Playa Del Carmen recommendations

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Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by BUZO71 » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:07 pm

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!
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Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by Gdog » Sat Feb 13, 2016 10:55 am

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

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Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by BUZO71 » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:40 pm

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...
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Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by bradmond » Sat Feb 13, 2016 6:52 pm

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.

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Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by Bric Martin » Sat Feb 13, 2016 7:02 pm

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!

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Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by Scubie Doo » Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:28 pm

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

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Re: Playa Del Carmen recommendations

Post by Gdog » Sat Feb 13, 2016 11:12 pm

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.

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