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Address: Calle 10 entre 5ta. Avenue, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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Best Dive Shop in Playa

We have gone diving a couple of times now with Scuba Playa and have been really happy with their operation. The shop has a very warm and friendly vibe with zero attitude which I... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 February 2017
Rebecca G
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania
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58 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The experience of being oriented and certified by the dive master was great. Not only knowledgeable and experienced, but friendly, always supportive and careful to the details when underwater. Scuba Playa's offering with the PADI's course includes a book with many different topics you can choose to complete your certification, including underwater photography. To my dismay, most of the photography... More 

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Thank carehta
SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and congratulations on your Advanced Certification! Looking forward to diving with you again in the near future. More 

Kansas City, Kansas
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Guides were always there to help with gear ect. Very friendly staff and a great dive shop Small groups which we like.

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Thank Bshalk
SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Looking forward to diving with you again. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We have gone diving a couple of times now with Scuba Playa and have been really happy with their operation. The shop has a very warm and friendly vibe with zero attitude which I really appreciate. Danilo was so accommodating helping us set up our dives and letting us leave our equipment to dry. Adriana took us out for our... More 

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Thank Rebecca G
SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! I am very glad that Danilo could put across all his experience combining his instructor knowledge with his manager experience to help you have a great experience. Adriana is great, and she is now our videographer, so when you come back, you will be able to not only dive with her, but take... More 

Citrus Heights, California
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100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went to Scuba Playa to finish my dive certification. I had tried in 2009 in Monterrey, California and failed on the final day. Needless to say, I was more than a little apprehensive. Stein was my instructor and couldn't have been more patient. He explained everything and didn't laugh at my follow up questions. He was patient and made... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review and congratulations to both o your certifications. It was our pleasure having you, and we will for sure be looking forward to diving with you again in June! More 

Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

My brother and I did our open water Padi course here and had the best time! We were able to watch the dvds at our hotel and fill out our medical forms there which meant when we got to the dive shop we were able to start straight away (huge bonus for an 8am start) other dive shops didn't give... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Arturo does an amazing job on combining the safety, the fun and the instruction. I am very happy you enjoyed your time with Scuba Playa, and we certainly look forward to diving with you again in the near future. More 

Bristol
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

I booked to go on scuba discovery with my partner with this company. Got up early at 6.30am and headed down to the dive centre where we're were 'both' looking forward to our first scuba dive experience...well, not to be! We arrived, filled out a few forms including a medical questionnaire as you would expect. I put on the form... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. All our instructors MUST read the required paperwork before commencing their day. Obviously your instructor overlooked this daily procedure. We take safety very seriously. The Instructor that was in charge of your program is not a Scuba Playa Team member anymore, as this is not acceptable to you, and it is not acceptable... More 

Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I had an awesome experience at this dive shop. My instructor, Geoff, was top notch. The staff made learning and diving very easy and accessible, rolling with whatever punches were thrown. Pablo and Arturo were also great, although I did not work with them nearly as much. The shop was always prepared and well organized and staff was always available... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! We are happy we gave you such a good experience, and we thank you for sharing it. On behalf of the SCUBA PLAYA team, thank you for noticing that we love what we do, and we love to share it. Looking forward to diving with you again in the near future. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Scuba Playa is an excellent dive shop with friendly, hands on instructors who really know their stuff. They made learning to dive both incredibly easy and incredibly fun. If you do happen to make it to the shop, I would personally recommend trying to get Geoff Davies as an instructor. He's incredibly friendly and really knows his stuff well. Great... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! When we go about selecting instructors, we make sure they are knowledgable and fun. I am glad we gave you a good experience, and we will be looking forward to diving with you again in the near future. More 

Spokane, Washington
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30 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

The Shop: love the set up for this shop. It has 2 warm showers (not private), a dunk pool, a feet cleaning station before you go into the shop, cubbies from for you stuff, small lockers for wallets (etc.), and is very open and airy. They will also let you store your gear. Service: Amazing. I bought a magnifying lens... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We miss you! When are you coming back? I agree, the Bull Shark Dive is extremely UNDER rated, and I too think that there is something so special about it. I am very happy that we got to share that dive with you as well as a lot of our staff. We are looking forward... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I did just one dive with Scuba Playa, for a bull shark dive. It was an absolutely amazing experience and I highly recommend using them if you are looking to meet some bull sharks during the season they are in Playa del Carmen. The shop is committed to conservation and raising awareness of the human threats to shark populations, as... More 

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SCUBAPLAYA, Owner at Scuba Playa Dive Shop, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! Cozumel is also a great diving destination, but anytime you are back at Playa, we will love to take care of all your diving needs. Maybe in your next visit we can dive a cenote! Thank you very much for putting in writing in such a nice and clear way what Scuba Playa... More 

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