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“Fun and easy”
Review of Dive Aventuras

Dive Aventuras
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Owner description: Dive Aventuras, a PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Resort, is located in the Omni Beach Resort in the Puerto Aventuras Marina, minutes south of Playa del Carmen and north of Tulum. You will also find our professional staff in the Aventura Spa Palace along Mexico's Riviera Maya. Our dive services include hotel transfers from most accommodations in the area. We invite you to experience the lush Caribbean reefs and amazing cavern and cave diving of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Our location is perfect for the diver and non-diver alike with white sand beaches at your doorstep, Mayan ruins, and Eco-tours just minutes away. We offer excellent dive travel deals and packages assuring you a Caribbean vacation filled with world-class scuba diving, quality lodging, and fun for the entire family.
Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Fun and easy”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was the third scuba dive I have taken in Mexico (cancun, cozumel and now here) What I liked most about this one is how close everything is and how easy it is for someone who has never been on a dive. Here is how it went. First you watch a safety and educational video. Then you take a 10 point true false test, within minutes after that you are in your gear and heading to the hotel pool that is less than 20 feet from the dive shop. Working with your instructor in the pool you learn the basics of diving and spend about a half on hour in the pool. Once you have comlpeted pool lesson it is a three minute walk to the boat where your dive equipment is waiting for you. After a two to three minute boat ride it is time to dive.

Visited October 2012
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Portsmouth
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
“Dive Aventuras (newly qualified OWD)”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

Well I have got to hand it to DA in the way they advised me, before leaving the UK, and then managed my requests for dives once I was in resort.
I only had time to do 2x two-tank morning dives with them, and was (healthily) a little apprehensive as these were my first dives post Certification anywhere.
From the outset I felt I had joined a group of guys who were happy to advise and mentor should I need it, as it happened, because the operation is so slick, my group of certified OWD's were sized and issued hire kit as required, into wetsuits and on the quayside for the Safety briefings before going aboard the dive boat in a very shot time, and off we went to the local reefs.
Orientations were 1st class from both All and Froy and the underwater comms and control were again excellent.
All dives went well and with plenty of wildlife etc to be viewed, were over all too quick. As we were so close to the shore the boat ran back to the quayside to llow us a break / SI / and to swap tanks.
The 4 dives with DA will always be special due to them being "the start" of my new diving career, next time in Mexico I hope to advance myself with the speciality courses offered by the team, I know it will be money well spent, I highly recommend Mike, Candida, Froy, All and all the boat crew and staff to all prospective customers looking for a professionally run outfit who clearly enjoy what they do.
Located in Puerto Aventuras which is a great place to visit anyway, so bring the family who can shop, watch Dolphins being trained (for free) right next to the Diveboat dock, or just sunbathe and splash about in the pool.
You will not regret diving with Dive Aventuras, pm me if you need more info.

Visited October 2012
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Colchester, Connecticut, United States
2 reviews
“excellent Mexico Trip”
Reviewed October 15, 2012

I was in a group of 13 divers, we did 12 dives. Dive Aventuras was a great dive shop. All the employees were very helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They were extremely organized and flexible, I give them 5 stars plus.

Visited October 2012
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Grand Case, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent scuba adventure”
Reviewed October 1, 2012

The dive staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. We got great service and Mike Doody was very helpful organizing everything including the daily transfer from the hotel where we stayed.
We did 6 ocean dives and 2 cenote dives. Especially the cenote dives were a great experience! We will probably take the cave diving course the next time we will be in the area. A special thanks to Armando who could fix our gear.

Visited September 2012
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Top notch service!”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I did 6 ocean dives and 2 cenote dives with Dive Aventuras. They were fantastic, all the staff at the shop are great and the owners were always around to say hello and great the guests. The dive masters were all excellent, very knowledgable about the local wildlife and with a good sense of humour. All the equipment I rented was well looked after and all the diving I did was very reasonably priced. It was good to meet so many frequently returning customers every time I was there to dive. I will return!!

Visited September 2012
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