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Pocna 5 star IDC center


Explore underwater navigation, deep diving, and three specialty dives with guidance from your instructor. Gain experience with five open water dives in a fun, exam-free course.


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*PADI eLearning is purchased separately if your course requires it. See booking information for full details.

Full Course Information

To ensure you choose the right course for you see the information below or contact us for a chat


Once you finish your Open Water Course, you can start the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. This program enhances your scuba diving expertise and confidence in various areas, including navigation, deep diving skills, and exciting activities such as night diving and wreck diving. Your PADI instructor will supervise you while you complete five adventure dives, each introducing you to new specialties and taking you to the diverse and unique dives of Isla Mujeres.

First, you must complete your eLearning and participate in 5 Adventure dives. 

Two of these dives are mandatory. 

The Deep Adventure Dive will teach you how to plan dives in deeper waters and handle the physiological effects and challenges that come with it. This dive is typically done at one of our spectacular shipwrecks. 

The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive will refine your compass navigation skills and help you navigate better using natural references, visual landmarks, time, and kick-cycles. This dive takes place in the Manchones National Park.

The other three dives are optional and depend upon the weather, availability, and logistics.

As an aspiring diver, you can acquire diverse knowledge and skills based on your interests and experiences. These may include Fish ID, Drift, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Photography, Enriched Air, Wreck, and more. If these options are unsuitable, you can always talk to your instructor to explore other possibilities.

It's worth noting that completing an adventure dive as part of your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course counts as the first dive towards achieving the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver certification.


  • A highly trained instructor

  • Use of all equipment

  • Five (5) Open water dives

  • National park entry

  • Snacks and drinks on the boat

  • PADI certification


A PADI open water diver or junior open water diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)

Booking Scuba Diving Courses

Step 1

Purchase eLearning



Advanced Open Water Diver eLearning includes interactive lessons on 13 popular specialty dives: altitude, boat, digital underwater imaging, drift, fish ID, night, buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater naturalist and wreck diving. You'll study deep and navigation diving plus three specialties of your choosing.

eLearning time commitment: 6-8 hours

Step 2

Book The Course



Now you know which course you want to complete, you need to book your time with one of our instructors.

We recommed that you complete your eLearning before your course start date.

Click the Book Now to see our booking page and to check availability.

Step 3

Plan Your Trip

Aside from what you already have planned, there are plenty of other exciting activities to explore on Isla Mujeres.

If you need assistance, our team is more than happy to help you plan your itinerary and make the most out of your stay.

We help you with accommodation and transport too, just check out the link below.

Step 4

Connect With Us


Our social media team or on hand to answer your questions and keep you up to date with the latest news and information.


We would love to hear about your experience! Be sure to tag us in your posts so we can follow along on your journey and share in your excitement.

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Get More With Packages

Bundle courses together for bigger savings!

Take a look at our range of ready made packages that  make it easy to achieve your diving goals at the best possible rate. Depending on your level and what you want to achive, we can get you from PADI Open Water diver right through to a Scuba Diver Master Trainer, an honorific indicating that you have experience in teaching.

All our packages can be tailored to suit the time of your stay and combined with accommodation.

If you don't see a package that meets your requirements, get in touch with our team and let us know what you are looking for.

Why Choose Us

You are in safe hands with Pocna Dive Center, Tours & Activities

Support 7 Days a Week From 7:30am to 9pm

We're dedicated to providing our customers with the highest level of support.  At the heart of everything we do is a commitment to outstanding customer service. Our friendly bilingual team is always available to answer your questions about our tours and courses, so don't hesitate to get in touch and we will respond as quickly as possible to answer any questions you might have.


High-Quality Equipment & Facilities

Scuba diving equipment allows you to visit the underwater world by making it possible to breathe, see, and move comfortably while below the surface. It is important that all our equipment including our compressors are fully maintained and regularly checked for both your comfort and your safety. We want to make sure that you are fully comfortable and confident with our equipment. To help, we offer opportunities to practice in our on-site pool, or we provide refresher classes for experienced divers who haven't been in the ocean for a while.

environmentally conscious

Environmental Responsibility

At our center, we take this responsibility seriously. We are proud members of Green Finns and PADI Aware ambassadors. In addition, we collaborate with the Saving Our Sharks Foundation and run our own Ambassadors Del Mar initiative. This initiative is focused on providing children and fishermen on the island with the opportunity to learn about conservation and diving.


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