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Scuba Playa Dive Shop

#36 of 241 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Playa del Carmen Features Animals
Calle 10 entre 5ta. Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 3123
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Fantastic dive shop!

After researching several dive shops in Playa del Carmen, we decided to go with Scuba Playa and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New York
Great people, wonderful experience

I spent a week in Playa del Carmen in May and can't recommend Scuba Playa highly enough! Super... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Alex K
New York City, New York
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Calle 10 entre 5ta. Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
+52 984 803 3123

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After researching several dive shops in Playa del Carmen, we decided to go with Scuba Playa and couldn't have been happier with our choice. Everyone in the shop was so helpful and professional. Initially, we planned on diving in Cozumel, but were told it would...More

Thank balibeachboy
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I spent a week in Playa del Carmen in May and can't recommend Scuba Playa highly enough! Super reputable and friendly, I went on 12 dives with them and they felt like family by the end. Pablo (the shop manager) is the nicest guy you'll...More

1  Thank Alex K
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

My wiife, my 14 year old boy and myself have dived with Scuba Playa. We're delighted with their attention, care and infrastructure. Everything worked very well. My wife and myself had Padi certification and we did the refresh course. It helped a lot and when...More

Thank Ricardo O
Reviewed 3 July 2017 via mobile

Received my open water certification under the instruction of Stein. His extreme passion and uncommon professionalism made my entire experience very enjoyable. I found Stein and the whole staff at Scuba Playa to be authentically personable. I highly recommend this dive operation for training and/or...More

Thank Robert W
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

My father, sister, and I all got our open water certification at Scuba Playa. Our instructor Lauren was friendly, super knowledgeable, extremely passionate, and basically a fish!!!! We dove with other staff members Dave and Carlo and each of them were just as awesome, the...More

Thank Taylor C
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Armando was very patient in certifying my teenage girls. He was truly excellent! Would recommend Armando/SCUBA Playa for anyone seeking certification or simply needing a dive guide!

Thank charles b
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

My girlfriend and I went diving with the Scuba Playa team for three and four days respectively, covering Cozumel, Playa and four cenotes. We had a wonderful experience in all, with only one drawback being our instructor for one of our cenote days, Juan (JJ),...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 11 May 2017

I am an experienced diver and found the staff super knowledgeable and very easy to work with. They were super helpful in getting my girlfriend certified on short notice and took care of everything. Pablo was fabulous and someone I would want to see every...More

Thank 780forpetesake
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

My family and I had the pleasure of diving with Scuba Playa while on a recent trip to Playa Del Carmen. We couldn't have been more pleased with the experience. They took us to two beautiful dive spots. The crew was very organized. Lauren Mackmiller...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

I happened across this establishment by pure chance and just had a little curiosity. The attention to detail and outstanding service turned curiosity into an unforgettable experience. Excellent staff, Stein and Pablo are very friendly. Would definitely recommend to others. Looking forward to the next...More

Thank Alejandro R
SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2017

Thank you very much for your review! It was our pleasure having you dive with us and we sure hope to have that opportunity again in the near future.

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Hoang L
28 July 2017|
Response from Rebecca G | Reviewed this property |
Technically, yes, you are certified. If you are inexperienced and it's been two years you can ask for a refresher course, which is usually just a couple hours than you go out diving. They do a lot of drift diving so if you... More
william d
14 August 2015|
Response from AnitaR R | Property representative |
Somehow we did not see your question such a long time ago. Our apologies for not having answered.