Certification Weekend in Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Blue Planet Scuba
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Jan 16 - 20, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16
Certification Weekend in Mexico
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Blue Planet Scuba
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45 reviews

$825
Deposit: $300
Jan 16 - 20, 2021
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip

Escape the cold and join Blue Planet for a long weekend of diving in Playa del Carmen! Complete your eLearning at home and then jet off to Mexico to finish your pool work and certification dives in the warm, clear waters of the Caribbean. Our instructors will be with you every step of the way!


Playa del Carmen

On the eastern edge of Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula, divers can find the beachfront playground of Playa del Carmen in the Caribbean Sea.


This area has something for everyone -- beautiful reefs, exciting pelagic encounters, ancient Mayan sites and otherworldly underwater sinkholes and caves known as cenotes. From the brilliant beaches and warm, turquoise waters to the upscale shopping, restaurants and nightlife in the 5th Avenue district to exhilarating snorkeling, ziplining and tours of the Tulum and Chichen Itza archeological sites, the most popular activities, attractions and things to do on the Riviera Maya are just moments away.


The Diving


Minimum dive certification/experience:  Perfect for beginners. A great spot to complete your Open Water Diver certification, Advanced Open Water Diver and more. 


There's a fantastic world beneath the Mexican Caribbean's transparent waters. This is known as the Great Maya Reef, the second largest in the world, where different species of corals, multicolored tropical fish and marine flora and fauna of incomparable beauty make their home. 


Dive sites here feature beautiful caverns and healthy reef systems off sandy shores. You’ll also have access to Cancún’s dive sites including MUSA, an underwater museum and the world-famous Isla Mujeres. Otherwise, do not miss the opportunity to dive in the glassy cenotes or perhaps head out to Cozumel or Banco Chinchorro.


The Reef Coco Beach

On the beachfront, three blocks from vibrant 5th Avenue shopping and nightlife, you’ll find The Reef Coco Beach. It’s intimate and relaxed here with an easygoing, all-inclusive vibe and all of the amenities expected of top hotel resorts on the Riviera Maya. So, leave your wallet at home and enjoy unlimited meals, snacks and beverages, free activities for all ages, free Wi-Fi and much more.


We have reserved  Superior Garden View rooms including either one King or two double beds, air conditioning, a private bathroom, a hair dryer, a makeup mirror, a TV, a telephone, a mini fridge, an alarm clock, an iron and ironing board, a safety deposit box and a private balcony or terrace. 


Travel

Round-trip flights to Cancun are around $300 and go up from there. You should plan to arrive at the Cancun airport on Saturday, January 16th. When leaving, choose any flight that leaves after 1 PM on the 20th. Please contact the shop before booking your flights. 


Interested in extending your trip or diving the world-famous cenotes? Let us know! 

Cancellation Policy

Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 


Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

What’s included

  • 4 nights accommodations
    Single or shared rooms available.
  • Open Water certification
    A Blue Planet instructor will work with you to complete your pool training and certification dives on the trip.
  • All meals
    Full service breakfast, lunch and dinner buffet plus a snack bar and tea time. Choice of domestic alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks at various bars.
  • 6 dives
    3 days x 2-tank ocean dives.
  • Scuba equipment
    Tanks and weights provided on site. Rental BCDs, regulators, computers and wetsuits from Blue Planet included.
  • Airport transfers
    Roundtrip transfer from Cancun airport to hotel.
  • Flights
    International flights to Cancun.
  • Tips
    Tips for the boat's excellent crew and your instructors.

Available Packages

Open Water Diver Student, Double Occ.
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Double occupancy in a Standard room with one king or two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc.

 

Bringing a non-diving companion? Or someone who is already certified? Contact us for pricing!

$825
Deposit: $300
Open Water Diver student, Single Occ.
Sold Out

Double occupancy in a Standard room with one king or two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc. 

$1000
Deposit: $300
$825
Deposit: $300

Open Water Diver Student, Double Occ.

Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Cancun

Arrive in Cancun and check in at The Reef Coco Beach in Playa del Carmen. Snorkel off the beach or relax by the pool before the diving begins!

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Blue Planet Scuba
45 reviews
Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.

Reviews

Great trip, very covid safe and a total bargain! St Croix is beautiful, really nice reefs and wrecks, the dive operator Cane Bay Dive Shop was very professional friendly and were great hosts to our group. The lodging at Cottages by the Sea are located on a lovely white sand beach perfect for swimming or just floating in turquoise water was very comfortable and chill, each unit has full kitchen, staff were friendly and welcoming, and there's a nice casual restaurant next door with friendly owners and staff. Thank you again to Blue Planet for planning a wonderful safe trip despite the challenges of travel in 2020, I am glad to be able to contribute to safely keeping the dive and travel industries and related conservation work alive through our efforts.
As always, Blue Planet puts on a great trip. Thanks Heather!
Fantastic trip - well-organized, great location, and Josh was a great Open Water teacher! Can’t wait for our next Blue Planet trip!
I had a wonderful trip with Blue Planet! I traveled solo and was among many other solo travelers. The trip was organized very efficiently. I had the required information at each stage. The diving was exceptional.
The trip was wonderful! Well organized, amazing diving, a great group of people. Traveling with Blue Planet is always a great way to go on a dive trip!
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