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PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya provided by Pro Dive Mexico

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya

PADI Discover Scuba Diving Program in the Riviera Maya
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
Discover the stunning underwater world during this discover scuba diving trial! After a short theory and pool session you will go out for a boat dive on our stunning reefs
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23635P9
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Brief theory and pool session • 1 guided boat dive on the Riviera Maya • Full scuba gear and instructor • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Lunch • Video footage (available to purchase)
Duration
8h
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick ups from most hotels along the Rivera Maya can be provided. Exact pick up times will be confirmed the day before the activity
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.
Inclusions
Brief theory and pool session • 1 guided boat dive on the Riviera Maya • Full scuba gear and instructor • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks • Lunch • Video footage (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
Pick ups from most hotels along the Rivera Maya can be provided. Exact pick up times will be confirmed the day before the activity
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.
Duration
8h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers
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Francisco S
Porto, Portugal4 contributions
Good divers and equipment
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Paul K
2 contributions
The Best Crew
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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Emiah Ellis
3 contributions
Scuba diving
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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Steve M
Caerphilly County, UK2 contributions
Excellent training
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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Richard O
1 contribution
Highly recommended
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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Emma
2 contributions
Highlight of our stay
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
8 contributions
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 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
Scuba Diving - Cozumel
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
SCUBA Diving!
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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Kim M
Rocklin, CA9 contributions
PADI Certified!
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 and with excellent customer service skills.

I wanted to have 1:1 instructor and wanted to feel comfortable in completing my skills. At nearly 50 years of age, I was finally embarking on a journey that was very difficult. Overcoming fear of claustrophobia and anxiety in order to master scuba diving!

Luis helped communicate with my USA dive shop to get my paperwork in order and arrange my dives with Rafa.

Rafa (Rafael)!!! Upon first meeting him, he confidently explains the process and step by step how he will be my instructor. Rafa was an excellent teacher with tips and tricks that made the skills easy to remember with the rationale for why each step was important.

I completed the pool skills quickly and Rafa gave very nice compliments, balanced with constructive feedback that was genuine and meant to improve my dive experiences. Next we geared up swiftly in order to time the first dive 1:1, which was very important to me. The first dive was to Eden Rock and Rafa paced the open water skills so that we would also have "fun" on each dive. The site was very nice and had much sea life and beautiful coral formations.

We took a few hour break and went the same afternoon for dive #2 to another location where we saw even more sea life! Barracuda, lobster, puffers, eels! He took the lead to complete as many skills as possible on this dive and pushed me to the max in order to have as much time underwater as possible!

Rafa was very easy to work with and we quickly built trust. When he recommended we complete the 3rd and 4th required dive in Cozumel, I couldn't help but say YES! It was a very long day, but worth every minute. The trip required a door to door service like no other tour and we met some new friends from Brazil as well as Aldo from pro dive (who snorkeled with my husband).

Cozumel was hauntingly beautiful! Rafa completed all the skills on the 3rd (very memorable) dive. I managed to see a few turtles and some large fish that I had never seen before. The 4th dive was AMAZING! The arches, the sponges, the coral, the overhangs...breathtaking!! It was mesmerizing and I have Rafa to thank for all the memories. The confidence gained in my scuba skills with his instruction will never be forgotten. I appreciated the enthusiasm and knowledge he had of diving which has inspired me to complete my nitrox and advanced diving certifications!

I highly recommend Rafa for any discovery diving, PADI certification OR SSI crossover. He is an asset to the Prodive team and to the profession of diving instructors. WELL DONE! - La Reina (aka Kim) is very hard to please and expects the best service and value. I am so happy I passed my certification and it was a pleasure to make a life long friend! I am bringing both of my daughters in November to complete their course with Rafa, that is the trust I have in his abilities.
Written July 11, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Pro Dive Mexico
MatveiMochalov
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Diving in Mexico with prodive
A very good diving center with amazing staff I did my sidemount course here and the experience was great! Wide ran
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Great shop with great people
Dove 3 days, doing 5 dives with Pro Dive. Every divemaster along with all others very professional and courteous.
Cheryl D
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Nice snorkeling for a reasonable price
Took a 2-hour snorkel tour with them to a reef between Playa del Carmen and Cozumel while staying at the adjacent R
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Great Staff, Fun Trip, Beautiful Dive
We had a fantastic time. Staff was very helpful. Great experience being newly certified and our first dives in the
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Amazing Reef
I took a day trip from Playa del Carmen (Royal Hideaway Playacar) to Cozumel to scuba dive. It was amazing. It took
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No show, no comms, no refund, AVOID
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renato_renas
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Turtles, Ruins, Cenote snorkling _Jorge was the best guide ever
Jorge our guide was not only informative, he was such a gentleman and the whole day was truly amazing. I HIGHLY re
willgree
willgree
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Worst dive experience
We did two days of diving from the Cancun(Playa del carmen) site. I am a moderately experienced diver with over 60
pideson
pideson
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Open water certification
Instructors were friendly, patient and thorough. Cenote dive and ocean dive were great in different ways.
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Excellent Bull Shark Diving experience near Playa del Carmen
I've gone diving with Pro Dive on more excursions that I can count over the years, and they are Always great! Frie
Kitty L
Kitty L
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Playa Maroma shop is amazing
Truly a pleasure to learn to dive from these folks, the instructors and staff go above and beyond to make sure you
Aries17traveler
Aries17traveler
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Safe and Highly Enjoyable
We went to Mexico in July shortly after it reopened due to COVID. We loved loved loved this adventure. Swimming wit
LLPinky
LLPinky
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Amazing 1st ocean open water experience
Let me start by stating, this was my first open water ocean dive since becoming certified. The crew at Pro Dive (o
ronaleem33
ronaleem33
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It exceeded our expectations! Amazing!
We had an amazing excursion with Contoy Adventures. We had Angel & Carlos on the Caribbean Star. It was such a fabu
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Bucket List Item Crossed Off
My amazing boyfriend surprised me with this excursion after telling me no for weeks that he did not want to this as
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