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“Great Diving and even Greater Service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bull Sharks Diving Center

Bull Sharks Diving Center
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Bull Sharks diving center, is located in Playa Del Carmen, one of the most prestigious places in the Riviera Maya, since is in the middle of everything. We are a CERTIFIED PADI DIVING CENTER S-24747, that loves to share our passion, always based on the highest safety standars, but never forgetting that diving is a lot of fun!! We are an ecological diving that emphasis in the preservation of marine wild life, specially we are continously doing campaigns to preserve the sharks. We assure you that you will love diving with us, you will have a lot of fun and most important you will be well taken care of!!! We dive in Cozumel, Puerto Morelos, CENOTES, Playa del Carmen and mainly in all Riviera Maya and Cancun.
Pitt Meadows, Canada
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“Great Diving and even Greater Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2014

My wife and I dove with Karla in Early Dec of 2013. We had a great dive with the Bull Sharks with Marc. Karla and all the staff were very friendly and outgoing and made you feel right at home. The dive was proffesional and our dive master Marc was amazing. A well educated dive instructor and a great guy as well. We really enjoyed our time with him.

We will be back in Playa in July and are looking forward to snorkelling with the whale sharks and manta rays. We will definitly be using Karla's shop again.

I would recommend this dive shop for anyone from beginners to experienced divers.

Great Dive and look forward to seeing you all again in July!

Visited December 2013
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“Bull Shark Diving”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

My boyfriend, Jorge, and I took 9 others to dive with Bull Sharks with Karla. It was an amazing experience. What a professional center and DMs. We all had an experience of a lifetime! Thanks Karla, I would recommend you to anyone traveling down to Playa del Carmen.

Visited January 2014
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Waterford, Ireland
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“Great sustainable adventure company”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Did a Bull Shark dive with Karla and the team at Bull Sharks diving Center in Playa.
Karla was very friendly, accommodating and funny. She had brought us to "Shark Point" which is only about 400/500 meters from the packed swimming beach (if only those swimmers knew what lies beneath), here we saw about 7 or 8 pregnant female bull sharks. Karla does not attract the sharks using bait, just squeezing an empty plastic bottle (which apparently sounds like a turtle eating coral underwater). This yielded the desired result in about three minutes. The sharks were curious and cautious and came within maybe 4 meters of us, cruising slowly with no aggression whatsoever.
Unfortunately there are dive groups in this area that do feed the sharks in order to attract them (which is a pity as it changes their natural behaviours and we saw some this particular day) but this dive center is not one of them.
This was a highly enjoyable, amazing and overall very SAFE encounter - highly recommended.

Visited December 2013
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Greenwood
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“Wonderful experience with Karla in and out of the water!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2013

Our experience started when I realized at the pier in Cozumel We had forgotton something at our resort...When our family finally Arrived at Bull Shark Diving center it was time to get in the water. We all felt stressed out and bad for getting there late and not being ready...our mood was quickly changed when we walked up to the shop with all of our bags and gear and Karla came running out of the shop and greeted us with a big hug and said "welcome, you must be the Eichers" When I said I'm sorry we didn't get here sooner, She stated with a big smile..."your not late, it's your vacation, we'll go as soon as your ready"
The Bull Shark dive was great!!! after a very thorough pre dive briefing we descended and within minutes were surrounded by 3-4 Bull Sharks at a time...It was truly fascinating diving so close to the Bull Sharks, I highly recommend this dive, with this op.
The next night we had dinner with Karla and her family...The more time we spent with Karla the more we liked. She is a very special woman, always happy smiling and positive.
We want to thank Karla for helping to make a vacation we'll never forget. : )

Visited November 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“What an awesome experience!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

We did the bull shark dive with Bull Sharks Diving Center and it was AMAZING! Words cannot describe how exciting it is to sit in the boat, getting briefed, knowing (hoping, more like) that there are sharks circling down below in that gorgeous blue water! As SOON as we dropped 10 ft and my eyes adjusted I could see them- first a couple, then more came and began circling us! There were 6 of us (2 being dive masters) and we formed a line, knelt, so that we could look all around without stirring up the sand. After they checked us out for a while they moved on and we moved a little and got a curious sting ray following us- it was hilarious! I was so confident because of the clear instructions from our dive master (Marc) and will never forget it this amazing experience.

Visited November 2013
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