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Phocea Mexico

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Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico
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IDC Phocea La Paz: An amazing educational end personal experence!!

I did my IDC last March in Playa del Carmen with Phocea. The course was an amazing experience both... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CesarJiwey
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Antigua, Guatemala
Amazing dive!

Had a great dive with Georges today. He is an amazing guide. Turtles, sea horse, morays, ray... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mfm2905
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Kronberg im Taunus, Germany
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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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Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I did my IDC last March in Playa del Carmen with Phocea. The course was an amazing experience both personal and educational. You have the chance not only to become a very competent diving instructor, but to learn how a professional dive center works, which...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great dive with Georges today. He is an amazing guide. Turtles, sea horse, morays, ray, porcupine. Also boat, staff and equipment were on a high standard. Had a great and memorable time. Thanks.

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Reviewed 10 March 2018

I had a great snorcheling trip with them to the sardine run off Cancun with sailfish. You also need luck, which we had. A very beautiful experience to see the sailfish dancing around the bait ball. You should be absolutley prone against sea sickness to...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Diving with Phocea was one of the best choices during our two month stay in Playa del Carmen. After we were dissatisfied with our first dive center, we ended up there by chance. We just went in because we found the place appealing. The french...More

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I contacted a number of dive companies prior to our trip, requesting a couple of specific dives in Cozumel. Phocea was friendly and agreed to do the specific dives, so we signed up. Upon arrival in Playa Del Carmen, we were greeted in French, and...More

Thank Jonathan P
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

I did 3 dives with them in Cozumel and 3 dives in Playa del Carmen, including the Bull shark dive. Unfortunately we didn’t see any sharks. I just read a response by “the proprietor” to a previous review saying that if you didn’t see the...More

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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I did about 8 days of diving with Phocea and it was great. I did mostly Cenote dives, but also a couple of ocean dives in Playa. Everyone at the diveshop is really nice and helpful. They are mostly French, but speak well enough English...More

Thank elfhin
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

I called interested in doing the famous bull shark dive and was told that because I hadn’t dived with them before that I “must do 2 dives minimum before doing the shark dive” which immediately raised a red flag for me. Why were they so...More

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PhoceaMexico, Propriétaire at Phocea Mexico, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hi First thank for your comment , only one thing we dove yesterday 31th of January with the bull sharks and we saw them ... For your information if you do the bull sharks dive with us and if you don t see them we...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

I came to passe both my openwater and advanced padi level. Phocea team has been very professional with me and gave me a very personalized mentorship to learn to dive. I am delighted : Playa del Carmen and Cozumel are renowned for their natural settings...More

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

Did a lot of cenotes diving with Phocea. very good guides and safe routines. Did one ocean dive with somewhat less experienced guide. But everything around worked nicely and pickups etc was very smooth. Customer centered thinking.

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