Diving in
Playa del Carmen

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Dive in Playa del Carmen
  • The famous « Tortuga Reef », « Barracuda Reef », « Moc Che Profundo », and « Punta Venado » are just a few of the most popular dive sites along the coast of Playa del Carmen. We invite you to discover them all…

  • All the reefs are easily accessible by boat, only a few minutes from our departure point. So, let’s dance with the turtles that drift along the current. Lie by the green morays, or watch the stingrays lazily resting on the sand.

  • It is possible to dive also on « Mama Viña », a shipwreck that invites you to discover its secrets, in a somewhat mysterious chiaroscuro… Enjoy watching barracudas and beautiful silver kingfish on a stunning blue background.

The dive shop in Playa del Carmen

The Phocea Mexico Dive Center is ideally located in the heart of Playa del Carmen, in the Yucatan peninsula, on the Riviera Maya. The Center is just in front of the Plaza hotel by Phocea, at two-minute walk from the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean and from the 5th Avenue, “la Quinta”. Playa del Carmen is 40 miles South of Cancun International Airport, and less than one hour away from most major Mayan sites and most interesting tourist attractions of the area. Besides, Playa del Carmen has a friendly ambiance, with lots of restaurants, bars, boutiques and nightlife spots. The only trouble is that you will have too many options to choose from during your stay with us!

Use your mouse in order to “walk” thru the dive shop

The Center puts at the disposal of divers a changing room equipped with individual lockers, a conference room allowing projections for professional trainings, two classrooms for theoretical courses, a swimming pool, a stockroom for the material of the Center and that of the customers, a fresh water rinsing container, showers and toilets.

For more demanding customers, the Phocéa Mexico VIP Center is located just in front of it, offering you a privileged tailor-made service with personalized dives.

Our 3 dives shops are AQUA LUNG‘s, Partner Center, it’s for you the best choice.

The diving boats in Playa del Carmen

We have two boats:

  • The “Sin Límites”, for 16 divers, equipped with two 200 HP 4-stroke engines,
  • The “No Limit”, for 10 divers, equipped with two 100 HP 4-stroke engines.

Our boats are specially fitted for diving and carries the following on board :

  • 1 first-aid and oxygen therapy kit,
  • 1 VHF marine radio and 1 GPS,
  • 1 cellphone,
  • The standard dive flags,
  • Drinking water supplies,
  • An adapted chicken ladder.

Besides, all the members of our staff (sailors, captains and guides) are trained and certified for first aid and oxygen therapy. Moreover, the guides, the instructors and the Center are affiliated to DAN.

The dives spots in Playa del Carmen

Recreational Diving Playa del Carmen

*Includes: ferry for exit to Cozumel
*The rental of the equipment is not included and has to be paid at the Center.

Recreationnal diving Packages in Playa del Carmen

*Includes: ferry for exit to Cozumel
*The rental of the equipment is not included and has to be paid at the Center.

Plaza Hotel in Playa del Carmen

hotel plongée plaza

Managed by Phocea Mexico, this friendly hotel is situated just in front of the Dive Center, at 60 feet from the beach and the departure of the dive boats, and right in the center of Playa.

The rooms are comfortable; they are all equipped with air conditioning, bathroom with a hairdryer, safe-deposit box, mini-bar, flat screen cable TV, and free Internet connection.

Some rooms are equipped with a kitchenette, perfect for longer stays.

Hotel Plaza by Phocea offers 4 types of rooms :

  • Master Suite Category: bedroom with 3 double beds and kitchenette, balcony over the interior patio,
  • Junior Suite Category: bedroom with 2 double beds and kitchenette, balcony with sea view,
  • “CHAC MOOL” Category: bedroom with 2 double beds, balcony over the street,
  • “IXCHEL” Category: bedroom with 2 double beds, balcony over the interior patio.


The Plaza Hotel Tour

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