SSI / PADI
Certification Courses

Playa del Carmen and Tulum

Discover SCUBA Diving  

Try SCUBA   

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?

If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of an SSI / PADI Professional.

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Duration: 1 day 

No of dives: 1 or 2 dives

Max Depth: 12 m / 40 feet 

Dive Type: Ocean / Cenotes

 

Location: Tulum, Playa del Carmen

 

Experience: No prior experience is required 

Price

$150 US / 1 Tank  

 $200 US / 2 tanks

* Equipment is included in the price *

Things to take into consideration 

- No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonably good physical health. Please go through the Medical        questionnaire, to make sure your are good to go,  Responding  "yes" to any of the questions does not mean you can not dive, however, you will need to get clearance from a medical doctor. 

- Being comfortable in the water is required. 

- To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or an SSI Try Dive  you must be at least 10 years old

 

- For safety reasons, no cameras (including Go Pros) are allowed on the dives unless operated by an accompanying certified diver. 

 

- When planning your dives, please take into account the Diving and flying guidelines.  

DIVING and FLYING:  There is unacceptable risk of decompression sickness when ascending to altitude immediately after diving. For multiple dives (2 or more) you must wait 18 hours before getting onto an airplane.  For greater safety we highly recommend 24 hours.                        

Open Water certification

Full Certification – Open Water divers are certified to dive independently to a maximum depth of 18 meters (60ft).

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves. 

The PADI / SSI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Mix up your Course! You can realize your training between Tulum and Playa del Carmen by planning  accordingly.  We pride ourselves on our personalized service. 

A scuba diver who got her scuba certification in Playa del Carmen

Duration: 3 days 

Dives: confined water training / 4 Open water dives

Max Depth: 18 m / 60 feet 

Dive Type: Ocean / Cenotes

 

Location: Playa del Carmen/ Tulum

 

Experience: No prior experience is required 

SSI Certification

$500 US 

PADI Certification

$600 US 

Course materials, equipment and logbook are included in the price.

Extra day $150 US

 Courses taken longer than our schedule will be charged for additional days.

Things to take into consideration 

- No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Please go through the Medical questionnaire, to make sure your are good to go, 

- Good swimming skills are required. 

- To sign up for a PADI / SSI Open Water Course, you must be at least 10 years old.

 

- When planning your dives, please take in account the Diving and flying guidelines.  

DIVING and FLYING: For multiple dives (2 or more) you must leave 18 hours before getting onto an airplane.  For more safety we highly recommend 24 hours.                        

Open Water - Referral 

This course allows you to complete all your theory and confined water (pool) modules in your own time before you travel to the Riviera Maya. This option then allows you to complete you open water dives here with us, thus capitalizing on valuable vacation time.. 

For this option you can use a local dive shop near your home to complete the theory and confined water training.   This way, while in Mexico you only need to do 4 Open Water dives to complete your certification.

 

For this course you’ll need to bring your referral form (this document is valid for 12 months from the date of the last training segment).

 

You'll be required to do a Quick Review of the theory and "Diver assessment", this is a confined water session where we’ll have you do the basic scuba diving skills before we take you out for your Open Water Training Dives. 

Duration: 2 days 

No of dives: 4 Open water dives

Max Depth: 18 m / 60 feet 

Dive Type: Ocean / Cenotes

 

Location: Tulum / Playa del Carmen

 

Experience: Theory and confined waters skills done back home. 

Price $380 US 

Equipment is included in the price.

Things to take into consideration 

- No course can be started with out a filled and signed referral form from your instructor back home.

- A referral form is valid for 12 months from the date of the last training segment.

- You can start your training with a different diver association and be certified PADI / SSI when you finish here with us. 

Please note that the certification fee is not included in the price. (It is normally included with your theory).

 

- When planning your dives, please take into account the PADI /SSI diving and flying guidelines.  

DIVING and FLYING: For multiple dives (2 or more) you must leave 18 hours before getting onto an airplane.  For more safety we highly recommend 24 hours.                      

PADI Dive instructor showing her Open Wate  student how to equalize her ears in Casa cenote near Tulum

SCUBA Diver certification 

Limited certificationPADI Scuba Divers are able to dive to a maximum depth of 12 meters under the direct supervision of a

Dive professional - Divemaster or Instructor. 

Not enough time in paradise? Get started with the PADI SCUBA Diver or SSI Basic Diver course. 

The PADI / SSI Scuba Diver Course is the first part of the Open Water Course. When you do a Scuba Diver course you’ll only go through the first three of five chapters for the theory, you’ll do the first three of five confined water dives and complete two of

four Open Water Training Dives.

To upgrade to the PADI / SSI Open Water Diver certification it only takes a further 2 days.

This can be completed at any PADI / SSI dive centre worldwide.

Duration: 2 days 

No of dives:  1 Confined water dive / 2 Open water dives

Max Depth: 12 m / 40 feet 

Dive Type: Ocean / Cenotes

 

Location: Tulum, Playa del Carmen 

Experience: No prior experience is required 

Price $380 US 

Course materials, equipment and logbook are included in the price.

Things to take into consideration 

- No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in good physical health. Please go through the Medical questionnaire, to make sure your are good to go,   Answering "yes" to any of the questions does not necessarily mean you can not dive.  However you will need to get clearance from a medical doctor before any in-water training.

- Good swimming skills are required. 

- To sign up for a PADI / SSI SCUBA Diver Course, you must be at least 10 years old.

 

- When planning your dives, please take in account the SSI / PADI diving and flying guidelines.  

DIVING and FLYING: For multiple dives (2 or more) you must leave 18 hours before getting onto an airplane.  For more safety we highly recommend 24 hours.