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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya
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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya

By Pro Dive Mexico
Recommended by 98% of travelers
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Learn the basics of scuba diving during your vacation on the Riviera Maya with this PADI Discover Scuba Diving course in Playa del Carmen. Your qualified instructor covers scuba theory and practice complete with a pool session followed by one guided dive in the ocean. Hotel pickup and drop-off is provided, and use of all scuba equipment is included.
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$116.10
per adult
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$116.10
per adult

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Ages 10-75, max of 4 per group
Duration: 4h
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German, English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Suitable for beginners, no experience needed
  • Includes brief theory lesson, pool session, and one open water dive
  • Full instruction and use of scuba gear included
  • Round-trip hotel transportation provided

  • Brief theory and pool session
  • 1 guided boat dive on the Riviera Maya
  • Full scuba gear and instructor
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What's not included
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Lunch
  • Video footage (available to purchase)


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • The exact pickup time will be provided the day before the activity. Pick-up locations available from USD 20 per person per day Tulum area: Pick up not available Cancun: Please get in touch with us.
  • Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23635P9

  • 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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

How much is PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya?
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya price starts from $134.00. Discover and book PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya on Tripadvisor
What is the PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya cancellation policy?
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya on Tripadvisor
Which company provides PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya?
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya is hosted by Pro Dive Mexico. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Pro Dive Mexico on Tripadvisor. Discover and book PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya on Tripadvisor
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If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23635P9

About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

jackfX667JC
jackfX667JC
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Best activity of my trip!
Shannon is such a great employee and salesperson. I walked into the dive shop without much intention of serious div
Vincent K
Vincent K
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Book your dives elsewhere. Believe me, you will be glad you did.
After completing 150 dives around the world, I too scheduled a dive with the Bull Sharks, but was turned down due
JMCross81
JMCross81
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Poor Cancellation Policy
I decided to use this Dive Shop as they were part of The Royal Hideaway hotel we were staying at. I wanted to dive
399leep
399leep
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12 Year Old Becomes A Certified Padi Diver in Playa del Carmen
I brought my 12 year old son to Mexico to complete the open water dives required to become a certified padi diver.
U3549UGjoannab
U3549UGjoannab
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Amazing scuba center
Amazing group of dive instructors! We did our open certification with them. Extremely nice and professional dive ce
R6746EVjohnt
R6746EVjohnt
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"PADI OPEN WATER EXPERIENCE"
Wow! What can I say? The week of August 8, 2022, will be a week I'll never forget. Erica was my instructor and show
V1123FUtinal
V1123FUtinal
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Lovely experience
I stayed at Catalonia with the family in July 2022 and decided to obtain my advanced with Pro Dive. The people were
morenal741
morenal741
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Diver Fantasy
wonderful experience thanks to the teacher Erika Almienteo. I would do it another thousand times Now I can be a d
garysH4362ZG
garysH4362ZG
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Go there if you wish to learn in a relaxing environment.
We would highly recommend Pro dive Mexico. My partner Julia was a novice diver and completed her open water diving
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francescopP6334IP
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Beautiful experience
I was there for 3 days diving. The staff was great. I took my nitrox license with Erika, she is amazing and dive wi
jpclfortin
jpclfortin
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Prodive at Catalonia Playa Maroma
Good organisation with excellent dive instructors (Thank you Michelle 😉) Staff very helpful and customer oriented
lchipetine
lchipetine
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Super Professional Dive organization
This will be the 8th time I have dived with Pro Dive - they are my go to dive center. Staff is great and helpful (
U673UZjeffreym
U673UZjeffreym
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Excellent well-organised and fun tour
We did the Tulum, Cenotes and turtle snorkeling tour! From the booking to delivery home the experience was awesome!
492terences
492terences
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Tulum, Venice and turtle swim
A great day out, well looked after by the team would recommend this trip. Well worth the money three activities plu
Kstutz91a
Kstutz91a
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Outstanding 3 in 1 tour ! TULUM, CENOTE and TURTLES
We chose to do the 3 in 1 tour . Tulum, cenote and snorkel with the turtles. Early start from our hotel with a 7;
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Paul K
3 contributions
Dec 2020
Phenomenal experience and team!! Thank you so much for the new experience. Sebastian was our instructor and i felt save the whole time we were underwater, especially when we were descending. Tommy was the paparazzi and was filming us as we explored the underwater world. Tommy was going out of his way to get the best shots and afterwords made the coolest video edit for our dive. The editing is top notch and so were the song choices ;) Also everyone on the crew was extremely helpful, happy and friendly. Thought i lost my phone in the taxi, on the way over the the harbor, and at least 5 of the crew members were calling and making sure we found it. Phone was in my room the whole time... Can't wait to go back and dive with this crew again. Thanks so much guys!!
Written December 28, 2020
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Francisco S
Porto, Portugal4 contributions
Jun 2021
Booked from Catalonia Royal Tulum, good equipment and very nice guides (Andreas and Phil). I especially recommend the cenotes dives. Not only it's cave diving with bottom salt water a totally different experience but I did 4 and all were very different between them. Just sorry by their refund policy as I changed dive sites due to weather should have received a 20usd refund for the difference.
Written July 4, 2021
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Emiah Ellis
3 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
I always wanted to scuba dive and I am so glad that i chose to do it with group. Absolutely amazing experience and couldn’t have asked for a better instructor Guillermo and his lovely girlfriend. Me and my brother hope to visit again soon for this fantastic experience. They were both so caring and was something we will never forget. We were also incredibly lucky to see a school of Tarpons!! about 50. Couldn’t recommend this experience enough.
Written April 28, 2020
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allenmeyerovich
Brooklyn, NY2 contributions
Jan 2022
We got a text from them the day before that they couldn't find a driver for us even though transportation was supposed to be included. The start point is located on the beach of a luxury resort. When we got there, they didn't know if we were going out because of the weather. An hour later, they made the decision that it was safe to go scuba diving. The theory lesson was good. When we practiced in the water, it felt a bit rushed. We got our equipment and headed to the boat. The people on the boat were rushing our guide. Our guide was cursing and clearly stressed out on the boat. We did not feel safe. There were huge waves and were dropped off in the wrong location. We did not see any coral reef. The weather was clearly not acceptable, the activity should have been cancelled. We waited for 30 minutes freezing waiting for the boat to pick us up. On the way back, the instructor said the boat doesn't have an anchor so we had swim back to shore with all our equipment. Overall, this traumatic experience left us emotionally scarred with anxiety and fear. This was our first time scuba diving. I would not recommend PADI for any beginners.
Written January 9, 2022
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Richard O
1 contribution
Dec 2019 • Solo
I finally had the opportunity to try scuba diving, during a stay at the Occidental at Xcaret. The PADI team were great and very professional. After a reviewing some theory we went in the pool to practice. We had plenty of time, no rush, and by the end I felt ready for a real dive the next day. Next day we went to the Jardine reef off Playa del Carmen. Again, the PADI instructor Vittoria was great, making sure the equipment was right. The sea was choppy, and a bit challenging for a first dive start. Vittoria was perfect in getting me below surface to experience the wonders of the reef. Such a great experience!
Written December 18, 2019
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Steve M
Caerphilly County, UK2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
My 14 year old daughter and I dived for the first time with Liz at Pro Dive from the Catalonia Hotel today and we were very happy! Very friendly and helpful teaching us all the information required to safely dive in the sea. As a result we will definitely be diving again and would highly recommend Pro dive
Written December 27, 2019
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Emma
3 contributions
Sep 2019
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 divers. The trip was topped off by seeing a turtle which was so beautiful. Thankyou for a great experience.
Written September 12, 2019
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Jon D
Wiltshire, UK15 contributions
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 completed his Discover Scuba experience along with four fantastic open water dives. He’s now logged 280 minutes underwater thanks to the confidence and expert guidance and support of Dany, Pedro and Theo. Thank for giving my son unforgettable start to his diving journey and thank you for refreshing my diving credentials. Looking forward to many more Dive holidays thanks to these guys. Muchas gracias amigos!
Written August 13, 2019
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Adrian K
Tamworth, UK1 contribution
May 2019
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 had not dived at all before and wanted to give it a go. As I say the staff were all extremely helpful and recommended the PADI discover scuba diving course for both of us.

For me, this was excellent. My daughter and I had a dive leader for the two of us, ‘Manuel’ who gave me a little more freedom to try and figure out what I could remember and spent more time with my daughter helping her to equalise as we went down.

We did two dives around Cozumel. The sea life was amazing. We got to see wild sea turtles, barracudas, grouper and a stingray.

All of the equipment was provided, and we didn’t have to do anything. It was all done for us.

For the whole time we felt safe, and our diving instructor made sure to look after me and my daughter, while letting us explore the area.

Overall this was a great experience, and we would love to go back. We would definitely recommend.
Written August 9, 2019
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JFails
2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Went on 3 dives around Cozumel and Playa del Carmen. Phil was our instructor and was absolutely amazing! This made our trip!
Written July 23, 2019
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