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
  • Facebook verified
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89 reviews

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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.
Sold Out

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. 

$1,000
Deposit: $300
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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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89 reviews
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Reviews

The diving was spectacular and the camaraderie among the group was exceptional. Made some great friends and future dive buddies
By Richard H for Cold Water Wonders at God's Pocket Resort on 01 Oct, 2022
Happy to have you on the trip, Richard! Can't wait until the next one!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Oct, 2022
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GH
What an extraordinary, once-in-a-lifetime trip. After a day of travel to this off-the-grid location we were rewarded with remarkable diving, charming accommodations, delicious food, and great company. Blue Planet made the travel easy. I will eagerly sign up if and when this trip comes around again!!
By Gib H for Cold Water Wonders at God's Pocket Resort on 29 Sep, 2022
It was a pleasure diving with you, Gib, and we are happy we all got to share this amazing experience together! Definitely looking forward to the next one.
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Sep, 2022
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JC
Great trip. Blue Planet did a fantastic job hosting it. I'll certainly be going back with them again.
By John C for Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise on 26 Sep, 2022
Had a great time with Blue Planet, again!. Third time to Bonaire and Buddy Dive with them and it was excellent. Great boat and shore diving, dive buddies, food and drink, comradery. Hope to go their a fourth time!
By Stephen M for Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise on 22 Sep, 2022
Thanks so much, Stephen! We're so glad you could join us there again and introduce the newer folks to Bonaire's fantastic shore diving. We hope you'll join us for a fourth time too! :-)
By Blue Planet Scuba on 22 Sep, 2022
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LR
Another amazing adventure with Blue Planet! Wonderful people, great diving and good food! Loved adding Bali on as a pre-trip!
By Lauren R for Explore Komodo from the All Star Aurora on 02 Aug, 2022
Thank you so much, Lauren! It was fantastic to dive with you again and explore Bali and Komodo together. Looking forward to the next adventure with you!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 02 Aug, 2022
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