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“Great diving!”

Ramon Zapata Divers
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Merida, Mexico
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2 reviews
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“Great diving!”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

i dived the past year it was my first time, and it was awesome! i love it, and i felt in companie of Ramon all the time.

Visited July 2012
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RZ_SCUBA_CLUB, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ramon Zapata Divers, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Google Translation
Gracias por tu comentario,es nuestro compromiso el crear un ambiente relajado pero al mismo tiempo seguro para quienes nos visitan, gracias por confiar en nosotros esperamos servirte nuevamente.
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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“Excellent time, good dives!”
Reviewed May 28, 2013

I've been visiting Cozumel via cruise ships for 18 years now and I'm to the point where I just do my own excursions.

This dive shop is great as it is on the Mr. Sanchos resort, which means the whole family can go and I can still dive. Even better, when I'm done diving I still have hours of time available to sit on the beach. Between dives we just went back to shore for a break.

Lots of creatures on the offshore reefs (2 tank dive). I saw grouper, sea turtle, lobster, lots of different species of fish, crabs, and lots more. We swam the reef (Paso del Cedral I believe for that one) with the current, which was just strong enough to help push you along without moving you too fast.

A rare treat, given the time of year (early April) I was the only one diving. We still went out and the rate was the same. Not that I don't mind company, but it is nice knowing that your bottom time won't be affected by someone who uses air quicker than you.

I'm heading back to Cozumel in a month and will look them up again. Much better than the chaos of a dive organized by the cruise ship (yet just as safe in my opinion).

Visited April 2013
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RZ_SCUBA_CLUB, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ramon Zapata Divers, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thanks for visit us, we are very happy that you enjoy diving with us, we will be expecting you next month for another incredible diving adventure, see you next month,and thank you again or visit us.
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“Very good experience with Zapata Divers”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I contacted them before my trip to ensure that I could get a reservation for the single day that I was going to be in Cozumel, off from my cruise ship. They were very nice at responding and answering all my questions, and after contacting a few other diving shops there, Zapata Divers gave me all the confidence that they would be my best option to make the best of my limited time on the island.
I arrived as scheduled and unfortunately the port has been shut down and no boats could go out do to weather conditions. :( However, they took me to a site to dive off from shore, where no boat was required and it turned out great. I imagine that going out to the reefs would have been better but I can't complain, given the circumstances.
My dive master, Luciano, was very nice and very enthusiastic about taking me and show me around the dive site. He took me inside a cave, which was very exciting, and took many great pictures of me while diving, giving me the option to purchase them on a CD for a small fee.
All in all, I greatly recommend Ramon Zapata divers. Very professional.

Visited April 2013
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RZ_SCUBA_CLUB, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ramon Zapata Divers, responded to this review, May 31, 2013
Thanks for your review, we are very pleased that no matter the weather conditions we be able to take you diving in one of our different locations, thank you for trust in us for your diving, we always try to give our friends the best service "cozumelenian style" Hope to see you in a near future.
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
“Wonderful, safe, best place to dive”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

I would like to start this review with a thank you to Mr. Ramon for the best dive I have ever experienced. If you would like to dive in Cozumel then this would be the best place to do so. The scuba experience was one of a kind and the scuba instructors were knowledgeable and promote safety. I will forever remember this dive and return again very soon.

Thank you,
Jay

( telecommunication company owner )

Visited April 2013
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Thank Alberto C
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RZ_SCUBA_CLUB, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Ramon Zapata Divers, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Thank you very much for your review, we love what we do and it's great that we can show that, we try every day to be better and improve our service, we really hope to see you again and take you diving to another reef, Thanks a lot for the review!
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Springfield, Missouri
1 review
“What a Wonderful Dive”
Reviewed April 16, 2013

Overall experience was great! It started with a $17 taxi ride to Mr Sanchos Beach Club where we were directed over to Ramon Zapata Dive Shop to sign up for a one tank certified dive. For a small startup operation, what they lacked in high quality equipment was more than made up in customer service, knowledge, diving experience, courtesy and helpfulness in making certain we were safe, properly equipped and guiding us on a wondeful underwater site-seeing experience. We had the opportunity to see numerous species of fish, including a shark and manta ray along Palancar Reef.

Visited March 2013
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RZ_SCUBA_CLUB, Public Relations Manager at Ramon Zapata Divers, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Thanks for diving with us, thank you for your review, and as you said, we try to make our customers feel like diving with old friends, our dive masters are locals,so they know the reefs very well and we offer this cozumelenian diving experience. Thanks for trust us and we hope to see you again.
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