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Use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100% within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression.

Diving Training

Deep Dark Diving dive training Philosophy

We offer high quality training in technical diving and cave diving in Playa del Carmen, all the Riviera Maya and in Yucatan, Mexico.

We strive to provide the best learning experience. The objective is to achieve the highest level and learn from each moment. Then by using what you learn you will improve your performance and the safety of your diving.

There is a minimum days required by standards for technical and cave diving training, but be aware that you will personnaly need to meet the diving standards.

All training is based on skills mastering. We do our best to share our experience and knowledge with you and ensure the efficiency of your training but technical or cave diving certification is not garanteed.

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RECREATIONAL

70% of the earth surface is water. Start exploring! Open Water courses for beginners all the way to Instructor

SIDE MOUNT

Fun and Safe way to dive for recreational divers - Ideal for Cave divers, Solo Divers and Photographers

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CAVE DIVING

Learn overhead diving in the most extensive underwater caves on the planet. Master buoyancy and precise control of every movement.

TECH DIVING

Experienced diver? It is time to extend your dives and explore new environments. Nitrox, Deco Procedure, Mixed gases, Stage Cave, DPV, CCR

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Decompression Procedures Diver

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The decompression procedures course is an exciting step further into your dive career.

Decompression ProceduresYou can train in your properly configured recreational gear with just an extra stage for the deco gas. You will only need and extra regulator and stage rig and you can still join regular dive operation which is a great advantage.

If you already are an Intro to tech or Sidemount diver you can use this configuration with an extra deco tank.

You will get the best out of this training if you already are an Advanced Nitrox diver or if you combine Decompression Procedures and  Advanced Nitrox.

These courses will be the foundation of all other technical courses.

Objectives of the Decompression Procedures Course
  • Extend your bottom time
  • Safely execute decompression dives
  • Dive deeper
  • Look deeper into the decompression theory
  • Extend your diving techniques
Duration
  • 3 days minimum
  • Dives: 4 dives minimum (including 2 below 30 metres / 100 feet)
  • Adv. Nitrox + Deco Procedures: 6 dives minimum
Limits
  • Depth: 45 metres/150 feet.
Course prerequisites
  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of SDI Advanced Adventure Diver, Advanced Diver, or equivalent
  • 25 logged open water dives
Equipement
  • Primary cylinder(s), Independent or isolated back-mounted
  • Decompression mix cylinder(s) (with submersible pressure gauge and Labeled)
  • Depth gauge and bottom timer and / or dive computer
  • Regulator(s)
  • Buoyancy compensator device(s) (BCD) adequate for equipment configuration
  • Line cutting device
  • Ascent reel with lift bag /surface marker buoy
  • Oxygen (O2) analyzer; may be supplied by the instructor
  • Exposure suit adequate for the open water environment
  • Underwater slate
What will you learn?
  • Choosing the Decompression gas
  • The use of dive Tables and personal dive computers
  • How to set Emergency and contingency plans  (in order to face equipment failure, omitted decompression, etc.)
  • Decompression diving procedures
  • Choosing the equipment and configuration
  • Pre-dive checks and drills
  • Stress analysis and mitigation
  • Following a decompression schedule
  • Gas switching
  • Team awareness and communication
  • SMB/lift bag deployment
  • Proper trim, buoyancy and finning techniques
  • Emergency procedures (in case of equipment failures, catastrophic gas loss, omitted decompression, navigational errors, etc.)
  • Equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures
 What’s next?

Nitrox     Advanced Nitrox     Extended Range     Trimix

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Technical Diving

You’ve been enjoying your diving and training, and you liked learning about diving? and now  you want to go further? Here are the different courses that will follow…

INTRO TO TECH & SIDE MOUNT

INTRO TO TECH COURSE

INTRO TO TECH

Start with the basics of tec diving. Learn dive planning, new water skills, gear configuration and improve streamlining, buoyancy and propulsion techniques. If you are planning to go on with your Tec diving in Backmount configuration this course is a must to set the right bases.

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SIDE MOUNT

Do you want to explore your first step to technical diving and with two tanks. This course is ideal for you to get familiar with the side mount configuration. If you are already a Tec diver you will apply your skills to Side Mount. And if have decided that Side Mount is your configuration for your Tec diving this course will set the base.

Razor side mount course

RAZOR SIDE MOUNT

The Razor Side Mount course goes further than the basic Side Mount course. It covers all the basics for tech and cave diving and will be a great fundation for the following tech course. The Razor harness will follow you throughout your technical diving career.

TECHNICAL DIVING

 

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NITROX

A first approach to technical diving and the use of mixtures. And for those already Nitrox certified diver it is the opportunity to thoroughly review the basic principles and fundamental laws of physics used in diving.

ADVANCED NITROX

ADVANCED NITROX

You will learn the physics and physiology for diving with gas mixtures containing more than 40 % oxygen. This is the opportunity to further extend of your dive time without going into decompression limits.

DECO PROCEDURES

DECO PROCEDURES

In this course you will learn to plan and execute dives with decompression, choose your gas and the development of emergency plans.

DEEPER DIVING

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EXTENDED RANGE

Exciting dives down to 55m/180ft but helium is nowhere available? you will learn how to safely do these dives using air and deco gases.

TRIMIX DIVING

TRIMIX

Add helium to your diving. Go deeper, easier breathing, and reduce narcosis. It makes your diving a lot safer and opens a lot of possibilities down to 60m/200ft.

Advanced trimix

ADVANCED TRIMIX

Congratulations! you reached the top level of Open circuit training. Use mix with less than 17% O2 and as deep as 100m/330ft. And be among the most elite divers.

Prices

Deep dark Diving likes to be flexible and take you on the dives that are best for you, so just let us know what you have in mind and we will do our best to arrange it!

We do personalized and private guiding and teaching.

Contact us for group packages for 4 or more divers. We will also be happy to help you out with transport, and hotel as well.

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Cavern Diving Prices

Price for 2 Dives (Entrance fees not included)*:
  • 2 dives one location –> 130 $USD
  • 2 dives on different locations –> 140 $USD
  • 2 dives Angelita, Zapote or El Pit + one other location –> 150 $USD
  • Group prices upon demand (4 divers per guide maximum)

*minimum 2 divers, + 25 USD if one diver

A regular Cavern Diving Tour includes minimum two dives per day. You can combine the dive sites as you like, or ask us for suggestions. Check out the safety rules: Safety Rules for Cavern diving in the Cenotes

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Cave Diving Prices

Price for 2 cave dives or 1 Stage dive  (Entrance fees not included)*:
  • Private guiding 1 diver: 200 $USD/day
  • 2 divers: 180 $USD/diver/ day
  • 3 divers: 160 $USD/Diver/ day
  • Group prices upon demand 
 
  • 3 divers per guide maximum
  • 2 sets of Tanks (twinset or Side Mount) or 1 set + 1 stage
  • 2 dives/day or 1 Stage dive – backmount or side mount
  • Use of reels and spools
  •  Use of toolbox

 

Guided dives Package:

  • 5 days of diving: 5% discount
  • 10 days of diving: 10% discount
  • Group prices and packages on demands

Prices includes:

  • Private guiding
  • Professional, Certified and Experienced Guide and Instructor
  • Bilingual (Spanish & English) local guides (other languages available too)
  • Oxygen & First Aid kit
  • Transportation from Playa del Carmen
  • Tanks and Weights
  • Gear storage
  • Drinking  Water in refillable bottles

Not Included:

  • Entrance fees to the cenotes, check it here: Entrance fees ($ Mexican Pesos):
  • Certification fees
  • Technical Gear (available for rental)
  • Pick up
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gases and instructor’s gases for Deep Diving (Trimix, Nitrox and Oxygen)

Cave & Technical Diving Training Prices

Teaching prices per day
  • Private teaching 1 diver: 250 $USD
  • 2 Students: 230 $USD/person
  • 3 Students: 210 $USD/person
Included:
  • Certified and experienced local Instructor
  • Tanks
Not Included:
  • Entrance fees to the cenotes
  • Certification fees
  • Technical Gear
  • Pick up
  • Food and Drinks
  • Gases and instructor gases for Deep Diving (Trimix, Nitrox and Oxygen)

Combined Courses Prices

Intro to Tech (2 days) 500$ USD
Advanced Nitrox (3 days) 750$ USD
  • Side Mount + Advanced Nitrox (6 days) 1500$ USD
  • Advanced Nitrox + Decompression Procedures (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Advanced Nitrox + Intro to Tech (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Intro to Tech + Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures (6 days) 1500$ USD
Decompression Procedures (3 days) 750 USD
  • Side Mount + Deco Procedure (6 days) 1500$ USD
  • Advanced Nitrox + Decompression Procedures (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Intro to Tech + Deco Procedure (5 days) 1250$ USD
  • Intro to Tech + Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures (6 days) 1500$ USD
  • Side Mount + Advanced Nitrox + Deco Procedures (7 days) 1750$ USD
Cavern (3 days) 750USD
  • Intro to Tech + Cavern (5 days) 1250 USD
  • Side Mount + Cavern (6 days) 1500 USD
Intro to Cave (3 days) 750USD
  • Cavern + Intro to cave (5 days) 1250 USD
  • Intro to Tech + Intro to Cave (5 days) 1250 USD
  • Intro to Tech + Cavern + Intro to Tech (7 days) 1750 USD
  • Side Mount + Cavern + Intro to Cave (8 days) 2000 USD
Full Cave (4 days) 1000 USD
  • Intro to Cave + Full Cave (6 days) 1500 USD
  • Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave (8 days) 2000 USD
  • Intro to Tech + Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave (10 days) 2500 USD
  • Side Mount + Cavern + Intro to Cave + Full Cave (11 days) 2750 USD

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Rental equipment:

  • Regulator: 5 USD/day
  • Wetsuit: 5 USD/day
  • BCD: 5 USD/day
  • Razor Side Mount Harness: 15 USD/day
  • Primary light: 28 USD/day

We can provide you with rental gear depending on the course you wish to take. However we recommend to have your own basic gears or consider buying one through us. Make sure you consult us before any purchase. Part of technical diving training deals with equipment configuration therefore you will get the best of your training with your own equipment. Also keep in mind that technical rental gear will not always be available during your travel. For Sidemount we recommend the Razor system and will be happy to offer a package Equipment purchase + training.

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Contact

Contact Deep Dark Diving

Scuba Diving in Yucatan, Mexico – Personalized Guiding and Training

Group packages available

Mail: info@deepdarkdiving.com
WhatsApp: +52 1 984 135 7062
Location: Playa del Carmen & Mérida, Mexico
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We are passionate instructors offering guided dives and training for Reef diving, Cavern diving, Cave diving, Deep diving

I spend a lot of time underwater and far into the jungle, out of phone signal and internet reach.  In fact I am probably underwater somewhere in one of the amazing caves of Yucatan. I really do my best to give the best service possible and assure that we can offer the best dive experience. You probably come a long way for a very special holliday and we’ll garantee a very special experience. I personnaly answer  all emails and deal with the organization… so please be patient, it’s worth it 🙂

Thank you, back to you as soon as possible,
Géraldine

 

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