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Scuba Playa (Playa Del Carmen)


Destination: Mexico

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Scuba Playa Quick Pitch 

Scuba Playa offers the best of Playa del Carmen, the less-traveled little sister of Cozumel. Staff experience and enthusiasm ensures that each dive adventure is memorable, safe, and exciting.


Scuba Playa Features

  • PADI 5* IDC Center with a full range of PADI Courses
  • comprised of a group of experienced, professional, passionate and dedicated Instructors
  • Retail Shop with a large option of brands and products
  • Training pool and beach right on our doorstep
  • 3 Spacious and comfortable Dive Boats
  • conditioned classrooms
  • Large equipment rinse area
  • Storage areas for personal gear
  • Hot showers
  • Private safes for all divers



$69-$215 per person per day depending on dives sites.


How to Get There 

Flying to Cancun (CUN) is easy thanks to all the visiting tourists. From Cancun, it's a 45-minute drive to Playa Del Carmen.


Dive Overview 

A range of unique dive adventures are offered including excursions to the renowned Cenotes and many varied ocean dive sites throughout Playa del Carmen and Cozumel. Whale shark tours (June - mid-September) and bull shark dives (mid-November to March) are also available.



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Types of Rooms, Amenities and Photos

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Scuba Playa Diving Accommodation Overview 

They offer you a very large selection of the best hotels and condos in Playa Del Carmen. All of them are located close to the dive center and also near to/on the beach. Different options available for all kinds of budgets.


Hotel Kinbe

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  • Boutique Hotel located directly across from the Dive Center. An inspired fusion of comfort, charm and class.


Hotel Luna Blue

  • Scuba Playa
  • Cozy and affordable rooms with a beautifully landscaped tranquil garden and inviting bar which serves flawless margaritas. A couple blocks from the dive center.


The Bric Hotel

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  • A couple blocks from the dive center.


La Posada Mariposa

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  • Small and cozy boutique hotel known as the “Oasis” of Riviera Maya for its beautiful and majestic garden. Located on 5th Av, A couple blocks from the dive center.


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Dive Information

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Playa del Carmen

  • Our Dive Shop downtown location is steps from one of Mexico’s most beautiful beaches. A 15 minutes maximum boat ride takes the divers to all of the local dive sites along the coast of Playa Del Carmen.
  • We offer a great variety of different reefs for beginners to advanced divers, from shallow dives with a maximum depth of 12m/40 ft.
  • This is perfect for beginners and training, up 30m/100ft, for more advanced divers that are looking to do something more challenging.
  • All of these reefs have a great marine life from sea turtles to spotted eagle rays, from nurse sharks to bull sharks without 
  • mentioning the tons of moray eels, lobsters, crabs and colorful schools of fish.
  • There are reefs and dives perfect for any kind of divers and our staff can suggest the perfect dives for your depending on experience level making sure that everybody gets the most out of their dives!
  • Our beautiful local reefs are not only full of coral and marine life but they are also convenient. We off a 2 tank morning dive for the early risers who wish to spend the afternoon with family or exploring Playa del Carmen. Or for the late sleepers, you can catch our afternoon 2 tank dive and still be back with plenty of time for a late afternoon stroll on the beach or a bit of souvenir shopping!


Cozumel Marine Park

  • Scuba Playa Dive Shop offers daily 2 tank dive to dive these incredible reefs leaving from Playa Del Carmen with the 10:00 am ferry for a smooth 45 minutes ride.Once we step off the ferry in Cozumel our staff and boat are already waiting for you ready to take you on two amazing dives.
  • The comfortable dive boat with sun deck and restroom, VHF radio, O2 and first aid kit guarantee the best option in Cozumel with bottles of water and soft drinks available the whole time while fresh fruit is served between the two dives. Our first dive is usually on one of the famous walls of the island, names that are famous all over the world like Santa Rosa Wall, Palancar Reef, Cedral Pass Wall or San Francisco Wall.
  • The first dives in Cozumel have a multilevel profile with a maximum depth of 80 feet / 24 mt for a maximum bottom time of 45 minutes or 700psi / 50 bar. The coral formations start at a depth that may vary between 15 feet / 5 meters to 
  • 25 feet / 8 meters and drop all the way to 450 feet / 140 meters.
  • Drifting along these walls (Cozumel diving is famous to be drift diving ) from south to north in an unbelievable experience, you can enjoy the coral on your right-hand side most of the time of the dive and turning left or below you FEEL THE BLUE looking for big creatures.
  • The second dive of the day instead is always a shallower reef with a depth between 40 feet / 12 meters to 60 feet / 18 meters. Paradise Reef, Chankaanab Reef, Tormentos Reef or Yucab Reef are also very famous for the incredible marine life. The second dive has a bottom time of 45 minutes as well. After the two dives, the boat takes the divers back to our dive shop where a full lunch including a soup, a main course with fish, chicken, potato, salad and a fruit water is offered and included in your price.


Cenotes Caverns

  • Cenote diving is a guided tour of a cavern in an overhead environment filled with crystal clear fresh water, resulting from the collapse of limestone bedrock that exposes groundwater underneath. Once a sacred place for the ancient Mayans, Cenotes are a magical natural wonder unique to this part of the world that provide a fabulous, mysterious and safe diving experience.
  • For certified divers only, cenote diving is best during the morning hours because of the sun rays reflecting in the water. An open water diver certification with reasonable recent diving experience are sufficient prerequisites for Cenote diving.
  • Our typical Cenote diving experience will meet at Scuba Playa at 8:40 a.m., where we will load the ground transportation with all necessary gear and tanks. Once at the Cenote, and after a complete and comprehensive briefing, we will gear up and do the first dive. After a surface interval we will do a second dive in the same cenote system, but in a different line.
  • Even though the average temperature of the Cenote water is 75°F / 24°C, a long wetsuit is highly recommended as we will move slowly and peacefully throughout the underground rivers. 
  • A lamp is also a required piece of equipment for Cenote diving which we will provide you with at no additional cost.
  • Scuba Playa’s increased safety rules for Cenote diving include a maximum of 4 divers per guide, but if traveling in a larger group, we will have extra guides available. Our guides are Full Cave Certified and know the Cenotes like the back of their hands.
  • The maximum depth for a Cavern dive is 21m-70ft, minimum visibility is 15m-50ft; maximum distance to an exit is 60 m/200ft and all passages are wide enough to fit at least 2 divers comfortably.
  • All dives will be within no decompression limits and divers must always remain within the natural daylight zone. The cavern area usually has a guideline that leads back to open water. The cavern guide and the group must follow it, staying within an arm's length. The border between cavern and cave areas are clearly marked and we will not be diving beyond the warning signs.
  • Our tour price includes two dives, one guide with a maximum of four divers, ground transportation to and from Scuba Playa to the Cenote, one entrance fee, tanks, weights and a light lunch.
  • Additional Cenote diving options, such as Angelita or the Pit, which are the deepest sinkholes in the area suggested for experienced divers, or combinations that include a greater transportation distance or multiple entrance fees are also available upon request and will be quoted accordingly.


Bull Shark Diving

  • Scuba playa offers a 2 tank dive every day for our divers to experience these majestic animals in their natural habitat. During the months of November to March, these beautiful creatures spend time with us in Playa Del Carmen before migrating North.
  • We are offering both morning and afternoon dives, so whether you are an early riser or like a late breakfast you won't miss out!. Meeting time for the morning double tank is 8.00am. The first dive will be with the bull sharks as an 
  • observation dive (no chumming/feeding) and the second dive will be at a beautiful shallow reef nearby. 
  • We are also offering a 1 tank Bull Shark only dive in the afternoon meeting time at 12.00 noon.
  • Group sizes will be limited to 6 divers per guide and we suggest that divers do a local reef dive prior to this dive if they are using new or unfamiliar equipment or have not dived within the last 12 months.


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Packages & Rates

Scuba Playa Packages, Details and Rates 

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Dive Rates 

Rates are per person in USD. A $50 deposit per person is required to make a reservation



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Playa Del Carmen Diving - 2 Tank Dive


Cozumel Marine Park - 2 Tank Dive




Cenote Adventure (min. 2 experience divers)


Whale Shark Encounter


Bull Shark Encounter


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Best Diving Packages 

The packages include tanks, weights, weight belts and purified water during the boat dives in Playa, round-trip transportation for the dives in the cenote, cenote entrance fees, snack and water for the cenote dives, water, soft drinks and hot lunch for the dives in Cozumel. The packages including dives in Cozumel do not include the round trip tickets for the ferry from Playa Del Carmen to Cozumel. Dive gear rental is not included in the price. Full equipment rental is $20.



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Playa Adventure – 3 days, 6 playa reef dives


Playa Expert – 4 days, 8 playa reef dives


Top Discover – 3 days, 6 dives (2 Playa, 2 Cenote, 2 Cozumel)


Mayan Expert - 4 days, 8 days 8 dives (2 Playa, 2 Cenote, 2 Cozumel, 2 Cenote Advanced)


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Rates & Availability 

For more information on rates, availability and to book, drop us an email at or call us today at 310-915-6677. We will gladly help you plan your dream vacation!


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Practical Information

  • Local Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso)
  • International Airport: Cancun International Airport
  • Language: Spanish & English
  • Time Zone: UTC-6

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Reviews (1)

  • Reviewer
Marina Del Rey, CA
United States

We dived with Scuba Playa for 3 days of cenotes, based out of Allegra Playacar in Playa Del Carmen. I can't say enough good things about Scuba Playa. I've had several different experiences diving in Mexico and these guys blew them all away.

They are very professional, the van was clean and timely, and a nice lunch was provided. Scuba Playa got our group to 6 incredible cenotes to shoot photos, even adjusting our itinerary after seeing exactly which type of photos were were after.

Our guides, Cesar and Nico, were very friendly and professional. They were extremely safe and had no problem accommodating our group number and diving style. You know it's good when you have fun hanging with your guides during the surface interval.

Highly recommended!

Visited on 02/2016 - Submitted on 03/04/2016


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