Diving in Playa Del Carmen Mexico is a great place to learn how to scuba dive and divers now have the potential to earn a certification in just one day. We know that holiday travelers are sometimes on a time schedule and we will do everything possible to help you obtain your entry level certification in one full day.
PADI International has a couple of options for the entry level diver. The Open Water course is the full certification that has the recommended maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet and can be obtained in 3-4 days. The certification allows divers to dive anywhere in the world with any other Open Water certified diver or above. The PADI Scuba Diver program is only the first three lessons of the Open Water course and two ocean dives instead of four. This allows for a certification without the time and cost commitment. Easily completed in one day with online theory done in the comfort of your own home, this is a great option for an entry level cert that is easily upgraded to the full Open Water Certification.
Are there any disadvantages to the Scuba Diver certification? That depends on the person. There are two restrictions to the program that divers should know about. The first is a depth restriction of 12 meters/40 feet and the second is that you must dive with a certified dive professional. These restrictions may seem like they could ruin the fun, but if a diver is only interested in diving a couple times per year while on holiday, this is a great option. All reputable dive centers only employ professional level guides that are active Divemasters and Open Water Scuba Instructors. Not only does this put your mind at ease but it allows you to enjoy your dive knowing that there is a dive professional nearby. So what about the depth limits? Most of the amazing reefs and sea life are located at depths less than 12 meters/40 feet. Angels, Stingrays, Parrotfish, Surgeons, and a brightly colored mix of hard and soft corals prefer the sunlight that is found at the shallower depths.
Diversity Diving in Playa Del Carmen offers some of the best instructors to be found anywhere in the world. With over 20,000 dives, 25 years of experience, and thousands of certified divers, we specialize in beginner and newer divers. We pride ourselves on our quality of diver education, safety, and customer service. Check us out at www.diversitydiving.com for your next holiday adventure.