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Doctor Dive Costa Maya

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Avenida Mahahual con Calle Coronado | Yaya Beach, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Excellent service

Wife and I did 2-tank dive with Nico who was an excellent guide. He was very safety conscientious... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
John J
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Palatine
2 tank dive with Charlie and crew

Arranged a two tank dive while cruise ship was in port. Arranging dive ahead of time was smooth... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Erich W
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Chantilly, Virginia
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Welcome to Doctor Dive Costa Maya!The best scuba diving club in Costa Maya (Mahahual)! Make no mistake, this is not a "paper club" like many others. We dive, and we dive a lot! We dive from boat and travel off spots together.A recent study revealed that this area is one of the place in the world where has more marine species. One of the great attractions of diving around Costa Maya is its abundant marine life. Climatic and sea conditions are particularly favorable to allow that diving activities are conducted safely and always fun, for 12 months a year.The particular characteristics of the coast and the underwater scenery of Costa Maya offer the possibility to make spectacular dives at altitudes between -15 and -60 meters, within a 10 minute boat planing.If you're not exploring carribean underwater, you're missing half the show.We have one simple philosophy, that is to teach and guide divers through close guidance and provide the opportunities to get out and dive!Our equipment and our qualified and experienced teachers offers a multitude of choices for diving in the spots of the coast for both beginners and experienced divers.We offer the full range of PADI courses, from Open Water to Dive Master: all our courses are individually tailored. We don't do big groups or mass courses like most other dive schools. Our enthusiasm and caring approach is to teach our passion by experienced PADI Dive Instructors. Our crew come from professional teaching and coaching backgrounds.
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Avenida Mahahual con Calle Coronado | Yaya Beach, Mahahual 77940, Mexico
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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Wife and I did 2-tank dive with Nico who was an excellent guide. He was very safety conscientious, patient and pointed out interesting sea life throughout both dives. Dive sites were within 10 minutes of shore. Boats were small and quick. Crew was cheerful and...More

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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Arranged a two tank dive while cruise ship was in port. Arranging dive ahead of time was smooth and correspondence was timely (next day or sooner). Short "shuttle" from the tourist maze at the dock...Small shop, but efficient in getting us set up and ready...More

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Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

I dove with Nico but the area was having a Del Norte which was bringing in cold weather meaning low 70’s. Water was the place to be with 84 degree temps. Nico was a professional and equipment I rented was top notch.

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Reviewed January 16, 2018

Best and most patient scuba instructor at a great price Went on a family Caribbean cruise and I really wanted to scuba dive. I had only ever scuba dived once before from a groupon class I bought which took place in 10ft pool. Even after...More

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Reviewed January 16, 2018 via mobile

I was worried booking this for my boyfriend and I outside of our cruise ship but I was pleasantly surprised. Charlie was our guide and he was simply amazing!!! I was very nervous and scared but with it being just him and the two of...More

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Reviewed January 15, 2018

I had a very positive experience. Professional, friendly outfit. A veteran diver told me an important way to assess a dive shop is the newness of their gear. Theirs all seems to be quite new. Also Mahahual's shared oxygen compressor is at Doctor Dive. That...More

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Reviewed January 12, 2018 via mobile

We waited an hour and a half to take a 5 minute boat ride in an old European fishing boat. They tell you if you don’t listen to them you won’t like it. Well that was true. You basically get off the boat into the...More

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albertarmas, Propietario at Doctor Dive Costa Maya, responded to this reviewResponded January 27, 2018

Hi Amy Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your comments. We are so sorry you had to wait so long for your excursion. Most of the times the cruise ships never dock on time. Although we always do our best to...More

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Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Loved the attention and motivation these guys put in to diving. We took the discovery tour and Jon and Andrea gave us a very good beginners class and took great care of us in the water. Was great! Thank you so much! Will come back...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018 via mobile

I didn’t go diving with these guys because of the bad conditions that day, so I can’t say anything about an actual diving experience. But they did give me the most honest diving advice ever though, even while that meant not getting my business. In...More

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Reviewed January 6, 2018

Charlie helped us with a great refresher dive. He was professional and clear with the training and took us on a great dive to the reef. The team put safety first and were fun and informative. We would highly recommend Dr Dive and Charlie and...More

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Janet B
November 13, 2017|
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Response from Cathy S | Reviewed this property |
The trip was pretty short. We had to wait for a couple that had a reservation just like we did, by the time they got outfitted with equipment we did not even leave until 10:45, when we were supposed to go @10:30. It was... More
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Karen S
October 6, 2017|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
I only saw 2 boats and neither would be large enough to carry 10 people. To be safe, I would email the company: INFO@DOCTORDIVE
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September 3, 2017|
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Response from KyleDyle | Reviewed this property |
Hi Shelley No, My girlfriend and I were already certified. This was just one of three stops on cruise / dive vacation. I am not sure if they are set-up for recertifications, but it is worth asking. I suspect they can... More
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