at The Reef Marina in Playa Del Carmen, MX this week. My dive instructor was amazing, the staff was extremely nice and accommodating. The training was simple to understand, and helped to build confidence before going into the ocean. I was told upon signing up for the scuba session, that it would change my... More 

Thank Lisa L
Saint John, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed June 22, 2012

Great size group. Most other dive shops I have dove with in the past have been either a bore or had and arrogant attitude about them. Not this place. These guys really make you feel like your out with some friends going diving. My trip was focused around my family & daughters for fathers day so although I only got... More 

Thank Kirk L
Maidstone, United Kingdom
1 review
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Reviewed June 14, 2012

After 160 dives I’ve found a dive centre that I would plan my holiday around. Run by passionate and professional divers for; divers, trainee divers, snorkellers and those that just want to get wet. Set right on the beach at the Reef Playacar Resort the staff could not be more friendly and accommodating. Just got back from a two-week holiday... More 

1 Thank Richard B
2 reviews
Reviewed June 10, 2012

My boyfriend and I went to Mexico this past February so I could get my open water certification. We had the best experience with The Reef Marina! I e-mailed Stephan about a month before our vacation to make sure there was room for me on the boat. When we got to Playa and I introduced myself, Stephan new exactly what... More 

Thank ScubaMel2012
West Richland, Washington
2 reviews
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

My girlfriend and I just returned home from playa del carmen and wanted to thank the guys at the reef marina. I had contacted them before my trip to schedule my open water certification. I had done my padi e-learning at home as I did not want to have do book work while on vacation. The staff accommodated me by... More 

Thank bmitcher
Westchester, New York, United States
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Reviewed May 22, 2012

We just returned from an eight day trip to playa del Carmen, great vacation due to the awesome staff at the reef marina. We did 6 dives with them, one better than the next (I would recommend Tortugas for the tons of sea turtle and the wreck dive if you have to choose) The equipment was in great shape and... More 

Thank Dori H
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We have had trouble with rental equipment and guides in Mexico in the past, but not this trip. Stephan and his international team bring their world-wide experience to the dive shop at the Reef Playcar Hotel. As a result, we enjoyed one of our favorite diving experiences. After talking with Stephan at the front desk for five minutes, I decided... More 

Thank Russ G
los angeles
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

If you're looking for something to do, and you're new to Playa del Carmen, Cancun, Reviera Maya,you should really try Xcaret. Ususally your resort has a rep from tour companies offering this package. It has choices of swimming with the dolphins, exploring underwater caves and other relaxing fun things to do. My son and I have been there 3 times,... More 

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Reviewed April 10, 2012

Just got back from 7 days in PDC and stayed at the Reef and dove with the gang at The Reef Marina. I did 9 dives while I was there & got to know many of the instructors in the process. Bruno, David,Tony, & Stephan were awesome. Not only are they professional, thorough & detail oriented, but they go out... More 

Brighouse, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 7, 2012

We recently stayed at the Riu Yucatan and chose to dive with Reef Marina because we did our 'homework' before we travelled and then when we arrived we called at the centre, we asked our questions and we were answered by the same person (unlike the guys on the beach that try to get you to use their centre and... More 

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