My husband and I recently took a trip to Playa del Carmen to finish our scuba certification and enjoy the sun and sand. We booked our referral course to do our open water dives with DiveMex in Playa del Carmen and were not disappointed. It was a great experience. We had done our pool and theory in Colorado and after much research on-line we chose DiveMex to complete the open water.
When we arrived the first day the harbor was closed due to the weather and we were informed we would go to a Cenote to do the first 2 dives. What a treat. The water was crystal clear and calm. Emilio was our instructor and he was awesome. I was very nervous and he calmed me down easily. The next set of dives was to be in the ocean and it was a pleasant experience. We were then certified open water scuba. Since we had a good experience so far we decided to book some more dives with DiveMex. We were not disappointed.
The next day we dove with the sharks and it was awesome. We saw probably 20 sharks. We went with Anna and she took over 100 photos of all of us. It was an amazing experience.
The next day we went to the cenote Choc Mool with Dirk. I was very nervous as I am a bit claustrophobic and Dirk easily put me at ease. Being newly certified Dirk was very helpful in explaining what we were doing wrong and how to fix it. He is a great instructor and guide and we both felt very safe with him. We did 2 long dives with him and two other divers.
We did a night dive, the shark dive again, and the turtle dive with Marcel for our last 3 dives. Again, a good guide. We saw 6 sharks and 4 sea turtles.
In all, we had 4 different people take us out on dives and all 4 were excellent. Each dive we were adequately briefed on what we would experience, what the signals were, how to communicate with each one, who your buddy would be, etc. I felt safe and relaxed each time I went into the water with these guys. They take great care of their equipment. They listened to each person's concerns if there were any and didn't belittle them or make them feel stupid. At the same time, they pushed you to realize your potential. We had an awesome experience with them!
Don't let the low prices fool you. They are a professional shop and the equipment is in good shape. Friendly atmosphere and helpful.
I would highly recommend DiveMex to anyone whether getting certified, you have hundreds of dives under your belt or anywhere in between. They are very knowledgeable and will give you the guidance you need or want.
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