What could be better than turning a passion into a career, and than having the ocean and the cenotes as your main office? Planet Scuba Mexico is a PADI Five Star IDC Center in Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya, Yucatan, and we can help you achieve any PADI Professional qualification you are interested in, from Divemaster to Instructor over all Technical Diving PADI TecRec instructor ratings. Become a diving professional with real professionals who will share their international diving experience with you. Furthermore, we are a part of the Dive-Careers network, and can assist you in building connections with dive destinations and centers around the globe.

PADI Divemaster training with Planet Scuba Mexico, Riviera Maya, Yucatan

DIVEMASTER TRAINING

As a PADI divemaster, you will achieve the first professional rating of your dive career, and will not only be allowed to assist instructors training new generations of divers, but will also get the opportunity to guide certified divers in a variety of different environments. The PADI divemaster rating is where your professional adventure begins!

At Planet Scuba Mexico, we can design a tailor-made program to take you from your current recreational diving level to the start of a professional career, sharing our experience and teaching you diving skills, dive theory, dive equipment and much more.

Category
Program
Details
Prerequisites
Price USD
Divemaster Courses
Divemaster Course
- 2 weeks, 12 dives included
- Divemaster Crew Pack not included
- Gear not included (can be rented for 5 USD/day)
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Rescue Diver
- Minimum 40 logged dives before start
- Minimum 60 logged dives before certification
750
Divemaster Internship
- 1 month, 20 dives minimum included
- Divemaster Crew Pack not included
- Gear not included (can be rented for 5 USD/day)
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Rescue Diver
- Minimum 40 logged dives before start
990
Open Water to DM
- Includes PADI Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Nitrox, Rescue, EFR, DM courses
- Includes 34 dives
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- None
Remaining dives to reach 60 dives
prior to Divemaster certification
to be booked extra
2490
Rescue to DM
- Includes PADI Rescue, EFR, DM courses
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Advanced Open Water
- 36 logged dives
1390
PADI Scuba Diving Instructor training with Planet Scuba Mexico, Riviera Maya, Yucatan

INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

As a PADI instructor, not only will you be diving and guiding, but you will also have the opportunity to introduce new divers to the underwater world, and to help certified divers take the next step in their dive training. We offer the entire range of PADI Instructor trainings, including Assistant Insturctors, Open Water Scuba Instructors, Staff instructors, and all available specialties. Our team will not only help you improve your dive theory and skills, but also provide you valuable teaching tricks and share their international teaching experience with you.

Category
Program
Details
Prerequisites
Price USD
Instructor
Development Courses
Assistant Instructor
- AI course (first half of IDC)
- IDC Crew pack not included
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Divemaster
- Minimum 60 logged dives before start
500
OWSI Course
- OWSI course (second half of IDC)
- IDC Crew pack not included
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Assistant Intructor
- Minimum 60 logged dives before start
700
IDC Prep Course
- 2 days, theory + 1 CW session
- Divemaster
- Minimum 100 logged dives before start
200
IDC (inc. Prep & EFRI)
- Complete IDC program
- Includes 2 days of prep
- Includes EFR Instructor program
- Includes Mock IE
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Divemaster
- Minimum 100 logged dives before start
1200
IDC Cross-over
- Cross over to PADI from another organization
- Does not include EFRI course
- IDC Crew pack not included
- Instructor with a recognized organization
700
Specialty Instructor course
- 1 day course
- PADI application fee not included
- 2 dives, 1 theory session
- Open Water Scuba Instructor
- For Nitrox, Sidemount, Self-reliant, Tec: student level required
150
MSDT Package
(5 instructor specs)
- 5 days minimum course
- PADI application fee not included
- 1-2 dives, 1 theory session per specialty
- Open Water Scuba Instructor
- For Nitrox, Sidemount, Self-reliant, Tec: student level required
500
Staff Instructor
- Includes the staffing of an entire IDC
- Does not include the Course Director manual
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Master Scuba Diver Trainer
500
Emergency First Response Instructor 
- 2 days course
- No diving certification required
- EFRI Instructor manual not included
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- Current EFR certification (less than 2 years)
250
EFR + EFRI
- Includes EFR at student level and EFR Instructor course
- Includes EFR manual at student-level
- Does not include EFR Instructor manual
- PADI Fees not included (see bottom of this page)
- No pre-requisites
300
PADI TecRec Technical Diving Instructor training with Planet Scuba Mexico, Riviera Maya, Yucatan

TEC INSTRUCTOR TRAINING

Technical diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits : diving deeper and longer. But Tec divers will tell you that it really is about the challenge of exploring places that no one else has ever seen, as a team. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment this new adventure demands. For us at Planet Scuba Mexico, Tec Diving is more than a challenge: it's a passion. We can help you become a PADI Tec Diving instructor - we train up to the highest professional Technical diving levels available.

Category
Program
Details
Prerequisites
Price USD
Tec Diving
Instructor Development Courses
Self-Reliant instructor
- Required to teach Self-Reliant specialty
and Self-reliant adventure dive in AOW
2 days
- Open Water Scuba Instructor
- Self-Reliant or Tec 40 diver
250
Sidemount
Instructor
- Required to teach Sidemount specialty
and Sidemount Adventure dives in AOW
- 2 days
- Open Water Scuba Instructor
- Sidemount diver
250
Tec Sidemount
Instructor
- Required to teach Tec Sidemount specialty
- 2 days
- Open Water Scuba Instructor 
- Tec sidemount diver
300
Tec Instructor
- 1 CW session, 2 OW sessions, 8 hours theory, 3 days
- Certifies you to teach up to Tec 40
- Does not include required student level (Tec 40 & Tec 45)
- Open Water Scuba Instructor to start
- MSDT to send final application
- Tec 45 diver certification
600
Tec Instructor
with student levels
- Certifies you to teach up to Tec 40
- Includes required student level (Tec 40 and Tec 45)
- Open Water Scuba Instructor to start
- MSDT to send final application
1500
Tec Deep Instructor
- 1 CW session, 2 OW sessions, 15 hours theory
- 4 days minimum, + 3 days for assist
- Certifies you to teach up to Tec 50
-  Includes one assist on a Tec 45 or Tec 50 course
- Does not include required student level (Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50)
- Open Water Scuba Instructor to start
- MSDT to send final application
- Tec 50 diver certification
1000
Tec Deep Instructor
with student levels
- Certifies you to teach up to Tec 50
- Includes one assist on a Tec 45 or Tec 50 course
- Includes required student level (Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50)
- Open Water Scuba Instructor to start
- MSDT to send final application
2500
Trimix Instructor
- Certifies you to teach up to PADI Trimix Diver courses
- Does not include required student level (PADI Trimix Diver)
- Tec Deep Instructor
- Trimix Diver certification
1500
Trimix instructor
with student levels
- Certifies you to teach up to PADI Trimix Diver courses
- Includes required student level (PADI Trimix Diver)
- Tec Deep Instructor
3000
PADI TecRec Cave and Technical Diving Instructor training with Planet Scuba Mexico, Riviera Maya, Yucatan

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSES - TEC & CAVE OPTIONS

Since our passion is technical and cave diving, we want you to be able to start your dive career with all the tools you need to grow in these two fields. By choosing one of our Tec or Cave IDC Packages, you will not only become a recreational diving instructor, but also build a solid foundation of Technical and Cave diving knowledge and skills, as well as obtain relevant specialty instructor rating to start teaching the basic levels of those very demanding diving fields straight after your IDC. Technical diving, decompression diving, cavern diving, sidemount diving, self-reliant diving: increase your employability as a new instructor by obtaining those highly sought-after specialties.

Category
Program
Details
Prerequisites
Price USD
 Special IDC Packages
Tec IDC
- Complete IDC (including prep. and EFRI)
- Nitrox + Sidemount + Tec 40 at student level
- 5 PADI Instructor specialties:
Nitrox, Deep, Sidemount, Self-Reliant, Wreck
- Divemaster
- Minimum 100 logged dives
before start
2500
Cave IDC
- Complete IDC (including prep. and EFRI)
- Sidemount + Cavern + Intro to Cave at student level
- 2 PADI instructor specialties: Sidemount & Cavern
- Divemaster
- Minimum 100 logged dives
before start
3000

PADI CREW PACKS

PADI professional training is recognized in more than 190 countries, and a very important tool to ensure that all PADI professionals offer the highest quality possible in the entire world is the mandatory usage of uniform teaching material. Following table presents the crew packs required for some of the training programs listed above.

Category
Pack
Details
Price USD
 PADI Crew Packs
Divemaster Crew Pack
- Required for Divemaster programs
249
EFRI Instructor manual (digital version)
- Required for EFR Instructor programs
129
IDC Crew Pack
- Required for AI/IDC/OWSI/Crossover programs
499
Course Director Manual (digital version)
- Required for Staff Instructor Programs
499
 

PADI APPLICATION FEES

For all professional ratings, the candidate must apply to PADI upon successful completion of the training program. Following table summarizes all PADI fees, which are to be paid directly to PADI in order to be registered as Active or Teaching status for the new professional rating.

Category
Fee
Details
Price USD
PADI Fees
Divemaster application fee
- Only for Divemaster programs
119
Assistant instructor fee
- Only for Assistant Instructor course
93
IE (Instructor Exam) fee
- Necessary to attend the Instructor Exam
- To be paid at the end of an IDC
675
Instructor application fee
- Includes your fees for the first year of teaching
- To be paid at the end of an IDCRequired for Staff Instructor Programs
169
Specialty instructor application fee - Self
- For self-application
- Only accessible for MSDTs
93
Specialty instructor application fee - with CD
- For application after specialty instructor course with Course Director
68
MSDT application fee
- Requires 5 specialty instructor ratings and 25 issued certifications
93
Staff instructor application fee
- To be paid at the end of Staff Instructor course
125
Tec Instructor application fee
- To be paid at the end of Tec Instructor course
78
Tec Deep Instructor application fee
- To be paid at the end of Tec Deep Instructor course
78
Tec Trimix Instructor application fee
- To be paid at the end of Tec Trimix Instructor course
93


! Important Notice about Equipment:
 
Equipment is included in recreational courses at student level, as well as in basic Technical courses (Sidemount, Self-Reliant, Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50), but needs to be brought by the candidate or rented from the Dive center for Professional courses and Trimix levels.
 
PADI Professional Courses Flowchart at Planet Scuba Mexico, Puerto Aventuras, Riviera Maya, Mexico