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“Snorkeling with Cancun Scuba Center” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cancun Scuba Center
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Owner description: Cancun Scuba Center operated by owner, Juan Carlos Garrido, with 20 years of experience, we'll make sure you'll have great dives an unforgettable experience with fully personalized attention and professional service. Specialized in Padi Courses to all levels, small groups for certified divers. We also offer the amazing dives to the cenotes (cavern diving).
Westminster, Colorado
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“Snorkeling with Cancun Scuba Center”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2014

We wanted a Cancun snorkeling excursion that focused on snorkeling... We found it at Cancun Scuba Center. For a reasonable fee ($40 USD each), CSC takes a small group by boat to snorkel at two National Park designated reefs. CSC provided the boat, the captain (thank you, Jorge!!) and an in water snorkel guide (thank you, Ramon!). In addition to being polite and very helpful, the CSC staff ensured that we were safe, comfortable, and happy with the experience.

Logistically, this was very easy. We took the R2 bus to the Holiday Inn, where we were greeted by Juan Carlos and Ramon. They led us to the boat, and following a few introductory questions, began immediately to prepare us for our adventure. They checked our gear, instructed us about the strong ocean currents around the reefs and outfitted us with wet suits. With Ramon's help, we saw huge schools of fish, sea turtles, beautiful fan coral, several large rays, and even a couple of "big fish" (grouper?). The whole excursion lasted about 2 1/2 hours.

Highly recommend Cancun Scuba Center for a snorkeling adventure!!!

Visited February 2014
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Cary, Illinois
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“four rookie young seniors”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

Four of us ventured into scuba diving with Juan Carlos, Martin and company last week. None of us had any experience....and were quite concerned but wanted to knock this off the bucket list.
While we were concerned, the reviews of Juan and his crew are spot on. Training patienience, informative and most important the ability to trust someone in a adventure such as this is critical>D
We heard the theory of dlving, were educated on the equipment and hand signs...we practiced in the pool then headed for the ocean...

While we understood what was going to happen and in general how to correct issues it we weres still very concerned especially once we were headed down the rope. Even though we were told how to clear our ears and masks when we got under water in the ocean it became real. We know how to adjust for boyancy but once in at 30 feet it became real. Several of us wondered why are we doing this and were considering bailing. I can assuure without Juans constant attention and his ability to calm us down several would have passed. I can assure you he is real and cares for you which is critical...he has the ability to know when you need help....get you attention, tell you what to do and let you execute...sounds easy? try it 30 feet down with hand signals..in the end we all finished our beautiful dive in 45 minutes, we all stayed down until the end and all had a wonderful time...would I do it again..only if Juan Carlos and Martin are there to help.

Visited February 2014
Thank Steve B
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Malaga, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

I have been diving in several places around the world and I must say this TEAM is awesome.

We went to Cozumel island and had a wonderful diving day overthere where we saw the Caribbean hidden beauties.JCarlos was very polite and helpfull with everyone of us during the trip. Captain and crew had always a smile for us.

The overall picture shows an outstanding staff with good and serious diving equipment.

I recommend Cancun Scuba center for a complete holidays in Cancun.


Visited December 2013
Thank HenrikFrolich
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Howell, New Jersey
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“Juan Carlos is the best.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2014

Me and my buddies travelled to Cancun for Christmas break and decided to scuba dive. It was our first time. The vast ocean was very intimidating. However, Juan Carlos and his team were there to give you guidance every single step of the way.... the fact that his top priority is our safety made us feel very good as well. Strongly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2014

we dived with cancun scuba centre in September and it was great. great location and perfect weather for the dives. dive site was amazing. underwater museum. spookily scary with all the figures draped in seaweed. like zombies. dived on other sites as well and had a great time every dive. coral negro and herradura were another 2 of the sites and both had wonderful corals and wildlife. cannot wait to go back.

Visited September 2013
Thank johnniesyme
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