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Discover Scuba Recommendation in Puerto Morelos

Discussion in 'Mexico' started by BradStyle, Apr 30, 2019.

  1. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    We're having a family Christmas vacation at Now Jade Resort this year and about half of our group is interested in trying diving out for the first time. I see it's only 45 minutes down to PDC so I figure there must be lots of operations there that could accommodate us. It will be four adults (my GF and I are AOW divers), the nephews, ages 17 and 19, and the nieces, ages 10 and 14. The nieces are on the fence so I'd be looking for a shop that wasn't trying to push the envelope of how much you can do on a first dive, but at the same time I don't think a swimming pool would probably give them the kind of experience that could kindle their interest to repeat in the future.

    Hoping to find an operator that would take us to a nice shallow, protected reef somewhere. I'm sure you get he picture.

    Any thoughts, or dive shops you'd recommend? THANKS!
     
  2. horn34

    horn34 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Austin, TX
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    You may get some better responses if you ask to have your post moved from the Cozumel subforum up to the general Mexico forum.
     
  3. rick00001967

    rick00001967 Tech Instructor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: canada
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    most resorts now days offer guests to try scuba on site. that would be the most convenient for you. i am not a big fan of this for various reasons. but understand why so many people do this. if you wish to work with a shop in playa, i can recommend Tank Ha. contact matt there. pls mention that rick and melissa from canada sent you. matt runs a good shop there.
     
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  4. ibj40

    ibj40 Divemaster

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Texas
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    First, I agree, you will get much more objective responses if this were moved to the general Mexico forum.

    Second, your resort appears to be pretty close to Puerto Morelos, and while I have never dove from that location, apparently there are dive shops there.
     
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  5. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Somewhere
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    + 1 for Puerto Morelos. There’s no need to go all the way to PDC. Some would consider Puerto Morelos to have the better reef diving anyway.
     
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  6. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    Great tips. Sounds like Puerto Morelos is a better idea. I'll see if the mods will change the post title.
     
  7. Chris Fotache

    Chris Fotache Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: New Jersey, USA
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    Honestly I prefer to use the dive shop on the resort, if it has a good reputation. Actually, recently I've been looking to book only resorts with a dive shop with good reviews. It's so much more convenient.. Go out at 8, have breakfast, do 2 dives, and back on the beach at 11:30.
     
  8. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    As I understand it the resort we are staying at does not have a dive shop. Only two out of our thirteen members, my GF and I, are divers already, and we're staying on for all of January to dive in Cozumel. We're just trying to convert some of the family, and starting to corrupt some of the kids.
     
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  9. BradStyle

    BradStyle Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Portland, Oregon
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    Looks like we'll be going with Aquanuts as they are right next to Now Jade, our resort. Thanks for the help all.
     

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