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PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Playa del Carmen

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Swim alongside tropical fish, manta rays, sea stars, and more without investing time and money into a PADI certification with this Discover Scuba Diving experience from Playa del Carmen. Learn the basics of scuba diving through a theory class and a pool dive, and then head out to the open ocean to explore the underwater marine world alongside a PADI-certified guide.
  • PADI Discover Scuba course and scuba diving experience from Playa del Carmen
  • Learn the basics of scuba diving and see if a PADI certification is right for you
  • All the fun of scuba diving without the time and expense of a certification course
  • Dive up to 36 feet below the surface of the ocean
  • Swim alongside tropical fish, sea turtles, octopi, and more
  • Instructor on board the entire time
  • No previous scuba experience necessary
  • All necessary equipment included
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1 theory session
1 pool session
1 open water dive from the boat at a local reef in front of Playa del Carmen
Full scuba diving equipment
Instruction & guidance by professional PADI Instructor
Drinking water
English & Spanish, other languages on request
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Paseo Xaman - Ha mz 25 lt 19, Playacar, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
1/1/2019 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:08:30 AM - 02:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Make your way to the Riu Yucatan Hotel to begin your tour. Prepare for your ocean dive with a scuba theory class and a shallow pool dive with a PADI-certified instructor. Spend just enough time getting acquainted with the equipment and feeling comfortable in the water. 

Then, board a diving boat and head out on the Riviera Maya, known for its population of tropical fish, octopi, sea anemones, turtles, and more. Dive down to a maximum depth of 36 feet (12 meters), with an instructor on board the whole time.

At the end of your dive, return to shore, enjoying the clear view of the coastline along the way.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Please preview ScubaCaribe's medical questionnaire to ensure that you are fit for diving, in case you require a medical statement from your doctor.
  • Medical questionnaire
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY ScubaCaribe Mexico

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

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Playa del Carmen?
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

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Great way to get introduced to diving
, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience all around. First, you get an introductory course (theory + diving in the pool), followed by an actual diving experience at sea. Our instructor Javier did a great job.

Product code: 32516P1

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