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Playa Scuba Dive Center

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Address: 15th Avenue With 4 Street North | infront Billy the Kid Tacos, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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"Playa Scuba Dive Center" in downtown Playa del Carmen is a...

"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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Best Dive Shop in Playa

We've been diving with Playa Scuba for years now. They have become family and friends to us. Safety is a big concern to these guys, their dive masters are top notch. This shop... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jamie M
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Kansas City, Missouri
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124 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We've been diving with Playa Scuba for years now. They have become family and friends to us. Safety is a big concern to these guys, their dive masters are top notch. This shop only takes out small groups, so you are always looked after, from Ana in the office to the dive masters and the boat crews you are well... More 

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Thank Jamie M
Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i do 4 excellent dive with us, particulary the one in cozumel with perr. They are very professional. i wan't to do more dive unfortunately i have to cancel and klaus and his team have been conciliatory. if you are going to playa del carmen go to this center, i recommend it

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Thank sylvainMar
PlayaScuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Thank you Silvan we had a great time diving with you as well and we hope next time you come we can dive with the Bull Shark or in the Cenotes and many other exciting places More 

Hesperia, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time with Klaus from Playa Scuba.He took us to dive the Cenotes.He was fun and funny, kept us laughing the whole time.He also shared a lot of history about Mexico,the Cenotes,and himself. He made sure we were comfortable and had a great time.We hope to go back next year!!

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Thank Wendy B
PlayaScuba, Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Well it was a real pleasure to dive with you and I can't wait to share with you more beautiful Cenotes and other dive sites with you it is always a pleasure to share this beautiful underwater paradise with people that appreciate it More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2017

My husband and I went on a vacation to the area and were looking for a dive shop for him to get certified at. I found Play Scuba via a google search and read a lot of good reviews so I decided to proceed with them. They were extremely responsive to email questions and sometimes would email multiple responses each... More 

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Thank Lauren C
PlayaScuba, Public Relations Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

I'm glad you had fun Lauren and now it's time to plan to adventures in the short future we are eager to be a part of your next those cheers… The Playa Scuba team More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Klaus rocks he's a Gruff individual and expect you to be on top of your game. Rest of the divers are amazing, funny and knowledgeable. Pierre was really helpful and knowledgeable of the dive site the whole team it's well worth the price of admission. Cenote Dives with Klaus was very interesting and a whole bucket of fun.

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1 Thank peterk122017
PlayaScuba, Public Relations Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

We loved to have you and share all the beauty with you hopefully we get to See you soon again whale shark should be in shortly middle of May More 

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed a week in Carmen and spent most of thar time diving with these guys, doing both a 3 day package and a rescue diver referral course. Absolutely fantastic experience - A small shop, that doesn't look as clean cut as some of the more commercial operators in town, but lovely people to dive with and customer care/kit condition... More 

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PlayaScuba, Owner at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Well we hope you will join us for the whal shark season we will clean up by then haha More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

We scheduled the three day dive package at playa/Cenotes/cozumel with Klaus and it was fantastic. All of the DM were a pleasure to dive with and our groups were small, 2-4 people max. Will definitely return here in the future

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1 Thank Dakota C
PlayaScubaDiveCenter, General Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

I'm glad you liked our package and come back soon for some more exciting diving I also enjoyed you a lot More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

I arranged for three days of diving and what a great experience I had. I dove the reef off of Playa the first day which was great as an intro dive (been a few months since I dove last). Second day did the Cenotes. This was my first experience with cavern diving, this is a not to miss experience, really... More 

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PlayaScubaDiveCenter, Public Relations Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

It was really fun to meet you and we had a great time diving with you hopefully you come back soon for some more great fun remember the whale shark arrive in May to September and the bull shark from November to March More 

Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I bought the Cenotes + Local Dive + Cozumel dive package from Playa Scuba. This place offers great package deals and all of the dive instructors I had were fun, professional, and informative. (Klaus, Sunny, Carolyn, and Pierre). Also, the scuba gear was in good working condition. I'm an open water PADI diver and was less experienced than some of... More 

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1 Thank Amy C
PlayaScuba, General Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

I'm glad that you had a nice time diving with us remember that in middle of May that Whale Shark Martin come in and in November the bull shark come in don't miss out those great shark adventure dives also we are organizing tours to Belize and Cuba with Char custom More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Our first dive started with an argument with the dive doctor that the dive shop had me call (I am the father). Some background first. I have had severe asthma all of my life up until eight years ago when we moved from Canada down to Mexico. I have been through every imaginable test from specialists trying to figure out... More 

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PlayaScuba, General Manager at Playa Scuba Dive Center, responded to this review

Security first fun second that is our primary concern that's why we are very thorough and why we follow the standards and procedures and that's why we are still in business so I'm glad you understand it and you value it it's a lovely sports but you need to be always one move ahead of the game More 

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