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Address: Mza 70 The Royal Haciendas Lt. 2, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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The dive shop located inside of the resort Royal Haciendas, only 10 minutes...

The dive shop located inside of the resort Royal Haciendas, only 10 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. We offer our service from courses up to tours in crystal clear Cenotes. We offer PADI, TDI, NACD training from entry level, PADI Open Water Diver right through to dive master training and specialties!

Our goal is to maintain the highest level of quality and service while making your safety our top priority.

We leave from the beach of the Royal Haciendas resort which is the best location in the Riviera Maya. We have the world's second biggest reef right in front of us. Come join us as we dive in the turquoise ocean and have the experience of a lifetime.

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Shark dive, Cozumel and Night Dive - all were wonderful

My wife and I just returned from our first night dive with Maira and the Dive Balam team. It was a fantastic experience and we saw a lot of night life that normally doesn't come... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 25, 2012
cagtaxman
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Bennington, Nebraska

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Bennington, Nebraska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

My wife and I just returned from our first night dive with Maira and the Dive Balam team. It was a fantastic experience and we saw a lot of night life that normally doesn't come out during the day. A moray eel swimming, three octopuses, lobsters, hermit crab, other crabs, two turtles and abundant fish and beuatiful coral. Was a... More 

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Berea
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Been diving at the Haciendas with DiveBalam for the last 5 years. Christian always asks to get on this site to provide information. Well Christian we will be back again this Nov. to dive. Yes it is fantastic. The crew is great and run a tight ship. They know what they are doing. If you want a super dive experience... More 

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Boston, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2012

We got our certification with Dive Balam last year, after several years of occasional 'discovery' dives. This year we did our first 2-tank dives with Marcos and crew, and our first -- superb -- dive at the Cozumel wall. The diving is excellent in Riviera Maya, you see something new and awesome almost every time. But the Dive Balam team... More 

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Greeley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

I completed 2 dives at Cozumel with Marcos, Christian & Gunter which were totally awesome. They totally know how to make the experience an incredible one, and pointed out many different forms of sea life that I would of missed. Marcos made me feel so at ease that I signed up and did a 3rd dive, which was my 1st... More 

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SAnta Rosa, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

I now will be able to enjoy the vast treasures under the surface of the aqua blue water. I received my scuba certification during my recent stay at The Royal Haciendas after many years of snorkeling and enjoying the beauty of the ocean from a lounge chair. I look forward to this new chapter. I could never have accomplished this... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2012

I have been a certified scuba diver since 1993, and have visited sites all over the Carribean, Hawaii, and Cabo San Lucas. My expectations for my diving experience are very high. I stayed at the Royal Hacienda Resort in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico in March 2012 and dove with Dive Balam. Having an on the property dive shop is very... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Excellent dive shop! Gunter, Marcos, Christian, and Maira were all extremely attentive to us. We only dive once every year or two, so we appreciated the detailed pre-dive planning, instructions, and safety reminders. The wall dive in Cozumel was our best ever! We both highly recommend them!

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Central Coast, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

Although I have scuba-dived about 20 times, I always have some anxiety, more so in foreign countries. The dive master Marcos was simply amazing. His smile was comforting and his patience reassuring. I had the least amount of anxiety ever. Our videographer Christian was not only helpful but a lot of fun. We had only six of us diving, with... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2012

This past week I completed my fourth diving adventure with Dive Balam, and the experience again was nothing short of amazing. The staff members of Dive Balam never fail to be extremly responsible, friendly, and of course... FUN! Cozumel was simply beautiful, with truly unique coral formations, and multiple multiple species of fish. I found myself swimming next to the... More 

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 29, 2012

My husband and I got to dive the Cozumel wall last week......it was very clear and you could see so much. Went with Dive Balam from the Royal Haciendas......A great group. They really pay attention and make sure everyone is doing okay...One of the benefits of going with this group....you just get into the boat from the beach if front... More 

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