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Address: Noth Street Between 5th and Rafael E. Melgar Avenue 6 | Downtown, Cozumel 77600, Mexico
Phone Number:
+52 987 115 2202
08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Safety and an unforgettably enjoyable adventure are the utmost concerns...

Safety and an unforgettably enjoyable adventure are the utmost concerns with Ramon Zapata Divers. The company offers the latest in modern and high quality diving equipment and boasts some of the best and most experienced divers in the world. Ramon Zapata Divers is a family operation that carries on the traditions of its patriarch Ramon Zapata Sr., the pioneer of scuba diving in Cozumel and the first divemaster on the island.

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Great Dive and Beach Day with Ramon Zapata Dive Shop

My friend and I came to Chankanaab park and didn't really know what to expect. However we knew we wanted to go on a dive and we chose Ramon Zapata as our crew. The owner and Dive... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I came to Chankanaab park and didn't really know what to expect. However we knew we wanted to go on a dive and we chose Ramon Zapata as our crew. The owner and Dive Master Pedro Zapata was a dream - friendly, patient, informative and took us on a dive right off the beach that more than... More 

Thank Kathryn A
Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Went to Chankanaab. My 11 year old and husband received an intro to diving through Zapata's shop inside the park so our rate for entry was lower. We felt that Zapata's staff were excellent in reducing her first-timer nervousness. They patiently worked with her to get her submersed. One on one attention is just what she needed and what she... More 

Thank vanyieck
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Ramon is an incredible dive master. Very friendly, speaks good English, and is willing to teach anyone to dive or take certified divers to some of the best areas around Cozumel and Playa Del Carmen. Feel confident in scheduling a dive with Ramon and his crew.

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Before book the snorkeling I asked there was floating ring for non swimmer. The guy who collect people, say yes and I concerned about the high wave, he said no problem. Yes, it's no problem for strong swimmer!! Not me. There were 3 new snorkeling beginner among 10 on the boat. And only a floating ring available and only one... More 

Thank Lydia P
Cozumel, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Since I have been living here I like to do shore dives so decided to try out a shore dive at Chankanaab. I rented tanks and weights since I have my own gear but had to carry it a long since their booth is at the end of the park. I was greeted by Manual who was nice, showed my... More 

Thank CajunGato
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

My partner and I were to dive with Ramon. We travelled to Cozumel for this sole purpose. Unfortunately by the time we found out he wasn't turning up, it was too late in the day to organise a dive through another company. We needed to leave the following morning so have wasted $ on a hotel and a ferry. Ramon,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016

Whenever I’m in Cozumel, I come to the Chankanaab Park to spend the day with my wife. We sit on the beach under a palapa, enjoy fish tacos from Victor (who remembers us year after year) from the nearby restaurant, and I do a walk-in dive with the fine folks at Zapata dive and snorkel. They are conveniently located right... More 

Thank smrtcar
Laurel Springs, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

My wife and I did a 55 minute beach dive at Chankanaab Park with Zapata Divers. It was as good as any of the boat dives I did that week. We saw an eagle ray, many smaller rays, barracuda, lobsters, grouper, huge parrotfish and angel fish. The best part was going through the cave. The dive master was great. Well... More 

Halifax Region, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

While in Cozumel, my partner and I were looking to do a refresher dive as we hadn't dove in several years. A fellow guest at our hotel introduced us to Ramon and we were diving the following day. It was a wonderful experience. Ramon and his staff were extremely friendly and personable and we knew right away we were in... More 

Thank Benjamin U
SE Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2016

Chankanaab is just a $12 taxi ride from the international cruise terminal and admission to the park cost us about $65 for four. I chose this location so that my wife and kids could enjoy themselves while I went off diving and Chankanaab is perfect for that. My kids played in the beautiful sand while my wife relaxed in a... More 

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