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Go PRO Playa

Go PRO Playa
Mexico
Tel: +52 (1)984 143 23 70
Review Summary

4.97 / 5

based on 34 reviews - 100% of reviewers would recommend Go PRO Playa to a friend




About Go PRO Playa

Go Pro Playa is a development team of dive instructors and specializes in professional divers' training, technical diving and cave diving courses. As PADI / TDI instructors we are dedicated to high quality training of our entire course program. According to our higher educational standards we work closely with Mexico Blue Dream, a well-known and ambitious PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center in the heart of Playa del Carmen.

As a quality providing education alliance for recreational, technical and cave diving in Mexico we make sure you gain the most out of our programs. Besides taking advantage of large experience and knowledge of our team, you will be provided the best “hardware” for your course such as equipment and dive facilities.

Make the right choice in who you want to do your professional training with. Find out who are the people teaching you. You always want to make sure that the person training you is someone you feel comfortable with. Becoming a great PADI Pro or an amazing Tec/Cave diver is allot up to the way you were taught and with who you did your course.

There are many Course Directors and Technical Instructors out there. Take your time, do your research and start by making a good choice in who is going to guide you on your new career path. At GoPro Playa we teach above and beyond of what expected.


Languages

Danish, German, English, Spanish; Castilian


Affiliations

PADI, TDI


Services

Guided dive tours, Dive training, Equipment rental, Equipment repair, In house equipment sales, Diver certifications, Sidemount courses, Cave and Cavern Training and Diving. Rebreather Training, Technical Diving Courses, PADI Instructor Courses (IDC)


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Locations

Go PRO Playa

v. Cozumel Mza 81 Lte 1

Aldea Thai Local 17, Col. Cent

Playa Del Carmen

Quintana Roo

77710

Mexico

Contact Go PRO Playa

Go PRO Playa
Mexico


GoPro Playa
Skype: anders.coursedirector
Tel: +52 (1)984 143 23 70





from Virgin Gorda, BVI reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jan 21, 2016 in Road Town, Virgin Islands, British

Added Jan 21, 2016

5/5 stars

I'm glad I did my IDC

I'm glad I did my IDC with Go PRO Playa because I was crossing over from another agency and needed time to learn "the PADI language". I liked having a longer class time and Anders is very patient. We had an international group with 5 nationalities and as many languages. We all worked together as a group to learn the material and master our craft. They even helped me find affordable housing. We did our IE in a cenote which was beautiful. When we were finished we got to dive with the Bull sharks.
I have already recommended Go PRO Playa to other people.

Beth would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Beth

Age : 50-59
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Turks and caicos island reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jan 20, 2015 in New Mexico, United States

Added Jan 20, 2015

5/5 stars

Phenomenal experience!!

Straight out I want to say this was the best curse I've taken! Starting out I thought I wouldn't make it but the patients of my instructors,their guidance and methods of teaching made me feel confident and ready for it. I went there for a course and made family I don't think you can ask for a better connection to your teachers and classmates I just want thank every single person for their help and patience with me(Anders, simon, P.O,Mira, my three classmates, and the dives shop Mexico blue dreams. Thank you!

Benjamin Z would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Benjamin Z

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Playa del Carmen reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 19, 2014 Mexico

Added Dec 19, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC Challenging & Rewarding

I had the opportunity to advance my diving career with Go Pro Playa / Mexico Blue Dream. It was very challenging, yet rewarding. Anders and his team were very helpful, and knowledgeable. They took the time to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses from the class, and work on everyone's individual weaknesses. I learned so much from this IDC. When I continue my education, I will definitely go with Go Pro Playa!!! Incredible!!!!!

Jim T would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Jim T

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Mexico D.F. reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 17, 2014 in Mexico, Mexico

Added Dec 17, 2014

5/5 stars

Awesome IDC!!!!

I am happy to say I am a new Open Water Scuba Instructor. PO, Simon, Anders and Maira made of the IDC a great experience, they are great teachers, patient, professional and always raising the bar to help you get the best out of you.
I would definetely recommend anyone having their IDC (or any other course) with this group of professionals because they are great individuals ready to share their knowledge and experience with you.
=)

Andrei would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Andrei

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Nov 15, 2014 Mexico

Added Nov 15, 2014

5/5 stars

Excellent training!

Good team, good training, good fun and very professionnal! I would not hesitate to recommend training with them, just go!

Pierre Olivier G would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Pierre Olivier G

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from playa del carmen reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Nov 10, 2014 in Tulum, Mexico

Added Nov 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Fantastic!!!

I did my sidemount with Anders Haageerd and it was one of the best couses that i ever done, he is really professional and very clear to explain everything! I really recommend all he's training.
Now i can fit in really small places! Haha
thank you buddy!!!

Matias S would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Matias S

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 10 to 20 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Tech diving

from Cancún reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Nov 07, 2014 in Cancún, Mexico

Added Nov 08, 2014

5/5 stars

Simply the best

It doesn't matter what level you are or you want to reach you have to choose the right instructor to get to your goal. For having done my IDC with Anders and GoPro Playa last year, I knew since then that If I ever had to do any other diving course in the future that it would be with him again.

This year I got the opportunity to do my TDI (Diving in overhead environments) "Full cave” course with Anders and the facilities of Mexico Blue Dream. There’s absolutely no half measure in the way he teaches and leaves no doubt about if you’re learning the right way. In the field of diving where standards and security are extremely important, this team makes sure that everything is respected and done properly. I should also mention that they provide gear, which is of excellent quality, for the course and also for extra training if needed.

Thanks to all the team, it has been literally an honor to learn with all of you.

Jean-François_P would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Jean-François_P

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Cave diving

reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Oct 10, 2014 Mexico

Added Oct 10, 2014

5/5 stars

Professional and passionate.

If you're looking for an IDC with fun and quality, this is the place for you.
I used to work in the diving business for a while and had seen some IDCs around, i must say i made the best decision to do it with Go Pro Playa.
The course is very well-organized, from day 1 to the end. Small group, with many assistance, good facilities (classroom, pool, dive gears,..)
Anders is the CD and Simon is the SI. And Anders was always in direct supervision at all time :) They're both very knowledgable and patience

ML would recommend Go PRO Playa

About ML

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Valencia (Espana) reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Oct 10, 2014 Spain

Added Oct 10, 2014

5/5 stars

magic place and perfect people

I would like thank you so much for help, attention and good advises during my course IDC and then MSDT prep to all staff. Anders is the best Instructor what I know, with a lot of patience and huge knowledge. I'm really glad have this opportunity to pass my courses with him, Simon and Maira. And in this friendly, magic place: Playa del Carmen, next to Caribean Sea, wonderful Cenotes, Cancun, Cozumel, with a lots of dives with turtles, sharks, tropical fish ... all what you wish :) Hope I will back there some day for more education and training and always will recommend GoPro Playa to all who look for quality time.

Malgosia S. would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Malgosia S.

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 301-500
Interests  : Wreck diving

from Australia reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Sep 30, 2014 Mexico

Added Sep 30, 2014

5/5 stars

IDC Course

I completed my IDC course with GoPro Playa in September 2014. This was such an interesting, fun course and I learned so much. A massive thanks to Anders of GoPro Playa. Anders is patient, kind and incredibly knowledgeable. He goes above and beyond to help everyone and he is everything you want in a teacher and mentor! Huuuge thanks goes also to Simon and Maira! These two helped us all out so much and gave us really good feedback and tips! I really appreciate all you have done , and can not thank you enough! The whole team at GoPro and Mexico Blue dream are incredible. I would definitely recommend coming here to learn. I know, (well, I hope), to be back to continue learning with GoPro Playa!

Kirsty Wh would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Kirsty Wh

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 2 to 5 years
Dives done : 101-300
Interests  : Wreck diving

from newcastle upon tyne reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Sep 30, 2014 Mexico

Added Sep 30, 2014

5/5 stars

Full Trimix

I would like to thank Anders (gopro playa) for excellent customer service and an outstanding course. This course was very exciting, knowledgeable and so much fun. The several dive sites (fresh/sea) were superb…. …. The long trip was very much worth it. I will return for sure to continue my education…. Thank you so much….!!

Simon P would recommend Go PRO Playa

About Simon P

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Monterrey reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jul 30, 2014 Mexico

Added Jul 30, 2014

5/5 stars

Excelentes amigos

Excelente atencion de Todos y cada uno de los instructores, asi como el staff de Go Pro Playa, nunca antes habia tenido la oportunidad de bucear con ustedes ni de convivir, me llevo de regreso a Monterrey ademas del conocimiento adquirido una gran sonrisa y recuerdos de todos ustedes, gracias.



Hector Briseño

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 40-49
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Calgary, Canada reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jul 27, 2014 Mexico

Added Jul 27, 2014

5/5 stars

Cenote are awesome with Anders

We are not super hard core scuba enthusiast but we refered from and friend of a friend about Anders. We had been diving for a week in Cozumel and began to shake off our cobwebs there. We were very nervous about cenote diving but Ander's calm and profession nature allowed us to have the absolute best dive we have done in our lives. At the cenote we saw lots of others dive masters at the cenote site. They all looked very experienced but Andrers was amazing at makes us feel comfortable with diving in an unusual place very quickly while not making us feel rushed. I have to say the professionalism and the amount of information that Anders share with us about the history of the cenotes was incredible. His prices were very reasonable and we will definitely be back and are excited to dive with him again

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Severn reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jul 25, 2014 in Severn, United States

Added Jul 25, 2014

5/5 stars

Awesome Group of Instructors

After debating whether or not I wanted to become an instructor before I left Mexico, I finally decided to do the June 2014 IDC. I could not have been happier with my decision, as all of the staff were extremely helpful and insightful. Anders, PO, and Maira were always available to offer their advice and guidance in all aspects of the course (theory, practical exercises, and presentations). Additionally, the smaller class size ensured that everyone was able to get the attention they needed.



I had an amazing two weeks of fun and learning with Go Pro Playa and would recommend them to anyone considering taking the IDC in Playa del Carmen.

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 30-39
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jun 16, 2014 in Hollywood, United States

Added Jun 16, 2014

5/5 stars

Full Cave course

My boyfriend and I completed our full cave with Anders and it was amazing. He was very patient and knowledgeable, and made you feel very comfortable with everything you where doing. This course is a must do, you will be addicted to a new underwater world!!!

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jun 11, 2014 Spain

Added Jun 11, 2014

5/5 stars

Go Cave!

By far the best dive education I've had! Anders is a brilliant instructor, knowledgeable, calm and patient. His focus is on quality teaching which is a welcome change from a lot of the places that will try to sell gear at every opportunity. Doing the course with Go PRO Playa will give you the chance to try different gear setups to find what works best for you in the water, without the pressure of sales tactics. And of course if you need advice then you can get it whenever you like. Great teaching, great diving, highly recommended!

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from York, GB reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Jun 08, 2014 in Cancún, Mexico

Added Jun 08, 2014

5/5 stars

An unforgettable experience.

Having just completed my Full Cave Course with Go PRO Playa, i can without a doubt say that this is by far the best course i have done to date.



The quality of instruction was exceptional, with a focus on becoming a safe diver. The course itself is very well structured, logical and challenging, making it easy to see progress and aids learning by building on the previous day's skills, creating a solid foundation to add experience to!



The equipment used during the course is very well maintained and being able to continue to use it outside of the course before purchasing your own makes this course stand out amongst the rest.



I would highly recommend this to anyone who is seeking a new challenge and wants to open their eyes to a world completely alien to that they are used to!

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Playa del Carmen reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on May 30, 2014 in Chetumal, Mexico

Added May 31, 2014

5/5 stars

Certificación de buceo en cuevas



Al buscar con quién realizar mi certificación de "Full cave diver" en la Riviera Maya, me encontré con Go Pro Playa quién, desde un inicio, me ofreció atención personalizada a todas mis dudas dándome la confianza y la facilidad de organizar mi curso en las fechas que necesité. Mayo fue un buen mes para realizar el curso por ser temporada baja y por que el clima no fue ni tan frío en el agua fresca de las cuevas, ni tan caluroso en superficie al manejar el pesado equipo en medio de la selva.



El curso duró 9 días con un total de 12 inmersiones en las cuevas de los cenotes Ponderosa y Taj-Mahal. Todo comenzó con un día introductorio de teoría en un salón de clases, sin embargo, el 90% del curso fue práctico y divertído. Mi primer idioma es el español, así que, aunque el curso fue en inglés por que había dos chicos extranjeros, me sentí muy feliz de que mi instructor (Danés) me respondía todas mis dudas en un español muy claro. Todo el equipo, excepto algunas cosas personales como aletas y máscaras, nos lo facilitó Go Pro Playa.



El tercer día del curso, nuestro instructor le remarcó sabiamente a uno de los participantes que necesitaba más entrenamiento personalizado antes de entrar a las cuevas, por lo tanto, quedamos dos estudiantes. Me parece que dos es un número perfecto para hacer un entrenamiento divertido y seguro.



Durante todo el curso, nuestro instructor se mostró muy positivo, estricto y relajado en cuanto al tiempo. Nunca me sentí bajo presión por terminar el día. Dentro de la camioneta en la que viajabamos contábamos con kit de primeros auxilios que incluía una botella de Oxígeno y un kit de reparación de equipo impresionante. Nuestro instructor es también experto en reparar equipo de buceo, así que no hubo ningún contratiempo en cuanto a fallo de equipo.



En general me siento muy feliz y afortunada de haber elegido a Anders como instructor ya que elevó mis habilidades técnicas en el agua en un 80% y me mostró un mundo bajo tierra que pocos ojos tienen el privilegio de admirar, ahora soy una apasionada por las cuevas gracias a Go Pro Playa!

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 31, 2013 in Tegucigalpa, Honduras

Added Dec 31, 2013

5/5 stars

Great time.

Go PRO Playa was definitely good choice for my iDC. It was 2 weeks on fun with amazing people. I would like to say thank you again, for the professionalism, fun and knowledge I gained during my course...

O.

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Manchester reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 20, 2013 in Holbox, Mexico

Added Dec 21, 2013

5/5 stars

Challenging and Rewarding

As a technical diver I found the 9 day full cave course demanding, challenging and very rewarding. For anyone who wants to explore the beauties and amazing underground features or take your diving skills to a whole new level - this is the course for you. Thanks to a very professional Handers Heegaard for excellent tuition.

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Playa del carmen reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 19, 2013 in Mexico, Mexico

Added Dec 20, 2013

5/5 stars

full cave

I'm happy about my cave diving course, was nice course Anders was so professional always helping us with everything.

I recommend Anders if you want to do you full cave diving course.

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Mexico reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 19, 2013 in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Added Dec 19, 2013

5/5 stars

I think México blue Dream takink the IDC was the best place Ther make me feel so good

And nos im a Padi scuba instructor

Thanks to Anders Pío and Nata and all blue Dream team

Thanks

Cuahutli quintanar

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Playa del Carmen reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 17, 2013 in Mexico, Mexico

Added Dec 18, 2013

5/5 stars

Amazing and professional group of Instructors!

I did my IDC in November 2013, the team was a group of really professional people. You can feel from the first day that each of the Instructors were making this not just a simple work, they were encouraging you throw their passion for diving, they train people not just to pass the exam. They develope in you the best way to teach and communicate your knowledge throw techniques, education and pedagogy.



I´ve been asking around for more than a year to many many instructors where to make my Instructor Development Course, and they all said go with Anders Heegard, now I understand the reason.



Go Pro Playa is a must if you´re thinking of doing your IDC not just to pass ( we all pass during the IE ) , but to learn for real and have lot of fun when the time comes!

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Playa del carmen reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 17, 2013 in Mexico, Mexico

Added Dec 17, 2013

5/5 stars

GO GO GO with GOPROPLAYA !!!

I just finish my IDC with GOPRO PLAYA and it was an awsome experience!!

They are ready to teach in many language and all the staff is very professional and have a lot of skills in many part of diving.

the schedule is really right organised and you practice all the IE skills during the IDC in the place you going to do your exams...



during the course you also have dive in cenote and we had a bull sharks dive!!! :-)



they prepare you to HAVE your IE not just to pass it.



Thanks to all the staff for this success and their role of mentor!!



I hope to you soon

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving

from Zürich reviewed Go PRO Playa

written on Dec 16, 2013 in Mexico, Mexico

Added Dec 16, 2013

5/5 stars

that was a amazing and instructive time in my life

We startet the IDC, with a 2 Days IDC Preparation who helps me a lot to get into the rhythm of the 2 Week IDC. The IDC was full of great and amazing Days, where i learn so much in the class room and in the pool! We had some special amazing days, when we could try out the Rebreather in the pool, or the Cavern Dive in the Cenote Ponderose / Jardin del Eden and the Bull Shark Dive and the most funniest Dive i ever had was our DSD Workshop - i never was laughing that much underwater :-)

After passing the IDC and all the time i was working hard to reach this goal, i was ready to go and do the IE. And we all was ready to do it, that's why we all pass the IE!

I'm happy that i choose the right way and specially the right guys, how teach me well and made a great time in my life! I'm really thankful for all what they teach me and how they support me!

I really can recommend them with 100% conviction!!!

This user would recommend Go PRO Playa

About This user

Age : 20-29
Diving for : 6 to 10 years
Dives done : 501+
Interests  : Liveaboard diving