Playa del Carmen: the perfect location for you to learn Spanish and, with some of the most amazing marine life on the planet, a cool place to learn how to dive!
The diving instructors are all fully qualified PADI instructors (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) and their equipment meets the rigorous safety standards imposed by the industry.
They also speak several languages, so if their instructions in Spanish aren't clear, these can readily be translated.
The Diving for Beginners (Open Water Course) is a 3-day course leading to the PADI Open Water certificate for dives of up to 18 meters.
The course includes theoretical sessions in the air-conditioned classroom, pool sessions, ocean boat dives and equipment. Students will need 2 passport size photos.
As a first step students are required to read 3 chapters of the PADI open water manual. They need to do this before day 1 of the course.
This is a 2-3 day course that leads to the PADI certificate for dives up to 30 meters. A pre-requisite for participating in the course is the PADI Open Water Course certificate or equivalent.
The course includes sessions on the theoretical aspects of diving and ocean dives.
All dives and other activities are programmed so as not to clash with the Spanish lessons taken in the mornings.
Start dates are the same as for the intensive Spanish Course
Course A (3 days)
Course B (3 days)
Included | Scuba equipment and diving manual
Another popular add-on for our intensive Spanish course, giving your 3 hours of Latin dance class a week (and lots of places for further practise in Playa!)
Also an option to go with your Spanish course: Mexican cooking classes. You couldn't go back home and not know how to make guacamole!
We also have English courses, including Cambridge exam preparation, and courses for both English and Spanish teachers | See full course list
Spanish courses with the International House VIVA Group, at our centres in Spain as well as in Latin America