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“terrific guides for a snorkeling trip to remember” 5 of 5 bubbles
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DiveXplor
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Owner description: At divexplor you have tailored private dive tours only to the best locations in Riviera Maya. They will leave big crowded groups and 20 dive packages to the other centers :) Their packages are tailored according from every divers expectations and all-inclusive dive packages includes pick up from your location, snack/lunch, soft beverages, equipment’s, tanks (nitrox for free), entrance fees and experienced multilingual guide.They guarantee you will not have any extra payments later on your excursion, example from traveling by taxi or renting diving equipment’s. Everything is prepared for your dives and travelling from your location to the dive site is taken care of.Divexplor concept has created for the needs of divers who want to use their time sufficient on their vacations, divers who want to guarantee that their days are not complicated and don’t want to worry about getting to the dive center from their hotel.With a little extra you will go private, enjoy local Mexican cuisine after dives and get pick-up/drop off included on your dive days. Divexplor is not just offering dives; they are conducting full board experiences including More than diving. Behind the scenes -Divexplor started operation year 2010 in Yucatan Peninsula Mexico. The owner couple has been diving in Riviera Maya for 10 years. They are both well known for emphasizing safety and you are definitely in safe hands. Divexplor staff has experience of diving in a wide variety of environments, from the icy Baltic Sea to scientific diving in the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico's coral reefs, and exploring the world's largest underwater cave system right here in the Yucatan peninsula. Their familiarity with Riviera Maya and their diverse backgrounds, encompassing qualifications from IANTD, PADI and NAUI, mean you will be in professional hands. You will have amazing dives in our Caribbean waters, and don't forget we offer training options ranging from recreational dive programs to technical IANTD courses.Divexplor can conduct all your exploration dives and take you to extraordinary dive locations! Providing private tours for families, groups of friends or dive clubs! Remember you are able to schedule and reserve your dives before you arrive to Mexico. We are a freelance dive operation supported by different dive organizations: It will be our pleasure to take care of you! We are located where you are!
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“terrific guides for a snorkeling trip to remember”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

Anna and Geraldo took my husband and I on a snorkeling trip. THey picked us up at the Viceroy. A twenty minute drive later we were on the beach in Akumel, walking into the water to begin a great snorkeling adventure. They made sure we were comfortable and safe the whole time while they found and pointed out to us amazing sea life we would have never found on our own - many turtles, a squid, and eagle ray and 2 other rays, one hidden under the sand that they spotted. We saw many different kinds of fish including a beautiful parrot fish. They make sure you have a great experience. Afterwards, they took us to a really good restaurant, buena vida, for lunch. They're great guides and great company. We would recommend them highly.

Visited March 2012
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“Awesome people, great experiences.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2012

We did the advanced open water course in Feb with Anna and Gerardo and were thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, focus on safety and ability to create fun and educational diving experiences. They love their jobs and it shows. We are already planning how we can go back and dive with them again.

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“Even better than last year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2012

After years of bouncing from dive operator to dive operator, never quite finding the right fit (almost to the point of giving up diving altogether) ....just by a stroke of luck, we stumbled onto DiveXplor's website and thats when everything changed. "Private dive guides", no more big groups on crowded boats, no more worries like "do they care, are we safe, will they take good care of our gear, etc.. ?" Last year they first took us to a very private cenote(carwash), free of currents, waves & crowds.. here we could get familiar with our gear and skills after a year out of the water, without the pressure of holding up a group of divers, finally we were able to just take our time and collect our thoughts while they helped us each, with the our own individual "correct" weighting along with our trim in the water (something no dive operator does without paying for a special course) at last really getting to enjoy a nice 45 minute dive .. then a full hour the second dive in that beautiful surreal place, never once were they looking at their watches or trying to hurry us up, afterwards Geraldo took us for some great fish tacos and cold cervezas (mind you, he never drank) then returned us to our hotel. Two days later we would enjoy two more great dives at the world famous Dos Ojos caverns & caves, towards the end of our vacation we would dive the reefs off Puerto Morelos ...perfectly content with photos to remember, we returned home safe and happy, much more confident and by far better divers than before.
This year Anna & Buzo(their new puppy) would pick us up (and our gear) from the Gran Bahia Mega resort , from there we drove to Tank ha where Geraldo would soon arrive, tanks filled and ready go. The first of two 1 hour dives at Casa cenote began(again to refresh our skills after a years absence from the water) desecending slowing getting our barrings, clearing our masks and ears, taking it nice and slow ..." Incredible" we had that magical place all to ourselves, after the second dive through a good size carven, assorted swim throughs, and past huge turtle bones. Back on the surface we dried off ,collected our stuff and off to grab a few cold one's(man do they taste good after a dive like that) and a "real" Mexican lunch, afterwards Anna drove us back to our hotel and Geraldo took the gear back for a good rinse & hang. Two days later Anna would led our dive to the scuttled ex-navy ship" the C-56 " while gearaldo would be testing a new side mount set-up . The ship rests at a depth of 90ft, just 20 minutes by boat from Puerto Morelos, as we descended down the line my pulse raced as she came into focus, sitting upright and proud, her huge size clearly evident by the tiny figures swimming about her ...WOW, spectacular to say the least, schools of fish, every variety and size one could imagine, a huge barracuda and several large groupers... then like angels from above, came the graceful spotted eagle rays, flying as if in "slow motion" across the stern of the ship, we watched in amazment only feet away as these otherworldly creatures passed by, we then penetrated the wreck and went through many rooms and levels, always feeling safe with Geraldo in front and Anna to the rear , as we popped out from the wreck I saw flashes, it was Anna capturing the moment on film (she had swam out of one of the openings without us noticing and surprized us),we then swam around the coral encrusted ship for some time before heading back to the line marked by it's oversized black and white dive flag (deep enough were red fades to black) after an easy relaxing safety stop, to an additional line that led us back to the boat, where two men(not one) waited and helped us with our gear, then up the ladder and back in the boat, safe and sound.... "WHAT AN AMAZING FEELING", during our surface interval on the way to the next dive site, Geraldo & Anna both spent that time helping us each separately and individually to better understand our dive computers , we would finish off with a shallow reef dive at "Rodman's" for a full hour...Eagle rays ,stingrays, huge lobsters and several swim throughs, with the warm shallowness of the reef and sun shining brightly through the water, all the colors of the rainbow filled our masks, afterwards completely relaxed and satified they took us to Playa Del Carmen, there we would enjoy huge margarita's, ceviche, and at least three other wonderful dishes, much better food than at our fancy hotel, Geraldo walked over to the owner of the restaurant and chatted with him briefly, sat back down without saying a word, suddenly on multible flat screen TVs all about the restaurant, in vivid H.D.color and sound "DiveXplor presents" followed by our dives at Casa Cenote beautifully captured to latin music ..which blew us away ! They must have worked on this for hours we thought ! We laughed as we finished our Giant Margarita's, they then gave us the disc we had just watched, drove us back to the hotel (gear fully packed and accounted for) we would hug and say our goodbyes till next year. Thanks so much, you guys are the best ! Good Luck with the move to your new house and give Buso(their adorable new puppy) a hug and a dog treat for us. xoxox

Visited January 2012
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“First-Rate Dive Operation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2012

My husband and I did a cenotes dive/snorkle excursion with DiveXplore. The previous reviews are spot-on. They owners, Geraldo and Anna, are delightful people who are highly qualified, have broad professional diving experience, and are safety-conscious. Their operation focuses on small groups and providing highly personalized service.

We'd definitely dive with DiveXplor again. Highly recommended.

Visited January 2012
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“Amazing company!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Anna & Gerardo were absolutely amazing! We did our open water course with them the second week of January. Right from the beginning they answered all of our questions via email and provided us with great details about what to expect and what to bring. During the course they described everything in detail and took all the time we needed to be comfortable with the equipment and the water. All the equipment was in great shape and well maintained. They picked us up from our hotel and were willing to make suggestions on other sights or restaurants we might like.
They like being a small operation because they can give their personal touch to every dive, but because of this they are very busy! Book early so you are not disappointed!
Anna & Gerardo will be the reason we visit Mexico agian in the future!

Visited January 2012
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