Depending on your taste and budget, the Riviera Maya has something for everyone. Options range from backpacker hostels to five star luxury resorts, as well as quiet hideaways on beautiful secluded beaches in Tulum or right near the action and nightlife of “La Quinta” street in Playa del Carmen. Let us know what you are looking for and we will help you find the option best suited to you.
The most practical airport is Cancun International (CUN). Once in Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a 45 minute drive south straight down highway 307 and Tulum is another 45 minutes south of Playa del Carmen. Blue Life can arrange for private transportation. You can also rent a car and drive or take the ADO bus which runs a direct service from the airport to Playa del Carmen every hour or to Tulum every other hour. Please refer to the ADO bus schedule.
Another option is to fly to Cozumel (CZM). Once there, you can take a 45 minute ferry straight to the heart of Playa del Carmen. Please see the Cozumel – Playa del Carmen ferry schedule
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Yes. We have plenty of space for you to store your gear while you are diving with Blue Life. There is no need to be hauling around wet, heavy gear at the start and end of every day.
No. All gear is included when you sign up for diving courses. For guided fun dives, you can rent the equipment necessary. Please refer to our current equipment rental price list for more information. For your own comfort, we do recommend you have your own personal mask, wetsuit and fins but we have these available if needed.
Ocean dives during the summer can be easily done with a rash guard, while during the winter the temperature drops slightly; we recommend a 3mm long wetsuit for these dives. In the Cenotes the water temperature stays the same year round, averaging 25°c/77°f. A 3mm long wetsuit will be fine for cavern dives. If you get cold easily, a 5mm will keep you warm. For cave dives, we strongly recommend a minimum of 5mm full wetsuit with a hood.
At Blue Life, there is no set schedule. We build our diving days based around you. After your preliminary consultation with one of our dive specialists, we will be able to create your personalized dive itinerary.
A bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a bit of pocket money. We will provide drinks and snacks. We do not recommend bringing excessive money or anything too valuable along.
Your certification never expires. Before going on a dive, you should participate in a refresher where you will be reminded of diving knowledge and skills appropriate for your certification level.
Yes, standard dive equipment is all you need. Your guide will help you make a few minor adjustments that are optimal for the cavern environment.
Yes, Blue Life can arrange for a photographer/videographer to come along and record your dives at an additional cost. At the end of the trip, you will be provided with your digital media.
E-learning is strongly recommended for all courses. We can send you all of your materials, including books, videos and exam in advance. This way you can begin your readings at home and be done before your arrival in Mexico. Once you sign up for a course, please contact one of our dive specialists so that we can send you login information.
It differs from course to course, as well as with your personal preference, but we suggest to start early in the morning and be done by late afternoon. On average most divers choose to train from 8:30am to 4:30pm. This way you still have time to enjoy the beach and all of things to do around town.
We will make every effort to make sure you meet all of the requirements for the certification level in which you are enrolled. All of our training programs are performance based and the certification can only be issued once these requirements are met.
Some students need a little extra time with the instructor to master the skills necessary for the training program. We try to be very flexible with students that show a great attitude towards the course and staff, but additional training fees may apply for extra training days. If fees are assessed, each day will be charged at $200 for recreational courses and $300 for technical courses, sidemount, or overhead environment courses.
We do not recommend taking days off during any recreational courses but we encourage them during more advanced programs. If you are enrolled in a technical or overhead course lasting more than 6 days, please ask your instructor about taking a day off if you need it.
All of our certifications are valid for life. We recommend that you receive an adequate refresher for your level of training if you do not dive that level for more than 6 months.
We do not charge rental fees for equipment during training courses and we have plenty of equipment for you to use. We encourage all divers to purchase a personal set of equipment that is adequate for the level and environment in which you dive.
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