Scuba is becoming a more popular sport every day, and every day more aspiring divers set their sights on going scuba in Playa del Carmen. If you’re dreaming of the cenotes, it’s time to take that first step towards your big trip.
But what is the first step towards actually going scuba in Playa del Carmen? We’re here to guide you through the process so you can be here in paradise soon.
Find a Great Course
There are several options for scuba courses. One option is to find a dive shop in your hometown and to the entire open water certification there. The instructors will take you through dives in their pool or another enclosed body of water. Then you’ll do open water dives with the instructor, either in the lake or the ocean, whichever you have access to. If you live far from a dive shop, you can actually choose an online course that will allow you to do the book work from the comfort of your own home. Because these courses are also flexible as far as when you choose to get the work done, they can also be the ideal choice for someone who is just too busy to take a traditional course.
If you choose to do an online course, you’ll be able to complete your certification doing dives at a destination dive shop in Mexico. Just be sure to coordinate with that dive shop ahead of time so you know that the online course you’re choosing will be accredited and they can help you finish the program.
Find a Local Dive Shop
Once you’re in Mexico, even if you are already completely certified, you’ll need to find an excellent dive shop. Be sure to find a shop that has a great reputation and instructors that have a good amount of experience. Look for reviews online and ask your local dive shop for a reference. If you’re going to be finishing your certification on the trip, make sure that the shop has your classes scheduled well in advance. Don’t risk not having an open class to attend! A good local instructor can help you find the best places for scuba in Playa del Carmen based on your personal experience level. They can also help you get ready for a cenote dive, if that’s what you want to do.