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Playa del Carmen

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya

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    What to Expect
    There is nothing like breathing underwater for the very first time. It takes a little time getting used to it, but after a few minutes, you will realize how easy scuba diving really is. The biggest challenge instructors have with the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is not getting participants into the water, but coaxing them out when the program is over.

    You can head to any of the dive centers in the Riviera Maya and meet your instructor to start the program. First, you will start off with a pool session and then have a guided open water boat dive to one of the amazing local reefs. Discover this sport and the magnificent underwater world.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Riviera Maya: Occidental Royal Hideaway in Playa del Carmen, Dreams Puerto Aventuras, Catalonia Riviera Maya, Catalonia Playa Maroma, Catalonia Royal Tulum or Allegro Playacar
    • Brief theory and pool session
    • 1 guided boat dive on the Riviera Maya
    • Full scuba gear and instructor
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Alcoholic drinks
    • Lunch
    • Video footage (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Minimum age is 10 years (parent has to be acompanying)
    • Not available for pregnant women
    • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
    • Please consult with your doctor whether a medical certificate will be required
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Carles and the team are fantastic at what they do. They ensured that we were all safe in the water, gave adequate training and took us out to sea. They were helpful throughout and made everyone in the group feel very comfortable as we had both novices and more experienced
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    My son (10) and I had a fantastic experience with all of the people at Prodive based out of Occidental Xcaret and Playa Del Carmen. Dany, Pedro, Theo, Ahabel, Hernan, Roberto and Rolo the underwater photographer were brilliant with my son and I. He had never dived before and
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    We stayed at Hotel Occidental and Pro Dive had a diving station at the hotel. The staff were all very helpful. I had dived before about 11 years ago when I did my open water certification. I had not dived since and so didn’t know what I would remember. My 11 year old daughter
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    Went on 3 dives around Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. Phil was our instructor and was absolutely amazing! This made our trip!
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    I went to the Prodive shop at Catalonia Playa Maroma with questions about completing my 4 open water dives required for my PADI (and SSI) certification. Luis listened to my requests and provided prompt response to meet my needs. He went above and beyond to communicate clearly
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    About the operator
    By: Pro Dive Mexico
    1,229 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Best diving experience
    Many thank to all the team of pro dive specialy Murillo Melo for making this experience very unique to Jocelyn for
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    Turtles, Ruins, Cenote snorkling _Gabrielle was an incredible guide
    Folks, my wife and I are pretty much novices at diving. She more so and was outside her comfort zone. Gabrielle
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    Arad, Romania
    These guys are the best!
    They are absolutely amazing. Friendly, funny, passionate and very professional. I dived once before, for my
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    new family
    Diving in Mexico has to be on everyones to-do-list ! since there are many companies you can go to, i decided to
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    Holly O
    Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
    Best trip I’ve ever been on!
    Just got back from the trip with Gustavo and co. I was travelling alone so a bit nervous what to expect... well
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    Talk about Bang for your buck.
    Gustavo was our guide and the guy was awesome. We were picked up on time. We first went to snorkel where we saw
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    Cenotes diving Experience of a life time (thanks Phil)
    After deciding to use this base for a larger package the communication with the base was very efficient and
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    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cenotes and Cozumel reefs. Amazing!
    I had been looking at all the different dive operators and found this one to be recommended by a lot of people. So
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    What a great crew!
    ProDive was awesome! I have been to several resorts and often I feel like I am the only one considering my safety
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    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Amazing day with prodive
    Heads up to Gabrielle,Gabrielle and Aldo for making our trip to the Lagoon, Cenote and Tulum a very special day.
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    Highlight of our stay
    Carles and the team are fantastic at what they do. They ensured that we were all safe in the water, gave adequate
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    Five Star Dive School/Trip
    My son (10) and I had a fantastic experience with all of the people at Prodive based out of Occidental Xcaret and
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    Turtles/Tulum ruins/cenote swimming
    I did this tour 2 days ago, and it was definitely one of the highlights of my Mexican vacation. From booking at my
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    Tamworth, United Kingdom
    Scuba Diving - Cozumel
    We stayed at Hotel Occidental and Pro Dive had a diving station at the hotel. The staff were all very helpful. I
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    Excellent instructor!!~~Pedro C.
    I was able to finish my Scuba open water certificate. I had an excellent instructor~ Pedro C. Pedro was patient,
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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Hotel Pickup
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