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Dive Review of Playa Scuba Dive Center/Paraiso Azul's in
Cozumel and the Mexican Yucatan/Playa del Carmen

Playa Scuba Dive Center/Paraiso Azul's : "Great value, good service at Playa Scuba Dive Center", Jun, 2015,

by Mae L. Ding, CA, US (Sr. Reviewer Sr. Reviewer 7 reports with 5 Helpful votes). Report 8433.

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 101-250 dives
Where else diving Fiji, Cozumel, Palau, Little Cayment, La Paz
Closest Airport Cancun Getting There Nonstop LAX to Cancun on Virgin America, then a 1 hour drive to Playa del Carmen

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny Seas calm
Water Temp 79 to 82 Fahrenheit Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 60 to 100 Feet

Dive Policy

Dive own profile ?
Enforced diving restrictions Follow guide. Observe max depth and predetermined dive time. First to come up, everyone comes up a same time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles 1 or 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 2 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Used GoPro in Cavern Diving. Worked real well with flashlights for lighting. No special camera faciliti ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
Dive Operation For Subscribers Only Shore Diving For Subscribers Only
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ For Subscribers Only
Beginners 4 stars
Advanced For Subscribers Only
Comments We chose this dive center because of the good ratings on Trip Adviser and very reasonable cost. Small dive center located on Avenida 15 a few blocks from 5th Avenue between Calle 2 and Calle 3. We did 3 days of cenote diving and 1 day of reef diving. Prior to this trip we had done Ceynote diving in the Tulum area with other dive centers. There are many Ceynotes to choose from. By far the most impressive Cenote was Grand Cenote which is not to be missed. Be ready to pay 150 to 200 pesos in cash for entry to each cenote. We had 4 different dive masters all of whom were very professional, person ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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