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“Fantastic Dive Centre!!”

Fantasea Dive - Diving & Adventures
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Owner description: Fantasea Dive and Adventures offers unparalleled personalized diving and adventures trips in Playa Del Carmen, Cozumel, the Riviera Maya and beyond. Get away from the crowds and let us show you the best diving and adventures the Mexican Caribbean has to offer.We take small groups with never more than 4 divers per guide, which allows us to provide you with exceptional personal attention and ensure you have the best experience possible. We also specialize in taking groups of any size such as couples, families, mancations and girl's getaways. Go scuba diving on one of the world’s most beautiful reefs, get PADI certified on all levels of dive instruction, experience a once-in-a lifetime cave or cenote dive, enjoy laid back fishing trips, or experience world class snorkeling.
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“Fantastic Dive Centre!!”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

We arranged a full days diving with Jason at Fantasea Dive before arriving in Mexico in December 2012, Jason's communication and customer service from beginning to end was fantastic!

I paid a deposit before departing and the rest upon arrival. We had arranged 2 Bull Shark dives, (a dream of mine for a very long time) and it blew me away and exceeded all of my expectations.

Jason is honest, professional and a fantastic dive master, I had full confidence in him and if I return to Mexico it’s the only place I would go back to! The dives themselves were incredible and an absolute MUST for shark lovers, my partner was terrified (seriously terrified) prior to diving, but it has opened his eyes to a whole new world and he can’t wait to get back in the water with sharks!

Jason managed to save my a** at one point when he pulled me out of the way of a Moray Eel that fancied a taste of my leg (slightly nerve racking, but at least it wasn’t a shark)! Without his vigilance I would have been in trouble!

What more can i say? Fantasea Dive is fantastic and i would recommend it to anyone and everyone! Keep up the good work and i hope to see you guys in the near future! :)

Visited December 2012
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Texas
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“2nd year”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Did all our diving with these guys. Small shop, small boat, but great group of guys to dive with. We'll be back again!

Visited April 2013
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“Great service”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

First let me say that we dive all over the world, whenever the opportunity arises. We are Rescue Diver certified (by Fantasea Dive) and dive around 25 or so dives a year. We have been to Playa Del Carmen five times in four years, and we have always dived with Fantasea Dive. We first found out about Fantasea Dive from scubaboard.com. Jason Sartain and his crew do such a great job with their personal diving services and we always leave with great diving memories.

One thing that we really like are that Jason pays attention to detail. He carries all the dive gear to the boat himself and sets up your gear on the boat. Although it is great customer service, we think he does it so he can inspect and test your gear before he suits you up. He is very safety conscious and does a very thorough safety check once you are suited up. He knows your equipment and is always ready to help in case there are any issues during the dive. That is the type of dive master we are comfortable with and want to dive with. We also like the small boat because this means that the boat cannot carry tons of divers like other Playa boats (some up to 12 people).

Jason is good about finding all kinds of sea life, but what really is great about diving with Jason is that he can find the small animals. If you have a camera or love to look at the small animal life in and around the coral reefs, use Jason. We both have cameras and Jason really does a great job pointing out great shots like sea horses, pipefish, and juvenile drum fish. We always leave with great pictures when diving with Fantasea Dive.

This was our first day trip to Cozumel with Jason. The port in Playa was closed for a day (or two) & we headed over to Cozumel for two dives. We caught the 10 something ferry & we were met by another dive company that picked us up at the ferry pier in Cozumel. There were four other people on the boat, but they had their own guide. Jason was a great guide in Cozumel too! After all was said & done we were back in Playa by 5 p.m.
I would recommend Fantasea Dives to all types of divers. Just let him know what kind of dive you would like to do & what you would like to see & he will try to accommodate you. Fantasea is the only dive company we use when we visit Playa.

Visited March 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Why dive Cozumel when you have Fantasea Dive Adventures and Playa del Carmen”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

I have used Jason at Fantasea dive twice now and each time gets better. I would highly recommend Jason in that he is very conscientious and pays close attention to the divers. For those people always going to Cozumel to dive without experiencing Playa del Carmen and Fantasea Dive you are missing out on not only a great dive experience that offers everything Cozumel offers but a fun place to stay in Playa with plenty to do.Give Jason and Fantasea Dive along with Playa del Carmen a chance before you book your next dive trip to Cozumel

Visited March 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
“Discover Scuba - a great family experience”
Reviewed March 31, 2013

Jason and his team did a wonderful job introducing our family to scuba diving. His years of experience made us all feel comfortable and confident. Our 12 and 14 year old children were able to learn the basics of scuba diving and go on two dives. With Jason leading the way, they enjoyed seeing many fish, turtles, eels and coral. We'll be back again and will always hire Fantasea for our Playa del Carmen scuba adventures.

Visited March 2013
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