The PADI Advanced Course is the next step in increasing your knowledge and developing your skills to make your diving even safer and more enjoyable. The course consists of 5 dives, each of them explores a new area of diving, like deep diving, wreck diving, navigation or underwater photography. It is a playful course giving you experience and control in the water by simply diving with different purposes and goals. It is a special course, and it should be done in a special place, the Cenotes in Mexico is a good option!
Each year many divers travel to the Riviera Maya to dive in the massive cave systems that once were sacred to the Mayans. And it is easy to understand why. Dropping into the crystal clear freshwater, you will find yourself floating through a silent world of "hallelujah". These dives are strictly done in the lightzone of the cenotes (cavern areas), meaning they are open for all level of divers. But regardless of your experience level, you should prepare yourself for an experience out of this world Seeing the light piercing through little holes in the cave ceilings getting bend in water with a visibility easily exceeding 50 meters, makes you feel like an astronaut lost in space.
Hotel La Rana Cansada (meaning The Tired Frog) is a boutique hotel with a Mexican flavor that has offered guests a personal touch to their stay since 1984 in the heart of Playa del Carmen. The young and vibrant vibe of the hotel reflects the environment in which it is situated. Within a mere 100 meters you will find the dive center, the beach and the main street where cafes and bars are only outnumbered by little art shops and Mexican market stands.
The PADI Advanced Open Water Course is performance based. That means you have to understand and pass the theory and perform the in-water skills correctly and with ease. Therefore, the itinerary can vary slightly from course to course.
The course will take 2 to 3 days depending on the students enrolled. 5 dives will be spread out on the available days. No more than 3 training dives will be conducted each day.
Please allow a minimum of 24 hours, after your last dive, before flying.
(some countries will allow you to fly after 18 hours on land).
To read more about
the accommodation, see pictures and find out all the little
interesting details about this place, the diving and the package in
general… use this link: