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Phocea Mexico

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Address: Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 984 873 1210

Come and share our passion... these words perfectly reflect the atmosphere...

Come and share our passion... these words perfectly reflect the atmosphere at Phocea : First of all, for us diving means pleasure (the pleasure to discover its underwater treasures), professionalism (we dive with the highest safety standards) and a great atmosphere (being serious doesn´t mean it can´t be fun). Come to discover Mexico, a country with a rich culture, ancient traditions, magic places and friendly people. The Yucatan peninsula enjoys a tropical climate, that allows you to dive all year long, in warm waters, with excellent visibility. The water temperature ranges from 79°F and 84°f in the sea, depending on the season and 75°f all year long in the cenotes.Martine, Didier and their French-Mexican team, welcome you to offer you the best of Phocea.

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Great dive company !!!!

Have been to Playa many times to dive , and this company is fantastic. I have been to a few other companies some great and some very bad but I decided to try Phocea and I am so... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Michael G
Whistler, Canada

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Whistler, Canada
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Have been to Playa many times to dive , and this company is fantastic. I have been to a few other companies some great and some very bad but I decided to try Phocea and I am so glad I did . They are very clean organized and their equipment is in great condition . Their guides are amazing curtious... More 

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was in Playa del Carmen just because of what I read about this diving center. I was not disappointed at all. I stayed for a week with 2 dives per day. They could not have been more helpful, professionnal and friendly. I was about to quit my job and try to work with them for the rest of my... More 

Thank julienbdt
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

This place is excellent! Pro, clean, sympathetic and competitive! For having dived all over the world, I really recommend this place!

Thank Simon33520
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Reviewed 24 January 2017

I have been diving for 10 years all over the world, but always in the ocean. When my husband and I arrived in Mexico for the first time last June, I didn’t know what to expect. The cenotes became a new amazing underwater world, that wasn't like anything I had ever experienced before. We had a week of diving with... More 

Thank Karolina I
Campinas, SP
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

I was referred to Phocea by very experienced dive professionals, so I was already expecting a great service. They did deliver to my expectations! From the first moment I called it was a good experience. When I passed by the shop a day before I was extremely well received. On the day of the dive a great reception again. They... More 

Thank MurilloB
Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 January 2017

I did my first dives in a while with these guys whilst on holiday, and they went very well around a small wreck and then along a long reef. I also dived with Bull sharks, which was a wonderful experience. The staff were friendly and quirky. However, professional and safe where it counted. Cheers guys.

Thank Chris S
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Reviewed 27 December 2016

I had the pleasure to spend one week accompanied by the Phocea Mexico (Playa & Cozumel) crew. The entire team was great, available and patient :-) to support me during my Pady OW certification. A special "Thank you" for Steven who applied the right attitude and words to help me to go through my first dive in the sea and... More 

Thank Carlita_1978
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I always wanted to do scuba diving even though I can barely swim. After snorkeling in Akumal beach, I knew I am meant to have my first dive in Caribbean. Steven and his assistant at Phocea made my first dive a wonderful experience. With their instruction along the whole course, I felt no panic down there and did enjoy the... More 

Thank Kuei-Hsien W
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

My dad and I went on a Diving trip in Playa, and I went on a Whale Shark Snorkel excursion. The diving trip was great! We saw a moray, and other cool life - and a few large schools of fish. I had not done a drift dive for a while, which was fun. Our guide was nice, and was... More 

Thank Omead K
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Very good and flexible dive center. We could make changes in our reservation at any time and they where always happy to help us. During our Padi AOWD course we did 4 dives in Cozumel, 2 dives in Playa, 2 dives in Cenotes. All of them where excellent. Only what they could improve is to buy some better fins as... More 

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