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Cenote xplore

diving training facility

IANTD & TDI & PADI standards

Author: Cenote Xplore

Paradise for divers and families

Paradise for divers and families.
Mexico. Yucatan Peninsula. Playa del Carmen.

 

Winter 2022/2023 season exclusive proposal

 

The tour program is designed for 16 days/15 nights (duration can be adjusted upon the request) and hosted by cenotexplore.com team, leading cave diving agency in Playa del Carmen.

Tour Program

1st day. Arrival to Cancun, Transfer to Playa del Carmen by Comfortable a/c Bus. Accommodation at hotel inPlaya del Carmen.

2nd day. Acclimatization, Jet lag and rest on the beach of Playa del Carmen.

3-15th day. Diving – 3 days of diving in the cenotes of Dos Ojos cenote, Ponderosa and Tajma Ha cenotes, Chac Mool and Kukulkan cenotes and 2 days of diving in the ocean 1 day Playa del Carmen area and 1 day Cozumel Island reefs. Departure at 7:00-8:00. Return 15:00-17:00. Minimum level of diver certification PADI OWD or Equivalent + Perfect buoyancy.

On non-diving days, excursions available upon the request (not included in the package): Chichen Itza, Tulum, Pink Lakes, Motor boat trip through the Rio Lagartos National Park, the Ancient city of Ek Balam. Visit to one of the largest and most famous eco-archaeological parks in the world, Xkaret Park.

For those who wish, additional dives in the cenotes and the ocean can be arranged on free days. Actual prices https://cenotexplore.com/tsena-dajving-v-senotah/

16th day. Departure from the hotel at 9:30, transfer to Cancun.

Accomodation options per1 diver (USD)per 1 non-diver (USD)
DBL, Riviera Del Sol hotel till 20/121148989
DBL, Playa Palms Beach hotel till 20/1214981349
DBL, Riviera Del Sol hotel from 21/1219981849
DBL, Playa Palms Beach hotel from 21/1224982349

Included:

  • Transfer Cancun-Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen-Cancun
  • Transfer Hotel-dive site-hotel
  • Accommodation at the hotel in Playa del Carmen / DBL room 2 persons per room
  • 5 days of Recreational (single tank) diving in cenotes and ocean reefs. For non diving family members snorkeling sessions can be organized at the same cenotes and at the ocean upon the request.

Not included:

For non diving family members snorkeling sessions will be organized at the same cenotes and at the ocean upon the request.

Excursions prices (subject to availability):
– Mysterious ancient cities: Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum, as well as a tequila factory – 139 USD/per person.
– Pink Lakes, Rio Lagartos Reserve and the ancient city of Ek Balam – 150 USD/per person.
– Xcaret Park – 200 USD/per person
– Cancun Underwater Museum: Your first dive – 140 USD/per person with transfer from Playa del Carmen
– Additional excursions can be organized upon the request (subject to availability)

A detailed description of the cenotes and diving rules/requirements https://cenotexplore.com/cavern-diving/

Dives are carried out in accordance with valid diver certificates. Best level PADI AOWD / SDI Advanced Diver program or equivalent. Minimum level PADI OWD + Perfect Buoyancy.

For those who wish, it is possible to improve their qualifications / training under the TDI / IANTD programs of the Cavern / Intro to Cave/ Full Cave level on a separate request. Actual prices: https://cenotexplore.com/kursy-peshhernogo-dajvinga/ and https://cenotexplore.com/kursy-tehnicheskogo-dajvinga/

Other accommodation options are available and can be discussed during the booking process

Payment terms
Deposit upon booking — 200 USD / per person.
50% of the tour price of the tour 30 days before the start of the trip.
Full 100% to be paid 7 days before the start of the trip.
In case of cancellation of the entire tour the deposit will not be returned.
In case of cancellation
less than 29 days before the start of the tour the 50% of the tour price fine is applied.
In case of cancellation less than 6 days before the start of the tour the payment is not returned.
Services included in the tour price which is not used for any reason are not refundable/exchangeable.

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Who is a cave diving instructor?

Who is a cave diving instructor?

Who is a cave diving instructor? Despite the view that I’ve come across quite a number of times over the past couple of years this is not a dude in well-worn gear who gets into some dumpy places and smokes weed in between the dives.

We all know that cave divers are the upper crust in diving. At least the real ones, that is those who dive into caves at full cave level more or less regularly. And they become the elite not easily. Such people go through courses being already experienced divers with certain amount of dives and training under their belt. Added to that they are also quite wealthy, mature and intelligent, accomplished specialists successful in life. So these intelligent people put in a lot of money and efforts to make their dream come true, i.e. to become cave divers. Surely the person who is paid, i.e. the instructor needs to be a role model, a real professional, well educated, intelligent and able to teach. And, as any teacher, he should be polite, tactful and level-headed. He should become a trusted mentor, a real guru in his sphere. Logical, isn’t it? And in ideal circumstances, that’s what it’s like.

How can one become first an Instructor and then an Instructor Trainer (which means the highest qualification of all possible)?

Setting aside a variant of just buying a certificate (brutal truth), I’ll tell you about a legitimate and right way. First, we all become ordinary cave divers. Then we dive in a great number of caves, build on our experience during long hours of dives, attend seminars, learn from the best of the best and keep diving, learning and keeping up to date with all the current trends. An instructor does a lot of cave diving just as a fan, which means without any students, for the sake of broadening their own outlook. They always have the best possible equipment. And, what’s more important, they are excellent teachers. Their course is always perfectly planned and structured, so that a student would always know what is expected from them and what the training would be like, as well as what they need to do to successfully complete the course. There must be no ambiguities, hidden information or nasty surprises. Students work on the edge of their abilities without going beyond them. They overcome themselves, learn how to think in a new way, go out of their comfort zone (but not too far so that it doesn’t become unsafe or less exciting). One should remember that diving, even serious diving, is still done as a hobby and entertainment and needs to be enjoyed. Even going through the most challenging course one would aim at making it an enjoyable experience.

You don’t have to be the most charming person in the world or investigate the narrowest and the most difficult caves to become a good instructor. It’s enough to just know exactly what you are doing and be able to get your message across to students without violating standards, without backing students into the corner with useless and fanciful actions and not making up own standards and skills that are not only dangerous but also just stupid. There are always two ways of increasing one’s credibility: to be really the best or to be determined to become one and to TEACH the person everything you can. Or for those who want “to seem”, not “to be”: to make up skills like tearing off the mask ten times in a row, ripping out the line from student hands (preferably directing the torch right into his eyes, when he is taking off the dark mask), searching for a long hose behind student back (and of course it’s very important to throw it away as far as possible) and then to find one million mistakes and tell the person how bad they are. It’s common knowledge that noone’s perfect and it’s possible to find flaws in everything you do, however well you do it, right?

A good instructor would never shout at their student. To raise your voice when speaking to a client? Or to anyone at all? Seriously? It’s like admitting your own incompetence.

They would never use an argument like “because I said so”.

A good instructor would never exhaust a person sucking them dry. Guys, we are all human beings and to work for 12-16 hours a day doing a series of dives is a sign of total incompetence.

Unable to fit in the learning plan? Take an extra day or learn at last how to conduct a course without sitting into midnight!

A good instructors would never use any kind of manipulations, including financial ones, would never lie or economise the truth, they wouldn’t put their own interests above others’. They wouldn’t “remember” a couple of days after you finish the course that you haven’t demonstrated a skill that nobody has ever mentioned to you before. They wouldn’t congratulate you with the completion of the course if they are not ready to put their signature under every word they utter. And, most likely, they would review their attitude to their profession and what they do if their student put the certificate they issued into a trash.

All the above said related to direct violation of professional ethics and should be liable to punishment. There should be mutual respect, clarity and trust between an instructor and a student. In the end of the day, when you both appear under water, especially, in a cave, you should be 150% sure that you can trust this person with your life.

The financial side of the issue should also be mentioned. Personally I have always been happy to give my own money for all the courses I’ve taken (with a couple of exceptions, of course, otherwise this article wouldn’t have appeared) and I strongly believe that I have gained much more than I have paid. Money is pure exchange of energy and professionalism costs a lot, it goes without saying. However, if on completion of a course you feel that you’ve given more than you’ve gained , in all senses, you’ve definitely chosen the wrong instructor.

Learning from the best always costs every dollar, every effort and every single minute of the time you’ve spent on it.

Dear divers, and this refers not just to cave divers, but to everyone who decides to take any kind of course! If you’ve come to take a course, it doesn’t mean that you should quietly agree with everything that happens. You have the right to voice your opinion and to disagree with your instructor if you feel what is happening is unacceptable.

Don’t be shy to make everything clear “on the shore”, to ask about everything that causes even the smallest doubt and to make your own conclusions. If your first impression is negative, trust your intuition, it is usually the most accurate one. And please learn to say NO to the lack of professionalism, overblown sense of self and attempts to cheat you out of money, time or anything else!

“Shit happens when good people turn their backs on it” – let’s stop turning our backs on it and then there will be much fewer bad instructors.

All the goodness!

Who is a cave diving instructor? Who is a cave diving instructor? Who is a cave diving instructor? Who is a cave diving instructor? Who is a cave diving instructor?

Cenote Maya and Ocean diving of Mexico – August 2022

Цена на дайвинг в сенотах

Event date: 08/08/2022 – 08/19/2022
Mexico. Yucatan Peninsula. Paradise for divers and sympathizers. 12 days / 11 nights.

Diving and recreation in Mexico. Yucatan Peninsula. Paradise for divers and sympathizers.

The dive tour program is designed for 12 days / 11 nights.

Program:

1st day. Arrival in Cancun, Transfer to Playa del Carmen by bus/car. Accommodation at the Riviera Del Sol hotel. Free time

2nd day. Acclimatization and rest on the beach.

3-11th day. Diving – 3 days of diving in the cenotes of Dos Ojos and Bat Cave, Ponderosa and Tajma Ha, Chac Mool and Kukulkan and 2 days of diving in the ocean in the Playa del Carmen area and on the reefs of Cozumel Island. Departure at 7:00-8:00. Return 14:00-15:00.

On non-diving days, excursions: Chichen Itza, Tulum, Pink Lakes, Motor boat trip through the Rio Lagartos National Park, the Ancient city of Ek Balam. Visit to one of the largest and most famous eco-archaeological parks in the world, Xkaret Park.

For those who wish, additional dives in the cenotes and the sea can be organized on free days.

12th day. Departure from the hotel at 10:00, transfer to Cancun.

Included:

– Transfer Cancun-Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen-Cancun
– Transfer Hotel-dive site-hotel
– Accommodation at the hotel Riviera Del Sol / DBL
– 5 days diving in cenotes and reefs

Not included:

  • Flights
  • Breakfast at the hotel – 105 pesos/person
  • Medical insurance – on request depending on coverage or yours
  • Nitrox – see prices on the page
  • rent of diving equipment – ​​we will pick up any necessary equipment for you. To guarantee the availability of equipment, we need information on the required dimensions at least 7 days before the start of the trip.
  • visa at the entrance to Mexico
  • tips for guides
  • optional / night dives
  • diving training and certification
  • excursions on free days – see below

For sympathizers and family members who are not divers, snorkeling will be organized in the same cenotes and in the sea. It is possible to start diving training on a separate request.

Tour prices:

– Mysterious ancient cities: Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum, as well as a tequila factory – $ 139.
– Pink Lakes, Rio Lagartos Reserve and the ancient city of Ek Balam – $ 150.
– Xcaret Park – $200
– Cancun Underwater Museum: Your first dive – $140.
– it is possible to organize additional excursions upon prior request

A detailed description of the cenotes can be found on the pages of www.cenotexplore.com

Dives are carried out in accordance with valid diver certificates. Desired level of certification to participate in the SDI Advanced Diver program or equivalent.

If your level is lower or you do not yet have a diving certificate, then it is possible to take diving training in Moscow before the start of the trip and finish it in Mexico to minimize the time spent on it from the tour itself. It is also possible to learn diving in Mexico from scratch.

For those who wish, it is possible to improve their qualifications / training under the TDI / IANTD programs of the Cavern / Intro to Cave/Full Cave level on a separate request in Mexico.

tour cost

Special price 849 USD (1150 USD) per person.

Payment order

— Deposit upon booking — 100 USD
– Payment of 50% of the cost of the tour 30 days before the start of the trip
– Payment of 100% of the cost of the tour 7 days before the start of the trip
If you cancel the tour less than 1 month before the start, the deposit will not be returned.
If canceled less than 3 days in advance, the full cost of the tour will be charged.
Money for unused for any reason services included in the cost of the tour are not refundable
Other accommodation options are available and can be discussed during the booking process.

 

BOOKING YOUR DIVE

Set of personalized cookies and arrows for cave diving

A set of stylish personalized cave shooters and cookies for your full cave dives.

Your personal nickname and the number of teeth for tactile identification of the marker in zero visibility conditions are made personally.

Personification:
— The nickname is pressed 1 mm from both sides of the cave arrow and cookie. The number of letters in the nickname is not more than 7.
– The number of prongs is from 1 to 4 on the cookies and from 1 to 3 on the arrows.

Materials:
– PLA plastic. Biodegradable plastic, does not harm the cave, even if you leave the marker in the cave for some reason, it will completely dissolve after a few years. Markers made from this material may have a limited lifespan.
— ABS/PETG plastic. Practically durable plastic. Not subject to external influences. Will stay in the cave for millions of years if you forget.

Colors:
– basic white
– grey/glow in the dark fluorescent blue
– fluorescent orange
– fluorescent green
– transparent ruby

The kit includes a pigtail, 6 cookies, 3 arrows.
The price of the set is 35 USD.
Production time from 7 days. Prepayment 100%

Package diving program

Mexico | Yucatán | Diving cenotes and reefs
12 days / 11 nights

Mexico, the Yucatán Peninsula. A paradise for divers. The diving program cenotes and ocean is designed for 12 days / 11 nights stay. This program is for divers and their families. Seasonality – all year round. A detailed description, photo and video of the dive sites is available on the links.


Diving tour:

Day 1: Cancun – Playa del Carmen.
Arrival at Cancun airport (you can fly through New York, Atlanta, Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Havana or direct flight from Moscow to Kanukun). Transfer to Playa del Carmen, accommodation in cottages at the residence of Luna Mar / 2BRS.

Day 2: Day of rest and acclimatization


Day 3: Cenotes Chak-Mool /Kukulcan
8.00 Filling documents, transfer to the dive 8:30. 2 dives in the Chak-Mool and Kukulkan. Between dives – a light lunch. After 15:00 – free time; beach, rest.

Юкатан. Дайвинг в сенотах и на рифах.Юкатан. Дайвинг в сенотах и на рифах.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 4: Cenotes Chikin Ha and El Eden.
Transfer at 8:00. 2 dives in Chikin Ha and El Eden (Ponderosa). Between dives – lunch. After 15:00 – free time.

Юкатан. Дайвинг в сенотах и на рифах.

 

Day 5: Cenote Tajma Ha.
Transfer 8:00. 2 dives in the Tadjmakha cen. Between dives – lunch, after 15:00 – free time.

Юкатан. Дайвинг в сенотах и на рифах.Юкатан. Дайвинг в сенотах и на рифах.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 6: Rest day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day 7 -8: Ocean dives. Playa del Carmen.

7:40 transfer, 2 dives from a boat on the reef. 13:30 – free time. On this day there is an opportunity to make a night dive on the reefs of Playa del Carmen, please plan ahead !!!
 

Day 9 – 11: Rest day

Day 12: Playa del Carmen – Cancun
Departure from the hotel, transfer to Cancun airport, departure.

Cost of the program:
– for divers 12 days / 11 nights – US $ 1060
– for non divers 12 days / 11 nights – US $ 570

 

Deposits and payments:

200 USD per person non-refundable deposit within 7 days from the date of booking.
50% of the total amount due 90 days prior to arrival.
100% payment 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation:

Cancellations 45 to 30 days before the arrival date: 50% penalty.
Cancellations made 7 days or less before the arrival date: the payment is not refundable.
Unused services for staying and diving are not subject to return and transfer without the consent of both parties.
No refunds for cancellation of flights, natural disasters, war or terrorism, etc. are not foreseen.

Included:
transfer airport – cottage – airport;
transfer to the cottage -cenotes – cottage;
accommodation in cottages Luna Mar / 2BRS;
cenote diving  (3 days / 6 dives);
ocean diving (2 days / 4 dives);

Not included:

food
diving insurance;
rent of equipment for diving;

Additionally:
air travel and airport taxes;
snorkeling;
third and night dives;
tips for guides;
Attention of photographers and videographers! In some of the cenotes there is a charge for using the cameras, please check the information on the eve of the planned dives.

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Каверн-дайвинг тур в Мексике в Ноябре

Каверн-дайвинг тур в Мексике в Ноябре

Каверн-дайвинг тур в Мексике в Ноябре

Каверн-дайвинг тур в Мексике в Ноябре – $789 USD. Сеноты и Карибы. Отличное предложение для влюблённых пар и семей дайверов.
Включено: Трансфер из аэропорта Канкун и обратно, 8 ночей проживание в бутик-отеле Playa Palms Beach Hotel в Плайя дель Кармен в 2-х местном номере (кровати только King Size) , в самом центре туристической зоны, отель расположен на пляже (beachfront), 3 дня/6 погружений из них 4 погружения в сенотах и 2 погружения рифы Плайя дель Кармен, баллоны, груза. Включены все налоги и сборы, аренда снаряжения, трансферы по программе.
Не включено: дополнительные погружения, экскурсии, питание, нитрокс, номера Ocean View (реально 25 метров от воды!!!) .

Забронируйте тур до 20 октября и получите скидку на дополнительный пакет дайвинга – 15%.


Подробности о дайвинге в Мексике на сайте www.cenotexplore.com
Подробности обучения пещерному и техническому дайвингу https://cavetectraining.com/


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Мы открылись и готовы встречать гостей!

Мы открылись и готовы встречать гостей!

@ Riviera Maya
Размочили #карантин. 72 минуты удовольствия и фана. Мы снова в сенотах и снова счастливы!

Учитывая текущие обстоятельства

Учитывая текущие обстоятельства, наверное, мудрее закрыть центр на какое-то время. Как только это закончится, мы нырнем вместе … .
А пока, дома, книги, статьи и я надеюсь, что немного исследований в сенотах затерянных далеко в джунглях. Удачи и всего наилучшего всем вам, и до скорой встречи в сенотах! 

Given the circumstances, It is probably wiser to close the center for some time. As soon as it ends we’ll have a lots of diving together … . For now, home, books, writing and I hope for a bit of exploration hiding far into the cenоtes. Good luck and all the best to all of you, and see you soon in the Cenotes.

Поздравляем Александра и Виктора из Минска успешно прошедших обучение пещерному дайвингу, курс IANTD Introductory Cave

Поздравляем Александра Жижико и Виктора Симонова из Минска, они успешно прошли обучение пещерному дайвингу, курс IANTD Introductory Cave! 529 минут – время проведенное под водой плюс множество сухих прогонов, теоретических лекций и много новых навыков. Спасибо за усердие и огромное желание учится! Наслаждайтесь погружениями в пещеры!

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