PADI 5 Star Dive Centers in Playa del Carmen

There are several good dive centers in Playa del Carmen, but there are several tips you can follow to make sure you find the best dive center. Online Reviews You will find several PADI 5 star dive centers in Playa del Carmen, but they aren’t all created equal. Be sure to read the good reviews, looking at the five star reviews but also the one and two star reviews. Even […]

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Dive RAID: High Quality Scuba Diving Training in Playa del Carmen

Rebreathers are becoming more popular, and if you’re interested in learning to dive RAID, you should definitely start by learning the basics. RAID stands for Rebreather Association of International Divers. This organization for divers that want to use rebreather tank systems rather than the more traditional SCUBA tanks. The main difference between the more traditional setup and the rebreathers is how the gas and oxygen are used. While the SCUBA […]

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Why Choose Playa Del Carmen for your Night Dive?

The thing any Scuba Diver must remember is that not only is the community under the sea beautiful, but also most bizarre, quite unusual and damn right odd! Welcome to the witching hour when all the pretty little things have called it a day. The parrotfish are tucked up in the sea bed and the lionfish is in its cage. Did I feel a cold breeze? Well… no, not under the […]

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10 Reasons Why You Should Never Dive in Playa Del Carmen

1) I’s so hot here! The sea is between 25 and 30 degrees and the sun is always shining… even underwater. You could easily get an embarrassing wetsuit tan. 2) There are just too many species to choose from, more than 6,000 actually. With 520 types of fish; 128 varieties of starfish; 55 species of soft corals; and 63 species of stony corals you just can’t relax down there. 3) The sea […]

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Playa Del Carmen: Paradise for Scuba Divers

Not many people are aware of Playa del Carmen, a city in the state of Quintana Roo in Mexico just south of Cancun that lies on the coast of Caribbean Sea. But ask someone who has interest in scuba diving and he will tell you why it is considered a paradise for all those who want to learn scuba diving. This city is known for its coral reefs and sandy […]

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Why I chose to take my Open Water in Playa Del Carmen.

What does ‘Mexico’ bring to mind? Music, passion, sombreros and a knock out tequila? Sure. White sand beaches, a killer tan and lukewarm waters? You’re getting closer. Gigantic twisting shoals of fish, kaleidoscopic coral and amazingly diverse marine life? That’s what Mexico means to me! Jolt to that East coast point face-to-face with the Cuban coastline. Ah here we have a true pearl of the ocean, let me be the […]

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Diving Cenotes in Playa del Carmen

As you plan your diving vacation in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, you may be wondering what type of certification you’re going to need in order to dive the cenotes. This is a common concern, and many divers are surprised to learn that they don’t need a cave diving certification to go diving cenotes in Playa del Carmen. In fact, any scuba diver with good buoyancy can be led into the […]

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Which Diving Certification Should You Get?

A lot of beginning divers are confused about which certification they’ll need in order to go to all the different dive sites they’re hoping to see. Here’s a quick guide that will help you to know which diving certification you should get. Open Water The open water diving certification is the first thing you should go for. It will allow you to do boat dives in any open water, including […]

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Are You Ready to Dive Cenotes?

Diving cenotes can be a bit intimidating for beginners. But there are some things you can do to make sure you’re ready for a cenote dive. Finding a Playa del Carmen Cenote Guide First, you need to be sure to find an experienced guide. All cenote dives are only done with a guide who has additional training as a cave diver. There can be no more than four divers to […]

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How to Use Scuba Trip Advisor Ratings to Plan Your Vacation

There are several scuba centers with pages on Trip Advisor. But many divers get lost when it comes to actually using those scuba Trip Advisor ratings to find a great fit for a destination dive shop. With so many dive shops listed on Trip Advisor, how do you pick the best one? That’s why we wanted to share some tips on reading the ratings and using them to find the […]

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