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Dive Aventuras is Mexico's first PADI 5-Star Gold Palm Resort and Instructor Development Center.
Have you always wanted to try scuba diving? Now is the time! We offer scuba instruction in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, French, and Italian. Our multilingual instructors and guides are some of the finest in the Riviera Maya. They have the experience and skills to take your scuba diving to new levels. Whether you're a beginner or experienced diver, we offer lots of new and interesting ways to visit the underwater world. Once you know how to dive, you'll never be happy on dry land again!
Learn to Dive
This 1 hr. program allows children ages 8-10 to experience scuba diving at a depth no greater than 6ft/2mts.

Discover Scuba Diving (min. age 10)
Have you always wanted to try Scuba Diving? This half day class consists of a short academic program followed by a pool session to practice diving skills, then onto one of our boats for a dive on the local reef. Although not a certification course, this program may be credited toward certification. Maximum depth 40ft/12mts. Check out the Discover Scuba Diving Video.

Scuba Tune-Up
If you are a certified diver but haven't been in the water for a couple of years, we recommend this refresher course which includes a quick academic and skills tuneup in the pool with one of our instructors before you go for a dive.

Scuba Diver (min. age 10) - PADI E-Learning
This two day certifcation course includes self study, academics with your instructor, pool practice and two dives on the reef. This certification level teaches divers the fundamentals of diving techniques and skills to go to a maximum depth of 40ft accompanied by a professional diver and may be upgraded to a full open water certification at anytime.

Open Water Diver (min. age 10)
This 3 day course consists of self study, academics, pool sessions, and 4 training dives to the reef. Divers learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, equipment, and techiques necessary to plan dives to a recommended maximum depth of 60ft/18mts.

Open Water Referral
If you’ve completed your academic and pool training at your local PADI shop but want to do your four open water training dives in the warm Caribbean, this 2 day program is for you. All referral training documentation will need to be presented to participate.

Crossover Open Water Referral
If your local training agency is not a PADI facility and you’ve completed your academic and pool training, you are eligible to participate in the crossover referral plan for certification. You will need to present proper documentation of training, perform the skill circuit in the pool and take the final PADI exam.

Adventure Diver (min. age 10)
Certified Open Water divers wishing to continue their dive training, may participate in this certification. The program includes academics and 3 dives of choice from a list of many specialties.

Advanced Open Water Diver (min. age 12)
Take your diving to a new level by upgrading your Open Water certification or Adventure Diver certification to Advanced. Course includes academics and a total of five training dives--3 elective dives from a selection of specialties plus a navigation and deep dive training. This course may be completed in a minimum of 2 days.

Specialty Courses
Nitrox, Underwater Digital Photography, Deep, Navigation, Night, AWARE Fish ID, Drift, Boat, Naturalist, Peak Performance Buoyancy, and Cavern diving.

Emergency First Response (EFR), CPR and First Aid
The EFR program teaches you how to manage potential “life-threatening” emergencies and situations in which emergency services might be delayed. Skills include CPR, rescue breathing, first aid, and AED. This course is open to divers and non divers alike and may be completed in one day.

Emergency First Response Care for Children
Similar program to above but focuses on infants and children to 12 years old. Can be combined with EFR for adults for 2 day course.

Dan O2 Provider
Learn entry level techniques associated with proper oxygen administration in dive related injuries such as decompression illness. One day course.

Rescue Diver (min. age 12)
In this three day course divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and wellbeing of others. Skills include preventing and solving specific dive related problems including panicked diver, tired diver, unconscious diver, and missing diver search patterns. Course includes academic and in-water training.

Master Scuba Diver
Take the PADI Master Scuba Diver Challenge and reach the highest recreational level of certification in Scuba Diving. Earn certifcation in Five full PADI specialty courses of your choice and earn this prestigous rating. Prerequisites: Rescue diver certification and 50 logged dives.
Go Pro!
Become a PADI Professional!
If you want to live an extraordinary dive life, going pro is the next step to take!

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. Prerequisites include Rescue diver certification with a current CPR and First Aid certification, 20 logged dives to start the course and 60 to be certified. Course requires a minimum of two weeks of extensive academic and in-water training in addition to independent study.

Assistant Instructor
The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). In this course you will gain additional experience as a PADI Professional and you'll start learning the PADI System of diver education. This certification requires Divemaster certification prerequisite and a minimum of 3 days academic and in-water training.

Instructor Development Course
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the final step on the road to becoming a PADI Dive Instructor. The IDC is an intensive 9-day program that consists of two parts—the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. The IDC is designed to further develop your dive and teaching skills, dive knowledge, and leadership abilities to not only confidently pass the PADI Instructor Examination (IE), but also to become a confident PADI instructor.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)
Instructors who want to train students to the highest level in recreational diving need to become a MSDT. Prerequisites include certification as a PADI Specialty Instructor in five different specialties and issued at least 25 PADI certifications.

IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)
PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors as well as help train PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. To become a PADI IDCS Instructor you need to be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, audit a complete IDC during which you will learn to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and assist with Instructor Development programs.

Emergency First Response and Care for Children Instructor
Emergency First Response Corp., a PADI corporate affiliate, offers the Emergency First Response CPR and first aid program. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can conduct Emergency First Response Primary (CPR) and Secondary Care (first aid) courses. You’ll also learn to conduct the recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management skills.

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