May Certification Weekend in Mexico

Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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Blue Planet Scuba
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May 29 - Jun 2, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16
May Certification Weekend in Mexico
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Blue Planet Scuba
  • Facebook verified
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51 reviews

May 29 - Jun 2, 2021
Group size: 10 - 16

About this trip

Have any plans for Memorial Day? Get out of town 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! Certified divers are welcome too.


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.


Hotel Plaza Phocea

Fifty yards from the beachfront and one block from vibrant 5th Avenue shopping and nightlife, you’ll find Hotel Plaza Phocea. It’s a welcoming and chill vibe with the basic hotel amenities. Numerous restaurants and bars are just a short walk away, or explore along the beach to find a place to dine. 


We have reserved rooms with two double beds and bathroom. air conditioning, a hair dryer and mini fridge. 


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, May 29th. When leaving, choose any flight that leaves after 1 PM on June 2nd. 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.
  • 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 for Open Water Students only.
  • 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.
  • Food/Drink
    A basic breakfast will be available on dive days, but all other meals and drinks are not included.
  • Dive Insurance
    Open Water Students will be covered under DAN, but all other divers need to have their own policy.
  • Travel Insurance
    More important these days than ever! We cannot recommend having dive specific travel insurance highly enough!

Available Packages

Open Water Diver Student, Double Occ.
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Double occupancy in a Standard room with 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

Single occupancy in a Standard room with two double beds, bathroom, air conditioning, television, etc. 

$965
Deposit: $300
Certified Diver, Double Occ.
only 3 left

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

$725
Deposit: $300
Certified Diver, Single Occ.
only 3 left
$865
Deposit: $300


Itinerary

Saturday
Arrival in Cancun

Arrive in Cancun and check in at Hotel Plaza Phocea in Playa del Carmen. Snorkel off the beach or relax by the pool before the diving begins!

Your Organizer


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Blue Planet Scuba
51 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

Amazing diving albeit chilly at times as expected. Guides knew exactly where to go and were extremely adept at spotting wildlife. Service was wonderful and organization was impeccable. Definitely a successful bucket-list dive trip. We’d highly recommend it to any keen and experienced divers.
By Martin W for Explore the Galapagos on 27 Mar, 2021
Thank you so much for the review, Martin! We are so glad you enjoyed the trip and decided to check this one off your bucket-list with us. We hope to see you underwater again sometime soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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An absolutely amazing archipelago like no other in the world, both top side and under water. Words and pictures will never do justice to this incredible bucket list destination. Heather and Jonas were fantastic leaders; caring, knowldegeable, always up beat, always thinking ahead, always putting the guests priorities ahead of their own...could not ask for more. Aggressor personnel were top notch. Overall an incredible experience from A to Z.
By David E for Explore the Galapagos on 23 Mar, 2021
We are so happy you enjoyed the trip, David! On top of all of the incredible marine life we were able to see, it was fantastic to learn more about the islands' volcanic origins from you. We feel incredibly lucky that you joined us! :-) We can't wait to dive with you again!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 27 Mar, 2021
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This is my third Blue Planet trip, and I look forward to many more. Traveling during Covid involves changing restrictions and requirements- Blue Planet kept us updated and helped us manage our anxiety. The resort and dive operator were incredible. This is a regular feature of Blue Planet trips.
By Andy M for St Lucia! February 2021 on 01 Mar, 2021
Thank you, Andy! We're thrilled you enjoyed the trip despite the challenges getting there. We can't wait until our next trip together!!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 01 Mar, 2021
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COVID-safe responsible travel is now possible and quite enjoyable! Blue Planet guided us through the enhanced testing, paperwork, and travel restrictions that protect both travelers and hosts, allowing us to support island communities and dive spectacular reefs. I have been reluctant to travel since March 2020 but as we all enter the “new normal” of covid and economic recovery, I am pleased to experience and highly recommend *responsible travel done safely* with Blue Planet.
By Heidi K for St Lucia! February 2021 on 22 Feb, 2021
We are so happy you could join us, Heidi! We are thrilled that everyone felt safe and enjoyed the trip. We're looking forward to many more dive adventures with you in the future!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 23 Feb, 2021
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Well organized, including from a CV19 safety perspective. Fun! I wasn't getting certified, but we had loads of wonderful dives. Turtles, Sharks, Scorpion Fish, all the tropicals, a wreck. It was wonderful to be diving again and have such splendid camaraderie after so many months of being dry at home. Plus, the Cenotes were breathtaking.
By Ren G for Certification Weekend in Mexico on 29 Jan, 2021
Hi Ren! We are so glad you had a wonderful time. It is always a pleasure to have you join us on trips. We are also incredibly happy that you felt safe and were very comfortable with our Covid-19 safety protocols. We hope to see you underwater again soon!
By Blue Planet Scuba on 30 Jan, 2021
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