Diving in Playa del Carmen

Only 45 minutes from Cancun International Airport (CUN) and near the most famous cenotes. Playa del Carmen is a beautiful destination with lots of hidden dive treasures like local reefs, bull sharks and the famous and mysterious cenotes.

Dive in Playa del carmen comfortably and directly from one of our 5 star dive centers to the north and south of Playa del Carmen, along the Riviera Maya. Each is recognized with the National Geographic and Green Star awards.

Diving in and around Playa del CarmenDiving in Playa del Carmen from beginners to advanced scuba divers

Playa del Carmen, or just “Playa” as it is also commonly referred to by locals, is a lively and colorful resort town located on the north-east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula.

“La Quinta”, the 5th Avenue, is the main street with plenty of shopping areas, restaurants, bars and countless entertainment options offering a wide variety of activities for everyone from backpacker to luxury traveler.

Pro Dive is one of the few recommended dive centers with own boats, staff and locations on Riviera Maya and Cozumel.

Our National Geographic Dive Center is situated 1 km from Playa del Carmen right on the beach of the Royal Hideaway and also has a Check-in Point at the Allegro Playacar. Diving in Playa del Carmen has been never so easy with us. Our boats leave directly from our dive centers to the most beautiful sites like Barracuda, Tortugas, Mama Viña and more.

We also organize daily trips to many of the famous Cenotes, as well as Palancar and Santa Rosa Reef in Cozumel were we have our own operations and boats.


Dive in Playa del Carmen comfortly from one of our 4 Dive Centers.


In all dive centers, Pro Dive International offers FREE NITROX.


5 + 1 FREE Tank Package/ Riviera Maya & Cozumel

6 single tanks (purchase 5 tanks, get 1 FREE & share)

Regular price: US$395.00

Online price with 10% discount: US$355.50

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Bull Shark Excursion - Playa del Carmen & Xcaret/ Riviera Maya

Supplement for 1 dive at Bull Shark Point & 1 local reef dive 

Regular price: US$65.00

Online price with 10% discount: US$58.50

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Yucatan Great Explorer/ Riviera Maya

12 dives ( 8 local, 2 Cenotes & 2 Cozumel)

Regular price: US$959.00

Online price with 10% discount: US$863.10

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Cenotes - fee/ Riviera Maya

3/4 day, sandwich, drinks, certified cavern guide, lamp, entry fees, 4 divers max

Regular price: US$115.00

Online price with 10% discount: US$103.50

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Diving in Cenotes

Experience the clear and mystic waters of an ancient Mayan cenotes.

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Diving with Bull Sharks-org

An unforgettable experience for our advanced divers!

Ask for our next SHARKSCHOOL seminar with Dr. Erich Ritter’s Team from the University of Zurich.

Have a look at our SHARKSCHOOL week event back in 2019

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Mama Viña Wreck Dive

Do you love wrecks?

Discover Mama Viña south of Barracuda Reef in front of Xcaret!

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Cozumel Dive Excursion

Pro Dive International operate their own dive centers and boats in Cozumel, provides multi-lingual staff onsite, and possesses all necessary permits and licenses required to access the National Marine Park.

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65' dive with Pro Dive International

Check out this video capturing the whole diving experience in Playa del Carmen

Your non-diving family can join you on our boats for some great snorkeling.



The reef Jardines offers shallow dive, perfect for beginners. The maximum depth is at 12 m with no or little currents. This spot is home to many colorful, beautiful underwater creatures such as lobsters, scorpion fish, trumpet fish, flamingos tongue´s and many more. There can be seen large schools of barracudas and jackfish but also green Eagle Rays and green Moray Eeels.


One of the most popular and exciting deep dive sites in this area. Relatively flat reef with gradual slop from 15 to 40m (50-130ft), covered with corals and big barrel sponges. It´s recommended for inermediate divers due to medium/strong currents from South to North. It can be encountered astounding number of hawksbill turtles and big fish from barracuda to jacks, cubera snappers, stingrays, green and spotted morays, even bull sharks depending on the  season.


It´s dive spot also perfect for beginners due to easy, shallow dive.  It´s located in the north of Los Arcos Reef, in front of Tres Rios. It´s quite further than other reefs but it offers scenic landscape and beautiful arches to swim through.  There are no currents. The marine life consists of coral formations at edge of reef,  lobsters, king crabs, shrimps, moray eels and large variety of reef fish.


Mama Viña is an old shrimp boat that was intentionally sunk in 1995, has since developed an artificial reef and today belongs to one of the top dive sites on the Riviera Maya. This dive site is for experienced divers only due to strong currents. It can be explored inside, the depth is about 18-30m (60-90 feet). There are plenty schools of fish to be discovered.



Allegro Playacar

Located just south of Playa del Carmen and 40 minutes south of Cancun, the sun-kissed yellow walls and orange accents of Allegro Playacar welcome you to a joyful adventure on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.

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Royal Hideaway Playacar

A resort where service and style are fused together into a luxurious blend that redefines the word vacation.

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Occidental at Xcaret Destination

Filled with the fascination of an eco-archaeological expedition, the Occidental at Xcaret Destination is a breathtaking journey into an undiscovered natural paradise.

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Catalonia Playa Maroma

Playa Maroma is the perfect destination to enjoy a vacation which combines relaxation and activity: On any given day you can visit a beautiful white sandy beach caressed by turquoise waters, and the next day you can enjoy the extraordinary experience of diving in the unique Mayan Cenotes, exploring the vibrant local reefs or participating in our dive excursion to Cozumel´s world-class sites.

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SAVING OUR SHARKS’ project focuses on the protection of Bull Sharks in the Mexican Riviera Maya, esp. by GPS tagging them in order to study their population, determine their genetic background, health status and migration patterns to help protect this species and conserve their critical habitats.

For every bull shark dive booking, Pro Dive donates 5 USD to this organization in order to support their local research and local conservation efforts.

Within this programme, Pro Dive International also adopted bull shark “Ixchel” in order to support and promote local shark conservation.