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Old 04-27-2012   #1 (permalink)
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help finding dive operation for seasoned divers

First time to Playa and my husband and I are Advanced and Rescue PADI certified. Looking for a good safe dive operation good for seasoned divers with a good price!

Interested in Cozemel and Cenote dives.

Anyone have good packages for like 5 days of diving?

Do you think we need a rental car to haul our dive gear around? or will the dive operation pick up, or is taxi the best option. yes we are bringing all our own gear except the tanks and weights

We are staying at La Tortuga so seems we are centrally located.

Thanks!
Jennifer
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Old 04-27-2012   #2 (permalink)
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A dive op is so personal. I always recommend thoroughly reading an ops website and emailing them a couple times. At that point you'll have a pretty good idea whether they're the op for you or not.

I'd start with Trip Advisor and ScubaBoard.

Are you planning on diving off the mainland or Cozumel or both?

I'd be happy to share my short list for Cozumel. Coz is tough, simply because there are so many ops. It's down a little right now, to about 95 - 100 ops.
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I really enjoy diving with Abyss on first. Dave is a great guy and runs a good shop. Small groups and no one gets lost.
I've done all my training with Dave's shop.
He has a web page and a face book page.
Tell him herb sent you.
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thanks for beta on Abyss!
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We were certified with Pluto Dive shop in Playa a few years ago.

They are great. Very safe, organized, efficient; and Alberto and Barbara are so friendly. Small groups.

Shop is conveniently located at the north of 5th, between Calles 38 and 40th.

The same week we were certified we dove with them at Cenote Dos Ojos, which was just an amazing experience.

You can google them or look for them on Facebook.
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I really enjoy diving with Abyss on first. Dave is a great guy and runs a good shop. Small groups and no one gets lost.
I've done all my training with Dave's shop.
He has a web page and a face book page.
Tell him herb sent you.
No longer on AV. 1. Abyss has recently moved out of their space. I understand that Abyss is booking mainly online and Dave is working out of his home.

To OP: try Chino at Phantom Divers on AV. 1 by calle 14. He takes Calderon and his cohorts diving.

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Old 04-29-2012   #7 (permalink)
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Dive Cooperative from Cozumel is amazing. They give excellent personal service and very safety oriented. They also do the cenotes. I would highly reccomend them but it is a personal decision as there is so many great ones to choose from.
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Dive Cooperative from Cozumel is amazing. They give excellent personal service and very safety oriented. They also do the cenotes. I would highly reccomend them but it is a personal decision as there is so many great ones to choose from.
An excellent op, but kinda pricey for AL 80's.
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