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Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:07 pm
by BUZO71
I think I'm heading to Playa Del Carmen in April... any suggestions? I'm looking for a dive shop and also a place to stay. I speak spanish so staying on the economy is fine (no need for resort)... thanks!

Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:55 am
by Gdog
I'd jump on the ferry and cross over to cozumel. The diving is much better, dive with Aldora Divers, stay at the Plaza Hotel Cozumel. Just my 2 psi

Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:40 pm
by BUZO71
Awesome. Thanks. I was also thinking about Cozumel... I also wanted to do the cenotes as well though. I'll check out those places out. Do you think the dive op is better than Scuba Club Cozumel? Let me know how it works out...

Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:52 pm
by bradmond
Gdog wrote:I'd jump on the ferry and cross over to cozumel. The diving is much better, dive with Aldora Divers, stay at the Plaza Hotel Cozumel. Just my 2 psi


Diving with Tres Pelicanos in Cozumel is a also very good.

Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:02 pm
by Bric Martin
BUZO71 wrote:Awesome. Thanks. I was also thinking about Cozumel... I also wanted to do the cenotes as well though. I'll check out those places out. Do you think the dive op is better than Scuba Club Cozumel? Let me know how it works out...


I don't know how Aldora compares to Scuba Club Cozumel, but I have had a great time with Aldora. The tanks are 120s, I have never had more than 5 divers on a boat, and the dive masters are great. All the dives have been close to 90 minutes and very relaxed!

Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:28 pm
by Scubie Doo
Bric Martin wrote:[quote="BUZO71"]Awesome. Thanks. I was also thinking about Cozumel... I also wanted to do the cenotes as well though. I'll check out those places out. Do you think the dive op is better than Scuba Club Cozumel? Let me know how it works out...


I don't know how Aldora compares to Scuba Club Cozumel, but I have had a great time with Aldora. The tanks are 120s, I have never had more than 5 divers on a boat, and the dive masters are great. All the dives have been close to 90 minutes and very relaxed![/quote]

+1 for aldora

Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:12 pm
by Gdog
Scuba club runs big "cattleboat" type dives. I prefer the ops with the smaller fastboats, with 6 divers max. Aldora is one of many such ops on cozumel. Tres Pelicanos is another, as is Deep Blue, and many more. Aldora is one of only 2 ops that I am aware of that dives steel 120s and steel 100s, as opposed to the al80s used by everyone else on the island.