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Find a list of Scuba Diving Organizations, Scuba Dive Insurance companies, Playa del Carmen Hyperbaric Chambers and Hotels around the Dive Center:

Scuba diving aorund the world:
If you are going to Belize and would like to stay in a calm place, you can go to Caye Caulker, silent place, no cars, no much to do ... relax ... similar to Holbox in Mexico. There are only 2 dive centers, you can dive the famous blue hole, local dives and wall dives.
In Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula is very popular for scuba diving, many dive centers to choose from you can check Sinai Divers ... good dives ... not big animals but very nice coral, if you would like to see mantas, sharks, etc go on a live aboard for a week. Check also about, Hurgada, Safaga, Marsa Alam to the south.
Thailand, dive the Similand Islands you can take daily trips but a live aboard is better, Koh Bon - a Manta point, Phi Phi, Ko Tao on the golf of Thailand, and since you are in Asia ... do not miss Malaysia, Borneo, Indonesia, Fiji ...
Komodo is National Marine Park, I have been told is unique diving there as well.
There are so many dive sites around the world, In Mexico of course the caribbean but also Sea of Cortes (El mar de Cortes) on the Pacific Ocean, with an incredible biodiversity ... check about Cabo Pulmo. Other interested point is Isla de Cocos in Costa Rica if you would like to see hammerhead sharks ... hundreds !

Ocean Conservation:
Es una fundación privada para la protección y mejora de los habitats marinos de nuestras costas.

A global force of Divers !!! mobilizing to protect our ocean in more than 180 countries and territories - Join them !

Hyperbaric Chamber in Playa del Carmen: We have 3 clinics in Playa
Medica Hiperbarica + 52 984 803 5352 - Calle 6 entre 20 y 25
Hiperbarica Riviera Maya + 52 984 803 4981 - Ave. 38 and 40 street ... in the corner

SSS Recompression Chamber Network - only 3 blocks from Dive Shop Mexico

Local Information:

Loco Gringo: A complete guide about hotels, properties, condos, what to do and see in the Riviera Maya.

Hotels around the Dive Center in Playa Downtown:

Real resorts: Royal Playa del Carmen - Porto Real Playa del Carmen - Real Playa del Carmen - All Inclusive resorts, Royal and Porto aroudn the shop, Real is about 7 blocks
Aventura Mexicana - 3 blocks from Dive Center
Caribbean Paradise - around the corner
Grupo Mariposa: Posada Mariposa - Hacienda Mariposa - Posada is 3 blcoks away and Haciednd 2 and half
Posada Iguanas - around the corner
Plaza Hotel Playa del Carmen - 4 blocks
El Taj condo in Playa del Carmen - 4 blocks
Playa Beach Rentals - If you prefer to stay in a condo or in villa rather than to be in a hotel, check this site

Cozy restaurants around the Dive Center:

La Cueva del Chango - Mexican Food
El Nativo - Mexican Food
La Trattoria del Centro - Italian Food
La Pomarola - Pizza and Italian Food
Pizza Pazza - Slices to go, quick and cheap
El Diez - Argentinian Food
Il Dieci - Sea Food
Los Aguachiles - Sea Food
Nieves de Tepoztlan - home made Mexican Icecream - you will not belive how many different flavors ...

Scuba Diving Organizations