What's included? The course includes one dive (second is optional) with a professional instructor, equipment, snacks, water, park entrance/boat fees, and a great time.
Discover SCUBA Diving is the first step in experiencing all the underwater world has to offer! It is a one-day diving experience made for you to witness the wonders of the ocean under the direct supervision of an experienced instructor. The Blue Life Discover SCUBA Diving program allows you to take a peek at the vibrant reefs that line the coast of the Riviera Maya, specifically Playa del Carmen and Tulum, both world-renowned diving destinations.
Your Discover SCUBA Diving experience will include a thorough safety briefing, a confined-water session in a pool or open-water cenote, and one or two open water dives, either on a shallow reef or the open-water section of a crystal clear cenote. During the briefing you will review how our bodies respond to being underwater, proper equalization and breathing techniques, underwater communication, SCUBA equipment, and techniques for efficient underwater swimming. Upon completion of the briefing and a short quiz, you will then begin the confined water session, where you will experience breathing underwater for the first time and what an amazing sensation it is! Your instructor will guide you through a few simply underwater skills at your own pace, and upon successful completion of these excercises, you will be qualified to head out to the open water. We will either board a boat dive to head to the reef or continue into the deeper waters of the open water cenote, such as the beautiful Casa Cenote (video) (weather dependent). Here you will see all of the shapes, sizes and colors of aquatic life (video) and begin to have an an understanding of the adventures that scuba diving can unlock for you. Back on the surface, your instructor will help you identify and name all of the exotic creatures you saw during your SCUBA experience, such as moray eels, lobsters, sea turtles and many more! Your Discover SCUBA diving experience starts around 8:00 am and ends around 4:30 pm. This experience can be credited as the first step towards getting your full SCUBA diving certification, the Open Water Diver Course.
Pricing includes all entrance and boat fees, transportation from the dive shop to the dive site and back, guide, rental equipment, snacks and water for your surface intervals, and a light lunch if the course is given in Casa Cenote.