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Playa Scuba Dive Center
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Owner description: "Playa Scuba Dive Center" in downtown Playa del Carmen is a "Boutique Dive Center" run by the owner Klaus, offers small, personal dive trips exploring the exciting reefs in Playa del Carmen, or amazing coral structures in Cozumel and mystic dives in the crystal clear waters of sacred Mayan Cenotes. Shark diving with Bull sharks and Whale shark encounters are the specialty of Playa Scuba. Small groups of four scuba divers in Cenotes or up to five divers in Playa del Carmen or Cozumel reefs. PADI courses from Discover Scuba to Dive Master. Eco land tours to Chichen Itza, Tulum, Coba, Xcaret, Xel-Ha and Belize
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Had a great experience w/ this dive shop. They coordinated w/ a dive shop in Cozumel and the entire day was seamless. Highly recommend!

Thank jlbussman
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playascuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Thank you for your nice review we are very happy to have you as a dive buddy in the past and in the future so come and dive with us again very soon or send us your friends and family for more excitement and fun

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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We booked two-day diving with them, one day for cenote and the other for bull shark. Both are amazing experience for us as divers! The only complaint was that our cenote dive guide doesn't speak much English and we don't speak Spanish, so he wasn't able to introduce much about the cenote (which I assume has a lot of stories and history!).

Thank Sijie W
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playascuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Since over New Year's everybody wants to go diving we had a little shortage of guides but our guides all speak perfect English and we had to pull guides from another dive center which is predominantly Italian so normally PlayaScuba Dive Center guides speak perfect English Spanish and German thank you anyway for your review and next time you will get our English guide. We hope to have you back soon remember the whale sharks begin in June and we wish you happy new year

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Had a great Bull Shark dive with nikki (Australian lady) today. She conducted a thorough briefing before the dive and did thorough checks on all our gear and really made you feel comfortable. We only saw one bull shark today but that was more than enough for me coming from the uk where we generally only see algae! We did a lovely 2nd dive on the reef and she was excellent at hunting out spotted morays and rays, have dived in many countries and this is by far the best dive shop (apart from my club) I've been too. I did hire some of their kit and it was nice to find well serviced gear, all aqua lung good equipment, suits are all in excellent order. Great service, great communication, safe outfit, good gear......why go anywhere else when in playa??

Thank BillericayBob
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playascuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 8, 2014

Thank you for your nice review we were happy to be able to show you are a great environment and hope to see you soon in the next years and thank you for the opportunity to show your family and friends the great dive sites of Playa del Carmen and surrounding areas

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Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We showed up just before 8 hoping to go on a wreck dive but their boats were going out to the bullsharks but said others hadn't showed up and would we like to join for a reduced price (didn't charge us for equipment hire) and although I was apprehensive about the sharks I thought why not?

Next day they organised one of their dive masters to join on another boat to do a wreck dive as their boats were busy which was fine.

Good equipment, good briefing, friendly staff, good checks (psi, gear double check), got the maximum out of all dives. Small groups, personalised service, well organised.

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1  Thank Nani R
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playascuba, Owner at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Thank you for your nice review we wish you a happy new year and that you will comment I've with us also this year or sent your family or friends it was a real pleasure to dive with you and I think you noticed the difference between us and other dive centers we really like to Dive would like to Dive everyday so we do it for the fun and would like to have fun with our dive buddies now you're part of the PlayaScuba Dive Center family

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

This dive center run 2 professionals Luis and Klaus. I didn't dive personally with them, unfortunately. They have many dive guides and groups every day. We have been there at highest season when they had a lot of tourists, which is difficult to handle, but they still managed to give good service to everybody. And what is the most important is safety. We were going to have 5 days of diving with them so we looked at reviews first in tripadvisor and chooses dive center which has less bad reviews about safety. And that was true. They really concern about safety, which is the most important part for me. There was 1 little misunderstanding between us, when we get out of the water in denote with 2/3 of tank left, which is really not a big deal, and I was not happy about that, but owner proposed me to return money, which showers that they really want their customers to be happy. I am really glad that I have chosen that dive center, and next time when I will go to playa, I will dive only with them. Even taking into account our little misunderstanding, I still believe they are the best their.

Thank Marina P
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playascuba, Owner at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Hi Marina thank you for your nice review and as I promise you the next send out the drive is going to be with me as your guide sorry with nuclear sonata that as a very short line and even doing it twice was not long enough For your good air consumption so next time I have some nice and long cenotes for you and wish you a happy new year and hope you come back soon remember the whale sharks are here in June

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