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Patojo's Scuba Center

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Address: 57 Boca del Rio Drive, San Pedro, Ambergris Caye, Belize
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The real Ambergris Caye dive experience

Been diving with Patojo for over 25 years. I think he's part sea turtle and part angel. The experiences are always memorable from the short boat ride out through the reef that he... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2016
Wilton, New Hampshire
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Wilton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2016

Been diving with Patojo for over 25 years. I think he's part sea turtle and part angel. The experiences are always memorable from the short boat ride out through the reef that he knows better than anyone, to the stories he tells at lunch break to the superior service dockside. Don't think about stopping at another dive shop in San... More 

3 Thank Scottbeckcat
New York City, New York
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Patojo is the man! I have visited with Patojo on three different occasions, even staying in The Tides when his family owned the place. He is a marvelous human being and an exceptional dive master. You can tell he absolutely loves what he does. His equipment is top notch and he will show you things and dive sites no one... More 

1 Thank luis p
Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 1 September 2015

Patojo knows the reefs like no one else - probably because he's the one who mapped them and placed all the moorings. Four of us did ten dives with Patojo and not one disappointed. The constant stream of sharks, turtles, and rays was electrifying. Patojo gets a big thumbs-up from all of us - from instructor with thousands of dives... More 

1 Thank Larry L
Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 26 July 2015

I love Patojo! A friend and I came here back in 2012 while staying on Ambergris Caye for a week. It was my first real open water dive and Patojo was amazing and helpful. My friend and I are Deaf and Patojo wrote out instructions before we got on the boat and made sure we knew what was going on.... More 

2 Thank Alicia W
Denton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015

Diving the reef at Ambergris Caye, Belize opened our eyes to a world of beauty and excitement we had never experienced before. Our scuba instructor, Patojo Paz, made clear that the goal was to have fun while learning to dive safely and responsibly. Five days later, as newly certified divers, we were eye to eye with nurse sharks, reef sharks,... More 

Napa, California
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30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2015

Patojo and Alex are the best dive masters in San Padro. This was our second trip to the Key and this was the first stop we made upon arrival as we wanted to dive with Patojo again. Had a wonderful time again!

Thank Pam G
Ithaca, New York
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

Was going to be going on vacation to Belize and getting PADI certified was something I had been putting off, so I decided to do this while in town. I'm so glad I did. Elmer and his crew were very knowledgeable and Elmer was a fantastic instructor going over the basics of the equipment as well along with the underwater... More 

Thank Spencer S
Omaha, Nebraska
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33 reviews
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Reviewed 5 April 2015

We just returned from six days in San Pedro. If you want a great snorkeling adventure, check out Patojo's. Alex took us to Hol Chan and Shrk Ray Alley on Thursday. He is a fantastic guide and very knowledgeable about the area. We wanted to squeeze in one final trip before leaving on a 12:00 flight on Friday so we... More 

Thank Bill H
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Patojo's was recommended to us by a father and daughter we met at Caves Branch prior to our visit to San Pedro. Glad they did!!! My husband and I prefer to dive with smaller, independent shops as they always have a small dive group. Alex, the divemaster, led us on a 2-tank dive with two other couples. Highlight was the... More 

Thank Patty M
Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Patojo's was an overall awesome experience. Low key, yet professional in every way. They only take out smaller groups and they will take you where ever you want to go. Patojo greeted us at the shop and gave us a short briefing before going out with Anthony and boat driver Dave. They got everything ready for us, all we had... More 

1 Thank DLovesWine2

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