Open Water Diver Course PADI Including Underwater Video - Playa Del Carmen

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Plaza Palmeiras, C. 11 Sur, Ejidal, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
    Traveler pickup is offered
    All hotels in Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Riviera Maya
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Come experience unparalleled adventure and discover the wonders of the aquatic world!

The advantage of carrying out this certification in Mexico is the great diversity of diving sites present. There are millions of animals, plants, caves and cenotes that can only be seen in Mexico.

According to National Geographic, water covers more than 70 percent of the surface of our planet and only 2 to 5 percent of the oceans have been studied. There are more than 2.2 million species of organisms living in the oceans, of which only 194,400 are known.

This 3-day course includes a theoretical and a practical part with 4 dives in the sea or in the cenotes.

Our experienced instructor will help you master the theory with humor and professionalism. We will send you in advance a digital course manual so that you can learn before your holiday.

Following the theoretical exam, you will officially join the ranks of divers!


  • 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).


Practice in the pool and 4 open water dives

Bottled water

All Fees and Taxes

PADI Open Water Diver certification


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Professional certified multilingual instructor

Digital manual

Underwater video


Diving insurance (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Minimum age is 10 years

Not wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

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

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Traveler Reviews

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  • 26-Oct-2022

    I did an Open water course and Cenote diving with these guys. And I am i loooove with Julia. She explained things in a very simple but detailed way, was attentive to all the details, very organised and flexible with changes at the same time. Looking forward to coming back soon!

  • 08-Apr-2022

    Julia is an absolute gem! Her love of diving and the underwater world shine through in her teaching and enthusiasm. She was very helpful in repeating theory and quizzing us along the way to ensure we were both learning. We both felt safe and comfortable the entire time and are confident we chose the right diving school to become PADI Open Water Diver certified. Thanks to both Julia and Serge (quiet but great sense of humor) of Diversland for an unforgettable first time diving experience!! We will be back for sure!

  • 02-Feb-2022

    Patrick is an amazing teacher with a lot of experience and some amazing stories to tell. This guy has done everything and I felt very safe under his instructions. We also had very rough weather but still managed to do it.

  • 17-Aug-2021

    Super Erlebnis! Wir wurden stets sicher und gut betreut. Die Pool-Session war sehr lehrreich. Man lernt alle Fähigkeiten die man für das Tauchen benötigt. Das Tauchen in Meer war ebenfalls super und man sieht eindrückliche Sachen. Die Tauchlehrer hatten viel Spass bei dem was sie tun. Somit ist auch der Spass als Tauchschühler garantiert. Preis-Leistungsverhältnis war gut. Auf jeden Fall weite zu empfehlen!

  • 08-Jun-2021

    I was very nervous going into this, but Patrick was amazing! He was very patient and encouraging and made me feel like I had all the time in the world to master the skills necessary to get certified. He also made me feel very safe during the actual dives, sticking right by me in case I panicked. By the end of the course, I was enjoying myself and very proud that I got my certification in spite of my fears. I honestly don't know if I would have passed without such a great instructor.

  • 24-May-2021

    I am so thrilled I picked Open Water Diver course PADI in Playa del Carmen instead of anywhere else. Incredibly helpful, friendly, willing to answer all of your questions, and work with you from where your at. Their encouragement and ability to explain things removed any anxiety I had about diving. They're able to walk you through the basics up through advanced maneuvers when you feel comfortable. They made the test a breeze and their explanations of things made the test a breeze. I've never had more fun learning, and walked away with a certification and some great videos from class! How may places can give you that?

  • 11-May-2021

    Couldn't recommend Patrick enough if you plan on diving/getting certification while in Playa Del Carmen!

  • 03-Feb-2021

    I absolutely loved our open water divers course with diversland mexico. Everyone there was super friendly. Our instructor patrick was a great instructor, it was very interesting listening to not only the course material but also to his crazy stories he had. We had the best 3 days so far in playa del carmen, saw a crocodile in one of the cenotes, in the sea we came across 3 turtles and also stingrays. It was such a pleasure with everyone, and we are definitely coming back to dive with diversland again.

  • 05-Jan-2021

    I’ve been a certified SDI diver since 1997 but had to get re-certified due to SDI losing all my diving records. I decided to go with PADI this final time. Both Demetre and Patrick were GREAT, very knowledgeable, safe, and experienced Dive Master/Instructors, but also knew the surrounding dive areas very well. Where else can you see Crocodiles and Bull sharks on a check out dive? Of course dependant on your experience and comfort level. I had a great time even though I was repeating several skills and practices, but I hadn’t dove in 3 years so I was due a refresher course. I would recommend this outfit and plan on returning for some future dives next year.

  • 30-Dec-2020

    Scuba diving in casa cenote with Pancho the crocodile. If you’re in Playa Del Carmen, Diversland is definitely the place to get certified! The instructors really go above and beyond to ensure your safety and a good time diving. I can’t say enough positive things about them.

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