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PADI Diving Courses in Catalonia Maroma

Riviera Maya / Tulum


Learn how to dive in the Riviera Maya with these diving courses at Catalonia Maroma Beach. The beautiful white-sand beaches of Mexico’s Playa Maroma and its luxurious Catalonia resort will be your introduction to diving, before you set off exploring the area’s crystalline waters in cenotes (sinkholes) and the world’s second-largest barrier reef.
  • Visit the Catalonia Maroma Beach resort to learn how to dive
  • Train with the best and most recognized dive programs in the world
  • Earn the certifications to dive in the Caribbean
  • Activity duration: Varies depending on selected program


Learn PADI dive basics on a beautiful beach!

Begin your dive Catalonia Maroma Beach courses in the morning with instructors certified by PADI, the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. It’s the most recognized dive certification program in the world, and you’ll learn from the best. After understanding the basics, you’ll practice dives using equipment in the resort’s swimming pool and you’ll eventually begin shallow dives off the beach.

Dive cenotes and the Caribbean Sea

After learning the basics on your dive Catalonia Maroma Beach program, you’ll be ready to earn certification. Once certified, you’ll not only enjoy some of the most unique dive opportunities for beginners, you’ll receive the documents that will allow you to continue diving on your own in other destinations, like the deeper dives in the open sea and underground cenotes. See colorful sea anemones, schools of tropical fish, manta rays, sharks and dolphins all from the deep waters by learning to dive. Full diving certification can take 2 to 5 days to complete.


See Excursion Options for details

Practical Information

  • Rental equipment is only included for the courses and requires an additional fee for tank dives
  • Must be in good physical condition, you'll be required to fill out a medical questionnaire
  • Bring your coupon, a towel, sunscreen lotion, and a swimsuit or shorts
  • $12 USD transportation fee per person per day is not included
  • Lunch is not included, so we recommend you pack a box lunch to take with you
  • Please provide medical clearance, if necessary

Good To Know

  • Tour Language: English
  • Tour Location(s): Riviera Maya / Maroma Beach
  • Season: All year long
  • Duration: Varies
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 10 years old
  • Hotel Pick-up Available: No
  • Good Physical Condition Required: Yes
  • Suitable For Elderly: Yes
  • Pregnant Woman Allowed: No

Excursion Options

PADI Discover Scuba Diving in Catalonia Maroma
  • This one day program is designed for guests with no scuba diving experience or no diving certification. The class and practice in the pool would take place in the morning, and the dive in the afternoon. Lunch is not provided with this activity.
  • Includes:
      • 1 Academic session
      • 1 Pool Session
      • 1 Open Water Boat dive at a local coral reef down to 40 feet (12 meters) max with a qualified instructor
      • Note: Children under 10 years old may not participate in this activity

    PADI Open Water Diver in Catalonia Maroma
  • This is a 3-day course for guests who would like to get their diving certification while on vacation. You'll learn all about diving theory and participate in practical sessions in the resort’s pool. Once ready, you'll make dives down to 60 feet (18 meters) to the local reefs.
  • Includes:
      • Study manual
      • 5 classes on diving theory
      • 5 pool sessions
      • 4 open water boat dives at different local coral reefs down to 60 feet (18 meters) max with a qualified instructor
      • PADI Certification fees
      • Scuba gear rental
      • Note: Children under 10 years old may not participate in this activity

    PADI Advanced O/W Diver in Catalonia Maroma
  • This is a 2- to 3-day course for divers who already have their PADI Open Water Diver certification and who would take the next step in their PADI career. This package includes five specialty dives, two of which are mandatory: deep diving and navigation diving. The other three will be selected onsite with your instructor.
  • Includes:
      • Study manual
      • 5 specialty dives and theory lessons
      • PADI certification fees
      • Note: Children under 12 years old may not participate in this activity

    Pool Check in Catalonia Maroma
  • Mandatory 1-hour pool session before an ocean dive for certified divers who have not taken a dive in more than 12 months.
  • Includes:
      • Pool practice only
      • Note: Children under 11 years old may not participate in this activity

    Refresher Course in Catalonia Maroma
  • This course provides the mandatory theory and pool sessions for certified divers who have not taken a dive in more than 24 months. You'll receive anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours of lessons in the pool before heading out on a regular ocean dive.
  • Includes:
      • 1-hour pool session with theory lesson
      • Note: Children under 11 years old may not participate in this activity
    Excursion Currently Unavailable