XTC offers a full range of entry-level diver courses and experience programs for new divers of all ages. We have a purpose-built training pool for SCUBA certifications as well as access to some great areas for shallow water training on our inner reef where you can spot lots of colorful reef fishes, manatees and eagle rays while learning the basics of diving. And our outer reefs are some of the most pristine on the Mayan Riviera. Inside this beginner courses you can find:
"Bubblemakers": includes a brief academic session to familiarize young students with the scuba equipment.
"Discover Scuba Diving": this course is an excellent way to "test the waters", includes an hour-long academic session, a practice dive in the bay and an open water boat dive with your instructor.
"PADI Scuba Diver": this program is a pre-entry level certification that is perfect for vacationers or people who only plan to dive a couple times a year.
"Open Water E- Learning referral": The second way to become certified is to take advantage of PADI´S e-learning platform.
"Referral Course": The third way to become certified is to do a "referral" course. In this case, you do your academic modules and confined water practices with a dive instructor or dive center near home.
Courses for Certified Divers:
Looking to broaden your horizons? XTC is one of the best-equipped dive centers in Mexico and has an experienced dive staff which is able to introduce you to new experiences, skills and dive sites to make your Mexican holiday a bit more challenging! In addition to the PADI Advanced and Rescue Diver courses, we cater to those looking to expand their knowledge base even further.
We have a range of Eco programs such as Coral Reef Conservation, Reef Monitoring and Project AWARE programs. Also on offer are many specialty courses, such as Deep, Enriched Air, Gas Blending and a full menu of technical training on both open circuit and rebreathers. And you get to complete these courses on some of Mexico’s finest reefs!
"Refresher Course": This program was designed for certified divers who have not been diving in over 12 months and needs to take this course to get re acquainted with diving equipment and basic skills.
"Advanced Open Water Certification": Will give you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels.
"Rescue Diver": This course is designated to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform in water rescues and assiters, manage diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for PADI Divemaster training .
"AOW- Rescue E- Learning Referral": Rescue training will expand you knowledge and skills so you can assist other divers, handle problems and emergencies and help prevent problems from arising in the first place.
"EFR" (primary and secondary): The emergency First Response (EFR) course provides extensive instruction in CPR and First Aid, as well as optional Secondary Care, emergency oxygen and EAD (automated external defibrillator)sections. This certification fulfills the medical training requirement to enroll in the Rescue Diver course.
XTC Dive Center offers a variety of specialties and techincal courses upon request. We can certify you for anything from PADI Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, or Underwater Naturalist.