going to Playa del Carmen Mexico & would appreciate dive info

going to Playa del Carmen Mexico & would appreciate dive info

Post by Brian Kunt » Fri, 14 Nov 1997 04:00:00


I am going on my first vacation to Playa Del Carmen and Playacar Mexico.  I
am the only person who dives in our group but I am not going to let that
stop me.
Can anyone tell me what good dive operations are in and or near this
location.  What is the expected fee per dive?  I have never dove this far
south before and any suggestions that would make my dive most enjoyable
would be appreciated.
We will be there for a whole week and it will be the later part of February.
Any one know of any respectable dive operations there that may even have a
web site?
Any answers to any of these questions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks
Brian Kuntz
Dayton, OH

 
 
 

going to Playa del Carmen Mexico & would appreciate dive info

Post by Aquabrod » Sun, 16 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Great location!  I go a little further south and dive with Akumal Dive Shop.
 $185 for 10 dives which is a great deal but too far away for you.  You won't
 have any trouble finding a reputable place. . .I believe Mike Madden is close
 by and that is one of the best.  Be sure to try Cenote diving at least once.

 
 
 

going to Playa del Carmen Mexico & would appreciate dive info

Post by Thomas Kühberge » Mon, 17 Nov 1997 04:00:00

Brian Kuntz schrieb:

Quote:
> I am going on my first vacation to Playa Del Carmen and Playacar
> Mexico.  I
> am the only person who dives in our group but I am not going to let
> that
> stop me.
> Can anyone tell me what good dive operations are in and or near this
> location.  What is the expected fee per dive?  I have never dove this
> far
> south before and any suggestions that would make my dive most
> enjoyable
> would be appreciated.
> We will be there for a whole week and it will be the later part of
> February.
> Any one know of any respectable dive operations there that may even
> have a
> web site?
> Any answers to any of these questions would be greatly appreciated.
> Thanks
> Brian Kuntz
> Dayton, OH


What a great place! I made holidays in Playa this summer and it was a
very good time.
There are many tourists at February but also many diveshops. You have to
look around, because the prices differ much. Directly at the pedestrian
road (5th avenue) there are about five diveshops.
The Seafari Diveshop have very good offers to the nearly cenotes, where
you must have to go!!
I think its about 100US$ for two dives inclusive transport,lunch and
drinks.
Anotherone is Studio Blue, which have another office in Cozumel. If you
want to go there have a look at this Diveshop.
Thang Ha is the dirth one I remember, with local trips,cenote diving
(60US$ for one cenote dive, 100US$ for two) and tours to Cozumel.
Yucatec diveshop is specially prefered by american divers, but I'm
sorry, because the are one of the
most expensives.
There is one diveshop directly one the beach called Nautic Divers, lead
by a mexican and a german guy, but they only offer local trips, south
and noth of the coast.
Places to go out: The Tapa Bar, Zoulu Lounge,Media Luna,Blue Parrott Bar
and Captain Tutix.

Have a good trip and please give me informations about your holidays in
Playa
TOM