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DSD is a half-day introductory scuba diving experience that allows you to learn the basics of scuba diving and explore the underwater world.


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

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Are you seeking an exhilarating adventure that will leave a lasting impact on your life? Then look no further than Isla Mujeres, where some of the world's most renowned scuba diving sites are located. Our program provides an accessible and speedy introduction to this thrilling activity, starting with a trip to Manchones National Park. Here, you'll have the chance to dive in optimal conditions, with a depth of 10 meters/33 feet, visibility of up to 30 meters/100 feet, and an average water temperature of 27°C/80°F. 

Your first dive will take you to the famous MUSA, where over 450 statues have been submerged for diving purposes. After you feel comfortable and prepared to dive safely on a reef, your second dive will be at the magnificent Manchones Reef, where you can expect to see a diverse range of marine life, including turtles, rays, and eels. 

To prepare for your Discover Scuba Diving experience, we use PADI DSD eLearning™. This online program teaches diving safety fundamentals and can be completed on your computer or mobile device in 20-30 minutes. The cost of your course includes this eLearning component.

Our PADI instructor will guide you through the process, starting with an overview of how the equipment works. You'll then have a confined water session in our on-site swimming pool to learn essential safety skills in a controlled and calm environment. Once you've mastered the basics, our boat will take you to the two dive sites mentioned above, where each dive lasts approximately 45 minutes. Your instructor will be with you every step of the way, ensuring that you can safely enjoy your first open water dives. 

Although Discover Scuba Diving does not provide certification, the skills you learn can be applied toward obtaining a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you're interested in pursuing this certification, don't hesitate to ask us for more information. Get ready for an unforgettable experience of a lifetime!


  • A highly trained instructor

  • Pool training

  • Two (2) open water dives

  • Dive equipment

  • eLearning

  • Snacks and drinks on the boat

  • National park entry

  • Record in PADI system


Prerequisites: None
Total time commitment: 6 hours
Minimum age: 10
No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

Booking Scuba Diving Courses

Step 1

Purchase eLearning



eLearning is included, you'll receive a link to it as soon as you confirm your booking.

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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

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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.

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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.