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Address: | La Iguana Perdida, 07008, Guatemala
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+502 5706 4177
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The only PADI dive centre on Lake Atitlan, offering a unique dive...

The only PADI dive centre on Lake Atitlan, offering a unique dive experience. No coral reefs or tropical fish, instead see freshwater fish, crabs, plants, volcanic hotspots and rock formations. Fun dives for certified divers, learn to dive with the PADI open water courses or even take the PADI Altitude Specialty. Based at La Iguana Perdida, in front of the dock at Santa Cruz.

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Best dive shop on the lake

I didn't expect to dive on lake Atitlan but i had a great experience with ati divers and la iguana perdida (the hostel that the dive shop is based out of). the dive master running... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nathaniel M

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did my advanced open water with Ati, and while they were very kind, the gear has not been refreshed in a while, is kept quite far back (so you have to walk quite a bit with everything), and the boats do not have any ladders so you have to be able to pull yourself up. I struggled to do... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I didn't expect to dive on lake Atitlan but i had a great experience with ati divers and la iguana perdida (the hostel that the dive shop is based out of). the dive master running the shop is awesome, somewhat of a legend for becoming a master diver through paid at 18. Harry is very easy going, knowledgeable and is... More 

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Thank Nathaniel M
San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 20 January 2017

I did my advanced PADI certification with ATI Divers, and I had a fantastic experience. The instructors were good teachers and always patient, even when I was struggling with buoyancy (which is surprisingly difficult when it's your first time at altitude). The only thing that's unfortunate is that the visibility can be very low in the lake at times, though... More 

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Thank Mike G
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Our guide was Annika and she was brilliant - really friendly and professional. The kit was in excellent condition and we had our brief over breakfast so we felt really informed and prepared for the difference between our normal and diving at altitude. We had two dives and at $65 each that's pretty good. The visibility isn't great but that... More 

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Thank Stephanie W
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

I did a couple of fundives with Ati Divers and enjoyed myself even though the vis was mediocre. It was entertaining diving from a small boat and de-kitting in the water afterwards prior to wriggling back aboard like an ungainly seal. Sitting in a submerged sauna was novel too. Good value dives. Doing PADI Open Water there is an amazingly... More 

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Thank AndyPlovesSwimming
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Very kind and accomodating, especially considering my last minute request. Explored parts of an underwater hotel which was unlike anything I had ever seen before! Cheap and talented, highly recommended

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Thank Claire K
Germantown, Maryland
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

We could not have asked for a better place to learn how to dive. It is the people that make the place, especially the current instructor, Rich. He taught us with a kind hand and the utmost knowledge. He is a great all around guy and also had a fantastic dive master, Jodi, with him for the summer. We felt... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I was lucky to be able to get certified at this special place in Guatemala. Amazing dive sites as Agua Caliente and Casa del Mundo have made my dive experience super special. Dive instructor Rich and dive master Jodi, who were both incredible divers and cool people, have made this experience unforgettable; I could not have found a better place... More 

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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

I stumbled across ATI Divers by accident, when I was taking a quick look at Santa Cruz. I'm an experienced diver but had a bad experience on my last dive, so was unsure as to whether to try it out. I'm so glad I did though! Richard (instructor) and Jodie (divemaster) were both awesome. I've dived in a lot of... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We had a great experiencing diving with Jody. The lake is pretty cool and they have a great operation at La Iguana. Definitely recommend doing a couple of dives when you're in the area. A lot of fun!

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