Beginner’s Guide for Scuba Diving in Playa Del Carmen

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What to Expect in Playa Del Carmen

Playa Del Carmen is a beautiful city located along the Caribbean Sea by Mexico. Among the Yucatan Beach towns in Mexico, Playa Del Carmen stands out as both culturally and commercially far better. It’s nightlife and hotel; culture is hipper than most European and American beachsides. It makes full use of the Mexican tradition as well as is open to the array of touristy events. 

PADI certified Scuba Diving 

However, one of the major attractions that bring in scores of tourists is to experience scuba diving in the vast seas of Playa del Carmen. One of the downsides of trying scuba diving is – getting a PADI certified diving. The complicated part is in order to be a PADI certified diver; you need to spend at least 2 or 3 days of training invested and spend some hours going through the process of undergoing various levels of training to become a professional scuba diver.

1 Dive Scuba Diving

One specialty of going as tourists to Playa Del Carmen and exploring the scuba diving facet of this beautiful city is that you don’t have to be certified PADI scuba divers. Instead, you can opt for a Discovery Scuba Diving certification of 1 dive in the same day. This is a quick and easy introduction to the world of the underwater through scuba diving. 


Because it is not an extensive course in scuba diving but a one dive course – it is ideal for those of you who have the means to try their hand at scuba diving for the very first time. The duration of this activity consists of a lesson of 1 hour in a pool or someplace with controlled water flow and levels.

What does this 1 hour lesson Consist of? 

Understanding what this 1 hour crash course in scuba diving entails is key to including a session with the trained scuba divers in order to be able to explore the marine life and underwater world of Playa Del Carmen. 

  1. This course teaches one to see and review the working of all diving equipment and how to use it to navigate underwater. 
  2. This course gets you used to breathe underwater.
  3. It will teach you the key skills that one should use while scuba diving in Playa Del Carmen.
  4. And how to have fun while diving and swimming. 

What Next After The 1 hour lesson? 

After this one pool lesson of 1 hour, they will take you for immersion of approximately 45 minutes at one of the most famous and amazing reefs at Playa Del Carmen. Among these reefs, you can find beautiful moray eels, multi-colored fishes, turtles, manta rays, and such beautiful underwater living creatures. It will truly feel like you’ve entered a paradise. Also, this may just make you want to take up the PADI scuba diving course for scuba diving in Playa Del Carmen

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What else does this course include? 

Apart from the price paid to experience the wonderful underwater world this whole beginner’s guide to scuba diving includes; 

  1. Round transportation at the hotel you are putting up at or the Airbnb in Playa del Carmen.
  2. It also includes snacks and drinks
  3. Diving gear 
  4. Theory class 
  5. 1 dive at one amazing reef at Playa del Carmen.

Who would want to miss out on this opportunity to experience nature at its realist and best form? 

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