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Tres Pelicanos Dive Center

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Cozumel, Mexico
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About Tres Pelicanos Dive Center
Welcome to Tres Pelicanos Dive Center, the place where scuba divers come to dive their tank and/or computer profile. Our goal is to have each diver achieve the longest bottom time possible-SAFELY. We do not do DECO dives. We also take a longer surface interval in-between dives. We offer plenty of water to keep hydrated and snacks of sweet bread and fruit. Our boat is fast and comfortable. We have a fresh water shower on board to wash the salt off your face and for a camera rinse. Our crew sets up your gear and also takes it back to the shop where it is rinsed and brought back to the boat the next day for your dives. Our dive masters have years of experience diving the reefs of Cozumel. We understand that you work hard for your vacation dollars and want your experience with Tres Pelicanos to be a memorable one. We know that we cannot improve on the wonderful underwater world of Cozumel so we work hard at giving you the best customer service possible. We want the time when you first step on the boat until you enter the water and then back to the dock to be the most relaxing and enjoyable time of your vacation. So come on in and become a member of our Pelican family. Thanks Steve
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bigwavejames wrote a review Jun 2021
bigwavejames77 contributions66 helpful votes
I dove with Tres Pelicanos many years ago. So, emailed them on the recent trip out to Coz and booked a few days of diving. As before, had a great time on my dives and with the crew. Genuinely good people that seem to enjoy their job. All around safe as well as being open to individuality on the dive.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Tres Pelicanos Dive Center
Responded 4 weeks ago
Gracias James, Always glad to see our Pelican divers return. Hope you don't stay away so long next time. Hasta luego, . Steve
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xcvfaithw wrote a review Jun 2021
Laurel, Maryland26 contributions3 helpful votes
We dove with Tres Pelicanos for 3 days in July 21 as things were opening back up. I had been in contact with Jeanie for about 2 years prior to our trip. During that time she was so helpful in getting me quotes for and figuring out the different housing packages. Jeanie is a rockstar logistics wiz and made sure our trip was taken care of from start to finish. She even helped us plan a whale shark tour (which was canceled because of weather) but the actual tour company was so unresponsive. In fact, I panic emailed Jeanie at 10pm after our whale shark tour was suddenly canceled to see if they could schedule us a dive the next day and within 15 minutes she had us set to be on the boat for the at 7 the next morning! If it weren’t for her professionalism the end of our trip would have been ruined. Tres Pelicanos was professional and the crew is stellar. The Skinny Shark and Loan Shark fast boats are indeed fast and catch up to all the boats that leave before them. It’s perfect for diving with up to 6 people. 7 starts to feel a little cramped but they did a great job of making sure the passengers were evenly spread out. The boats also have a canopy so you don’t burn to a crisp in the Caribbean sun. In terms of boat crew: Servando is a pro with decades of experience in cozumel. He is so kind, professional and thoughtful of your dive experience etc. Pony ran the front desk efficiently and made sure we left on time and always picked us up right on the dot. Tibu was our captain the entire time and he was funny, knowledgable, and kept us really safe while getting in and out. During a surface interval we were talking and we spotted eagle rays so he handed me my mask and told me to jump in! we just missed them so he turned the boat around to chase them down. Because of him and Servando, we got the closest we’ve ever been to eagle rays. It was such a memorable experience. I also would’ve lost my mask if it wasn’t for Tibu pointing out a loose mask strap before descending! Eduardo was also a fantastic dive instructor and very capable and friendly. Tres Pelicanos is a world class dive operation that I would highly recommend to beginners and advanced divers alike.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Tres Pelicanos Dive Center
Responded 22 Jun 2021
Gracias Faith for your very kind words telling everyone about your experience diving with Tres Pelicanos. You hit on all the high notes because it is my staff along with Jeanie that make our operation a success. It all comes down to the people, Jeanie, Pony Tiburon, Eduardo and Servando. They work together to give all of our guests their best. I will pass on your review to them. Gracias and hasta luego. Steve
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jamart59 wrote a review May 2021
Florence, Kentucky7 contributions6 helpful votes
Tres Pelicanos provided my wife and me with a thoroughly enjoyable five afternoons of diving on our first trip to Cozumel. From emailing a few months before to working through details on arrival we had good communication the entire time. Every afternoon like clockwork we were picked up at the Secrets dock (stayed at Residencias Reef next door) with equipment set up and ready to go on the boat. Quick trip to the dive site with a short briefing and in we would go. Jorge was great at finding aquatic life. Baby flounders, turtles (honest, at least 6 ft long loggerhead napping under a reef overhang!), stonefish, splendid toadfish, lobster and more. Group size ranged from 5 on one day to just the two of us with Jorge on our last day with usually 3-4 on the other days. Bottom time was usually 60 minutes or when you hit 750 to come up for the safety stop. I used 100 cf tanks ‘cause I’m an air hog ($5 per tank extra/day) and I still barely managed the 60 minutes. My wife always had more than 1000 left in her reg sized tank. All in all, very happy with Tres Pelicanos.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Tres Pelicanos Dive Center
Responded 23 May 2021
jamart59 thank you so much for posting your review of Tres Pelicanos Dive Center in Cozumel. We are so glad that your first excursion to Cozumel was a memorable one. Now that you have had a taste of our underwater critters we hope that you might be able to return again during the Eagle Ray season. They start to show up in late November and leave in April. Even without the Eagles, our turtles, eels and nurse sharks are amazing. Jorge is terrific at finding and showing the smaller things. You now belong to our family of Pelican divers so we hope that you will be able to return again soon. Muchas gracias and hasta luego. Steve
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crisenda wrote a review May 2021
Cozumel, Mexico54 contributions30 helpful votes
Just finished a fantastic week diving with Tres Pelicanos. From the first email inquiry to the last adios the entire experience was awesome. The boats are clean, comfortable, and in excellent condition. The surface interval snacks, individual wrapped, were delicious and plentiful. Each morning the crew would discuss where we would like to dive for the day and if the customers had any request, deep, shallow, wall, swim throughs, etc. With that information the crew picked terrific dive sites all week, tailored to the customers wishes. The entire crew was amazing our boat captain for the week, Francisco, is a friendly guy, a pleasure to be around, a great DJ during the surface intervals, works his tail off, tends to your every need and knows exactly where all his divers are underwater, even if the groups get separated. The divemaster Jose knows every inch of the reefs and the usual hangouts for whatever you are looking for, eagerly pointing interesting finds. He kept an eye on us without being intrusive. We enjoy being able to dive our air and not being told to go to the surface at 60 mins like some operations do. We had a couple self-induced equipment issues with our personal equipment, the owner sprung into action and remedied our issues immediately. These guys really want you to have a great experience and will do everything in their power to make it happen, just be honest and tell them what you want and your comfort level / experience with diving. I would rate them 6+ stars if I could, unfortunately, I can only give them the highest rating of 5 stars. We are looking forward to our return.
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Date of experience: May 2021
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Tres Pelicanos Dive Center
Responded 19 May 2021
Muchas gracias for that wonderful review of your trip diving with Tres Pelicanos. All of us here are so very happy to see our old Pelican friends able to return as we emerge from the Covid era. It was a lot of fun to have you both back again and now we already are looking forward to your next visit. Thanks again for your kind words and sharing your memories. Hasta Luego, Steve
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Iggy wrote a review May 2021
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Diving made relaxing with TP. Communication was quick, boat was fast, crew was awesome. This is a safety conscious operation. Strangers in the boat the first day, friends by the second dive. This was an easy feeling trip after a year of Covid stress. Steve was on the boat and we liked getting to know him better. He made our last minute changes happen which made all of us dive safer and feel better in the water. Thanks for a good week back in the water.
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from Steve B, Owner at Tres Pelicanos Dive Center
Responded 10 May 2021
Gracias for your wonderful review of you trip diving with Tres Pelicanos. It was really a fun time having you on the boat. I like how you wrote it -"strangers on the boat the first day and friends the second day". If I am --You are now members of our Pelican family. So glad that you were able to take so many good memories back home with you. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Muchas gracias and Hasta Luego. Steve
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