Scuba Diving Near Playa Del Carmen

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It is the plethora of cenotes that make diving in Playa del Carmen special, but drift diving is popular as well and if you visit during the right time of year you can sign up for a dive that allows you to swim with bull sharks.  

There are 18 dive services, a variety of dive shops, and at least 13 different dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Mexico Blue Dream

The dive shops worth looking into can be seen right below.

Dive Shops Near Playa Del Carmen
Name Phone Location
Mexico Blue Dream (984) 803-0660 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Phantom Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Playa Scuba (984) 803-2403 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Allegro Playacar (984) 745-0763 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Center at Occidental Grand Xcaret (984) 745-0763 4.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen
Pro Dive Dive Center at Occidental Royal Hideaway Playacar (984) 745-0763 1.7 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Reef Marina Diving (984) 873-4120 1.6 mi. South West of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Studio Blue Carmen -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Tank-Ha -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Yucatek Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Advanced Diver Mexico

If you want to go diving, you might want to contact Advanced Diver Mexico. Advanced Diver Mexico offers you cave diving and sidemount cave diving excursions that will leave you breathless. The different courses take on a training through doing approach. They are found in central Playa Del Carmen.

A second option is Scuba Libre. Regular trips are offered by this operation to such site as Chun-Zumbul, Moc-Che Deep, Cueva, Los Arcos, Cerebros, Tortuga, and more. Morning dive are for the experienced divers, afternoon dives are better for new divers, and specialty dives take guest to cenotes, to swim with the sharks, and even to other cities in the region.

A third good option is Scuba Playa. A 5 Star PADI IDC Dive Center and PADI TecRec Center, Scuba Playa brings guests on the adventure of a lifetime, leading through all of the necessary training and to a whole new world underneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea. The team here peaks English, Spanish Portuguese, German, French, and Italian in order to better serve you. They're located in downtown Playa del Carmen.

Some information regarding the area's dive operators can be seen here:

Dive Operators Near Playa Del Carmen
Name Phone Location
Abyss Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Advanced Diver Mexico (984) 135-3305 1.7 mi. North of Downtown Playa del Carmen
All Karmen Diving -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Beach Diver -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Blue Tracks -- 3.8 mi. Northeast of Central Playa del Carmen
Costa Luna Dive Center -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Cyan-Ha Dive Center (984) 803-2517 0.6 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Dive Life -- Playa del Carmen
Dive Mike (984) 803-1228 Downtown Playa del Carmen
DiveMex (984) 148-0425 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Dressel Divers Playa Del Carmen (+34) 963 561 496 2.8 mi. South West of Central Playa del Carmen
Phocea Mexico (984) 873-1210 Downtown Playa del Carmen
Pluto Dive (984) 151-9046 0.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen
Scuba Libre -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Scuba Playa -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Scuba Tarraya -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Seafari -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sealife Divers -- 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen

Dive Services

Be sure to look at the chart below for information concerning the approximate cost of typical dive services in this area.

Dive Services
Offering Type Low Rate High Rate
Discover Scuba $ 80.0 $ 120.0
Double Tank Dive $ 80.0 $ 110.0
Night Dive $ 60.0 $ 65.0
Open Water Certification $ 370.0 $ 480.0
Single Tank Dive $ 45.0 $ 60.0

Dive Sites

The table directly below has some information concerning some of the area's better-known dive sites.

Dive Sites Near Playa Del Carmen
Name Quality Experience Max Depth Latitude Longitude
Barracuda Good Open Water / CMAS * 49.2 20.5803 -87.1114166667
Coco Beach Fair -- 32.8 20.6102666667 -87.0787666667
Cueva de Pargo Very Good -- 30.8 20.6225 -87.0131
Jardines Good -- 40.0 20.62405 -87.0189333333
Mama Vina Very Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 98.4 20.5605666667 -87.1105
Mamitas Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 82.0 20.6261666667 -87.06325
Pared Verde Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 20.6413 -87.05085
Punta Benado Good Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 105.0 20.5498666667 -87.14115
Sabalos Good Open Water / CMAS * 52.5 20.5846333333 -87.1060666667
Sitio de los tiburones toro Excellent Advanced Open Water / CMAS ** 131.2 20.62745 -87.0591166667
The Brain Very Good -- 39.4 20.6934166667 -87.0004666667
Tortugas Reef Very Good -- 131.2 20.5822666667 -87.1085
XCaret - Snorkeling Lagoon Very Good -- 26.2 20.5783833333 -87.1181666667

For more information concerning diving, including suggestions and helpful tips for both experienced divers and beginners, check out our detailed discussion of diving in the Caribbean.

 

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