Recreational Diving Certifications

Phocea Mexico is a PADI Gold Palm IDC Center, the highest level of recognition in diving, which allows us to guarantee safe trainings supervised by professionals in our 3 locations.

Cours plongée PADI

Discover Scuba Diving

The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program is your choice! You can take this course if you are 10 or older and carry out a real dive in the sea, (at a maximum depth of 40 ft.) under an instructors’ supervision.

Certification rate included 1 pool session + 1 dive : 95 $ USD*

Refresher – Scuba Review

If you’re out of practice and need to refresh your dive techniques, this program consists of a short video, followed by one dive in confined waters and one dive in the sea, at a maximum depth of 40 ft.

Certification rate included 1 pool session + 1 dive : 95 $ USD*

Scuba Diver

Shorter than the full Open Water Course, the PADI Scuba Diver is a first diving diploma that allows you to dive to a maximum depth of 40 ft., under a PADI professional’s supervision. If you do not have much time, it allows you to make the most of your vacation, without having to go through the training again before being able to dive again during your next vacation.

Certification rate included 1 pool session + 2 dives : 329 $ USD*

Open Water Diver

If you want to discover the wonders of the underwater world in a safe way, take the Open Water course and your life will change forever! During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn the basics of scuba diving with a PADI instructor.

Certification via e-Learning : 339 $ USD

Certification rate included 2 pool sessions + 4 dives : 469 $ USD*; 2 pool sessions + 6 dives : 519 $ USD*


If you have already validated the theoretical part of the Open Water Diver course and you have done the training in a protected environment, you can directly enjoy the warm turquoise environment of the Caribbean and complete your training with 4 dives in the sea.

Certification rate included 4 dives : 299 $ USD*

Advanced Diver

The course consists of 5 dives that will allow you to expand your experience depending on your interests: deep diving, underwater photography, peak buoyancy control, wreck diving, and much more… Particularly, this will allow you to become an autonomous diver up to 100 feet deep.

Certification rate included 6 dives : 399 $ USD*

Emergency First Response

C.P.R. / First Aid: whether you are a diver or not, this is a main topic of vital importance. You can learn in two days the basic live-saving actions in a serious, yet relaxed atmosphere. This course is mandatory for the Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Assistant Instructor certifications.

Certification rate : 120 $ USD*

Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue Diver is the first course of your dive training where we start focusing on the “assistance to other divers”, on how to anticipate problems and handle emergency situations.

Certification rate included 2 sessions pool + 4 dives : 369 $ USD*

Enriched Air Diver – Nitrox

Enriched air or Nitrox will enable you to dive more safely, to dive much longer without decompression, but it can also be your first contact to diving with mixes and Tek diving.

Certification rate : 120 $ USD*

Sidemount Open Water Diver

Based on Tec and cave diving techniques and incorporating their minimalist equipment configurations, the Sidemount technique will allow you to rediscover scuba diving while also having a new underwater experience.

Certification rate included 1 pool session + 2 cenotes dives + 2 dives : 490 $ USD*

Specialty courses

Enriched air diver (Nitrox), deep diver, shipwreck diver, underwater navigation, underwater naturalist, etc.. Come and enrich your skills and knowledge in a variety of fields that all have the underwater world in common. These courses last from 2 to 5 days, depending on the specialty you choose.

Rates depending on the specialties

* All diving equipment and teaching aid included.

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