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Dive Balam

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Mza 70 The Royal Haciendas Lt. 2, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
+52 998 109 5456
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Amazing dive shop

Awesome group of people to dive with. I highly recommend using this dive shop. Very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
San Diego, California
via mobile
Dive Balam - Professional, competent, safe, knowledgeable, thorough and helpful!!!

I certified as an open water diver at Dive Balam in 2014. My instructor, Patrick, was extremely... read more

Reviewed 13 December 2016
Sulphur Springs, Texas
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The dive shop located inside of the resort Royal Haciendas, only 10 minutes away from Playa del Carmen. We offer our service from courses up to tours in crystal clear Cenotes. We offer PADI, TDI, NACD training from entry level, PADI Open Water Diver right through to dive master training and specialties! Our goal is to maintain the highest level of quality and service while making your safety our top priority. We leave from the beach of the Royal Haciendas resort which is the best location in the Riviera Maya. We have the world's second biggest reef right in front of us. Come join us as we dive in the turquoise ocean and have the experience of a lifetime.
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Mza 70 The Royal Haciendas Lt. 2, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico

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Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Awesome group of people to dive with. I highly recommend using this dive shop. Very knowledgeable, professional and fun team to dive with. I've now done 5 days of diving with this shop and will continue to dive with them when visiting Playa.

Thank LisaCordon
Reviewed 13 December 2016

I certified as an open water diver at Dive Balam in 2014. My instructor, Patrick, was extremely patient as he coached me past my “phobias”. Only a couple of years later now and they have helped me progress to deep dives, shark dives and strong...More

Thank conrique
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My family and I just spent a week at the Royal Haciendas resort. Carlos, Chad, and Daniel were absolutely terrific in teaching my son and daughter about diving from basic equipment to the actual dives we did. They spent a lot of time talking with...More

Thank gkielb2016
Reviewed 15 May 2016

We stayed at the Royal Haciendas in 2015 and 2016 where I received my PADI open water diving certificate at the Dive Balam shop ... the experience was outstanding and lots of fun - Carlos and the crew are very friendly and knowledgeable and focused...More

Thank crapsch
Reviewed 24 April 2016

I have been diving with Dive Balam since the shop opened here at the Resort and I cannot say enough good things about it. The staff is always friendly, professional, and well qualified. They are always patient and are great with new divers and experienced...More

Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed 13 April 2016

This was the 2nd visit to Dive Balam and these guys are great. Jason is an exceptional true professional. We had 2 folks on our trip who had to get back in the boat. Jason balanced an effort to help tham get down and still...More

Thank williamcM2802NO
Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Patrick and Jason were great! Knowledgable and friendly. Equipment was clean and well-kept. Crew was organized and prepared. Highly recommend!

Thank JessieFerree
Reviewed 18 January 2016

I have now had the pleasure of diving with Patrick, Jason and the rest of the dive team at Dive Balam on two different trips to PDC. The first experience was so positive that I brought my 12 year old daughter back this January to...More

Thank Camile B
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Rather a new diver here with 24 under the belt and four different locations in the area there in Mexico and I can tell you first hand this is one of the best outfits there. The staff is super nice and professional. They really made...More

Thank Rostamon
Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I dive two to three times a year and need to stress that this is an excellent team. They take care of you and do their best to ensure you have a wonderful dive. The boat capitan, the assitants, and dive masters...More

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