PADI Open Water Diver Course In Playa Del Carmen

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :

    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels in Playa del Carmen
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Spend threedays learning how to scuba dive under the supervision of a certified instructor. This PADI Open Water Diver course is a complete, carefully structured scuba diving course for participantswith little prior experience. The PADI certification is recognized worldwide andqualifies you to dive up to a maximum depth of 60 feet (18 meters). During the course in Playa del carmen, you'll make at least twopool dives and four dives in the clear watersof the Riviera maya. Meals and accommodation are not included.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • All necessary equipment included

Know More about this tour

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three sections: theory, pool sessions, and open water dives. First, students receive all necessary information about the underwater environment, scuba diving equipment, basic techniques, and skills to dive safely. During pool classes, you'll practice all the skills usedon open water dives like ear equalization and mask removal and replacement in acontrolled environment before entering the open water. Finally,apply yourknowledge and new skills onopen water dives under the watchful eye of a PADI-certified instructor.

Day 1 starts witha morning transfer from your hotel in Playa del carmen to the dive center. After afirst lecture and the viewing of a training video, you'll get acquainted with your equipmentand have about 2 hours ofpractice in the pool before returning to your hotel in the afternoon.

Day 2 takes you tothe open CasaCenote for an initial1-hour dive after a safety briefing. Following a break and another briefing, you'll take a second 1.5-hour dive, then return to the dive center for a discussion and a second lecture. In the afternoon, you're returned to your hotel.

Day 3 beginswith a morningtransfer from your hotel to the marina. Board the boat for a briefing, followed by a first open water dive. After about an hour, take a break before a secondbriefing and dive in the clearwaters of the Caribbean Sea. After returning to the dive center for your final exam (about 1 hour), you're dropped-off at your hotel.

Note: The PADI certification is recognized worldwide and is valid for life. Having achieved it, you are qualified to dive at any dive center in the world up to a maximum depth of 60 feet (18 meters).


Full equipment

Theory classes

Practice in the pool

4 certification dives in open water

Final exam

PADI certification

Bottled water

Snacks at the cenote area

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Playa del Carmen area hotels only)



Hotel pickup and drop-off for hotels outside Playa Del Carmen area

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Minimum age is 10 years

It is recommended that you bring a snack, towel, sunglasses and sunblock

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Oct-2019

    Julia and the staff at Diversland have been fantastic! Julia has been an amazing teacher. She has a wealth of experience and made me feel safe and supported during my dives.

  • 02-Sep-2019

    I would recommend this experience to everybody, as it was above my expectations.
    The price is cheaper than in hotels (150 USD less) but the quality is definitely superior.
    The instructor was very helpful and able to transmit his enthusiasm and made us feel comfortable in every moment.
    The transportation from the hotel is perfect and convenient.
    I feel that in 3 days I became truly able to dive and I would always remember the amazing diving sessions in the wonderful Caribbean reef, plenty of corals and fishes.