Playa del Carmen

Open Water Diver course PADI including underwater video

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PADI 3 Day Open Water Dive Course in Playa del Carmen

From USD 480.00

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 days
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, consider this comprehensive PADI certification course in Playa del Carmen. The three-day program includes classroom training, two pool dives, two cenote dives, and two open water dives in the Caribbean Sea. Trainings take place in the mornings, leaving plenty of time to explore more of the area in the afternoon and evenings. After completing the course, you are qualified to dive anywhere in the world up to 60 feet. Hotel pickup and drop-off every day is included. 
  • Get PADI certified in beautiful Playa del Carmen
  • All equipment, classes, and PADI exam included
  • Two pool dives; two cenote dives; two open water dives
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off every day included

What's Included

  • Practice in the pool and 4 open water dives
  • Bottled water
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • PADI Open Water Diver certification
  • Equipment
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional certified multilingual instructor
  • Digital manual
  • Underwater video
  • Diving insurance (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Plaza Palmeiras
    C. 11 Sur, Ejidal, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico

    Diving center :Diversland Mexico Calle 11 Sur Plaza Palmeiras, Local 5, Ejidal, 77720 Playa del Carmen, Q.R

Start time

08:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

Pickup details

All hotels in Playa del Carmen, Cancun and Riviera Maya

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Diving within 24 hours of flying is not recommended. All participants will be required to complete a health questionnaire prior to diving. Some pre-existing medical conditions (eg asthma, heart conditions, etc) may prevent you from diving, please consult your doctor
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Great place! The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about diving, I would definitely recommend this place


32 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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Great person to learn from.
caseyjlogan, May 2023
Andrii was awesome at teaching myself and my wife how to dive safely. He is a top notch dive master we would recommend. I normal don't issue any reviews so this is saying something.
So grateful for an amazing PADI certification experience
David_S, May 2023
I have been wanting to do the PADI Open Water certification for years. After a few "club dives" with minimal training, I took the plunge this year in Playa Del Carmen with Andrey at Diversland. What an amazing experience! Andrey is the most patient, kind and credible instructor. We spent many hours practicing the skills necessary to be a comfortable and proficient diver. I not only feel great and safe underwater, but I made a friend I look forward to diving with again.
Justin_V, Mar 2023
Great place! The staff was very helpful and knowledgeable about diving, I would definitely recommend this place
Unforgettable Experience- Newbie Divers
Stephanie_D, Apr 2022
Julia is an absolute gem! Her love of diving and the underwater world shine through in her teaching and enthusiasm. She was very helpful in repeating theory and quizzing us along the way to ensure we were both learning. We both felt safe and comfortable the entire time and are confident we chose the right diving school to become PADI Open Water Diver certified. Thanks to both Julia and Serge (quiet but great sense of humor) of Diversland for an unforgettable first time diving experience!! We will be back for sure!
Amazing instructor and experience.
Maria_B, Feb 2022
Patrick is an amazing teacher with a lot of experience and some amazing stories to tell. This guy has done everything and I felt very safe under his instructions. We also had very rough weather but still managed to do it.
Amazing instructor = excellent experience
Kelli_K, June 2021
I was very nervous going into this, but Patrick was amazing! He was very patient and encouraging and made me feel like I had all the time in the world to master the skills necessary to get certified. He also made me feel very safe during the actual dives, sticking right by me in case I panicked. By the end of the course, I was enjoying myself and very proud that I got my certification in spite of my fears. I honestly don't know if I would have passed without such a great instructor.
Incredible. Helpful. Highly recommended.
Kirsten_S, May 2021
I am so thrilled I picked Open Water Diver course PADI in Playa del Carmen instead of anywhere else. Incredibly helpful, friendly, willing to answer all of your questions, and work with you from where your at. Their encouragement and ability to explain things removed any anxiety I had about diving. They're able to walk you through the basics up through advanced maneuvers when you feel comfortable. They made the test a breeze and their explanations of things made the test a breeze. I've never had more fun learning, and walked away with a certification and some great videos from class! How may places can give you that?
Best experience ever
Jorgie_B, May 2021
Couldn't recommend Patrick enough if you plan on diving/getting certification while in Playa Del Carmen!
Surpassed my expectations
Anthony_P, Dec 2020
Scuba diving in casa cenote with Pancho the crocodile. If you’re in Playa Del Carmen, Diversland is definitely the place to get certified! The instructors really go above and beyond to ensure your safety and a good time diving. I can’t say enough positive things about them.
Safe, knowledgeable and experienced staff of Dive Masters
JoseRamon_P, Dec 2020
I’ve been a certified diver since 1997, but had to get re-certified due to SDI losing all my diving records. I decided to go with PADI this final time. Both Demitre and Patrick were very knowledgeable, safe and experienced Dive Master/Instructors, but also knew the surrounding dive areas very well. Where else can you see Crocodiles and Bull sharks on a check out dive? I had a great time even though I was repeating several skills and practices, but I hadn’t dove in 3 years so I was due a refresher course. I would recommend this outfit and plan on returning for some future dives next year.
PADI open water
Tessa H, Oct 2019
Julia and the staff at Diversland have been fantastic! Julia has been an amazing teacher. She has a wealth of experience and made me feel safe and supported during my dives.
Best part of my vacation
Claudia_D, Aug 2019
I would recommend this experience to everybody, as it was above my expectations. The price is cheaper than in hotels (150 USD less) but the quality is definitely superior. The instructor was very helpful and able to transmit his enthusiasm and made us feel comfortable in every moment. The transportation from the hotel is perfect and convenient. I feel that in 3 days I became truly able to dive and I would always remember the amazing diving sessions in the wonderful Caribbean reef, plenty of corals and fishes.
PADI 3 Day Open Diver Course
Anthony_K, July 2019
The staff at Diversland Scuba Shop (Patrick and Alex) had provided outstanding class and open water instruction. He worked at your pace and until your were comfortable performing each task as you progressed through the course. It gave my son and myself a feeling of confidence and safety during the entire 3 day course. I highly recommend using Viator and the Diversland Scuba Shop. Thank you! It was great!

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