Paolo and Marina run this wonderful dive centre in Tulum. We did the open water diving course here and it was great, they take you on a mixture of ocean and cenote dives and teach you everything you need to know to scuba dive. The price is 375 USD at time of going and I felt it was very reasonable as everything is included (equipment, entrance fees and of course all the tuition). They even took us on an extra 5th dive (free, just have to pay entrance fee to cenote) at the end of the course where Paolo took us cavern diving. This is really exciting and not an opportunity to be missed as I don't think any of the other dive centres include this.
On my first day I was struggling a bit as I have never done anything like this before (never even snorkeling with flippers) and Marina was really patient with me and helped me build my confidence. After about 30 minutes in the water I was away and never looked back!
It really felt like they were our friends in Tulum, they gave us good advice on places to eat, they let us borrow some snorkel gear for free so we could head out to nearby Akumal where you are almost garaunteed to see sea turtles!
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