Costa Maya

PADI Discover Scuba Diving

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PADI Discover Scuba Diving
  • 3 hours 45 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Try out scuba diving without having to be certified first with this Discover Scuba Diving course in Mahahual. Learn the basics of theory and technique, test out your new skills in confined water, then enjoy a dive in open water accompanied a PADI dive instructor. No experience necessary, all the equipment you need is provided.
  • Discover Scuba Diving course in Costa Maya
  • Try scuba diving without a lengthy certification course
  • Includes skills training, and confined water and open-water dive
  • All equipment and bottled water provided
  • Small group size ensures more attention from your guide

What's Included

  • Use of Scuba equipment
  • Bottled water
  • The cab costs 4 USD per person /per ride (solo pax may pay 8 USD)

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Huachinango, 77976 Q.R., Mexico

    Busque un taxi y pídale al conductor que lo lleve a las Ecocabañas Blue Kay.. Baje en el estacionamiento junto al edificio de Recepción. Tome el camino hacia el paseo marítimo y encontrará el centro de buceo a la derecha, junto al restaurante.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • A 12-hour period is needed between diving and ascending to an altitude above 300 meters or a thousand feet.
  • Check with your doctor: if you have high blood pressure, angina, or take medication to control blood pressure
  • Check with your doctor: if you had a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) or history of chest surgery
  • Check with your doctor: if you have a history of seizures, blackouts or fainting, convulsions or epilepsy or take medications to prevent them
  • Check with your doctor: ou have a history of heart disease or heart attack, heart surgery or blood vessel surgery
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Featured review
What an amazing experience…..especially for inexperienced divers. David and Brenda were phenomenal and made us feel comfortable the entire time. We had an on-shore class, then went into waste deep waters to practice, then went out to the dive site. We were under for about 45 minutes and saw beautiful fish, coral, rays, and morel eels. The weather was partly sunny but the water below was crystal clear. Highly recommended for anyone who isn’t certified! (They also had dives for certified divers and snorkeling trips too) I can’t say enough about these amazing folks!!!!!


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Amazing Experience
David_F, Apr 2024
What an amazing experience…..especially for inexperienced divers. David and Brenda were phenomenal and made us feel comfortable the entire time. We had an on-shore class, then went into waste deep waters to practice, then went out to the dive site. We were under for about 45 minutes and saw beautiful fish, coral, rays, and morel eels. The weather was partly sunny but the water below was crystal clear. Highly recommended for anyone who isn’t certified! (They also had dives for certified divers and snorkeling trips too) I can’t say enough about these amazing folks!!!!!
Wonderful scuba experience!
KathrynHardy, Mar 2024
Gala and Brenda were great! Gala spent some good time with instruction, then equally with the first round in shallow water. This was only our 2nd time and I struggled my first time, so she ensured this experience would be great and it was. We saw a stingray, lobsters in a hidden cave and other fish. Pineapple pieces after was an Nice way to end our excursion.
Awesome experience!
Steve_B, Jan 2024
Excellent and very nice instructors! Some of the most beautiful coral I’ve seen and I have scuba many other countries.
Beautiful reef, safe and informative instructor
Bridget_M, Jan 2024
Amazing experience - patient and safe. Great for beginner or a refresher. Beautiful reef in wonderful condition. My husband was not certified and I am but it has been a few years so wanted a refresher. She was able to both guide and teach him while pointing out interesting sea life to me.
Best Diving Outfit Ever
Jose_R, Oct 2023
Where to start??? I’m certified with advance Open water and Nitrox. My wife wanted to get into diving since it’s my hobby. Lucia and the crew were amazing and patient with my wife during the Discovery Dive. Although my wife passed the initial training she only got as far as off the boat to dive. She realized she couldn’t and they helped her back on. I still dove and it was spectacular. The crater we dove in was full of fish of all sorts. I’ve dove all over the world and this crew is by far the best I’ve ever had the pleasure diving with. I hope to be back soon. Thank y’all!!!!
Great diving spot and guides
john_H, Sep 2023
The diving and instruction were fabulous, with two guides for four people. Coupled with a low price, this was a great deal. This was the second Discover class my adult son and I have taken. Some enormous coral, and we saw a clown fish. Manta rays are in the area, but we did not see any this time. The beach we started from was the closest to the ship port, about a mile away and you can see the ship, making a great photo. The only thing amiss was the toilet facilities owned by the beach bar.
amazing dive with professionals
Gabriela_C, Aug 2023
Husband and daughter had an amazing time diving! The instructors were really knowledgeable, the diving spots were beautiful, and we all felt super safe the whole time. I was able to come along on the boat and snorkel at the top while waiting for them. Seeing the marine life and feeling so peaceful underwater was really special. We highly recommend booking this experience!
So Fun!
Christina_B, Aug 2023
Incredible experience! Quick taxi from the port. Everyone extremely patient and helpful during. We plan to return during our next cruise through the area. I attended with my teenage daughter and we had a wonderful time.
Would not recommend discovery for non-Spanish speakers
Kristie_V, Jul 2023
We are a family of 5, my husband and I are certified. Kids are 18, 15, and 12. 1 of three kids made it to the bottom. The other two struggled to understand instructions. Staff was very friendly and dive master’s English was hard to understand.
Great time with an awesome crew
Benjamin_G, Jul 2023
David and the crew were really friendly and showed a lot of attention to make sure we were safe and had a lot of fun. The dive shop was collocated with a restaurant and just a few hundred feet from the shore where we learned the basics before taking the boat out to a reef for the main dive. The water was crystal clear and we saw tons of small fish. The crew managed all the gear for us and provided fresh pineapple after we finished the dive which was amazing!!
Amazing experience and awesome group running this!!!
BColin_M, Apr 2023
Awesome experience, first time diving with my 13 year old son. Really nice group of people running this and our guide Konstantin was great!!!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you very much! We are really glad to know you enjoyed this experience with us. Keep diving!
Excellent instructor
Devin_M, Mar 2023
Viktor was an excellent guide! Took the time to explain and ensure that we received the full time we paid for, even though others in the group were late. Would absolutely use this group again.
Do yourself a favor and book with Viator!
Becca_S, Mar 2023
I booked this Costa Maya MX excursion several weeks before my MSC cruise. Unfortunately the day we were to port the ship was unable to make port due to 48+ knot winds. We were pretty unhappy about missing our excursion as this was what we were looking forward to the very most with our cruise experience. Imagine my surprise when sitting at the table that night in the MDR another couple friend of ours had taken the time to look up info on our missed excursion and everyone at the table heard that we'd "booked with the best excursion company/website they'd seen in 10 years of cruising" He told us that we would receive a refund (which I pretty much had resigned myself that I'd lost out on the cost of this excursion due to the ship not porting) and to my utter happiness and surprise I saw a refund email sent by Viator that very evening and had my refund hit my credit card less than 2 days later. I can't tell you how much I appreciated the exceptional customer service I received through Mar Adentro Diving and Viator. I will never book an excursion on future cruises without Viator. The peace of mind alone is totally worth it - none of us can control the weather, that's just part of the cruising experience. Do yourself a favor and book with Viator!
Better than booking directly through our cruise line!
Kelley_C, Feb 2023
I went on my first cruise with my and three kids in December. We really wanted to go diving, but the diving tours through our cruise line were fully booked. I have heard mixed reviews on booking outside the cruise line, from frequent cruisers, so I was a little nervous on taking a chance. I am so glad I took the chance and booked the tour! The tour guide (I don't remember his name, he was from France) was super friendly and patient with any and all questions we had, and made us feel at ease through the entire experience. If you're on the fence on whether or not you should book through your cruise line, this tour is safe, worth the money, and will get you back to the dock in time (they even called a taxi for us back to the port). Just make sure when you're booking the tour the time of your tour matches the time your ship is in port and you will be fine. Defiantly recommend this tour!!!
Excellent dive experience with a great crew!
Kim_G, Jan 2023
Fantastic dive guide and staff! Extremely accommodating in regards to ship schedule changes. Prompt communication from time of booking to dive date! Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Thank you Kim for your kind words. Come back soon!
wonderful experiance
Bonnie_O, Jan 2023
i had not been diving in over 10 yrs. and took this as a refresher course. the instructor Mino was wonderful giving myself and the other student instructions from putting masks on to how we would enter and exit the water. He told us about the dive site and what to expect to see. It was a wonderful experiance. Next time im in Mahahula again I would definitely love to dive with this shop again!!
Sharon_M, Dec 2022
Both of my son’s first time. After very good classroom instruction, you demonstrate skills in water then it’s go out on a very short boat ride to the reef. There was a line to use to go down and up.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Hi, Sharon! We're glad you enjoyed the diving with us and we appreciate your kind words. Best!
Worth it!!
John_R, Dec 2022
They are so great to learn from and easy to work with. Loved our experience and hope to do it again!
Great memories
Joshua_S, Aug 2022
Great experience . Learn at your pace and comfort level. See great coral and marine life. Dive time is up to an hour :).
Outstanding would use this company eveeytime
Kevin_K, Mar 2022
The water was so clear the staff experienced with new divers it was so much fun and I would use this company every time
Response from Host, Apr 2022
Thank you very much, Kevin. We are really pleased to know you enjoyed your tour. You are always welcome! Lorenzo

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