Diving in Mexico. Courses.

Our dive centre in Mexico offers teaching diving in Russian, English, Spanish and Latvian. We teach PADI and TDI courses. Here are some facts that motivate people around the world to go diving: our beautiful planet is covered with water by 71%, the bottom of the World Ocean is less studied than the surface of the Moon, every year scientists discover new, previously unknown species of marine organisms and fishes, classify and name them. Diving is beautiful, interesting, fun and informative! People who go diving frequently, know more about this world, they travel more, have more friends around the world and in general they are more happy in this life.

 

Motivation is very important in diving. It is important for us to know your motivation for diving training. Before we start teaching, we usually ask the students, why did you decide to go diving? You should be willing to learn, and then we can teach you. It is impossible to teach a person if he does not want to learn. We do not train unmotivated people, those who do the course just because the husband, friend etc. asked him to do a course together, and he cannot refuse!

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Here are some principles of teaching diving in our dive center.

We do everything right from the beginning. No re-training.

According to our experience, a dive instructor faces the problem of re-training his own students. For example, a person completed the initial dive course PADI OWD and began to gain dive experience, to travel to different seas and oceans. Then a year passes, after another one and here he comes as an experienced advanced diver to do technical courses and says: "teach me". And the instructor usually answers: "Forget what I taught you earlier, now everything should be done in a different way. New equipment configuration, different hoses position, new skills". In this regard, we decided to train all diving courses staring from Open Water Diver to the technical Advanced Trimix Diver, as well as instructor courses, in a unified Bill Hogarthgear configuration. Thisgivesyouthefollowingbenefits:

 

 - Unified configuration. The equipment and position of the hoses will always be the same, from the initial to technical or cave courses.

- No need to retrain. Do everything right from the beginning. Just a few simple skills will be added.

- A long, main hose allows you to dive (ascent) comfortably with your buddy in out of gas situation.

- This configuration of the BCD jacket (wing) allows diver to hold and keep the correct horizontal position in the water - "trim".

- and of course Hogarth's system is reliable, minimalist simple, safe, elegant, cheap and simply pretty :)

 

 Training of underwater skills on the surface.

Experience shows, that "dry sweep" of the skills on the surface, with the instructor comments, greatly speeds up the learning process! We apply this practice to students, when teaching both initial courses and technical diving ones!

Basic buoyancy skills

These skills we teach at all the initial courses, although they are not mandatory by standards. We are deeply convinced that the basic buoyancy skills should be taught on the first classes of the Open Water Diver course. However, this does not always happen. Not many divers, and sometimes not even divemasters and instructors know what kind of skills they are and how to do them properly. After being trained by such instructors, students usually get certified, and they do not know how to swim under water properly. So that’s how we get underwater "cyclists" and "wounded seahorses" :)

Instructors training

Many popular training systems and course directors (instructor trainers) train instructor candidates only to pass the exam with the examiner. And after that, newly-minted instructors who have never worked with a "live" student ask: "Okay, but how shell I teach him?"

Our approach to the instructors training is different. The most important is that the training of instructors of all levels goes together with diving courses. Thus, future instructor works with real students, under direct supervision and guidance of course director (instructor trainer). We share all our instructor's experience and skills. We teach the basics of psychological work with people. After all, a good instructor is also a good psychologist who immediately feels a person and sees which attitudeshould be applied to one or the other student.

Paying the course does not mean automatic certification.

This is rather a disadvantage than an advantage, you will say, but it is not. Diving is a hobby associated with certain risk, since it takes place in an environment unusual for human beings, and can lead to death if a diver behaves inadequately in the water. Student must demonstratecorrectly ALL skills of the course and pass the theoretical part. In addition, he must show a responsible and adequate attitude to diving, follow all safety rules; independently, accurately plan and perform dives! Even if you worked very hard during the course, but were not able to do something or did not do duly or you "failed" on the completive dive, you will have to train by yourself or with an instructor (divemaster) additionally, then demonstrate that you mastered this skill or planned and made a completive dive accurately and only then you will receive a cherished card (international diver certificate)!

​ Try scuba diving - it's easy!

 

If you have never dived with scuba, but dreamed about it, our dive center offers introductory dives for those who have not completed the course yet and are not certified as a diver.

 

This is a unique opportunity to try diving before you decide to enroll in courseor simply when there is no time for training, but you already want to go diving and see the amazing underwater world today.

 

The program is prepared for participants from ten years old, with no health contraindications. It includes a preparatory briefing, dive gear and one or two (at your choice) dives. Before you start diving, we will tell you in detail about the equipment, physics and physiology of diving; you will learn about safety precautions and methods of communication under water, will get detailed answers to all your questions.

 

The dive itself is done in a mini-group of no more than two people under the direct supervision of experienced instructor at the most interesting dive sites. The duration of the dive is 30-45 minutes, maximum depth is not more than 12 meters (40 feet). During this time you will get acquainted with the majority of inhabitants of the Caribbean Sea and enjoy an amazing feeling of weightlessness. You can also order underwater photo and video of your first underwater experience.

1/2 trial dives in the ocean 90 / 120USD

1/2 trial dives in Casa Cenote 110/130 USD

All prices include the necessary equipment, round-trip transfer to the diving spot, entrance fee to paid dive sites, drinking water and fruit.

Learning with us is easy and interesting. PADI dive courses.

 

We offer our guests a wide range of training courses: from the very beginning to the professional level - instructor. For certified divers there is an opportunity to master dozens of underwater specializations which will help to expand your theoretical and practical base, increase your qualification and status in diving community.

Contact us and we'll show you how to start training today, without waiting for your trip to the warm ocean. Remote learning programs allow you to go through part of the training before you begin your vacation and get more free time while you are in Mexico.

 

 All courses are taughtby PADI and SDI education systems. You can see the full list of courses here. We are happy to offer family, group and early booking discounts.

All prices include equipment rental, round-trip transfer to the dive site, cylinders, weights, entrance fee to paid dive sites, drinking water, fruit and sandwiches. Training materials are not included into the price of the course. Pleasecontactusfordetailedinformation.

 

Here is a description of some of the main recreational diving courses:

Scuba Diver

Course duration 2 days, includes:

knowledgedevelopment - manual, video

knowledge review - test

one day of skills training in the pool

one day - 2 dives in open water (ocean or cenote).

Upon certification, you will be able to dive up to 12 meters (40 feet) under supervision of dive professional.

Course price 230USD

 

Open Water Diver

Course duration: 3-4 days, includes:

knowledgedevelopment - manual, video

knowledge review - tests, exam

one day of skills training in the pool

two days - 4 dives in open water (sea or open cenote).

Upon certification, you are allowed dive in a group of certified divers for depths of 18 meters (60 feet), and to learn some PADI diving specializations.

Courseprice360USD

 

Open Water Diver Referral (for those who passed pool and theory in their homeland)

Duration 2 days.4 dives in open water.

Finalizing of the Open Water Diver course for those who started training in another dive center or in a cold climate, successfully passed the theory and confined water. Referral form is required.

Course price 230USD

 

 Advanced Open Water Diver

Course duration: 2-3 days, includes:

5 specialty dives with the knowledge development from the manual.

Two dives are required: underwater navigation and deep dive.

Three dives can be selected from choice of 15, described in the manual.

After certification you are allowed to dive to a depth of 30 meters (100 feet) and to studyall PADI diving specializations.

Course price 300USD

 

Emergency First Response

This course will teach you how to do the first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Duration of the course 1 day, includes:

knowledge development - manual, video

knowledge review - tests, exam

training the first response practical skills using training simulators.

Passing this course is mandatory to enroll the Rescue Diver course.

Courseprice 95USD

 

 

Rescue Diver

Course duration 2 days, includes:

knowledge development - manual, video

knowledge review - exam

skills training in the pool or open water.

Upon completing the course, you will receive the necessary knowledge and skills for searching, rescuing and assistance in the water.

Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for enrollment the Divemaster course.

Having learned five specializations, you can get PADI Master Scuba Diver status.

Courseprice 360USD

 

Divemaster

The first stage of professional level of training.

Course duration from 14 days, includes:

knowledge development: manual, video

knowledge review - exam

skills training in the pool and open water

gaining experience and consolidating the necessary skills for working.

PADI Divemaster certification allows you to join professional dive community and work as diving organizer and dive guide.

Course price from 795USD

 

NitroxDiver

Course duration from 1/2 day, includes:

knowledge development - manual

knowledge review - exam

working out of skills of work with the special equipment and carrying out of calculations.

Optional enriched air dive.

Upon certification you are allowed to dive using enriched air up to 40% of oxygen.

Course price from 50USD

 

Deep Diver

Course duration 2 days, includes:

Knowledge development - manual

knowledge review - exam

two days - 4 dives in open water with training all necessary skills.

After certification, you can dive in a group of certified divers to a depth of 40 meters (130 feet).

Courseprice 260USD

 

Sidemount Diver

​Course duration 2 days, includes:

Knowledge development - manual

knowledge review - exam

two days - 4 dives in open water with training the necessary skills.

After certification, you can dive using Sidemount equipment configuration.

Courseprice 390USD

 

​ Here you can check prices and full list of courses.

The structure of all PADI courses and specializations for your reference

 

Technical diving in Mexico. Learning Tec TDI.

Technical divers in Mexico do have where to dive and what to see. Off the mainland coast of the Caribbean Sea at the Playa del Carmen area there is a dive site called The Wall that goes down more than 100 meters (330 feet). Cozumel island is famous for its drop offs, vertical reefswalls. Herealmost at every site you can do a decompression dive to any depth. Cenotes are dips; some of them look like natural pits or huge wells 40-50 meters deep, some even up to 85 meters deep. Among them KaanLuum, The Pit, Angelita, Zapote. So for deep immersion lovers we are happy to organize diving, and those who want to learn technical diving, are welcome to TDI courses. We do a full range of courses from the initial Intro to Tec to the Advanced Trimix Diver. Please follow this link to find prices for all technical TDI courses.

 

The structure of all TDI coursesfor your reference

 

Cave diving in Mexico. Cave Diver TDI Training.

Mexico is a paradise for cave divers. According to some technical specialists, the total length of the cave systems of the Yucatan Peninsula is about 2000 km. In the beginning of 2018,a research team managed to connect two largest underwater cave systems in Mexico, known as Sac Actun and Dos Ojos in Tulum, Quintana Roo, Mexico. That makes the Sac Actun system the longest in the world. About 347 km of connected tunnels, galleries and passages. Prior to this, the longest underwater cave system in the world was the Mammoth Cave in Kentucky, USA The deepest explored cave in Mexico is called the Pit, the depth is 119 m, the cave belongs to Dos Ojos cave system. Cave systems and cenotes are continued to be explored and mapped now days.  Expeditions are being organized, new artifacts are being found, but most of the cenotes are located in impenetrable jungles with no roads, and getting to them is possible only using machete. All this requires great efforts, significant financial investments and great enthusiasm.Having been qualified as a cave diver, you can become one of the explorers and visit places where, perhaps, no man has stepped his foot yet.

 

​Cave courses consist of three levels (courses). Three separate certificates are issued.

Caverndiver. Dives in the grottoes where daylight can be seen.

Cave diver. Diving following the main guideline in those parts of the cave, where daylight no longer penetrates.

Full cave diver.Diving into caves with no limitation.

 

TDI Cavern Diver Course

The goal of the course is to teach a diver the correct propulsion technique in the overhead environment, dive planning, basics of work with a guideline.

During the training, special attention is paid to the hazards and risks, typical for diving in caves, grottoes, as well as the implementation and observance of some of rules that are the guarantee of diver’s safety.

During the Cavern Diver course, the following subjects are studied:

- types of overhead environments;

- special equipment, configuration and principles of double security;

- reel using, guideline deploy and removal;

- skills of buoyancy control and management, air consumption control;

- swimming and propulsion technique in overhead environments;

- navigation, exit from the cave with no visibility;

- cave diving communication skills;

- analysis of emergencies and it solutions: partial or complete silting conditions, air share with a buddy, entanglement of the guideline and its breakage, loss of the guideline.

Course duration is two days: four dives in the overhead environment.

 

​Course prerequisites:

- minimumage 18 years old (or 15 years with the written parents or guardian permission);

- minimumcertification level PADI AOWD or the equivalent of other diving associations;

- 20 (twenty) logged dives;

- good buoyancy skills.

 

​TheResult

Upon successful completion of this course and passing exam, you get an international TDI Cavern Diver certificate. The certified cavern diver is able toplanand conduct non decompressiondives correctly, into caverns to a depth of 40 m (130 feet). A diver who has passedthe initial cave training is allowed to enroll in the next cave diving course - Intro To Cave Diver.

 

​Course price 600USD.

The price includes: Theory, four dives in the overhead environment. Certification.

Extra fee: equipment rent, training materials.

How to take a course. To sign up for a course, you can send us WhatsApp message +52 1 984 2099228 or fill out an online form.

 

Intro To Cave Diver TDI Course

The purpose of the Intro To Cave Diver course is to master the technical methods required for diving into caves with a maximum depth of 40 m (130 feet). In this course a student learns to dive while following the main guideline into those parts of the cave, where daylight does not penetrate anymore, up to the first T-junction.

Within Intro To Cave Diver course the following topics will be covered:

- limitations based on no-decompression dives;

- equipment configuration and its preparation for diving;

- using guidelines, connection to the guideline;

- working with personal line markers and arrows;

- body posture during the dive, propulsion techniques;

- emergency procedures (buddy search in a cave, equipment failure, silting conditions, etc.);

- navigation, signals;

- caves protection, preserving their natural integrity.

Course duration 2-3 days: 4 dives in the overhead environment.

Course prerequisites

- minimum age 18 years old (15 years with the written permission of parents or guardian);

- minimum certification level - Cavern Diver

- 25 logged dives.


Result:

Upon successful completion this course and passing the exams, you get an international certificate Intro To Cave Diver TDI. A certified cave diver may be engaged in performing independent non decompression dives (with a dive buddy, with no instructor supervision) into the cave, using one main guideline, to a maximum depth of 40 meters/130 feet. With the Intro To Cave Diver certificate, a diver can apply to the course of the third level, Full Cave Diver.


Course price 600USD.

The price includes: knowledge development, 4 dives in the overhead environment. Certification.

Extra fee: equipment rent, training materials.

How to take a course. To sign up for a course, you can send us WhatsApp message +52 1 984 2099228 or fill out the online form.

 

Full Cave Diver TDI Course

This is the third advanced level of cave diving. During this course you will learn to plan and conduct dives into cave systems in various conditions a diver may experience. The course consists of theoretical and practical parts.

The purpose of the course is to expand and improve the skills obtained during Cavern Diver and Intro To Cave Diver courses, by diving into caves.

 

Within Full Cave Diver course the following topics will be covered:

- diving techniques in caves;

- use of stage tanks during the dive;

- independent cave diving planning with no restrictions on complexity;

- selection of the necessary equipment;

- emergency situations solution (out of gas, guideline loss, silting conditions etc.);

- elements of complex navigation in the cave system: connecting a few guidelines, etc.;

- route where entrance and exit are located in different places, circular routes, passing T-junctions;

- emergency situations at a great distance from the entrance (search for a lost guideline, etc.)

Course duration 4-5 days: 8 dives in the overhead environment.

Course prerequisites

 - Minimum age 18;

 - Minimum certification level - TDI Intro To Cave Diver or equivalent of any other diving association;

- 150 logged dives.

 

Result:

Upon successful completion this course and passing the exams, you getan international Full Cave diver TDI certificate. A certified Full Cave diver is allowed to dive into caves with a dive buddy for unlimited distance and depth according to diving qualification.

 

Course price 800USD.

The price includes: classroom sessions, 8 dives in the overhead environment. Certification.

Extra fee: equipment rent, training materials.

How to take a course. To sign up for a course, you can send us WhatsApp message +52 1 984 2099228 or fill out an online form.

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