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Hi there!

My husband and I are staying at Secrets Excellence in the first week of Jan.

We are interested in snorkeling and possibly learning how to dive. You mentioned in another post that you conduct a 2.5 trip for $25 US.

How do we book a trip with you? Is there a rep. located in the hotel? Thanks!!!!

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1. Re: Question for divepuertosmorelos

There is a rep located in the hotel. They are in the lobby beside the reception desk.

You will have the best time with Paradise Reef Snorkeling. They are an amazing company and really care about the people they take out.

We paid $50 each for the trip, but it may be cheaper directly. When we were there my husband asked about diving and they told him he had to go through the hotel.

Do not go with Aquaworld. The only thing they are concerned with are tips.

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2. Re: Question for divepuertosmorelos

If you want to get your dive certification, it is usually best to find a reputable dive shop within a reasonable distance of where you live. Tell them you want to take a diving course where you do the book work under the supervision of the local dive shop personnel and you then do the diving part in Mexico. Basically, this involves doing the book work part of the certification in the U.S., taking proof of this to Mexico, and doing your ocean diving there. Assuming that you pass you will then be certified for diving.

It would probably be wise to email the dive shop in Mexico where you think you would like to finish your certification and be certain they can accommodate you. If language differences are a potential problem, mention this to the dive shop in Mexico. I think they would have at least one dive master who could speak English.

Alternately, you can get your certification without leaving the U.S. or you can do all the lessons and dives once you get to Mexico.

Ondine

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3. Re: Question for divepuertosmorelos

Yes we do the trip and the diving, as do other operators here in PM, and you can contact for bookings and information about snorkelling and diving and fishing in the Puerto Morelos area through the website which has all contact info- same as the tripadvisor name. You will have a trip to the Puerto Morelos National Maritime Park and be picked from the beach at SE. If you have time to do the book part of your dive course at home that is a good option - you do the bookwork and pool work at home and then when you get here just the fun diving part in warm waters, called a referral, and then you will be certified! yay..there are travel agent reps in the hotel that will book you with bigger companies like Aquaworld and Scuba Cancun who will bus you to other locations....cat