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 13 dive operators, a variety of dive shops, and at least 13 good dive sites to choose from.

Dive Operators and Shops

Mexico Blue Dream

The dive shops worth looking into are summarized here:

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're ready to dive, you might want to contact Advanced Diver Mexico. Did you know that there are secret underwater caves hidden beneath the surface of the sea? Advanced Diver Mexico knows exactly where these mysterious caverns are and has in-depth experience navigating through them. They are located within central Playa Del Carmen.

A second option is Scuba Libre. Below the surface of the waters that surround Playa del Carmen is a whole new world that few people get the chance to explore. Scuba Libre offers everyone the chance by first training them to do so safely, then taking them out on open water dives to see the magnificent underwater sites.

A third 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 found in downtown Playa del Carmen.

The chart right below lists a few details regarding diving services in the area.

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
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
Seafari -- Downtown Playa del Carmen
Sealife Divers -- 0.5 mi. Northeast of Downtown Playa del Carmen

Dive Services

The following chart provides the typical cost of 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 following table offers some key facts concerning some of the area's major 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

To learn more about diving, including tips and suggestions for both experienced divers and beginners, read this detailed guide to scuba diving in the Caribbean.

 

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