Guided Dives on the second largest reef in the world – Experience the thrill of diving with bull sharks – Day trips to cozumel from Playa del Carmen – Express trips to Cozumel. We also offer technical ocean diving
Unique in the world: discover cavern diving in the Cenotes – Dive Cenotes near Tulum and near Playa del Carmen – Cenotes in Puerto Morelos for Advanced divers – Special private and personnalized trips to the Cenotes of Yucatan
The Razor Side Mount Course allows you to experience the freedom and flexibility of diving Side Mount at its best.
The Razor Side Mount System was designed by expert divers and explorers Steve Bogaerts and HP Hartmann.
Many years of experience and many hours of side mount cave diving and exploration have led to the development of the Razor Side Mount System. And along with it appeared the necessity of developping a course program to be taught by experienced instructors comitted to high quality standards.
During the course you will learn proper adjustment of the harness, cylinder configuration, regulator configuration, proper weighting and weight distribution for the best trim, regulator switches with one hand, different propulsion techniques, equipment failures handling (bungee, bolt snap, tank clamps, bat wing, regulators, etc.) as well as other general sidemount skills adapted to the use of the Razor system.
Train with the best using years of experience shared with you through the Razor Side Mount course
But be aware… Once you go Side Mount, you never go back!!
Certified Advanced Open Water Diver
25 logged dives beyond training dives
Course has to be in your own Razor Side Mount System complete as some the skills are specific to the equipment
Why Razor? and why a Razor Side Mount course?
When Steve Bogaerts and HP Hartmann come together to design from scratch a full set of gears and make it evolve to what it is today you can expect something really efficient and of high quality! And it really is!
Many years of experience and many hours of Side Mount Cave diving have led to the Razor Side Mount System and further on to the Razor Side Mount Course program.
Proper weighting, weight distribution for the best trim
Regulator switches with two hands and one hand
Different propulsion techniques
Equipement failures (bungee, bolt snap, tank clamps, wing, regulator…)
Out of Air procedures
Why is the Razor Side Mount Course a bit longer than other Side Mount courses?
Because this is how long it takes to get a new side mount diver to master the skills the way they will be used your entire diver career and your Razor harness and wing will take all those steps with you.
The use of oxygen and oxygen enriched air mixture is critical to advenced applications in diving. This course will arm you with the knowledge and understanding of the risks and benefits associated with these gases.
You have been enjoying your recreational diving and you are ready to go a step further. Then the Advanced Nitrox course is a great introduction into the world of Technical Diving. During your course you will complete dives to 130ft/40m in the safest manner possible with no stage decompression and using Nitrox up to 100% oxygen. You will tune up your buoyancy control in a new configuration and of course work on stress mangament and problem solving. And also very important in technical diving you will start planning your dives.
This course combines perfectly with the Decompression Procedures course. This will be the foundation of your technical diving career and of course give you a better understanding of technical diving.
It is just the beginning of the progression into more advanced applications in diving.
Extend your dive time safely!
Ideal for scientific divers, photographers or divers simply wishing to stay underwater longer
Use mixture containing up to 100% oxygen.
Entry level tec course
No need for big configuration changes: only one extra tank
Two direct applications
Hyperoxic mixes significantly increase bottom time at moderate depth
Mixes of high Oxygen considerably accelerate decompression
The Nitrox Course is an entry level to start utilizing enriched air nitrox as a breathing gas.
Scuba diving nitrox gives you more no decompression time, meaning more time underwater especially on repetitive dives.
This simple one-day course can be done in a matter of hours, and it is in fact “dry course”. You can technically complete the course without going underwater even though, you probably don’t want to miss the fun part?!
Double benefit : More time underwater, where you like and shorter surface intervals !
Objectives of the Nitrox course?
Learn more about nitrox mixtures
Extend your bottom time
Less surface interval
Do repetitive dives
Move forward with technical diving education
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
Minimum certification of open water diver or current enrollment in an open water diver course
What you will learn:
Techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox
The benefits, hazards, and proper procedures for using nitrox mixes from 22 through 40 percent oxygen content
Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure
Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations, cylinder labeling, analyzing nitrox mixtures, and gas blending procedures
Manage oxygen exposure.
Analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank.
Set your dive computer for diving with enriched air nitrox.
Structure of the Nitrox Diver Course:
There are two options for this Course: Option one: Standard Course Option two: Course with 2 Cenotes Nitrox dives
What gear will you use?
Your Instructor will help choose and let you know if your gear meets the requirements.
Regular modern scuba equipment
Scuba tanks must meet oxygen service standards and be dedicated for use with enriched air.
Special cylinder decals.
Now that you earned your certification and will extend your dive time, you might consider moving to the next level
Warm, calm, and absolutely amazing clear water with exotic sea life, divers of all levels and from all over the world will love to explore the many fantastic undersea environments this region of the globe has to offer.
You will get the opportunity to dive on one of the largest coral barrier reef in the world and every dive site will bring its lot of surprises.
Bull Shark diving
In winter pregnant female bull sharks come to the shallow waters along the coast in front of Playa del Carmen. Will you dare dive with them?
This is an amazing dive where you just go down to ~25m/75ft on a sand patch and just enjoy the amazing show of many bull sharks peacefully and gracefully swimming around you.
Ocean diving in Cozumel on a Day trip from Playa del Carmen
The fast boat takes you directly to Cozumel in approximately 40 minutes, straight to the dive site. The first dive in Cozumel is tipically a deep dive on a wall with a maximum dive depth of around 70-80 feet/20-24 meters. The second dive is on a shallower reef at around 40-50 feet/12-15 meters.
Ocean diving in Playa del carmen
Diving Playa del Carmen is a great option if you want to discover or rediscover Caribbean diving with the ease of flying to Cancun, Mexico, rather than to a remote island.
You feel like deep diving in the ocean contact us for more details.
Here is the list of the entrance fees to the Cenote for Cavern Diving and Cave Diving in the most comon dive sites and training sites in the Riviera Maya – Mexico All prices are given in $ Mexican Pesos We do our best to keep the list up to date, but there might change on the last minute due to landowner decision.
Cenote Entrance fees
Chac Mool/Kukulkan (2 dives): 250$
Chikin Ha (2 dives): 250$
El Eden-(PondeRosa): 300$
Taj Ma Ha: 250$
Dos Ojos Barbie Line & Bat Cave: 380$
El Pit: 570$
Dos Ojos/Pit combined: 760$
Dreams’ Gate: 300$
Calavera (Temple of Doom): 300$
Carwash (Actun Ha): 250$
Kin Ha: 200$
Pet Cemetery (Sac Actun): Closed for divers 🙁 but snorkeling is still worth a go!!
might be accessible to cavern divers on special request, entrance fee: 600$
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Side Mount diving looks incredibly easy and confortable and yes it is! Side Mount configuration has many advantages when learned and configured properly.
It originates from cavers in the UK in need of a configuration that facilitates penetration of tight sections of cave. Additionally it allows easy access to the valves, provides easy and reliable gas redundancy, and tanks can be easily removed if needed. These benefits for diving in confined spaces.
Advantages of Side Mount Diving
Ideal for cave diving
Very safe and confortable for open water diving.
So make sure you get the right training from the start amd build up on the skills.
And make sure you practice, practice and practice some more!
What you will learn during the Side Mount diving course:
Psychological considerations of technical diving
Equipment choice and configuration (Tank, Regulators, harness…)
Communication (light and hand signals)
Problem solving in a sidemount configuration (Air sharing…)
The basic course for tec divers wishing to learn a new configuration. If you wish a more in depth course in a Razor harness, with solid skills to build upon during cave diving or more advanced technical courses.
Once you have completed Cavern Diver and Intro to Cave Diver, you are ready to engage in the for the final step of your cave diver course. During the Full Cave Diver training you will learn advanced cave dive planning and obviously in water execution. In particular, you will learn complex navigation techniques and how to always maintain a continuous guideline to the open water. Therefore you start to safely navigate from the mainline to the side passages. You will also pass restrictions and penetrate much deeper into the cave systems as you start managing the rule of thirds.
The 4 days program (5 if the course is taken as a standalone) consists of 8 cave dives and many hours underwater in the caves. You start performing, jumps, gaps, traverses and circuits. Most of the training now focuses on time in the water which is the best way to learn and practice new techniques.