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“The best dive shop”

Pepe Scuba Dive Shop
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Owner description: We are a PADI International Resort;located inside the Coral Princess Hotel.Open to the Public,offering 2 Tank Boat Dive trips,with pick up service from other locations.All levels-PADI Dive Certification Training,Snorkel trips,Night Diving,Equipment Rental.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 12 July 2017

This was my 4th year diving in Cozumel, and every time I have booked with Pepe's. The first time I booked with Pepe's was because it is located on the premises of the Coral Princess Resort where I was staying. After my initial experience, it was clear that I did not need to look any further in the future. Frank, the owner, is as friendly and helpful person you could ever meet. His prices are very affordable and he will do every thing possible to accommodate your needs. A case in point: This year the group that I normally meet up with in late June-early July (usually 8-10 divers) was joined by a very large group that had always booked in June. Add in the normal number of occasional divers and you have a logistical mess on your hands. Frank normally runs 3 boats holding up to 9 divers, a dive- master and boat captain. Scheduling such numbers and skill levels under normal conditions would be a challenge, but Frank was also down a boat. Long story short, Frank rented and another boat, and worked with all the other divers to schedule additional afternoon dives so that everyone dove when they wanted with the group(s) they wanted to be with. Pepe's has all the rental equipment you need onsite, and Nitrox is available (additional fee) with 24 hour notice. The staff is friendly and professional. The dive-masters are conscientious and do an excellent job of leading their dives. The boats pick you up at the resort landing where Pepe's is located, and at the end of your dive there are 4 rinse tanks, 2 drying racks and 2 showers conveniently situated just to the right of the landing. If you are staying at another resort and can't get to Pepe's, you can arrange for the dive boat to pick you and your gear up nearby. I will book with Pepe's again next year.

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Frank F, General Manager at Pepe Scuba Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 13 July 2017

Hola Amigo
Thank you for sharing your visit and taking time to write it.Thanks to all for the cooperación it certainly was a busy,crazy week with more divers than normal but somehow it all worked out.Having the good weather and excellent divers was a definite plus.We almost had to rent another boat which we are always glad to do when necessary.Hope to see you again when your World Travels return you to Cozumel.
Regards
Frank and Gang

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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Four years in a row and 100's of incredible dives with Pepe! No other dive company in Cozumel compares to this professional, friendly, and safe operation.
I'm a Dive Master from the USA and I've been diving around the world for years.
Pepe has the island's fastest boats. Frank, the owner, goes out of his way to accommodate all divers. They will place divers on the proper boats, according to their experience levels.
The instructors and Dive Masters, Abdias & Valentine, are all very professional and patient.
Whether you're a student, beginner, or a pro, don't waste your time. Simply dive with Pepe when on the beautiful island of Cozumel.

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Frank F, General Manager at Pepe Scuba Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Hola Amigo
Always a pleasure to see you when your world travels bring you back to Cozumel.We do have have some of the best reefs in the world,great staff,great divers and a beautiful island and people.Thanks again for your words.See you again on the next world tour.
Regards
Frank and Gang

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Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

As always Pepe's Scuba is top notch, first class. Frank and his crew are a well oiled machine. I've dove with them 250+ dives. Will always go back.

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Frank F, General Manager at Pepe Scuba Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Hola Amigos
We Thank you for your patronage.It is always a pleasure to have you vivit us and our beautiful Cozumel Island.Hope to see you again Cheers
Frank and Gang

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

We went to palancar caves.these are swim thru's that you need to be careful to keep the divers room.
We saw a nurse shark, that was enticed with captured/dead lion fish. The shark swam around us and we could pet him. His treat was a lion fish.

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Frank F, General Manager at Pepe Scuba Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2017

Thank you for your time to share your diving with us.Happy that you had a good visit and hope to see you again.
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Frank and Gang

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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We stayed at the Coral Princess for two nights in May, and Pepe Scuba is right there in the hotel. Very convenient for morning dives. You can have breakfast before you leave. The guys that run the shop are super friendly and easy going. We had a beginner on the dive and they and took really good care of her. The boats are a little smaller than what we're used to, so with six divers, two dive masters and a captain it was a little tight to move around. That said, they go faster than most of the other boats to get you there and back sooner. We did a morning two tank dive to one of the coral reefs, I'm not sure which one. The water is clear and warm, so you won't need a wet suit. We live on the Big Island of Hawaii where we have great diving. I think Hawaii may have more different varieties of fish, but we don't have the colorful coral that they have in the Caribbean. All in all it was a great experience.

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Frank F, General Manager at Pepe Scuba Dive Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Hola Amigo
Glad you enjoyed your visit and Thanks for sharing your experience with others. Yes we do have some or the fastest boats on the Island.As you noticed while diving ,most all of the boats except for a few large cattle boats,are the small fast variety.Our reefs are colorful and the fish variety different that you would normally see on the Big Island of Hawaii.Thnaks again hope to see you if your world travels return you to our beautiful Cozumel.
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Frank and Gang

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