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PADI Open Water 3 day course - learn to scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean

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    What to Expect
    During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives in the ocean under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

    The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three distinct sections.

    Theory: The theory portion of the open water course includes book work, videos, study questions, and quizzes. The 5 dive theory modules cover a range of topics such as pressure-depth relationships, the underwater environment, dive planning, and equipment.

    Pool Work: During pool (or “confined water”) classes, students practice basic diving skills in the pool. Divers practice all the skills that they use on open water dives like ear equalization and mask removal and replacement in this controlled environment before entering the open water.

    Open Water Dives: Under the watchful eye of an instructor, you will apply the knowledge and skills learned in the theory and pool sections of the course on real open water dives.

    All the equipment you will need is included in your course. You’ll use all the basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel and fins, a buoyancy compensating device (BCD) that also carries your scuba tank, a scuba regulator to breathe from, a weight system, a wetsuit, and instrumentation to monitor depth and air supply.

    PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll head to the pool to practice these skills with your instructor. Once you're familiar with all the skills, we head out on the boat to the reefs in Playa del Carmen to practice the skills you learnt in the ocean. When you return from your final ocean dive on day 3, you will be a certified Open Water Diver!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Dune Mexico Blue Dream
    Departure Time
    3 days
    • Instruction by PADI Instructors
    • Knowledge skills theory session with video
    • Confined open-water skills session
    • Rental of scuba equipment including BCD, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, wetsuit and dive computer
    • Use of scuba tanks and weights
    • 4 Open water boat dives in Playa del Carmen
    • Roundtrip transportation from dive shop to pool and diving location
    • Instruction in English, French, Spanish, German, or Italian
    • Water and fruit provided on open water boat dives
    • PADI Certification Card Fee
    • Lunch. However there is a break in the day for lunch and there are a variety of restaurants around the dive center.
    • Transportation to the dive shop for your activity is not included in the rates listed; hotel pick-up services can be arranged for an additional surcharge by using the contact information provided on your booking.
    • PADI Manual ($63 USD) and logbook ($12 USD) are both compulsory, available for purchase at the shop.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • You must be 10 or older to participate. Junior Open Water Divers aged between 10-14 are certified to a depth of no more than 12 m /40 ft and Open Water Divers over 15 years old are certified up to 18 m / 60 ft.
    • You must be prepared to self-certify your health levels before beginning the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Experience. You must complete required PADI forms, when necessary.
    • Participants in any diving activities should wait a minimum of 18 hours after diving before flying on a plane, in compliance with recognized diving safety standards.
    • You must sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    I had a great time doing my certification. The dive master was exceptional, I couldn’t ask for a better one. Rai was very professional and had a lot of experience, he made sure I understood all the safety rules of scuba diving. During my immersions I felt very comfortable and
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    Response from MexicoBlueDream, Director de Recepción at PADI Open Water 3 day course - learn to scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean
    Responded May 30, 2019
    Wow!! Thanks a lot Jackie for your kind words and translation!!! ;) Rai had a great time teaching you and indeed we're always trying to have our courses the most personalized as possible. We like to see our friendly diver family growing up! We will be waiting for you to complete your Advanced or take you discover the amazing world of cenotes! Take and keep diving!
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    Cheers to Paco and the Dune team for the awesome training! Very good instructor with attention to detail, safe, fun, even knows where to find the best fish tacos in Playa! Highly recommend these guys and especially Paco for open water course! Cheers
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    Response from dunembd, Director de Recepción at PADI Open Water 3 day course - learn to scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean
    Responded May 23, 2019
    Hi Mark congrat again for you Open Water Padi Certification, welcome in the world of diving . It was a pleasure to receive you between our divers and made you dicover our paradise Keep going divind and enjoy the reefs of the world , looking forwards to teach you mores skills and certification . Take care of you The Dune Mexico team
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    Very kind and professional staff while making the pool and sea exercises and other activities. This was my 3rd time diving with Dune in Playa del Carmen. People, equipment and boat very safe, nice dives and good training. Coming back soon. My Brother finished his open water
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    Response from dunembd, Director de Recepción at PADI Open Water 3 day course - learn to scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean
    Responded May 9, 2019
    Hi Jose , thank you so much for your good comment and the moment we passed together . It was a pleasure to bring you diving . You guys are a really good team , and Javier did a good job with Erik , Let s go diving again next year for new adventure in the Reef -... Take care of you See you soon Dune Mexico team
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    We had a wonderful time with Lu & the staff at DMBD! Very thorough course and intense because there is much to learn, but the Dune team were fabulous coaches. Even though we were testing, we got to explore beautiful reefs and had time to enjoy. Testing was fair and there were
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    Response from dunembd, Director de Recepción at PADI Open Water 3 day course - learn to scuba dive in the Mexican Caribbean
    Responded May 9, 2019
    Hi Kim Lu was very happy to take care of you and your skills to get certified as best as you could, For the t shirt you still can contact us by mail and we can arrange to send you home if you like . Kind regards Dune Mexico Team
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    Key Details
    • Dune Mexico Blue Dream
    • Duration: 3 days
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
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