Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: Dive shop (and site) recommendations

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: Dive shop (and site) recommendations

Post by Jef » Mon, 11 Oct 2004 13:01:58


We are heading to Cancun, Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen in a few days.
Given the wide array of dive operators in all three sites it is hard
to choose an operator.  I am hoping for a few recommendations
resulting from this post.  We wish to avoid the 'cattle boat'
operators but don't want a dive operator who is so small that they
don't have appropriate first aid, etc.  We will only be diving out of
Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen so operators in these locations would be
preferred.  We are all PADI certified. I have about 75 dives logged.
The others have 20-30 dives.

Any input would be greatly appreciated.

Jeff

 
 
 

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico: Dive shop (and site) recommendations

Post by Jan Kisak Rasmusse » Mon, 11 Oct 2004 19:59:47

Hi

I can really recomend www.divemike.com in Playa del Carmen. Mike is probably
the most serious dive operator,instructor (cave) we met in Playa. His staff
is also very skilled, and he is not doing it the Mexican way (saving on
staff and boat crew).
After a reef-dive we found a group of divers floating around, without any
means for signaling to the boat, wich we found a few miles away.
(Phantomdivers).
You can find cheap hotels on the mainstreet of Playa just 100m from
DiveMike.
Mike is Danish.

BR
Jan



Quote:
> We are heading to Cancun, Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen in a few days.
> Given the wide array of dive operators in all three sites it is hard
> to choose an operator.  I am hoping for a few recommendations
> resulting from this post.  We wish to avoid the 'cattle boat'
> operators but don't want a dive operator who is so small that they
> don't have appropriate first aid, etc.  We will only be diving out of
> Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen so operators in these locations would be
> preferred.  We are all PADI certified. I have about 75 dives logged.
> The others have 20-30 dives.

> Any input would be greatly appreciated.

> Jeff