PADI Open Water Diver Course In The Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 4 Days
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen, Yucatan Peninsula
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Hotels in Playa del Carmen and the Riviera Maya
    Exact pick up time will be communicated a day in advance
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


This Open Water Diver course (OWD) is the PADI entry level scuba qualification. Completion of this course entitles you to dive independently with your buddy within conditions you have experienced in familiar sites. Discover new adventures and see the wondrous world beneath the surface now!


  • All necessary equipment included
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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You will be picked up from your hotel and head to one of the diving centers to start the course. The course has a duration of 4 days.

During this time, you will participate in five theory sessions, five pool sessions and four open water guided boat dives. After the course you will obtain the most recognized international certification which will allow you to dive in any place you choose for your future holidays.

You have to be minimum age of 15 years or 10 years (for Junior PADI Open Water course) and be in good health. During the course, you will have time and supervision of a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and receive all training materials and certification papers (materials have an additional cost).


Professional guide

Hotel pickup and drop-off if needed (from hotels along the Riviera Maya and Cancun)

Full scuba gear

Certification papers

5 pool sessions

4 open water guided boat dives



Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Minimum age is 10 years

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

Diving within 48 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

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 4 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 11-Oct-2022

    Wow! What can I say? The week of August 8, 2022, will be a week I'll never forget. Erica was my instructor and showed me the right way to scuba. I thought I was interested in the open water but she created a spark that won't go out! the whole team was great and did a great job creating confidence and building on my abilities. From the Pool to the open waters Erica helped me and the Team reinforced those same principles. If your thinking about Scuba Diving then Ask for Erica and the team, Truly an experience I will never forget.

  • 13-Feb-2022

    What an amazing journey to check off an item of my bucket list. The Pro Dive team at Occidental Xcaret, Royal-Hideway and Dreams were outstanding and I would highly recommend them any dive training and tour for your family. Big shout out to those individuals that helped me to achieve my OWD certification (if I forgot anyone I apologize) Gilberto, Iago ( the calmest and a fantastic instructor), Carlos, Ausgtine, and can't forget Boris (very energetic and great instructor). Thank you, again for making stressful time into one of the most enjoyable time for me.

  • 15-Jan-2022

    I did my OWD and Advanced OWD at the dive center with dive instructor Boris Brinker. I can really recommend this diving center and the dive instructor. I felt at all times very well trained, very well instructed and very safe, although I was a bit scared of diving at the beginning. Boris has a very calm, reassuring manner underwater and has always been super professional, making you feel very safe at all times. In addition, the trainer is German, which was also very helpful for me to get the training in my own language. Everyone at the dive center was also super nice and helpful and I felt welcome from the start. The atmosphere was very pleasant and relaxed, so the training overall was not only very professional, but also a lot of fun. I would do my certifications there again anytime.

  • 19-Mar-2021

    Instructors were friendly, patient and thorough. Cenote dive and ocean dive were great in different ways.

  • 12-Oct-2020

    Truly a pleasure to learn to dive from these folks, the instructors and staff go above and beyond to make sure you learn safely and have fun. The many nearby dive sites are the perfect depth to get certified at because you can only go 18m max deep as an OWD, plus they are beautiful. Also a short boat ride away from beautiful Cozumel sites and cenotes if you have time after certification for an excursion. Everyone kept to COVID safety precautions too. Thank you Danny, Ricardo, Adrian, El Capitan (x2), and the rest of the staff for the great experience. Also they have a great underwater photographer/videographer for hire, ask about Tommy!

  • 27-Dec-2019

    I had the absolute pleasure of learning how to scuba dive with the help from pro dive in Catalonia Playa Maroma, mexico. They were amazing from the start! I had an great lesson in the pool and before we went to the ocean. I was very comfortable to go on my first scuba dive. My instructor Maria took her time in explaining everything and made sure I understood everything without rushing me through the lesson. After my first dive I enjoyed it so much I signed up for the scuba open water certification and did an additional 2 dives. The whole team at pro dive was amazing! Thank you Matias, Luis, Murillo, Angel, Eli and a huge thank you to Maria my dive instructor!! Scuba diving is now one of my favourite hobbies and I'm already looking forwards to my next diving adventure!

  • 08-Jun-2019

    Excelente experiencia! Gran team de personas que te guían y enseñan cómo obtener la certificación PADI. Totalmente recomendable.

  • 24-Oct-2018

    From the first chat with Jenny in PlayaCar to my final dive of the holiday everything was so easy and well organised, what started as an enquiry into a fun dive dive turned into a dream come true. Thanks to all at Pro Dive especially Jenny, Nicole and Francis for your patience.

  • 25-Aug-2018

    Experiencia inolvidable, muchas gracias al equipo fomado por David, Manuel y Eli ya que tienen mucha paciencia con los novatos y te sientes muy seguro. Merece la pena animaos!!!

  • 15-Jul-2018

    Mi familia y yo hemos estado en la escuela Pro Dive del hotel Catalonia Playa Maroma y decidimos hacer un curso de buceo en el hotel. Al hacer la primera inmersión en la piscina nos sorprendió la paciencia de Eli , nuestra instructora , y en ese primer buceo aprendimos muchas cosas esenciales. Al día siguiente hicimos la primera inmersión en el mar y nos pareció increíble lo que se puede ver bajo el agua . Muchas gracias a todo el equipo de buceo y sobre todo a Eli por su dedicación , repetiremos el año que viene . Totalmente recomendable.

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