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Get Your Scuba Diving Certification in Tulum with Koox Diving

Scuba diving opens up an entirely new world for you. Just imagine your next vacation in the tropics and the opportunity to go sea diving or reef diving, explore cenotes, meet bull sharks, or admire majestic whale sharks while in the ocean. It’s a whole new world, that welcomes you in, the underwater environment of colorful corals and friendly reef fish, once you get your Open Water scuba diving certification.

Koox Dive Masters are happy to introduce you to scuba diving, teach you the basics of Open water dives and make it all a fun and jolly experience. Scuba Diving Certification organization we are proud to work with: PADI

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Recreational Diving Courses – PADI

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Small group courses – every day: from Tulum, Playa del Carmen, Cozumel or Cancun

PADI COURSES from Tulum PRICES in USD DURATION Let’s Go!
PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 1 Dive (in Casa Cenote) $154 1:30pm – 4pm Book Now
PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Casa Cenote + Snorkel in Dos Ojos $204 8am – 1:30pm Book Now
PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 1 Cenote Dive + 1 Ocean Dive $184 8am – 1pm / 2 try dives Book Now
PADI Scuba Diver up to 12m (1 cenote + 2 ocean dives) $434 2 days / 3 dives Book Now
Full PADI Open Water course: 5 dives + E-learning $564 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Open Water: 5 dives (1 confined + 4 open water dives) $464 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Open Water: 4 open water dives $414 2-3 days / 4 dives Book Now
PADI Advanced Open Water up to 30m + E-learning $534 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Open Water + Advanced Open Water Package $1098 -> $998 7 (6 days diving + 1-day break) Book Now
PADI Rescue Diver $454 3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Dive Master $2024 3 weeks / 20 dives Book Now
PADI COURSES from Playa del Carmen PRICES in USD DURATION Let’s Go!
PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 1 Cenote Dive $154 1:30pm – 4:30pm Book Now
PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Casa Cenote + Snorkel in Dos Ojos $204 8am – 2pm Book Now
PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 1 Cenote Dive + 1 Ocean Dive $184 8am – 1:30pm Book Now
PADI Scuba Diver up to 12m (1 cenote + 2 ocean dives) $434 2 days / 3 dives Book Now
Full PADI Open Water course: All 5 dives + E-learning $564 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Open Water: All 5 dives (1 confined + 4 open water dives) $464 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Open Water: 4 open water dives $414 2-3 days / 4 dives Book Now
PADI Advanced Open Water up to 30m $534 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Open Water + Advanced Open Water Package $1058 -> $998 7 (6 days diving + 1-day break) Book Now
PADI Courses from Cozumel Prices in USD Tour Duration Let’s Go
PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 2 Dives Cozumel reef from Cozumel $174 8:30am – 2pm Book Now
Full PADI Open Water Course: All 5 dives + E-Learning from Cozumel $554 3 days Book Now
PADI Open Water All 5 Dives: 1 Confined + 4 Open water dives from Cozumel $454 3 days Book Now
PADI Open Water: 4 Open Water Dives from Cozumel $404 3 days Book Now
PADI COURSES from Cancun PRICES in USD DURATION Let’s Go!
PADI Discover Scuba Diving: 1 Ocean Dive $154 1:30pm – 4:30pm Book Now
PADI Open Water Course up to 18m $574 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
PADI Advanced Open Water up to 30m $524 2-3 days / 5 dives Book Now
Open Water + Advanced Open Water $1098 -> $998 7 (6 days diving + 1 day break) Book Now

❗E-learning materials are included only for the Full courses & sent before the actual booking time, to be completed in advance
❗Please make sure to complete the E-learning in advance.
❗If an extra day of training is needed due to student performance, an extra cost of 150 USD per day is applied.
✅Guided dives with a highly skilled professional PADI instructor
✅Full Dive Equipment Rental & Tanks included
✅Guidance by a PADI instructor – Your instructor will help you master the essential scuba skills in confined waters, making sure you are comfortable and confident enough, and then introduce you to open water diving.
✅Dive locations entrance fees
✅Water to refill your reusable bottle
✅Healthy snacks
✅Round transportation from our dive shops, to the dive locations and back, is included.

All prices are per person, in a group of 1-4 people. All courses include theory, PADI written materials, practice in Casa Cenote /and in the Sea, a practical exam by a PADI certified instructor, all equipment. Certification documents are sent by mail.

For private courses, please contact us, so we can provide an exclusive offer for you.

 

How to become scuba certified

1. Dive manuals and theory – online/offline sources: Your adventure of becoming a scuba diver usually starts with online or home preparation – studying valuable theory materials in the dive manual and watching scuba skills videos before the practice course.

2. Your first confined water dives: The basic scuba skills are practiced first in confined water: off a calm beach, or in a shallow cenote. There is nothing better than learning to scuba dive while on your Mexican-Caribbean holiday. Luckily Tulum offers excellent beginner divers conditions: cenotes, reefs, crystal clear seawater, so that you will not have to learn to dive in a boring pool.

3. Your first open water dives: Upon completing your confined water dives, you will proceed to open water dives – exploring the sea underwater world and fully admiring what Riviera Maya’s local environment has to offer.

Physical requirements and documentation for scuba diving

Minimum age: the minimum age is 10 years old (usually children under the age of 18 can register for online courses with parent or guardian permission).

Maximum age: there is no maximum age, as long as you are in a good health condition and have a medical statement.

Medical conditions statement: you sign a scuba medical form that confirms you’re fit to dive (PADI medical statement PDF). If you are not sure whether your medical condition allows you to enter a scuba diving course, please consult your physician.

Performance requirements for scuba diving course:

All these should demonstrate that you are maintaining yourself comfortably in the water. Your scuba instructor will ask you to demonstrate a minimum fitness level and basic swimming skills, such as:

  • At least 100 meters swimming without stopping (using a mask, snorkel and fins);
  • 10 minutes floating and treading water – to show you are comfortable in water & underwater;

Everyone that meets these criteria qualifies for Scuba diving certification.

Learning materials

Each scuba education organization provides its own materials adapted to the special certification program. PADI have their Padi scuba diver manual. It’s best to have your set of learning materials with you (whether online or printed out) so that you can ask your instructor any questions related to it.

What will you learn?

You will gradually become a confident underwater explorer. You will learn the basic principles of scuba diving first in theory in the manual and then practice them in water. Here is a list of the essential diving skills you’ll acquire:

  • How to set up your scuba gear;
  • How to clear your scuba mask of water;
  • How to enter and how to exit the water;
  • Buoyancy control principles
  • Safety procedures
  • How to communicate underwater
  • Basic underwater navigation
  • Diving in shallow confined water
  • Diving in open water

Your instructor will help you master these essential scuba skills in confined waters, making sure you are comfortable and confident enough, and then introduce you to open water diving.

How long does it take to get scuba certified?

Open water scuba diving course takes 3-4 days (theory and practice) It all depends on your availability for practice and how long your dive holiday is. An intensive course can be completed in 2 days. Preparing for the OW course by learning the theory online, will definitely save you time on site.

Tulum, Riviera Maya – one of the best places to learn to scuba dive

Riviera Maya offers the perfect conditions for beginner divers. Scuba diving becomes a unique adventure when you can learn to dive in the Mexican Caribbean – in the warm crystal clear seawater abundant in colorful reef and fish. Tulum, an ancient Mayan center there, is world-famous for its splendid cenotes – sinkholes with sunbeams gently penetrating the surface, illuminating the amazing underwater world beneath. Your Open Water scuba diving training with Koox Diving would be set in Casa Cenote (for confined water dives), next in the Mexican Caribbean sea (open water dives). The scuba diving holiday -of a lifetime. What could be better than this?

What scuba diving equipment is required?

All our Open water courses prices include the equipment rental so you should not worry about it. In case you want to practice more and have your first set of your own diving scuba gear you can consider this underwater diving equipment list:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins or Boots
  • Wetsuit
  • BCD jacket
  • Dive computer
  • Regulators

Curious about diving? Keep learning!

Just don’t stop here. There is so much more to explore: why not take Advanced open water courses, scuba instructor courses and then Technical Diving?

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